Set in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Africa is Cape Verde, volcanic eruptions created ten unique islands. Each one offering very different landscape and experience. The warm climate and mostly dry weather make this a wonderful all year-round destination. Until 1976 the islands were a colony of Portugal. The language spoken is Portuguese with a mixture of Creole. The Cape Verdeans are warm and friendly, everybody is made to feel very welcome.
The charming island of Sal is an amazing destination with miles of golden sands and warm turquoise waters it is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Sal is Portuguese for salt; the island has a long history with salt mining although not as big as it was, and these days is main tourist attractions. The island feels unspoilt by tourism making it a desirable destination. The islanders work together with the environment and safeguard the loggerhead turtles famous on the island.
Santa Maria sandy beach stretches as far as the eye can see, a spot of sunbathing and enjoy watching the surfers ride the waves as they crash on the shore. Dotted along parts are the beach are bars restaurants and adventure sports. Join in or just be a spectator your days on the beach will chilled. There is a small pier on the beach where the local fishermen bring their daily catch, See the huge tuna and colourful unusual fish and other exotic creatures being cleaned and prepared for many of the local restaurants and hotels.
The town centre of Santa Maria is close to the beach and is generally quiet during the day. In the evening small towns nightlife has a varied choice of venues with traditional live music, dancing and cocktail bars.
Hotel Odjo D’ Agua ***
Your hotel is in the most perfect picturesque location on Santa Maria Beach and is close to the town centre. This charming hotel is authentic and of full character. The owner is proud and passionate of the island’s history and culture. Inside and outside the hotel reflects this with displays of artwork, photographs along with memorabilia and antiques of its interesting past.
The modern twin rooms, complement the style of the hotel. All have walk in showers and are well equipped for all your needs. With a library and tv room it really is a home from home.
The Restaurant is renowned on the island for not only its delicious menu, its stunning panoramic ocean views from the restaurants terrace but also the excellent evening entertainment. Fantastic local artists regularly perform most evenings.
Massage service is available around the two pools to enjoy- infinity pool is calm and relaxing water with the feel you are in the ocean. Spending time in the ocean and beach is easy as to the hotel has its own private section.
What is included in the tour
- Stay at the 3* Hotel Odjo D’ Agua ***
- Your own single occupancy en-suite room
- Daily Breakfast & Dinner
- One Shared Group Full Day Island Tour
- Flights from London Gatwick
- Flights from your local airport at a small supplement
- All Taxes & Surcharges
- 20Kg Baggage allowance and 5kg hand baggage.
- Airport Transfers
- Dedicated GoSingles host at the hotel
- Welcome get together
- Coordinated Singles only site-seeing and activities (Optional Extra)
- Meet other single, like minded travellers who wish to socialise and make new friends
Flight Timings -
Outbound - London Gatwick 14:20 - SID (Sal) 19:45
Inbound - SID (Sal) 19:25 - London Gatwick 02:50
Cape Verde Visa
You'll need a visa to enter the Cape Verde Islands and you can obtain visa on arrival by paying €32 by cash or prior to arrivl. If you need to pay for a visa on arrival, please join the queue marked ‘visas’ on the left side on arrival at your destination airport. Please note, British Citizens travelling to the Cape Verde islands require a passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months upon their return to the UK and an entrance visa. We recommend checking with Cape Verde embassy for additional information https://www.ease.gov.cv/
Euros and local currency Escudos - Portuguese – Creole Portuguese- ATM has the local currency not euro the exchange rate is at the same rate as euro. ATM will charge each withdrawal even when using a currency card. Purchasing items from local shops use the local currency. There are several banks and ATM in the small main street. Restaurants accept euros and the local currency- (local currency can not be bought in UK). Card payments can be used but possible 4% charge in some bars.
Tourist tax (Paid locally at each hotel: 2 Euros/Person/Night)
Highlights of Sal Island
Explore the city of Santa Maria on this highlight of Sal tour, included lunch and hotel transfers. Float in the world's second-saltiest water inside an extinct volcano crater and watch lemon sharks very closely.
Approximate price - €60
Tour to Natural Pools, Shark Bay & Salt Pan
Discover one of Sal Island's seven wonders on this 3-hour trip from Santa Maria. Watch the lemon sharks up close and float in the world's second saltiest water inside an extinct volcanic crater.
Approximate price - €75
Half day Catamaran trip
Board a comfortable catamaran and enjoy the views from the sea as you cruise up to the Lion Mountain. Dive into the ocean for a swim and snorkel and enjoy refreshments and snacks onboard.
Approximate price - €75
Sailing Trip with Snorkelling
We will be looking for whales, dolphins, flying fish, and turtles. Relax and enjoy the Cape Verdean sun and the deep blue Atlantic Ocean. The trip continues North to find a good anchor spot, where we will have the opportunity to go snorkelling or swimming among countless beautiful fish, or simply continue to sunbathe on the deck with a drink.
Approximate price - €65
Sand Dunes & Beach Horse Riding Adventure
Enjoy this amazing horse-riding trip through the varied landscapes of Sal Island. Discover the beauty of the east and west coast and explore some highlights of the island peacefully.
Approximate price - €70
Quad Bike Adventure
Get out for this adventurous coast-to-coast off-roading trip from your hotel, which lets you access beaches, salt flats, and more wilderness inaccessible by cars. Explore the Lion Mountain, Fishing Village of Palmeira, Burracona and more.
Approximate price - €159