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In brief

  • turquoise sea and endless beaches on Sal island
  • one of the best places in the world for windsurfing and kitesurfing
  • original music - morna and excellent cooking
  • exotic landscapes and wonderful weather

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Hotel Oasis Atlantico Belorizonte Hotel Oasis Atlantico Belorizonte Cape Verde Islands

-29% 1 049 Gbp
743Gbp
  • close to the centre of Santa Maria
  • right next to the sandy beach with turquoise sea
  • sport and recreation amenities
  • amenities for the disabled
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Halos Casa Resort Hotel Halos Casa Resort Cape Verde Islands

-14% 1 028 Gbp
880Gbp
  • family holidays
  • close to the sandy beach
  • close to the entertainment centre of Santa Maria
  • swimming pool with hydro massage
  • animations for adults and children
  • All inclusive

Hotel Oasis Atlantico Salinas Sea Hotel Oasis Atlantico Salinas Sea Cape Verde Islands

-23% 1 151 Gbp
882Gbp
  • spacious rooms
  • close to the sandy beach
  • elegant, new interiors
  • rich 24h all inclusive formula
  • amenities for the disabled
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Sol Dunas Hotel Sol Dunas Cape Verde Islands

-19% 1 161 Gbp
931Gbp
  • family vacation
  • 2 swimming pools and miniclubs for children
  • sandy beach
  • spa center
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Meliá Dunas Beach Resort & Spa Hotel Meliá Dunas Beach Resort & Spa Cape Verde Islands

-20% 1 201 Gbp
951Gbp
  • family relaxation
  • miniaquapark in the neighboring hotel
  • close to the beach
  • exclusive Yhi Spa
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Meliá Tortuga Beach Resort Hotel Meliá Tortuga Beach Resort Cape Verde Islands

-20% 1 232 Gbp
986Gbp
  • luxury hotel group Meliá
  • comfortable rooms
  • superb restaurants and bars
  • high standard of all inclusive
  • Itaka's Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort Hotel Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort Cape Verde Islands

-24% 1 313 Gbp
990Gbp
  • luxurious holidays for two
  • modern
  • beautiful, sandy beach by the hotel
  • close to the center of Santa Maria
  • large pool, spa center
  • amenities for people with disabilities
  • Hilton chain
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Riu Funana Hotel Riu Funana Cape Verde Islands

-23% 1 313 Gbp
1 002Gbp
  • family vacation
  • reputable Riu chain
  • by a beautiful, sandy beach
  • 4 restaurants and 6 bars
  • close to the center of Santa Maria
  • rich sports and entertainment offer
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Meliá Llana Beach Resort & Spa Hotel Meliá Llana Beach Resort & Spa Cape Verde Islands

-20% 1 375 Gbp
1 096Gbp
  • only for adults (18+)
  • luxurious interiors
  • low buildings
  • ‘The Level’ service
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Riu Palace Cabo Verde (ex. Funana) Hotel Riu Palace Cabo Verde (ex. Funana) Cape Verde Islands

-23% 1 456 Gbp
1 118Gbp
  • holidays with family and friends
  • right next to a beautiful, sandy beach
  • perfectly prepared animation programme
  • large swimming pool
  • excellent cuisine
  • Riu chain
  • All inclusive
  • Itaka & Gala
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Riu Palace Cabo Verde Hotel Riu Palace Cabo Verde Cape Verde Islands

-15% 1 599 Gbp
1 354Gbp
  • holidays with family and friends
  • right next to a beautiful, sandy beach
  • perfectly prepared animation programme
  • large swimming pool
  • excellent cuisine
  • Riu chain
  • All inclusive

Dreamlike beaches, exotic landscapes, great weather, fantastic conditions for watersports, original music and terrific cuisine make the "last paradise of the Atlantic" a great destination for unforgettable holidays.

On the Atlantic Ocean, approx. 600 km west of the coast of Senegal is the Republic of Cape Verde (in Portuguese Republica de Cabo Verde). It is created by an archipelago of 10 islands and 8 islets, which are divided into two groups: Windward Islands (Ilhas de Barlavento), consisting of: Sant Antão, São Vicente, Santa Luzia, São Nicolau, Sal and Boa Vista, as well as the Leeward Islands (Ilhas de Sotavento), which include: Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava. Each of them is different and each worth getting to know. Due to the close proximity of the African continent and the period of Portuguese colonization, European and African influences have been mixed, which over time contributed to the creation of its own specific culture. Cabo Verde is a peculiar mix of Africa, Portugal and Brazil. The local population for the most part are good-looking and hospitable Creoles (80%) - African-Portuguese descendants of former colonists. In 1975, the islands gained independence and became an independent republic. From Cape Verde comes the famous singer Cesaria Evora - the queen of the extremely popular music form in Cabo Verde called morna. You could meet her walking with a cigar through the streets of the beautiful colonial town of Mindelo in São Vicente, where she was born. You can fall in love with the music of Cape Verde the first time you hear it, in addition to morna - called the local blues, there are other forms of music like coladeira - a little more energetic, resembling the Brazilian samba. Music accompanies residents in their daily lives, makes festivities more colourful, allows to express all emotions. Other notable local performers are Lura and Bau. Tourism on the Islands developed relatively recently, mainly in Sal, São Vicente and Boa Vista.

There is no mass tourism here yet, and that is why the islands are called the last paradise on Earth. We offer you holidays in Sal, which has one of the finest beaches on the archipelago, excellent conditions for watersports, terrific restaurants and the colourful town of Santa Maria. The island is well prepared to welcome tourists, the hotel offer is adapted to the needs of even very demanding guests. The landscape of Sal can shock at first sight, there is little vegetation, and the surroundings at times resemble a desert, however, the first visit to the huge beach with very fine, powder sand, washed over by the turquoise Atlantic Ocean immediately changes the first impression. Great beaches and favourable winds here attracts enthusiasts of windsurfing and kitesurfing. Sal, and particularly Ponta Preta beach is considered one of the best places in the world for these sports. There are also superb conditions for diving and fishing. A place where tourists meet is Santa Maria. The town enlivens in the evening, numerous cafes resound in the international buzz of voices and local music. There is plenty of shops here where you can buy both local products and sport accessories. In Sal you can have a great meal in local restaurants, where menus are based on fresh fish and seafood prepared in hundreds of ways. - turquoise sea and endless beaches on Sal island

- one of the best places in the world for windsurfing and kitesurfing

- original music - morna and excellent cooking

- exotic landscapes and wonderful weather

CAPE VERDE ISLAND
Phenomenal beaches, exotic landscapes, great weather, fantastic conditions for water sports, original music and excellent cuisine.

THE LAST PARADISE ON THE ATLANTIC
On the Atlantic Ocean, approx. 600 km west of the coast of Senegal is the Republic of Cape Verde (in Portuguese Republica de Cabo Verde). It is created by an archipelago of 10 islands and 8 islets with diverse, unique landscape and remarkable atmosphere.

SAL
It prides itself on one of the finest beaches on the archipelago, here you will find excellent conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing, terrific restaurants and the colourful town of Santa Maria. The town enlivens in the evening, numerous cafes resound in the international buzz of voices and local music. Everyone feels welcome and awaited here.

NO STRESS ...
Sal is an island for lazy and happy people. The inhabitants' favorite saying, which can be heard in a hotel, restaurant and on the street, is: “no stress”. From Sal you can bring a lot of souvenirs with this slogan, including paintings, t-shirts, scarves, wooden miniatures, and hand-made colorful bracelets are an absolute hit here - you can also ask for a version with your own name!

EACH ONE IS DIFFERENT
Islands are divided into leewards in the north and windward in the south, each one is different and each one is unique. It is worth going to volcanic Fogo with the colonial town of São Felipe, calm and very green, considered one of the most beautiful islands of the archipelago, Santo Antão, Sao Vicente with a charming capital - Mindelo and Santiago - the largest of islands with green hills, mountain trails and beautiful beaches.

WIND- AND KITESURFERS COME!
Sal means beaches and favourable winds, which attract enthusiasts of windsurfing and kitesurfing. Excellent conditions, equipment rentals and numerous schools are a great incentive for all those who are wondering whether to try water follies on the board. On the island you can also do other sports, including, among others, diving - there are underwater caves, tropical fishes and shipwrecks.

MORNA - THIS IS WHAT ABSORBS THE ISLAND
From Cape Verde comes the famous singer Cesaria Evora - the queen of the extremely popular music form in Cabo Verde called morna. Music accompanies the residents in their daily lives, makes festivities more colourful, allows to express emotions, and in the evenings resounds on the streets of the small town of Santa Maria.

SNACKS
In Cabo Verde you can have a great meal in local restaurants, where menus are mainly fresh fish and fruits prepared in hundreds of ways. You must try a national dish with a vibrant name - catchupa, which is based on a special kind of corn, and a sweet potato pudding on dessert. Grog - a local, strong beverage based on rum with additives goes perfectly with all dishes served on the island.

FOR WHOM?
A great place for active people, but not only. On Sal, you can choose from family hotels, with swimming pools, mini-clubs and animations for children, as well as the ones perfect for a romantic holiday. Cruises by catamaran, a boat with a glass bottom as well as craziness on quads/buggy is a perfect way of spending your free time.

Pilot: tourists are looked after by a pilot, whose tasks include help with accommodation and giving practical information, as well as registration for local trips.

Mandatory entrance fee to Sal: PLN 150/person. If booked 5 days prior to departure, a fee of approx. 30.90 EUR/person upon arrival must be paid at the Sal airport. Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months (from the date of return to Poland).

Flight duration: Warsaw - Espargos – approx. 7 hours

Local time: GMT+1 minus 2 hours; when it is daylight savings time in Poland, minus 3 hours.

Language: Creole and Portuguese, communication in English and Italian also possible.

Capital city: Praia (Santiago island).

Voltage: 220V, standard sockets.

Currency: monetary unit: 1 escudo = 100 centavos; 1 EUR = approx. 110 CVE; it is best to exchange money in local banks, currency exchange points and hotels. Dollars are not accepted.

Climate: dry tropical; average annual temperature is 25ºC; rainy season is between August and October.

Beaches: free, public.

Prices: bottle of mineral water 1.5 l – approx. 120 CVE, bottle of coke – approx. 160 CVE, beer – approx. 160 CVE, bread roll – approx. 20 CVE.

Obligatory tourist tax: Customers over the age of 16 are covered by an obligatory tourist tax in the amount of: during stay in one hotel: 220 CVE/person/day (max. 2200 CVE/person/stay), payable on site in the hotel, during stays 7+7: 220 CVE/person/day.

Local trips: organized by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility that, if there is not enough participants, a trip may be canceled.

 


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Sal to the maximum extent — a great way to get to know the most important places of Sal island. A drive to Murdeira Bay with a view of Monte Leão - Lion Mountain. A visit to the small fishing village of Palmeira, then the natural lava pools of Buracona, where you can see the "blue eye" - a specific play of light and emerald water. The terrains of Terra Boa, known for the phenomenon of a mirage further on the route. Transfer to the capital of the island - Espargos. Stroll around the city, an opportunity to taste local products - grog and punch. Then drive to salines in Pedra da Lume, time for bathing in a salt lake. Whole day trip, the care of a Polish-speaking guide. Price - approx. 40 EUR (includes lunch with a drink; does not include entry tickets to Buracona and Salines: approx. 8 EUR).

Sal Express — the most important places of the Sal Island. A drive to Murdeira Bay with a view of Monte Leão - Lion Mountain. A visit to the small fishing village of Palmeira, then the natural lava pools of Buracona, where you can see the "blue eye" - a specific play of light and emerald water. The terrains of Terra Boa, known for the phenomenon of a mirage further on the route. A drive to salines in Pedra da Lume, time for bathing in a salt lake. Half day trip, the care of a Polish-speaking guide. Price - approx. 25 EUR (does not include entry tickets to Buracona and Salines: approx. 8 EUR).

Catamaran tour — three-hour cruise along the Santa Maria coast, time for relaxation and bathing. A possibility of snorkeling. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 53 EUR (includes soft, alcoholic drinks and snacks).

Santiago — the largest island of the Cape Verde archipelago. In the programme: The capital - Praia - a walk around the Plateau district with the presidential palace. A drive to Cidade Velha - the first colonial settlement on the islands established by the Portuguese. Visiting the old UNESCO-listed town. A drive through picturesque routes of small exotic villages and tasting the traditional sugar cane rum grown on the island. Breathtaking views, green hills and valleys, mountain trails, and it's all in a unique colonial atmosphere. Aeroplane whole day trip, the care of an English-speaking guide. Price - approx. 250 EUR (includes: lunch with a drink).

Diving — at Cabo Verde there are numerous underwater grottos, huge numbers of tropical fish, shipwrecks. Here you can obtain the world-renowned PADI certificate. Those who dive for the first time can use the assistance of an experienced instructor. The proposed diving school is the oldest on the island, with the greatest experience. Price - approx. 85 EUR/2 hours

Buggy tour — an off-road drive by buggies is a great way to explore the unknown corners of Sal island. Adrenaline and perfect fun in the surroundings of a volcanic landscape. A trip around the island - duration: approx. 4 hours, price - approx. 180 EUR/buggy for 2 people; desert trip - duration: approx. 2 hours, price - approx. EUR 95/buggy for two people

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

Sal to the maximum extent — a great way to get to know the most important places of Sal island. A drive to Murdeira Bay with a view of Monte Leão - Lion Mountain. A visit to the small fishing village of Palmeira, then the natural lava pools of Buracona, where you can see the "blue eye" - a specific play of light and emerald water. The terrains of Terra Boa, known for the phenomenon of a mirage further on the route. Transfer to the capital of the island - Espargos. Stroll around the city, an opportunity to taste local products - grog and punch. Then drive to salines in Pedra da Lume, time for bathing in a salt lake. Whole day trip, the care of a Polish-speaking guide. Price - approx. 40 EUR (includes lunch with a drink; does not include entry tickets to Buracona and Salines: approx. 8 EUR).

Sal Express — the most important places of the Sal Island. A drive to Murdeira Bay with a view of Monte Leão - Lion Mountain. A visit to the small fishing village of Palmeira, then the natural lava pools of Buracona, where you can see the "blue eye" - a specific play of light and emerald water. The terrains of Terra Boa, known for the phenomenon of a mirage further on the route. A drive to salines in Pedra da Lume, time for bathing in a salt lake. Half day trip, the care of a Polish-speaking guide. Price - approx. 25 EUR (does not include entry tickets to Buracona and Salines: approx. 8 EUR).

Catamaran tour — three-hour cruise along the Santa Maria coast, time for relaxation and bathing. A possibility of snorkeling. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 53 EUR (includes soft, alcoholic drinks and snacks).

Santiago — the largest island of the Cape Verde archipelago. In the programme: The capital - Praia - a walk around the Plateau district with the presidential palace. A drive to Cidade Velha - the first colonial settlement on the islands established by the Portuguese. Visiting the old UNESCO-listed town. A drive through picturesque routes of small exotic villages and tasting the traditional sugar cane rum grown on the island. Breathtaking views, green hills and valleys, mountain trails, and it's all in a unique colonial atmosphere. Aeroplane whole day trip, the care of an English-speaking guide. Price - approx. 250 EUR (includes: lunch with a drink).

Diving — at Cabo Verde there are numerous underwater grottos, huge numbers of tropical fish, shipwrecks. Here you can obtain the world-renowned PADI certificate. Those who dive for the first time can use the assistance of an experienced instructor. The proposed diving school is the oldest on the island, with the greatest experience. Price - approx. 85 EUR/2 hours

Buggy tour — an off-road drive by buggies is a great way to explore the unknown corners of Sal island. Adrenaline and perfect fun in the surroundings of a volcanic landscape. A trip around the island - duration: approx. 4 hours, price - approx. 180 EUR/buggy for 2 people; desert trip - duration: approx. 2 hours, price - approx. EUR 95/buggy for two people

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

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