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What to Do in Sal, the Most Popular Island in Cape Verde

If you’re visiting Sal, Cape Verde’s most popular island, and looking for something to do while there, Sal has plenty of activities on offer. From miles of unspoiled beaches and clear water to friendly locals who will gladly greet you wherever you go, Sal will not let you down!

Explore the local shops

There are plenty of stores where you can purchase souvenirs such as bags, hats and scarves in a range of colors and patterns. Additionally, there are art workshops where you can learn to craft Cape Verdean jewelry, wooden objects and other works of art.

Discover the People

There’s no better way to get acquainted with an island than by meeting its residents. Justenjoysal offers village tours that will take you off the beaten path and give you a true taste of living in rural community away from tourists and souvenir shops.

Hike to the summit of Monte Grande

Be rewarded for your exertion with an unforgettable view over Sal. At 404 metres tall, this mountain stands as Sal’s highest point and has been declared a protected landscape.

Experience something unique on your Cape Verde holidays? Go fishing. There are tours that take you out to the ocean where you can reel in your own red snapper or grouper.

Experience Live Music

Cape Verde does not host any formal musical festivals, but you can catch live performances at local clubs. In May, the Gamboa Music Festival on Santiago Island brings together musicians from around the world for one unforgettable week of performances.

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