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“awesome beach”

Praia de Santa Maria
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Shark Watching from Santa Maria
Ranked #1 of 42 things to do in Santa Maria
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“awesome beach”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

It is an awesome large, sandy beach with clear warm water. There are lots of lawn chairs on the beach

Visited November 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Get off me”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

I liked the walk into town, hated every minute once i stepped off the beach, in my opinion, be freindly by all means, but most off all be genuine, if not, don't bother.

Visited November 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful place”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Just back from Santa Maria - it is a wonderful place. The beach is so beautiful and the pier is the place to be at any time of the day. There is so much activity - it is wonderful to watch the fish cleaned and sold - the big tuna brought by wheelbarrow to the restaurants. The restaurants are fantastic in particular Palm Beach Tropical restaurant near the pier. Try the grilled tuna - straight from the pier and cooked to your wishes on the grill outside - washed down with some Vino Verde - perfection! The waitresses are so charming with the most beautiful smiles. The children have such fun playing in the waves are helping to bring in a net of sardines. Scubadiving also good - the caves in particular near Palmeira are a wonderful dive. We had a great time!

Visited November 2012
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midlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“not a hot spot”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

liked very little about Sal visited Sant Maria dirty didnt like people greedy.alway after something for nothing like most african or senegalise conections.

Visited September 2012
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Kent, United Kingdom
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“Beirut!”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

First thoughts, that's what it looked like but in the end not quite so bad. You'll find you get picked up by a guy in a long stripey dress who offers to show you around, very informative but the shopkeepers can be very intimidating.

Visited December 2011
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