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“Amazing Beach”

Praia de Santa Maria
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$42.45*
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Turtle Walk from Santa Maria
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$30.32*
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Shark Watching from Santa Maria
Ranked #1 of 42 things to do in Santa Maria
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

It is a beautiful secluded beach but boy those waves are strong so watch those kids!
My daughter lost her bikini bottoms with one strong wave, so make sure all of your valuables are taken off and left secure before entering the ocean.
There is nothing there so taking a drink with you is a must.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

The local tourist shop owns are desperate for sales and are actually overwhelming and slightly scary, following you as you walk around. The beach is wonderful and the clear blue sea absolutely fabulous. The local fishermen arrive at the pier at 11am each day and its great to watch them unload their catch and also a great photo opportunity although some do charge €1 for a shot of their huge fish.

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Took a walk to centre with Thomsons Rep. Got hassled alot by touts trying to sell fake goods and they are very persistent you have to be nearly nasty to them until they go away. Beach here is lovely though and has some nice old buildings and some history.
Was nice to get out of complex for a while.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

I truly believe that this is the most beautiful beach that I have ever experienced in all of my 52 years.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

One of the most beautiful beaches I ever visited. Stretch on 8 km, turquois water and sandy dunes. Just paradise.

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