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Adults Only Tour of Sal with Lobster Lunch and Salt Lake
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Adults Only Tour of Sal with Lobster Lunch and Salt Lake

With long stretches of unspoilt beach and a rich cultural heritage – Sal has all the ingredients for a perfect day trip. This tour packs in the best sights, including Buracona lagoon and Pedra de Lume salt flats. To top it off, there's a traditional Cape Verdean lunch, and you'll get a glimpse of laidback, local life in Espargos and Palmeira. Rodrigo, one of our local guides, says, ‘Pedra de Lume is in the middle of a volcanic crater, and you reach it via a tunnel. You can sometimes pick up compressed salt crystals the size of a golf ball, while at other times the salt is so hard that you walk on the pans.'The fun kicks off with a visit to Espargos. You'll explore the island's colourful capital and admire its fascinating street art, before heading to an observatory point for elevated views over the town. Next, it's on to the Buracona lagoon, famed for an optical illusion known as the ‘blue eye' caused by the sunlight. The journey continues at the laidback fishing village of Palmeira. Relax in a café while your guide reveals stories about the village's past.You're in for a treat next, as there's a table waiting for us at a family-run restaurant which serves a special Cape Verdean lobster dish. There are other tasty options, too. After fuelling up on local cuisine, we'll head to the Dead Sea-like waters of Pedra de Lume. Lie back and float on one of the world's saltiest lagoons, before stopping by at Viveiros Botanical Garden to discover exotic vegetation and a petting zoo.

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Sal Island Buggy Tour
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Sal - Sal Island Buggy Tour

Speed demons will rejoice with these adrenaline-pumping buggy tours. Ideal for manoeuvring over sandy terrain, you'll get to see even more of the island as you rev, race and rumble down tracks you never knew existed. There's three tours to choose from – a 2-hour, 4-hour or night-time excursion - the choice is completely yours.

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Try Dive Experience
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Sal - Try Dive Experience

The tropical sheltered waters that surround Sal are perfect to learn to scuba dive in. Get the basics under your belt with a swimming pool lesson from an English-speaking instructor, before taking the plunge on a short sea dive with this try scuba experience.

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Bike & Hike
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Sal - Bike & Hike

This morning on two wheels and two feet is a great way to explore southern Sal. Your adventure takes a scenic route from the salt flats of Santa Maria to Kite Beach and on to Serra Negra. Not only will you get to see some of the island's best bits but you'll also get to stretch those legs.

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Cuba Libre Sailboat Cruise
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Sal - Cuba Libre Sailboat Cruise

Sailing the Cuba Libre is a sweet sensation. This single-mast yacht sails out of Santa Maria in southern Sal and specialises in all the ‘ings' – sailing, relaxing, sunbathing, snorkelling, swimming and even fishing. This is what being on holidays is all about – pure, unadulterated fun. Snacks and drinks are included.

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Electric bikes
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Sal - Electric bikes

Exploring southern Sal just became even more fun. With this morning electric bike tour, your guide will lead you to the best spots as you glide with ease from A to B. So whether you want to spend some quality time with friends or simply have some fun in the sun, this tour guarantees a good time.

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Postcards of Sal Tour with Kite Beach and Local Lunch
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Sal - Postcards of Sal Tour with Kite Beach and Local Lunch

For a relatively small island, Sal boasts a wealth of sights. This tour covers nearly every inch of the island, taking in Kite Beach, Murdeira Bay, Buracona lagoon and the mirage plains of Terra Boa as well as Pedra de Lume salt flats and the towns of Palmeira and Espargos.

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Sal Quad Bike Tour
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Sal - Sal Quad Bike Tour

Mother Nature might as well have designed the beaches and dunes of Sal for quad biking – because they're ideal for this adrenaline-pumping activity. We'll take you to the world-famous Kite Beach in the southeast of the island for an experience that'll get your races pulsing. You can choose either a two or four-hour quad ride.

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Secrets of Sal Island 4x4 Tour with Pedra da Lume Salt Lake
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Sal - Secrets of Sal Island 4x4 Tour with Pedra da Lume Salt Lake

The desolate beauty of inland Sal is in stark contrast to the pristine white sands of its coast. On this off-road safari, you'll explore Murdeira Bay, the Buracona lagoon, the ocean-like sands of Terra Boa and the Pedra de Lume salt flats. You'll also discover the town of Palmeira and the island's capital, Espargos.

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Sal Lemon Shark Experience
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Sal - Sal Lemon Shark Experience

Living in the coastal subtropical waters around Sal, lemon sharks are one of the easiest sharks to spot in their natural habitat. You'll venture out to Shark Bay with a marine biologist to interact and learn about these fascinating creatures on this half-day trip.

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Sal Two-wheel Electric Roller Tour
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Sal - Sal Two-wheel Electric Roller Tour

The coast of Sal is ripe for exploring on foot – but even better by Segway™. Save on tired legs and still see all the sights as you zoom around in comfort and ease on these two-wheeled vehicles. Following your guide, you'll call by some of the island's standout spots before rounding off with a well-earned rest on Ponta Preta beach.

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Private Postcards of Sal Island Tour with Local Lunch
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Sal - Private Postcards of Sal Island Tour with Local Lunch

Sal may be small, but she packs a punch in stunning scenery. This tour takes in Kite Beach, Murdeira Bay, Buracona lagoon and Pedra de Lume salt flats. What's more, there's a three-course lunch in the island capital Esparagos and a free gift to take home.

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Sal Island Catamaran Cruise with All-inclusive Drinks and Snacks
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Sal - Sal Island Catamaran Cruise with All-inclusive Drinks and Snacks

If holidays for you are all about kicking back and catching up on some chill-out time, then this catamaran cruise around Sal is just what you're looking for. There's nothing on the agenda except cruising, sunbathing, swimming and enjoying the sea breeze. Maria, one of our local guides, says, ‘This is a trip which prioritises relaxation. Getting out onto the water gives you a fresh perspective on the island – Monte Leão is a popular place for birds, so if you like wildlife-watching, bring your binoculars and see if you can spot one of the five species endemic to the Cape Verde archipelago.'Your day of relaxation kicks off with pick-up from your hotel before boarding the brand-new catamaran. Your captain will cruise out from Palmeira, hugging the coastline. It's the perfect moment for you to choose your spot and sit back to soak up some rays. There's plenty of room to relax as well as drinks, snacks and local music to get you into that holiday mood as you enjoy the sensation of gliding through the open water in style.Once we've reached our idyllic spot near Monte Leão, your captain will drop anchor to freshen up with a swim in the open water. When we've stopped, you can also head out on to the nets, where you'll be able to float above the sparkling water and dry off in the sun. Maria adds, ‘Monte Leão sits at the northern end of the Murdeira Bay. The whole bay area is a marine nature reserve because of the important populations of sea turtles and seabirds.'

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Highlights of Sal Tour by 4x4 & Catamaran
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Sal - Highlights of Sal Tour by 4x4 & Catamaran

This full day adventure dishes up Sal's highlights by land and sea. You'll start the morning with an off-road drive, ticking off places like Palmeira and the salt lake at Pedra de Lume. Then after lunch, you'll swap the 4x4 for a catamaran to cruise the shores in style.

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Sal Island All-inclusive Adults-only Catamaran Cruise
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Sal - Sal Island All-inclusive Adults-only Catamaran Cruise

The Sal coastline is a perfect backdrop for a cruise – and this adults-only catamaran trip makes the very best use of it. Sailing leisurely through the azure seas between Palmeira and Monte Leão, you'll sunbathe, sip on cocktails and enjoy a stop for swimming and snorkelling too.

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Sal Island Zipline Course
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Sal - Sal Island Zipline Course

The freedom and exhilaration of flying top-speed through the air is an experience that's hard to beat. And you can do it in the tropical setting of Sal island, with hilltop views to boot.You'll be picked up from your hotel and taken to the base where your arrival will be welcomed with a refreshing drink to get you started. There will be a quick safety briefing and introduction to ziplining, then once you're ready, you'll drive up to the hilltop, followed by a short, but no less spectacular, walk.There are two platforms to launch yourself from, with the highest point at a towering 103m. You'll reach speeds of up to a 100km per hour as you hurtle down the steel ropes, which extend over 1000m. And if you can open your eyes for just a second, you'll catch flashes of Sal's idyllic landscape before you reach the end of the line.

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Private Secrets of Sal 4x4 Tour with Pedra da Lume Salt Lake
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Sal - Private Secrets of Sal 4x4 Tour with Pedra da Lume Salt Lake

This exclusive half-day tour sees you explore the stark contrast between Sal's desolate inland areas to the white sands of its coast. On an off-road safari, you'll explore Murdeira Bay, the Buracona lagoon, the ocean-like sands of Terra Boa and Pedra de Lume. You'll also discover Palmeira and Espargos.

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Water-Skiing and Wakeboard Experience
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Sal - Water-Skiing and Wakeboard Experience

Want to try watersports while you're on holiday? Get a dose of wet and wild action with a water-skiing or wakeboarding lesson. Whisked to Sal's south coast, you'll learn all the basics before being pulled along by a powerful motorboat to see how long you can skim the surface for. No previous experience is required, but maximum fun is guaranteed.

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Seadoo Seascooter Experience in Sal
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Sal - Seadoo Seascooter Experience in Sal

It's the sort of thing you'd see in James Bond movies – and now you can try your hand at it yourself here in Sal. The Seadoo Seascooter is a lighweight underwater propeller that allows you to explore coral and shoals of fish without expanding any energy.

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Water-Skiing & Wakeboard Lessons
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Sal - Water-Skiing & Wakeboard Lessons

Want to try watersports while you're on holiday? Get a dose of wet and wild action with a beginner water-skiing or wakeboarding lesson. Whisked to Sal's south coast, you'll learn all the basics before being pulled along by a powerful motorboat to see how long you can skim the surface for. No previous experience required, but maximum fun is guaranteed.

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Banana Boat Ticket Sal
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Sal - Banana Boat Ticket Sal

Make a splash in Sal with a wet and wild banana boat experience. Hop on one of these fun inflatables for a fast-paced 15-minute ride across the water. Pulled along by a speedboat, you'll tear over the Atlantic Ocean to see just how long you can hang on for. Guaranteed to be better fun than your bog standard bucket and spade day by the beach.

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