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Address: Pedra Lume, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde

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A lunatic place

It seams like if we are on the moon, it has nothing very interesting to see, is a diferent place but all this Island is very desert.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2014
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Portalegre, Portugal
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Portalegre, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It seams like if we are on the moon, it has nothing very interesting to see, is a diferent place but all this Island is very desert.

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Saumur, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great place, dry, in themiddle of nowhere... Salty places, sunny, hot and rememberance of slave's times... A place to visit for sure.

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Aberfan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Visited during a tour of the Island the salt lake is located in the crater of an extinct volcano. you can float in the salt lake an experience very similar to the dead sea there are showers available but be quick the water only lasts for about 1 min per euro. worth a visit if you are on the island.

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Kent
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It's a bit of a surreal experience - floating in what appears to be an industrial site, but it's worth it. A relaxing half hour. It's very peaceful for the main attraction on the island.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

to the top and east of the island. it cost about £4 to enter. it is an old volcano crater. the slat baths are fansastic an you litterally float with no effort. there are showers to use after bathing and a little cafe/bar. well worth the visit. Driving there if you get to the old ship on your right hand... More 

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Chippenham, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Ilha do Sal struggles a bit with tourist attractions given it’s a barren volcanic rock but this is certainly one of the highlights of a trip around the island. Seawater permeates up into the caldera (cone) of the extinct volcano as it is below sea level. The water evaporates and you are left with the makings of a salt industry... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is a must when visiting Sal. The old salt pans inside the old volcano crater is a stunning sight. If you enjoy a bath it is just to go ahead. If not, take a beer and enjoy the view. Do not forget to buy some salt to take with you. The drive through the desert like landscape to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We went to the Salt Lakes on our Blinkys Tour trip of the island, it looked like we were going back in time when we entered the place as it looked derelict, it was worth the 5 euro fee though to feel the strange sensation of floating in the salt water, I stood up without touching the bottom very strange... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This attraction is interesting but warrants only a relatively short visit, It is the main attraction on the island of Sal and has an interesting history. Standing in the car park before entering the site you have little idea just what is going to meet you. You go through a tunnel in the rocks created by slaves and the sight... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Run down and not worth the visit-and if you buy the salt it is almost as expensive as gold. Needs a lot more work to qualify as an adventure.

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