Holidays on Sal Island: what to see, what to do and when to go

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Sal Island belongs to the Cape Verde Archipelago in West Africa and is a world destination to experience and discover at least once in a lifetime.

  • Cape Verde Ilha do Sal: tourism and information
  • Sal Island attractions and places of interest
  • Asparagus – Isola di Sal
  • Buracona - Island of Sal
  • Saline di Pedra de Lume - Island of Sal
  • Santa Maria - Island of Sal
  • Excursions on the Island of Sal
  • Island of Sal mare and the most beautiful beaches
  • Best time to go on holiday on Sal Island and climate
  • Sal Island pictures and photos

Cape Verde Ilha do Sal: tourism and information

The Cape Verde Archipelago is made up of ten islands of volcanic origin located in front of the Senegalese coast and, in our humble opinion, the most beautiful of all is theIsland of Sal.



THEIsland of Sal or rather theSalt Island is the main tourist center of Cape Verde and, thanks to the constant wind, it is one of the best destinations in the world for windsurfing, surfing and kitesurfing.

Despite the distance fromSpain, this is a very easy island to reach as it is the main airport center of theCape Verde archipelago.

Sal Island attractions and places of interest

Regardless of beaches paradisiacal and the sea every place, every city and every country of theIsland of Sal deserves to be experienced at 360 °.

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Now let's see which are the main ones places of interest and the main attractions ofIsland of Sal.



Asparagus – Isola di Sal

Asparagus it is the main inhabited center of the island, it is the capital and hosts the very important airport.

Here you will find a myriad of night clubs, souvenir shops e typical restaurants where to taste the excellent and very special ones typical dishes area of Cape Verdean cuisine.

Buracona - Island of Sal

Located in the north-west of Sal Island, hole it is an extraordinary natural pool that was formed between the volcanic rocks.

This wonder of nature is also the opening of the incredible underwater cave and is the ideal place to take a quiet and relaxing bath.

Saline di Pedra de Lume - Island of Sal

Incredible Saline di Pedra de Lume are without question some of the main ones attractions of the Island of Sal and are located at the bottom of a crater of an extinct volcano which with the passing of millennia has collapsed to sea level.

The play of colors of the waters in this area is so beautiful that it seems fake.

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Santa Maria - Island of Sal

Famous for hosting one of the most beautiful beaches of Sal Island, Santa Maria it is a very small town that offers a lot, from a tourist point of view.


The maze of narrow streets and alleys overlooking the sea is truly fascinating and the markets that sell African products of all kinds are interesting to say the least.


Excursions on the Island of Sal

Le most beautiful excursions to do on the Island of Sal are those by boat that depart from the Port of Palmeira and will take you to discover the wonders of the coast of the island.


Organizing a full island tour aboard a quad bike is also not a bad idea.

Not to be missed are also the excursions within the Terra Boa desert which is characterized by light sand mixed with very particular grains of black earth.

While not a real excursion, adrenaline lovers cannot absolutely miss it Shark Bay where it is possible to stay in the water one step away from the lemon sharks.

Island of Sal mare and the most beautiful beaches

Regardless of all that we have said so far, the true essences ofIsland of Sal are the postcard sea and heavenly beaches.


One of the most beautiful and famous beaches of Sal Island Is that of Santa Maria which is composed of white sand, extends for 8 km and here the fishermen with their characteristic boats come to sell the freshly caught fish.

Another unmissable beach is Kite beach where the best "kiters" in the world come to train.

Lovers divertissement and of worldly life they cannot lose Bikini Beach which, in fact, is a panoramic pier located a short distance from the Algodoeira beach where they are organized happy hour con dj set.

Best time to go on holiday on Sal Island and climate

Il climate of the Island of Sal it can only be of a dry tropical type, in short, the rains are a mirage (le temperature averages are between 27 ° / 30 °).

Il best time to go on vacation on Sal Island it is spring even if summer is also particularly suitable for enjoying the beauties of beaches.

Even if the temperature they are always pleasant we do not recommend the autumn / winter period as the wind could be very annoying.

Sal Island pictures and photos

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