Praia de Santa Maria
Praia de Santa Maria
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  • Happy traveller
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Days out
    Beautiful coast line and friendly people. Join in with their activities on the beach or just enjoy the turquoise waters. Visited a couple times. Irish pub as well so good for any sports. Good amazing here.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Kerttu Y
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice beach
    The beach and view were beautiful and there was plenty of space to hangout and sunbathe. There were a lot of locals selling all kinds of beautiful stuff and trips but they will leave you alone if you just politely say no thanks. The weather was amazing
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 February 2024
  • Chris_KO
    Koblenz, Germany1,799 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach with lots of wind
    Very nice, long sandy beach with everything you need for a day of vacation. Sun loungers and parasols can be rented cheaply, and there are also numerous bars and restaurants. The only thing that bothers you is the constant strong wind.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 March 2024
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Tina K
London, UK34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A beautiful beach which is very deep and offers long walks to both the left and right. Walk around 20 mimutes to the left and you will find yourself in Santa Maria. The sea can be very rough with strong currents and as a result, the is usually a red or yellow flag flying. There are a number of life-guards in attendance along the beach.
The sand is lovely and soft and if you've a keen eye, you'll be able to find the smallest sea-shells ever.
Definitely worth a visit when you visit Sal.
Written 7 April 2024
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Chris_KO
Koblenz, Germany1,799 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Very nice, long sandy beach with everything you need for a day of vacation. Sun loungers and parasols can be rented cheaply, and there are also numerous bars and restaurants. The only thing that bothers you is the constant strong wind.
Written 17 March 2024
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shirley M
Stirling, UK680 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a nice little town. Some bars,restaurants even an Irish bar.
Beach was really nice and clean.
Plenty of trips and water sports to do.
There us a large pier you can walk along and see all the fish being caught and brought in as well.
People friendly and safe to go to
Written 14 March 2024
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pelc
london34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I visited 10 years ago and Sal is now embracing tourism which is so valuable to the Cape Verdian people.
Unfortunately All Inclusive is still a problem as they need us to go and explore. The people are lovely and the beaches scenic with crystal clear waters.
The crime is zero so spend a couple of Euros and visit sites as the tour guides are so helpful and informative. They mostly speak English and the more we venture out the more money they can invest in tourism
Written 8 March 2024
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Kerttu Y
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The beach and view were beautiful and there was plenty of space to hangout and sunbathe. There were a lot of locals selling all kinds of beautiful stuff and trips but they will leave you alone if you just politely say no thanks.
The weather was amazing
Written 27 February 2024
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Claudia R
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
The beach is really beautiful, but you need to be careful about the scams. The first day that we were in Santa Maria we were approached by a “tour guide” called Humberto who offered us a tour of the island for one of the next days, we decided to book the tour and he asked for some money in advance (60€ for 2 people). The next days we met him a couple of times on the beach and in the roads of Santa Maria and he still confirmed the trip. On the day of the trip he never showed up, we tried to call him and wrote him some texts that he never replied to.
Written 10 November 2023
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Alyson M
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Beautiful tranquil and amazing, we rescued a baby turtle and put it back in the ocean. A beautiful walk along the surf my husband enjoyed a swim too, we spent an hour or so there
Written 3 November 2023
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Treacle J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Sal is a beautiful island had a lovely time ❤️
The only thing is the the stray dogs and cats it was more dogs they are every where they are so beautiful and friendly and just want to be feed and loved 🥰
It really hit my heart as a dog owner I did use to feed them and they would be staving God bless them
Something should really be done to help these beautiful innocent animals
There was also cats but not as many as there was dogs , are hotel was full of hungry cats , don’t understand why the manager of capo verde hotel can’t feed them , instead of them hanging around people while they are eating !
The dogs wasn’t allowed on the complex but would see them on the beach and out I’m Santa Maria I think it’s heartless for these animals to be left like this one dog was limping and needing medical attention
I would love to help I’m doing some research to see how I can help these lovely animals !
Every one does seemed to be quite nice to them although I did see a couple of not so nice people and the poor dogs looked so scared 😟
It’s really sad Sal would be an amazing place if it wasn’t for this crazy situation 🙏🏽
Written 24 October 2023
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keith v
Brighton, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Great place safe very friendly people.usely a fair breeze.Good windsurf kitsurf.and diving fresh seafood
Written 14 September 2023
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Happy traveller
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Beautiful coast line and friendly people. Join in with their activities on the beach or just enjoy the turquoise waters.

Visited a couple times. Irish pub as well so good for any sports. Good amazing here.
Written 9 July 2023
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