Praia de Santa Maria, Santa Maria

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Beach · Nature / Park
Enjoy a variety of relaxing beach activities at Praia de Santa Maria, where a stretch of golden sand reaches around a peninsula and far into the turquoise sea. If you snorkel, you're likely to spot puffer fish, moray eels, and turtles. Many nearby resorts, hotels, restaurants, and food huts provide amenities for tourists, while an improvised beach market serves up fresh seafood and souvenirs. Due to its length, the beach also makes for a nice jogging opportunity. Arrange to visit Praia de Santa Maria and other attractions in Ilha do Sal using our Ilha do Sal day trip website.
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  • Santa Maria is a lovely vibrant town with white sand beaches which are stretching for miles. You can see some movement of people around this town but if you wonder off just a little bit, it will...  more »
  • A couple of simple shack bars and a small shop for bits and pieces, endless golden fine sand and hardly anyone around, this was a busy day. It’s a short walk from both sets of hotel groupings- edge...  more »
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