Where are we? ... on the island Sal, which has an international airport and is only about 6 hours of direct flight from Denmark. Sal has with its almost 20,000 inhabitants, an area the size of Bornholm and has 4 cities. The largest, Espargos "capital" which is 1 km from the airport, seaport Palmeira, a small but bustling town because of all imports come this way. Furthest east, Salinas. Salinas is an old salt mine, located in an old volcanic crater, where you can still extract salt. A true wellness place where the water has a salt concentration above 60%. You can almost walk on water ... A pleasure spa for people with soreasis and so the most interesting, Santa Maria furthest south only 15 km from the airport. Here are the stunning white sandy beaches with beautiful properties in beach and ocean. The town was until a few years ago a small fishing village. The town today consists of the center, towards the west the hotels and eastwards the new Santa Maria, where with urban planning, there is build without towers and such, so that the houses that are currently located in the first row to the beach, do not lose their views.
Santa Maria is for lovers of life, a little wonderful city. Not with an avenue with great shopping, but a small intimate city with a taste of Africa. Small local restaurants where you can enjoy a fantastic meal for two consisting of tuna steaks with a bottle of red wine for less than 150 DKK. Or international restaurants according to Scandinavian standard. There is a lovely café life and it is possible to buy almost anything you need.
Slogan for Cape Verde is "NO STRESS" and it very much characterizes Santa Maria. Here is not the place where big things happen, but the place to find yourself and your thoughts and feelings. The place where you relax.
Map for Cape Verde