Santa Maria Vacations
Praia, which is the national capital, is situated 120 miles (193 kilometers) south of Santa Maria.
Make sure you visit the the Praia de Santa Maria while in Santa Maria.
Don't just limit yourself to Santa Maria, because Cape Verde contains numerous natural and cultural attractions waiting to be explored. You may also wish to check out Sal Rei, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the north, and Boa Vista 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the north.
When the sun is shining, why not take the opportunity to discover Cape Verde's open-air markets?.
When the sun is shining, follow the locals and head to the area's gorgeous waterways for a day of kite surfing or snorkeling.
Be sure to take your tastebuds on an adventure through the culinary traditions of Cape Verde. You will notice that cabbage and tuna are common elements of typical local meals. Of course no trip to Cape Verde would be complete without tasting catchupa (slow boiled stew) or carne gizado (stewed meat and vegetables). But your meal is not complete until you have had papauya candy (sweet), a popular dessert here. To end your dinner as many locals would, ask for some Ponche (cocktail with brogue, lime and molasses) and take it easy after a wonderful day of sightseeing.
When it's time to leave this special place, say a fond Adeus (farewell) to the people you've met and the places you've seen.