Praia de Santa Maria
Praia de Santa Maria
4.5
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  • Happy traveller
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Days out
    Beautiful coast line and friendly people. Join in with their activities on the beach or just enjoy the turquoise waters. Visited a couple times. Irish pub as well so good for any sports. Good amazing here.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Kerttu Y
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice beach
    The beach and view were beautiful and there was plenty of space to hangout and sunbathe. There were a lot of locals selling all kinds of beautiful stuff and trips but they will leave you alone if you just politely say no thanks. The weather was amazing
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 27, 2024
  • Chris_KO
    Koblenz, Germany3,405 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach with lots of wind
    Very nice, long sandy beach with everything you need for a day of vacation. Sun loungers and parasols can be rented cheaply, and there are also numerous bars and restaurants. The only thing that bothers you is the constant strong wind.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 17, 2024
  • Kiko Brazao
    Manchester, United Kingdom94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply the best
    We have been around the world, but Santa Maria will forever be in our hearts, one of the best places we ever visited and went back 3 times already, there's nothing else I can say! EXCELENTE, the most friendly people we ever met, delicious and fresh food, stunning sandy beaches...No Stress is the moto on the island and you can find it written all over the place including on their National football team shirt. Simple the best
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 8, 2024
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Claudia R
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
The beach is really beautiful, but you need to be careful about the scams. The first day that we were in Santa Maria we were approached by a “tour guide” called Humberto who offered us a tour of the island for one of the next days, we decided to book the tour and he asked for some money in advance (60€ for 2 people). The next days we met him a couple of times on the beach and in the roads of Santa Maria and he still confirmed the trip. On the day of the trip he never showed up, we tried to call him and wrote him some texts that he never replied to.
Written November 10, 2023
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SpaldingUKTraveller
Bourne, UK180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Absolutely beautiful and very clean beach. We had only yellow and red flags during our stay which was'nt great for the youngest members of our family but we all visited the beach several times and really enjoyed our stay. I also enjoyed horse riding on the beach from the hotel and was lucky enough to experience turtles hatching from an unprotected nest as the sun dipped on the horizon.
Written November 6, 2021
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Chris_KO
Koblenz, Germany3,405 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Very nice, long sandy beach with everything you need for a day of vacation. Sun loungers and parasols can be rented cheaply, and there are also numerous bars and restaurants. The only thing that bothers you is the constant strong wind.
Written March 17, 2024
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Bianca C
London, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Easy spot for any traveller, locals are very friendly and easy going.
Strolling along the beach so easy no stress.
Unfortunately some traders from other countries are pushy. Watch out for those who say they are from your hotel they have seen you, they probably recognise your hotel wristband.
Written January 27, 2020
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Kerttu Y
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The beach and view were beautiful and there was plenty of space to hangout and sunbathe. There were a lot of locals selling all kinds of beautiful stuff and trips but they will leave you alone if you just politely say no thanks.
The weather was amazing
Written February 27, 2024
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Happy traveller
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Beautiful coast line and friendly people. Join in with their activities on the beach or just enjoy the turquoise waters.

Visited a couple times. Irish pub as well so good for any sports. Good amazing here.
Written July 9, 2023
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42carl
Seminyak, Indonesia2,995 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Perfect beach with thinn wide powdery sand. and deep blue turquoise clear water. Here you can relax, swim or do water activities or just walk through the water along the coast side. Not far from the village with its bars, restaurants and many local ( souvenir) no stress shop.
Written April 12, 2022
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treeviewmark
Stroud, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
A couple of simple shack bars and a small shop for bits and pieces, endless golden fine sand and hardly anyone around, this was a busy day. It’s a short walk from both sets of hotel groupings- edge and outside town. A place for a drink and unwind - breath in what life should be.
Written March 21, 2020
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Kiko Brazao
Manchester, UK94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We have been around the world, but Santa Maria will forever be in our hearts, one of the best places we ever visited and went back 3 times already, there's nothing else I can say! EXCELENTE, the most friendly people we ever met, delicious and fresh food, stunning sandy beaches...No Stress is the moto on the island and you can find it written all over the place including on their National football team shirt. Simple the best
Written June 8, 2024
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DJT
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Visited for a sailing trip. It seemed a vibrant town with a lovely beach. The big problem for me was the amount of stray dogs everywhere. The island is over-run with the poor things. Although not aggressive many roam in packs and for Western tourists it's quite upsetting to see so many unwanted dogs everywhere trying to survive.
Written October 29, 2021
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