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Cabo Santa Maria, Boa Vista

#7 of 16 in Beaches in Cape Verde
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
See one of the country's most popular shipwrecks at Cabo Santa Maria, where the unfortunate vessel ran aground on a barren beach. Take a 4x4 ride across the cobbled tracks to the site, where a corroded Spanish cargo ship slowly crumbles among the ocean waves. Besides examining the gradually dissipating wreckage, you can also take a walk along the shoreline. Look for small stacks of rocks left by tourists who've cast wishes out over the ocean, and make your own little contribution. Put Cabo Santa Maria and other Boa Vista attractions into our Boa Vista tour itinerary maker site, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Really worth visiting! Not many can say they have visited and seen a ship wreck. Water was calm - lots of beach space for you to either sit and watch or even take a dip of you really want.  more »
  • Visited the beach where the ship wreck is situated (probably 50 or so metres from the coast line) An amazing sight, although there is not a great deal left of it, debris from it are constantly...  more »

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