What to do
You can organize your holiday in Cape Verde by choosing to stay in a tourist village as well as in the small and numerous hotels and B & Bs that are present in all the islands of the archipelago.
The airlines with regular flights to and from the Cape Verde Islands are TAP, with connections from Lisbon, Cabo Verde Airlines, which connects both Portugal and other European cities and Neos Air which has regular flights from Italy. If you are going to the island of Sal and want to stay in the center of the town of Santa Maria, in an environment that allows direct contact with the local population but at the same time the use of high quality services and lots of fun, one of the best Choices is definitely to book one of the best hotel rooms at the Ocean Cafe.
If you love wellness and the care of your body, always on the island of Sal, you cannot miss swimming and take advantage of the therapeutic treatments offered within the Salinas of Pedra de Lume. Bathing in these salt pans is a unique experience due to the fact that the high salinity rate of the water will allow you to float without having to worry about knowing how to swim. Also, within the Salinas, there are thalassotherapy treatments, thalasso scrub and mud therapy. Once you have enjoyed these experiences take a relaxing walk in the marina area of Pedra de Lume and on the way back to Santa Maria take a detour to Espargos to visit the island's capital and Terra Boa where you will appreciate the area most prolific agricultural island and the desert expanse that connects to the natural pool of Buracona from which you can appreciate very striking mirages.
Cape Verde is known for its beautiful beaches but also for the crystalline waters that surround it. For this reason the archipelago is suitable for practicing numerous watersports, such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, skimboarding, fishing and diving and, on the ground such as biking, beach volley and jogging. For those who love excursions the choice is wide and varied. The tour operators as well as the small tourist organizations in the inhabited centers propose excursions with quads, electric-bikes, on horseback and with off-road vehicles. In Sal island, in addition to Santa Maria, you should not miss the natural pool of Buracona, in Espargos, the capital of the island, the salt pans of Pedra de Lume, the port of Palmeira, the oasis of Fontona, and to the beaches of Ponta Preta, Kite Beach, Shark Bay and Murdeira.
Are looking for a tourist destination that allows you to relax and invigorate during the day and to have fun during the night? Cape Verde is definitely the destination for you. Especially in the islands of Sal, São Vicente and Santiago, and partly also in Boavista, you will find many places for enjoy of Cape Verde nightlife, dance and listen to live music. In particular, in the historic center of the charming town of Santa Maria you will be able to move from one place to another appreciating different types of gastronomic specialties, settings, varied musical proposals and meet many people of different nationalities interested in getting to know the culture and local customs.
Restaurants, pubs, discos and musical centers make the evenings always cheerful and offer lots of fun. Ocean Cafe, which overlooks the main square of Santa Maria, is the synthesis of all these offers for the fact that, in addition to the well-known disco pub, has a pizzeria, restaurant and cocktail bar. The Ocean Lounge completes the range of Ocean offers making available an exclusive space that can be used to enjoy moments of relaxation or to organize elegant entertaining and private parties.