The island of Sal owes its name to the exploitation of its salt, is the main tourist hub of the archipelago due to the presence of Espargos International Almicar Cabral airport, entry point of the world in the archipelago of Cape Verde, and the white sand beach of Santa Maria, on which stand the major resorts.
Thanks to strong wind and constant Sal is considered one of the best places in the world for windsurfing, kitesurf and many other water sports.
Its streets are bounded by the simple and traditional houses painted in various colors, in tones reminiscent of watercolors.