A land of desert planes covered in the dust of the Sahara desert, many visitors approach Sal with the view that there is not much to do and that it is a simple fly-and-flop with little chance for anything else. Having visited the Cape Verdean island recently for just this purpose we found ourselves drawn in by the island’s sights and found heaps of things to fill our time. Read on for some of my favourite things to do across the island with some pointers on things to avoid.
Travelling through Cape Verde is a whirlwind of new discoveries with the island of Sal being no exception. Broken up by one-of-a-kind sights, this Mars-like landscape is home to friendly inhabitants and drifting animal life varying from nesting Loggerhead turtles to the rescued animals of the oasis that is the botanical gardens (a must-see). Read on for my super condensed starter guide to this beautiful island and stay tuned for more tips coming up!