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Address: Strand von Santa Maria | It starts from Kyte Beach THEN Igreijinha, Then Hotel Odjo d'agua UNTIL Ponta Sino., Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
Phone Number: +238 997 87 88
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Good beach

Good for anyone wanting a beach and water sports holiday. Good selection of bars and restaurants virtually on the beach.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good for anyone wanting a beach and water sports holiday. Good selection of bars and restaurants virtually on the beach.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a wonderful white sandy beach, with blue waters and quite sea. The water temperature is always balanced, not extremely unpleasant warm. The sea in the extremes of the bay can be sufficient active to be used for wave surfing beginners. Wonderfully quite and safe!

Thank Miranda1944
Burnley, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very nice beach, lovely to walk along and not very busy but that could all change with the amount of building going on. Water can be rough and the wind brisk, dogs congregate around the hotel sections but don't seem to bother other people, only other dogs!

Thank Pilbeam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has provided us with a keeper, cant fault anything and any issues are rectified immediately, there has been an overload placed on the resort as Bikini Beach opening in September didn't.... so we have seen an additional burden put on the site ..... but they coped and we haven't suffered... in any way!!!! I will offer up a... More 

Thank bobshellhols
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely to stroll along, clean clear water, some local dogs around doing what they want but appear well behaved generally.lovely watching locals with fish hosts and selling goods.

Thank gill g
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very nice beach with crystal clear water. Waves of the ocean can be very rough. There are sunbeds to rent for 5 euro p day. Nice place to hang around. 1 neg. Point for us, there are a lot of stray dogs at the beach. (Although they are on the whole island).

Thank Ralph S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only can you enjoy beautiful views and discover what the fisherman caught on that day but also it's a perfect spot for snorkeling. Take a dive into the water and discover hundreds of fish hiding in the shadow of the pier (just be careful not to get caught by a hook :-) )

Thank Przemyslaw O
Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pier at Santa Maria is buzzing with activity - could spend hours there watching local life Lots of small fishing boats landing their catches from tuna to sardines, moratorium eels, conger eels and a multitude of other fish ...Kids catching sardines with poles - landing one every few seconds. Loads of restraundpts shops

Thank Ann B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From Dumas hotel took the free bus. Dropped us outside the street to the beach. Said no 50 times to the lucky lucky men and women and got to the beach. Very Caribbean beautiful sand and sea. Bonus is lucky men are banned from beach nice couple of hours

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach is pretty small and the windy nature of the island governs that a sunbed is essential to avoid sand being blown into the face. The sand is very clean and fine and the water is particularly clear though.

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