Average 4 stars from 1 user reviews.
This is a beautiful island, known as "Island of Beaches and Dunes", offering over 55 kilometers of white and sandy beaches and a sometimes lunar landscape. Sal Rei is a fishing town that has retained its charm of the past with postcolonial architecture houses and its Fort Duque de Bragança facing the city on the islet of the same name. The island is full of tourists in the season.
Anchor: east of the small island of Island de Sal Rei, close to the beach to avoid the worst of the swell. The dinghy can be left at either the fishermen's quay or on the beach. This anchorage is very exposed and rolly and not safe in a southerly.
Warning: the shores of Sal Rei are strewn with wrecks.
Don't miss: dunes beaches, reefs of coral fish for diving, sailing clubs on the beach, ruins to visit, in short one does not get bored! Visit the Desert of Viana and you would think you are in the Sahara desert!
A Month in Cape Verde - by sailing yacht AMALIA OF LONDON.
by Steve Neal on 02 January 2019
Beautiful place but watch the forecast for swell as it can get very rolly. You know it's time to move on when the local kids are surfing past your boat.