Cape Verde - Sal
Cape Verde is today a privileged holiday destination coveted by citizens of Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Finland, among others. It is a 4-5 hour flight from Europe and a small difference in time zone, this archipelago of ten islands (nine inhabited) is particularly interesting for those looking for outdoor activities and nature, fun times family or simply the taste of dolce farniente.
The mild climate all year round, the beautiful beaches, the observation of nature, birds and marine animals, fascinating culture, a rich cuisine, combined with morabeza and sympathy its people, makes Cape Verde a single tourist destination.
Sal Island appears timidly the Atlantic and is the most arid island around the Cape Verde archipelago. The landscape encourages looking at the sea: the heavenly beaches surrounding the island, the numerous water sports available and the great fish that local fishermen catch daily express the intimate relationship the island has with the ocean, making Sal the ideal place for those seeking peace and tranquility.
With beautiful white sand beaches, Sal Island offers excellent conditions to practice activities related to surfing, windsurfing, diving, fishing and boating.
If you dive fan, know that in the underwater fauna of Cape Verde predominate tuna, swordfish and serranids. You can also find lobsters, several species of moray eels and conger eels, turtles and even sharks. There are still remains of sunken ships, like St. Anthony, which is at 6-10 feet deep and just five minutes by boat from the dive center.
The lobster on the grill, the cachupa (beans, pork, corn and vegetables), the cachupinha, pastel with devil (a mixture of fresh tuna, onion, tomato rolled in a batter made based on boiled potatoes and flour corn), fish stock, rolled bananas and delicious caipirinhas are part of the main dishes. . Also highlight the typical drink of this country, the groggy a sugarcane liquor
Where to go
Salinas de Pedra Lume : Located in crater of an ancient volcano, where you can take a relaxing bath (and rejuvenating considered by the natives) and you can float in water 26 times saltier than the sea views. This place can make a visit to asparagus, main town of Salt, ending in Terra Boa, where glimpse the famous mirages
Blue Eye :. It is the area of natural pools of clear water . When the sunlight reflected in the water, blue is of extreme beauty and hence its name
Villa Santa Maria :. In the village stand out the cultural center and the market municipal. However, its beach is the best known of the archipelago and has excellent conditions for windsurfing, kite surfing, diving and sport fishing
Buracona :. It is a fantastic natural swimming pool encrusted in the black lava rocks of towering the sea. Nearby, lies another pool, but underground, which reaches plunging through a hole in the ground.