Photos - Sal (Cabo Verde) 

Sal (Portuguese for "salt") is an island belonging to Cabo Verde. It has an area of about 216 km2 and is part of the Barlavento group of islands. Sal is one of the three flat and sandy islands of Cabo Verde, with little to no vegetation. The island was discovered in 1460 and named Llana until salt deposits were found. Sal is of volcanic origin and is the oldest island of Cabo Verde.

Due to the endless white beaches and 350 days/year of sunshine, the island of Sal attracts about 50 percent of all Cabo Verde tourism (mainly concentrated around the southern end of Sal). If you are planning to visit Sal you may be interested in having a quick look at several photos of it. Click on the links below to view the pictures. We have taken any attempt to provide exact (GPS-based) coordinates of the positions where the photos have been taken.

Here you see the island of Sal from space. Image courtesy of
Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center.
Fishermen at Santa Maria
Boys playing Football in Santa Maria
Beach East of Santa Maria
Beach West of Santa Maria
Sand Desert in the Southern Part of Sal
Lighthouse at the South-Western Tip of Sal
Monte Le„o and Hotel Riu
Beach South of Ponta Preta
The Desert Meets the Ocean
Ponta Preta with Monte Le„o in the Background
Beach at Ponta Preta
Hotel Riu seen from Ponta Preta
Santa Maria seen from Ponta Sinů
Sunrise at Santa Maria
Igreja Nazarena in Espargos
Downtown Espargos
One of the Main Roads of Espargos
Looking from Monte Curral towards Palmeira
Monte Leste seen from Monte Curral
Suburbs of Espargos
Playing Soccer at the Outskirts of Espargos
Monte Grande and Morro Sal
International Airport of Sal
Igreja Catholica
Espargos seen from the Airport
Ponta do Sinů and Santa Maria
Harbor of Palmeira
Blue Window at Buracona
Shipwreck in the Harbor of Palmeira
Fata Morgana in the Desert of Northern Sal
Terra Boa and Morro Sal
Old Cableway at Pedra Lume
Saltworks of Pedra Lume
Salt Lake at Pedra Lume
Dunes at the Southeastern End of Sal
Serra Negra
Kite Surfer's Paradise