Cape Verde – Sal
10 reasons why you should check-out Cape Verde” through your lens.
I am a travel lover. I had the opportunity to visit Sal, Cape Verde. I must say, it was a magical experience. It’s one of those places that I wouldn’t think twice before coming back. I encourage anyone to visit this dreamy island on the west African coast.
Here is my 10 reasons why you should visit Sal, Cape Verde:
1. The clear Ocean and the vast white beaches
The scenery has blown me away. Sal island might have one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The local community certainly takes good care of their surroundings. They are all about environmental protection and cleanliness.
It feels very safe. The crime rate is incredibly low, making it an ideal destination for children and families. There are security guards at every corner and tourists are well looked after. There isn’t any shortage of essential products, including hand sanitiser, which is incredibly important these days.
Whether it has anything to do with a global pandemic or not, I finally experienced a sense of freedom and space never seen before. No place was overcrowded. This isn’t a place where tourism has taken over. You can still enjoy a lot of peace and silence.
4. Plenty of entertaining activities
Despite being a relatively small island, I was surprised by the number of activities you could do: scuba dive, kitesurf, windsurf, horse ride, turtle tour, and the list goes on. Everything was easily accessible. It was easy to book and felt safe. It’s a great way to support the local businesses too, and, since they are very professional, it was worth it!
5. Sunshine guaranteed
The weather is fantastic – the sun is pretty much always shining. This is the right spot to get that much-needed tan and vitamin D dose. Be careful and use sunscreen, though, the sun is super strong here!
6. Beautiful resorts and hotels everywhere
Sal is full of fantastic and unique places to stay. Furthermore, they have some very interesting residential building projects coming up, so stay tuned for more!
7. Fascinating culture with a lot of dance and history
Sal has a rich and captivating history to discover. Their culture is enriched with music and dancing everywhere. In nearly every corner someone is playing music. Do you love Zumba? If so, this is the place to be. Here dancing is part of the daily lifestyle. You can join dance activities any time of the day.
Yes, this is the place for honeymoons and love stories. Cape Verde is romantic, to say the least. The palm trees, the beaches, the colours. The atmosphere is simply second to none.
9. The seafood.
Do you love seafood? Then Cape Verde is for you. Lobster is on the menu practically everywhere and there are plenty of seafood options. The freshness is undeniable since it’s coming directly from the ocean every day on the marina. You can even go and buy it yourself.
10. Affordable for every pocket
I had the feeling that you could find any price range depending on where you were located. As a general rule, the more touristic the place, the pricier. All you need is to be organised. Do some research in advance. If you can, ask the locals. You’ll find the best budget-friendly options.