Santa Maria is a popular beachside resort on the island of Sal in Cape Verde. It is one of the island’s most lively resorts and is humming with activity all-year-round. It is considered a must-visit town on the island alongside the capital of Espargos.
Holidays to Santa Maria in Cape Verde are becoming more and more popular and the region can be reached from a select number of airports in the UK. Make sure you check the CheekyTrip comparison site tofind holidays from your nearest airport. Direct flights to Sal Island itself tend to be around 6 hours and Santa Maria is located around 20 minutes from the airport. This can be quite a lengthy flight if you are travelling with children but it is certainly worth it if you can manage!
The resort of Santa Maria is at its most lively from November to June where the island experiences the least amount of rain and the temperatures are very warm. The months of August to October bring a bit more rainfall but the island remains very humid, warm and tropical. There are activities in and around the town that aren’t weather-dependent, so you shouldn’t worry too much about the time of year that you choose to arrive.
One of the best things to do in Santa Maria is to visit one of its beautiful beaches, including the most famous beach of Ponta Preta. You can expect to find soft, golden sands in the region which are ideal for soaking up some sun and even a smaller beach which is the focus of much surfing and windsurfing activity. If you head towards the centre of Santa Maria you will find the town square which is always buzzing with people and the pier is also a focal point of the town.
You can find a range of accommodation options in Santa Maria. Towards the western end of the town you will find the larger hotels that are near the dunes and Ponta Preta beach. There is a new residential district being built towards the eastern part of the town which is next to the surf beach. Both of these areas provide an array of excellent restaurants and bars to choose from, many of which serve a blend of local and international cuisine.
If you are keen on a holiday to Santa Maria on Sal Island, we can certainly help. Cheekytrip is a price comparison site with holiday offers from over three dozen travel companies. Since they are all competing for your business, prices tend to be very competitive. To find the best deal, simply enter your dates, destination and point of departure into our search engine and within a matter of minutes, we'll find you the ideal Santa Maria holiday. As offers and prices change daily, it’s best not to delay so go ahead and book now!