Sal island: Secrets of a Native Guide Day trip with Lunch

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Discover the desert, the beaches, the hidden treasures of this popular destination and more wilderness, while getting to know the history and local culture and having fun!

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  • Explore Sal Island with an expert, local guide, while having fun
  • Visit all island’s highlights, including natural pools and Shark experience
  • Watch lemon sharks in their natural environment
  • Admire Buracona Blue Eye, one of the seven wonders of the island.
  • Unwind and relax with a swim at the natural thermal spa Salinas salt lake


We'll pick you up from your accommodation and head to Santa Maria. There, you can learn about the history of this town, which was transformed from salt extraction into Cape Verde's largest tourist town. You will then go to the salt pans of Santa Maria to see how salt is extracted for consumption on the island, and then we'll ride through the surrounding white sand dunes to Kite beach to see how they do kite surfing (from November to March). Next, we'll visit Cape Verde's only Marine Nature Reserve, Murdeira, which has a great marine diversity of corals and fish and marvel at the view of Monte Leão, a true postcard of Sal island, then we'll head to the city of Espargos, the capital and economic centre of the island, where most of Sal's population is concentrated. Next, we'll head to Miragem, where we'll see the fata morgana effects of water illusions in the desert, where the guide will take fun photos, something to remember. Next, you'll travel to Buracona, one of the 7 wonders of Sal island, where you can see the 'Blue Eye', a natural effect of the sun's reflection in a cave in the shape of a blue eye, swim in its natural pool whenever the conditions are ideal. After the pool, we'll visit the fishing village of Palmeira, a simple place where people make their living from fishing and working in the harbour, you'll see the arrival of the local boats, as well as all the activity surrounding the sale of fish. This beach is the kind of beach you see in adverts and never actually visit. We do a rest stop where you can have lunch or just a snack or drink and access the internet. Next, you'll have the shark experience and see lemon sharks up close in their natural environment. Finally, discover the Caldeira Salina da Pedra Lume, an extinct volcano full of salt lakes where you can float and relax while looking 10 years younger, with baby skin.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Local expert guide Photos and vídeos taken by the guide Lunch (11 eur per adult, 6 eur per child) with fresh fish, meat, pasta and vegetarian options and 1 drink included. Shark Bay Baby seat (free and available on request) Air-conditioned vehicle Swim in a natural pool Swim in saline thermal water and secret pools

Important Information

  • Most travelers can participate in this tour (however this tour is not wheelchair accessible)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under two years old are free on the private option
  • We make a rest stop where we can have lunch or a snack, a drink and access the internet
  • Optional lunch menu (€11 per adult, €6 children) with one drink included. The restaurants offers an array of traditional dishes, as well as vegan and vegetarian options. Please advise the guide if you have any dietary requirements

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