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Flying to Sal

Completely unwind

Desert climate

17 degrees

6 hours

Cape Verde’s most popular tourist island takes its name from centuries of salt exploitation. This is still evident today in the large salt ponds that you can float in, just like the Dead Sea. The island is a perfect choice if you’re looking for ultimate relaxation, warm tropical temperatures or are keen to learn kitesurfing or windsurfing - learn from no less than the best in Sal!

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Places to visit in Sal

The Cape Verde Islands are famous for their fantastic surfing conditions, thanks to constant trade winds and warm seawater. Not surprising, then, that wind- and kitesurfing world cups are held in Sal. Besides watching professional surfers in action, you can have a go yourself, taking lessons at one of the many surf schools along the beaches. Santa Maria Bay is perfect for this: afterwards, head over to the lovely, traditional village of Santa Maria and enjoy a plate of fresh fish!

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Discover Sal

Cape Verde and fresh fish go hand in hand. Fishing and tourism are in fact the primary sources of income. You can sample the most exotic of fish dishes or the traditional cachupa - a stew containing beans and corn, amongst other things. Once back in the Netherlands, you’ll want to pack in your veggies: the ground in Sal is very dry, so greens are not cultivated and vegetables are very scarce. This also means that portion sizes aren’t that big. On the flip side, you’ll get plenty of omega-3 fatty acids in Sal!

Practical information for your trip to Sal

  • Cape Verde uses the escudo as its currency

  • The emergency number in Sal is 132. If you need an ambulance, dial 130

  • The tap water in Sal isn't safe to drink, so make sure to buy bottled water

  • Sal has a two-hour time difference with Eindhoven. In summer it is three hours earlier

  • You won't need to take a travel adapter with you to Sal

Pictures of Sal

Restaurant in Sal

Santa Maria Beach in Sal

Street in Sal

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Flight tickets from Eindhoven to Sal

You can fly from Eindhoven Airport directly to Sal in Cape Verde with TUI.

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