Santa Maria: Salt Mine, Natural Pool, and Shark Bay Tour

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Explore the island of Sal and discover its most popular attractions including the Blue Eye, salt mines, Miragem, and Lemon Shark Bay on a full-day tour from Santa Maria.


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  • Create moments and experiences that last a lifetime
  • Explore the island with professional team with more than 10 years of experience
  • Support local businesses and learn more about Capeverdean people


Join a small group tour with 4x4 Pick-up and enjoy your experience smoothly and without much stress. I will personally pick you up at your hotel's main entrance to ensure punctuality and safety, and after a short briefing we will begin our journey. Here are some spots we will visit: Kite Beach It is one of the best places in the world to practice kite surfing (from October to April) and is usually chosen to hold the world kite surfing championships. The salt mines In a moon like crater of an old volcano seawater turns into salt. You can also float in the medicinal salt water of the salt pans and become 10 years younger, For even more relaxation there are also scrub and mud treatments. Miragem There is sand as long as you can see and flat land exept for the brown mountains, the best place to make several creative photos that last forever, the scenery is just breathtaking and you can feel the nature and the African breeze so close. The surroundings is basically an illusions in the desert. This is a true experience on Sal island. Buracona the Blue Eye The Blue Eye is a cave 24 meters deep that is connected to the ocean. When the sun reaches the center of the sky, the sunlight illuminates the sandy bottom of the cave that gives visitors an amazing reflection that resembles an amazing and natural Blue Eye. A natural swimming pool resides adjacent to the Blue Eye, time to have fun. Palmeira Village Palmeira is the village of the fishermen, where you can find the typical colorful capeverdean houses and can still feel the real capeverdean vibes. Here, you can also find the main port of Sal. There are some traditional restaurants with delicious fresh fish and to taste, it is really a perfect place to taste the local cuisine of Cabo verde and feel its taste. Lemon sharks Bay It is a magic place where lemon sharks swim in the shallower waters. Their fins stand firm, cutting through the water. You will catch a glimpse of their sleek, grey bodies gliding along below the surface through a break in the waves. You can decide to watch from afar or even go into the water to see the animals up close. At the end of the tour I will drop you off at your hotel again and safely.


Hotel pickup and drop-off from any point in Santa Maria Round-trip transportation by 4x4 Tour guide in your chosen language Liability insurance Assistance during the trip

Important Information

  • A shared group is a small group of 3-8 pax, if this number is not reached we will be subject to suggesting to the traveler a new date for this tour or switch to a private tour or we will have to cancel this tour for a full refund.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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