Santa Maria boasts a bustling atmosphere with a superb choice of bars and restaurants.
In the Southern part of Sal, discover the superb Santa Maria, welcoming visitors with its cobbled streets and colourful houses.
Here in Santa Maria, you will find sensational, rare sea turtles and get the chance to sail over the waters, whilst sipping a glass of wine and admiring Sal’s spectacular sandy shores. Unfortunately, many species are threatened by extinction, so the Turtle Foundation is set in protecting them and are strongly supported by the government institutions (INDP) of Cape Verde.
In Santa Maria, windsurfing and water sports are ideal due to the islands breezy air, leaving waves all year round.
For those who enjoy exploring new islands, discover the wreckage of Cabo, a 1960s ship stranded on the coast of Boa Esperanca, to the north of the island. Now the ship wreck has become an island attraction, visited by many and admired. The ship wreck is a striking sight of a steel ship, complemented by the turquoise waters that surround it.
At night, Santa Maria boasts a bustling atmosphere with a superb choice of bars and restaurants.
August is the hottest month in Santa Maria with an average temperature of 27°C (81°F) and the coldest is January at 23°C (73°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 9 in April. The wettest month is September with an average of 77mm of rain.
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