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Sal is an island in Cape Verde belonging to the Barlavento Islands, and is over eighteen miles long and over seven miles wide. The beaches in Sal tend to be very quiet, offering a tranquil place for those looking for the ultimate relaxing getaway. With acres of sand and welcoming blue skies, the weather here is spectacular which adds to the beauty of the island.

The main resort to visit on Sal would be the bustling Santa Maria, which offers many shopping opportunities and leisure facilities to discover, yet still manages to hold a laid back atmosphere. Often described as 'lunar-like' Sal really does offer travellers that once in a life time holiday. ??

Sal is renowned for its fantastic water sport activities it has to offer, and is a popular location with wind-surfers and divers from around the world. Its neighbouring resort Santa Maria is known for producing fine wines, and offers holiday makers the opportunity to take a tour around many of it’s vineyards, where you will learn about the production of these tasty wines. The 'Discovery' or 'Flight' museum in Sal is a great day out for those interested in science and aircrafts.

There are also some brilliant places to go fishing in Sal too, and is a key reason why many people head here for their holidays. A Barracuda Tour is one of Sal's most popular attractions, which offers you the chance to hop around various islands in Cape Verde. These tours are brilliant for those looking to learn more about these stunning islands. 

Each restaurant in Sal has something special on offer. From the tasty fresh fish bars, to the range of Jamaican, Mediterranean and French restaurants, you will be spoilt for choice. Though one thing is for certain, you're guaranteed to want to come back.

British nationals require a visa to enter Cape Verde.

British passport holders travelling to Cape Verde can for a fee (cash notes), obtain a visa, valid for 30 days, for entry into Cape Verde from customs on landing at any of the international airports in Cape Verde.

Location of Sal Cape Verde

Key Facts

  • Language: Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese
  • Currency: Cape Verde Escudo
  • Time Difference from UK: -1
  • Flight time: 5-6 hours
  • When to go: Year-Round