The island of Sal and the beach of Santa Maria have the reputation of being super-touristy and overcrowded. While they certainly have more tourist infrastructure than other Cape Verdian islands – which tend to have close to none at all – it can be quite comfortable having some perks.
Some local guys playing soccer, since in Santa Maria the beach is by far not only frequented by tourists.
Would I spend an entire trip to Cape Verde at a hotel on Sal? No! Would I skip the island altogether? Neither – since there are some nice places to visit…and the beach is a dream made of sand.
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