Welcome to Cabo Verde
Jutting up from the Atlantic, some 500km west of Senegal, this stunning island chain has a captivating blend of mountains, beaches and peaceful seaside villages. On Santo Antão, craggy peaks hide piercing green valleys of flowers and sugar cane, ideal for epic hikes. São Vicente is home to the cultural capital of the islands, Mindelo, which throbs with bars and music clubs. On Sal and Maio, undulating windswept... Read More
Top experiences in Cabo Verde
Cabo Verde activities
Island Adventure with Shark Experience from Santa Maria
Start the tour at 9:30am with a pickup from your Santa Maria hotel. The first stop will be on the beautiful beach of Ponta Preta. There, your guide will brief you about the rest of your day. Next, drive to Murdeira and Palmeira, a small local fishing village. While you're on the way, see Lion Mountain before stopping at Burraconna, a natural pool where you may swim and see the blue eye. Once you have finished your visit at the natural pool, drive off-road to see the Fata Morgana on Mirage. After this it's time to stop for lunch at a local bar in the capital city, Espargos. There, you can eat the local food or just have some drinks. Next, head to the top of the mountain where you have a nice view all over the island. Finally, head to the water to see Lemon Sharks up close and personal. Then, float in the Salinas, also known as Salt Lake, rumored to make one appear 10 years younger. From here, drive back to your accommodations and conclude the tour.
Segway Tour of Santa Maria
After the pick up at you hotel you will be taken into Santa Maria where you will be explained how to use a Segway and you will have the possibility to try it.There are 2 types of Segway tours:The Short tour of 45 minutes starting on the green road to Santa Maria in order to get used and feel comfortable on the Segway. The tour takes you off-road up to Vila Verde, then to Ponta Preta which is the most beautiful beach of the island and back by the beachLong tour of 1h30m. Starting on the green road to Santa Maria in order to get used and feel comfortable on the Segway, followed by a Santa Maria tour, off-road to the salt flats of Santa Maria, Kite beach - a white sandy beach which is the favorite beach of the kite-surfers, Vila Verde, Ponta Preta, the most beautiful beach of the island and back by the beach.
Full-Day Road Tour in Sal Island
The Island is small in dimension but quite revealing in terms of landscape and attractions.Be ready for a breath-taking trip where the word “stress” is out of the lexicon. Meet at the front desk of your hotel at 9:15am. As soon as you meet your guide, you'll start the tour and your first destination will be “Ponta Preta”. At this spot you´ll witness a contrast between white natural sand dunes and dark coloured volcanic rocks entering the sea. This amazing combination creates a unique phenomenon of huge and beautiful waves. And this is the reason why this location is the stage for the performance of water sports competitions like surf, windsurf and others of a world known level. While in Ponta Preta you will be introduced to the itinerary and you´ll be also provided with a brief explanation of the history of Cape Verde.After witnessing and feeling the power of nature in Ponta Petra, you will head up to Murdeira. Murdeira is geographically located at the centre of the island. It´s Bay is bathed with crystal waters and filled with corals, enabling marvelous conditions for the practice of snorkeling. Apart from the mention above, you can easily see “Monte Leão” from there, one of the greatest marks of the island. Well, now is time to go more to the north and meet with the City of Espargos, where you we’ll be in a local tour ending in a panoramic view of the city through the belvedere. The next stop is the fishing village of Palmeira, where you can find the only port of the island. To the East of Palmeira, we can spot Buracona a place with natural pools and an incredible rocky landscape of volcanic origin. This combination allows us to enjoy the wonderful phenomenon called "Blue Eye". From 12pm to 1pm the sun shines inside a cave 25 meters’ deep, allowing you to glimpse the image of a shiny blue eye staring at the majestic sky. More to the west of the island is “Terra Boa”, the only land for growing crops and there you can enjoy another spectacle of nature, a "Mirage" in the middle of the desert. On your way back to Espargos, you’ll pass the peripheral area of the island visiting some social institutions such as kindergartens and schools. In Espargos you'll have a break for lunch at the Spot restaurant where you are able to taste a typical dish at a very low cost (from 5 to 10 Euros) or enjoy one of the best pizzas in town. After lunch, you will continue the tour with destination to Pedra de Lume, where the famous Salinas (Salt pans) are found inside of an extinct volcano crater. In Salinas you can bath in the therapeutic waters within the same. On the way back to the West of the Island you can catch sight of lemon sharks in the “Parda Bay” around 4pm, please be reminded to wear appropriate shoes. After a unique and enjoyable tour you shall be ready to return to the hotel around 4:30pm.
Half-Day Hummer Island Tour of Sal from Santa Maria
Discover the highlights, the history and the day to day life of Sal and the cape verdeans with this half day, guided, off-road island tour with several stops. The route starts at Ponta Preta, the most beautiful beach of the island where in February the windsurf championships are held, Murdeira - the natural port of the island, which is also the mating place of the loggerhead turtles form June till October, Monte Leao - a mountain in the shape of a lion, the Fontona oasis, Palmeira - the main port of the island with all its colourful houses, Burracona - with its two natural swimming pools and the bule eye, Terra Boa - where you can see the mirage and stop for a bottled drink, the salinas of volcano in Pedra de Lume from the top to make amazing photos, and possible entrance to float in the world's second most salty water, Shark watching and return to Santa Maria via normal road.
1-Hour Hummer Safari Tour from Santa Maria
An exciting off-road tour to discover the unexplored south east coast of Sal with its sand dunes, the most beautiful beaches and the panorama point of Serra Negra. The tour starts with the pick up at your hotel and includes stops in the Igrejinha lagoon, the favorite beach of the locals on Sundays, the salt flats of Santa Maria, Kite beach, the favorite beach of the kite-surfers in the winter and the second favorite beach of the loggerhead turtles in the summer. The last stop is the Serra Negra viewpoint, from where you have an amazing panorama of all the south part of the island and if the and if the weather permits you can also see Boavista island.
Electric Beach Bike All Terrain Guided Tour in Sal
Choose the morning or afternoon all terrain bike tour and head to the bike shop near the Santa Maria Pier at the designated start time. Before setting off, your guide will get you a helmet and any other accessories you might need and offer a informative introduction to the intuitive and very easy use of the electric bike. Fit with pedals and a small motor to assist you move forward, this modern cruiser bike travels up to 30 km/h and allows you to see more of Sal in less time and less effort. Head out into eclectic and historic Pier to watch fishermen arrive and then to the center of Santa Maria, a village with a rich multicultural heritage and spirited social scene. Carry on off road, ocean side to Angulo and Ponta Leme (Beautiful Surf Spots) and then time to visit some hidden salt mines and bath yourself in 60% little salt lakes. Along the way, listen to your guide’s fascinating stories and insider tips about where to visit in the village and where to eat and have fun. Carry on off road and time to stop now at crazy sky full of colours at kite beach for a gelato/drink, toilets available if needed, perhaps a dip in the ocean and move on to Serra Negra a beautiful spot with a black mountain and white sand beach. On the way back to the shop another stop in Ponta Preta, home to a world class surf spot..if your lucky you will be able to have some amazing photos of the huge waves and if your tour is the afternoon enjoy one of the best sunsets you will ever experience.All terrain tours takes between 3 to 4 hours and finish back in the shop at the entrance of Santa Maria.