The tropical island of Sal is rare and original. It’s an island full of contrasts and its aridity resembles a lunar landscape. Culturally, Cape Verde was a stop off point for the slave ships which were heading to America. The descendants of those slaves mixed with the Portuguese settlers and this created an ethnic mosaic and extraordinary culture which is well worth getting to know.
Discover the desert landscapes and the rest of the island in a rented 4x4 whilst listening to Funaná (the local energetic Cape Verdean music). You’ll find some good scuba diving clubs as Cape Verde is a place with a confluence of ocean currents and abundant and varied marine life. You can explore the shipwrecks, marine caves, cliffs that are only accessible by boat, see dolphins, morays, small sharks, lobsters, manta rays, turtles and much more. For the same reason the fishing is very good and you can try Jigging, a popular vertical deep water fishing technique that allows you to catch larger prey.