Sal Island Travel Guide

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Sal Island Overview

Sal - stands for Salt in Portuguese - is an African Island on the Cape Verde Archipelago, about 650Km's(400miles) away from Senegal on the western coast of Africa.

This is one of the smallest Islands of Cape Verde, but with great touristic interest for the country, because of beaches, water sports activities (surf and diving) and increasing number of hotels!

Once a desert island, only in the 19th Century it started to have population with the salt mining exploration activity.

Today this salt activity is a memory of the past, with some touristic interest as you can float on the new lagoon at "Pedra de Lume"

Tourism is currently the more important and main activity in the Island

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