Basking in the sun in the Atlantic ocean, approximately 450km off of the western tip of Senegal in Africa, lays a small cluster of beautiful islands known as the Cape Verde Islands. Having gained it’s independence from Portugal over 30 years ago, Cape Verde is now a republic and is known as the African Caribbean because of it’s tropical climate of continuous sunshine throughout the Year.
The island of Sal is only 30 km in length and 12 km in width and is one of the most arid islands with a lunar landscape, brown rocky plains and deserts made of sand. Located in the extreme South point of the island is Santa Maria with a wide variety of restaurants, bars and shops and where tourism is most developed, with the capital of the island, Espargos, lying to the North.
Flights departing from Africa, Europe, South America and the USA are available to the local International airport of Amilcar Cabral (SAL) with TACV, the national airline company, offering internal flights to the other Cape Verde islands.
The island offers a rich blend of fresh holiday experiences with a vast array of water sports available locally including diving, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, jet skiing and deep sea fishing. If you are partial to beautiful beaches, fine weather, spectacular scenery and a sense of adventure then this region of the Cape Verde islands will certainly not disappoint.