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“This is what Sal is all about”

Praia de Santa Maria
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$28.42*
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Shark Watching from Santa Maria
Ranked #1 of 42 things to do in Santa Maria
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Oslo, Norway
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“This is what Sal is all about”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

There is a great, white, sandy beach in Santa Maria, and it is nice to relax on the beach or make a stroll along the shore. Many surfers come here because of the wind which is plentiful day and night. Except from the beach neither Sal nor Santa Maria has very much to offer. The island is small and dry with few real attractions. The village is fairly charmless and the food is not that great. Go for fish, the only product they don't have to import.

Visited November 2013
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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“rust bucket!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

the ship is virtually gone! its a just a rusting vessel but the story is great, see it soon as in 5 years time it wont be there. The road to the wreck isn't a road either, we went in a 4x4 and this was bad enough, not really worth seeing but the trip out of the hotel was welcome and you do get to see the surrounding landscape.

Visited October 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Town of Santa Maria”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Small and pretty but food and drink very expensive. Lots of people selling trinkets can be a pest and they follow you demanding payment for looking after you. A stern no thanks is beneficial though.

Visited September 2013
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Luton, United Kingdom
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“Clean, Safe, Tidy with beautiful water.”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Working fishing pier. White sand. The dogs and the monkey at the Brazilian beach bar. The fitness training by locals on Saturday evening.

Visited October 2013
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Hull
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“What a mix”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Beautifully clean approach on modern tarmac road and footpath/cycle lane. Colourful buildings alongside shanty roofless dwellings.Usual touts but not aggressive. Fabulous beach with pier and locals catch of tuna being landed. A worthwhile trip

Visited September 2013
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