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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Santa Maria
Owner description: Horse riding excursion with english speaking guide all along the wonderful beaches, the salt mines and the natural reserves... more » Owner description: Horse riding excursion with english speaking guide all along the wonderful beaches, the salt mines and the natural reserves nearby Santa Maria-Sal (Cape Verde). We organize horse excursions for group up to 5 people, beginners or experts. Departing every day from the client's hotel from 9am to 12 and from 3pm to 6pm. Price: 1 hour 30€ p/p 1,30 hour 40€ p/p 2 hours 50€ p/pRomantic Excursion on request « less
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Santa Maria
Owner description: Surf Zone is Cabo Verde's professional kite and wind surf school and has been in operation since 2001. We specialize in... more » Owner description: Surf Zone is Cabo Verde's professional kite and wind surf school and has been in operation since 2001. We specialize in private and semi private Kite and Wind surf lessons, as well as rentals. Instruction is offered in 7 different languages. Our focus is to offer quality lessons in a friendly and familiar environment. Our equipment is up-graded annually. « less
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Santa Maria
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #5 of 20 attractions in Santa Maria
Category: Walking tours
Owner description: From June until December you can find out all about turtles in Cape Verde by visiting us at our turtle hatchery on the beach... more » Owner description: From June until December you can find out all about turtles in Cape Verde by visiting us at our turtle hatchery on the beach outside the RIU hotel. During July, August & September we can take you on a guided walk to see one of nature's most spectacular events - a turtle coming ashore to lay her eggs. Then from August to December there are baby turtles being born before your eyes in the hatchery. Adopting a baby turtle or a whole nest is a unique and genuinely Capeverdean souvenir! You will receive a certificate and photos of your baby or babies after they are born. A great gift for friends and family back home.Turtle SOS is a Capeverdean non-profit association and all donations are used to protect turtles in Cape Verde.Hatchery visits are free but times do vary so please check with your hotel when you arrive. « less
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We organise sealife expeditions on the waters around Sal and we rent Sea Bob's to obsever the shallow underwaterworld.
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Santa Maria
Owner description: Kiteschool Mitu & DjO is located on Kitebeach on the island of Sal in Cape Verde. This is one of the best surf spots in the... more » Owner description: Kiteschool Mitu & DjO is located on Kitebeach on the island of Sal in Cape Verde. This is one of the best surf spots in the world. Besides our courses, you can also rent gear for kiting! The surfschool staff is ready to welcome you in the languages: English, French, Portugese, Italian, Spanish and Dutch. See you at Kitebeach! "The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun" « less
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Ranked #8 of 20 attractions in Santa Maria
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Ranked #9 of 20 attractions in Santa Maria
Category: Boat Tours
Owner description: Sea Turtle is a tourism company located at Cabo Verde, which promotes sailing animation activities such as sailing trips and... more » Owner description: Sea Turtle is a tourism company located at Cabo Verde, which promotes sailing animation activities such as sailing trips and excursions to Sal and Boa Vista Islands. Oriented to an environment respecting tourism practice that lives in a balanced way with the surrounding nature, Sea Turtle services held Nature and the environment as their main attraction, defending the local species. « less
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Santa Maria
Category: Spas
Owner description: Fish Spa in Santa Maria is the first and only spa in Cape Verde where you can have a natural pedicure done by more than 100... more » Owner description: Fish Spa in Santa Maria is the first and only spa in Cape Verde where you can have a natural pedicure done by more than 100 Garra rufa fish in each individual tank. The hygiene is highest priority which is why the water is filtered and cleaned 8 times per hour. Fish Spa also features a bar and aquarium sales. « less
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Ranked #11 of 20 attractions in Santa Maria
Category: Water sports; Educational Sites
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Ranked #12 of 20 attractions in Santa Maria
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Ranked #13 of 20 attractions in Santa Maria
Ranked #14 of 20 attractions in Santa Maria
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Ranked #15 of 20 attractions in Santa Maria
Owner description: Manera Kite School provides kitesurf, surf, windsurd, paddle and bodyboard lessons, camps & rentals. Manera Kite School's... more » Owner description: Manera Kite School provides kitesurf, surf, windsurd, paddle and bodyboard lessons, camps & rentals. Manera Kite School's team will offer you its passion and experience of board sports for a unique and unforgettable stay in Cabo Verde. « less
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Ranked #17 of 20 attractions in Santa Maria
Owner description: Discovery of the São Filipe cityWalking through the city, visiting the historical part of the city of São Filipe with its old... more » Owner description: Discovery of the São Filipe cityWalking through the city, visiting the historical part of the city of São Filipe with its old buildings. 10h45 – Departure to Chã das Caldeiras“Can be said that not visit Chã Das Caldeiras and the Volcano it means to loose a chance to know the greater touristic attraction of Cape Verd, one of the most exuberant/impressive landscapes of the world. Stops:• Forno— One of the areas where large irrigation system dropby drop, sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and used by farmers on the island in order to minimize the effect of drought. This technique allows a rational use ofwater, minimizing waste and ensuring the production of fruits and vegetables all year round.• Achada Furna – Where the houses were built for the population of the Cha boilers during the eruption of 1995, through a cooperative project between the government of Cape Verde and the German government.• Entrance of the natural park of Chã das Caldeiras—where it´s possible to have a general notion of the volcano landscape, mainly of the image left after the 1951 eruption.• Stopping for photos inside of the boiler, close to the small peak (crater left after the last eruption in 1995). 12h30 – Arrival in Chã das Caldeiras and lunch Lunch at Patrick’s house or Marisa’s house, the references in terms of quality of confectioned plates, the meal includes a fish or meat, water, coffee and dessert. Free time in the boiler - To visit in Chã das Caldeiras: • Cooperative association of agriculturists of Chã das Caldeiras; • Information rank--- it shows a little of the community of Chã das Caldeiras history, through the exhibition of pictures and antiques. Crafts for sale, wine and sweets. • House of Mr. Tito Montrond, the fourth generation of the Frenchman Arnard Montrond, the French celebrity who came to Cape verd about a hundred of years ago, for unknown reasons, giving great contribution for the development of the island in the area of medicine and construction. He was also the ancestorwho gave origin to the great number of Foguenses with green eyes and blond hair. « less
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Ranked #18 of 20 attractions in Santa Maria
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Owner description: Actions Sports Paintball provides an exciting, high adrenaline low impact paintball. Using the latest technology Action... more » Owner description: Actions Sports Paintball provides an exciting, high adrenaline low impact paintball. Using the latest technology Action Sports guarantees a great time for all ages with 15 minute scenario games running all day and a shooting gallery offering 6 direct types of paintball marker to shoot in our crazy shooting Gallery. « less