One of the main reasons travellers book flights to Sal is to enjoy the fantastic, beach-worthy weather. You’ll find that most of the activities in Sal take place on the shoreline. The Praia de Santa Maria beach is one of the best on the island, offering a slice of serenity away from the overrun tourist spots. Here you can relax under the sun or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, try out a few water sports such as surfing, snorkelling, or even deep-sea fishing. Once you have finished your day of basking in the sun, Sal’s coast is also an ideal place to sample some fresh seafood, so stop off at a beachside restaurant to try out a selection exotic flavours.
The best time to visit Sal is usually from around October to November, or April to May, as during these periods the weather is pleasantly warm, sunny and dry. Also, as school term time falls within these months, many tour operators, hotels and airlines will offer discounted rates and many cheap flights to Sal will be available.
If there’s one thing that Sal can claim an abundance of, it’s sand. The sun-kissed earth can seem endless, stretching over the land for miles and miles, but fortunately for the many tourists to this region, this sand is joined to a vast and beautiful azure ocean. Many travellers book flights to Sal to enjoy the beautiful coastline, as it is renowned as one of Sal’s most appealing factors. The strong African and Portuguese influences reflected in everything, from the cuisine to the atmosphere, are enough to give this exotic island a truly welcoming appeal.
Sal itself is named after its biggest import, salt. So visit a crater at the centre of the island where you can float in the dense salt lakes, or simply enjoy the absolute silence and tranquillity found in these remote areas of Sal. For something truly unique, go on a sea turtle watching experience. Be sure to book with a reliable turtle conservation company and enjoy seeing these incredible creatures in their natural habitat.
Taxis are very frequent in the Sal, but remember to discuss the price with your driver beforehand. There is also a bus service, but don’t forget to shout out where you want to go when you get on! Car rentals are of course another good option, especially if you plan travelling around Sal. If you’re simply staying in a resort, quad bikes and bicycles can be hired for a fun way to get you from place to place.
When you arrive on your flight to Sal International Airport, otherwise known as Amílcar Cabral International Airport (SID), taxis are probably the most common means of travelling around the island. Whilst drivers will be happy to take you wherever you want to go in Sal, remember to agree your fee before departing. There are also several car rental companies in Sal who would be happy to arrange a car for your trip.
(prices quotes are from London)