A burnt pancake, as described by an earlier traveller? One finds impressive desert sceneries on Sal, a huge volcanic crater in which salt is mined and which also gave the island its name, and endless white sand beaches.
Sal offers all options for water sports: diving, snorkelling, surfing, windsurfing and sailing.
Starting from Santa Maria, one can also take a tour with a quad or a jeep, or make an excursion through the desert with an open pick-up truck. With its hotels of all categories, its quaint cafés and restaurants, the little fisher’s village with international flair offers the possibility to enjoy an active vacation or to spend a few relaxing days after a tour around the island.