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From Santa Maria: Sal Island Private Day Trip

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Enjoy highlights of Sal Island on this private day tour from Santa Maria. Float in salt water inside a volcano crater, see lemon sharks up close, and experience local life in Palmeira fishing village.


  • Walk up close with lemon sharks in Shark Bay
  • Get a taste of local life in the fishing village of Palmeira
  • Marvel at Buracona, one of the 7 wonders of the island
  • Float in the world's second-saltiest water inside extinct volcano crater


Get picked up from your accommodation and depart toward Santa Maria Salt Pans. There, learn the local history and see how the locals extract salt, the activity that determined the island's name. Your tour continues to the village of Murdeira, where you will have a short visit to its nature reserve and enjoy the views of the Lion Mountain. Then, travel to Buracona and, weather permitting, swim in its beautiful natural pool. Move on towards the fishing village of Palmeira and take a well deserved lunch-break. Enjoy the local cuisine and discover the Cape Verdean gastronomy. Next, drive to Espargos and get to know its street arts that portray the Cape Verdean woman, her Morabeza and history. After that, head to the Shark Bay, a must-see when visiting Sal. Put on your water shoes, enter the ocean, see and get close to the Lemon Sharks in their natural environment. This species poses no threat to humans. Finally it is time for Your last 'No Stress Adventure' at Pedra de Lume, in a salt pan located below sea level. Cross its cave, get into its extinct volcano crater and reach the lagoons from which the salt is extracted. Bring your book and enjoy reading while floating in the world's second saltiest thermal water, an unforgettable experience. The tour concludes with a drop-off at your accommodation.2


Hotel pickup and drop-off in Santa Maria Private Transportation Private Tour Guide/Driver Liability Insurance

Important Information

  • Please bring sandals/beach flip flops, water shoes, a towel, a hat, swimwear, and sunscreen. Water shoes for walking on rocky surfaces are available at an extra supplement of €2.

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