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About Sal

One of the largest islands in the Cape Verde peninsula, Sal may be a part of the African continent but it takes as much influence from Europe and Latin America. This unique blend of cultures makes Sal an incredible holiday destination - you might spend a whole day exploring the island’s salt mines and desert landscape, but you’re just as likely to be partying during carnival, shark spotting or big game fishing. And you can be sure that no matter what you’re doing on Sal, you’ll enjoy hours of the island’s signature music – a bombastic blend of African beats and Brazilian rhythms.

Sal’s history for salt production has had a unique impact on its geography and culture which, when combined with the near-constant good weather, makes it perfect for rest and relaxation. The old salt mines have been flooded to create floating pools, offering an experience similar to the Dead Sea, while many of the old ports have been transformed into resorts. With so much to offer, it’s surprising that Sal is unknown among regular tourists and travellers. However, Sal’s obscurity is your good fortune as you can visit the island for much cheaper than many popular holiday destinations.