Shark Bay, Santa Maria

3.6
#13 of 55 in Outdoors in Santa Maria
A heaven for anyone into wind-based sports, Shark Bay remains one of Cape Verde's top kitesurfing spots. The area offers no tourist amenities, so it's a good idea to bring plenty of drinking water and snacks if you plant to spend the day here. Several local outfits provide organized transport to the beach, located about a 10-minute drive from Santa Maria. Add Shark Bay and other attractions to your Santa Maria trip itinerary using our Santa Maria day trip app .
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  • We went here on a trip booked via TUI from our hotel and had one of the guides from the Turtle sanctuary team. he was a brazillian and spoke extreemly good english, told us all about the sharks with l...  more »
  • Nice to see the Sharks up close. Recommended to do this with an island tour with one of the locals. So you see much more of the island!
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  • The place is worth seeing not only because of the sharks, but also because of the magma rocks that are on the shore. It's good to wear swimming shoes because it's rocky. If you do not, you can rent for 2 euros from the boys on the beach. Going in, you may see smaller sharks, but about 100 meters are bigger and frightened as you approach them.
  • Visited during April and after a long walk across very tricky rock / stone beach (which was very uncomfortable) the sharks didn't swim near us at all and were barely visible. Not worth the walk out.
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