Sal island local guide

Sal Island is one of the 10 islands that make up the Cape Verde archipelago, located in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa. It has an area of around 170 square kilometers and a population of around 40,000 people. The island is known for its long stretches of white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, making it a popular destination for tourists seeking a tropical getaway. The island’s main industry is tourism, with many hotels and resorts catering to visitors. The island’s capital, Espargos, is located on the West Coast and is home to a small airport, making it easy to access from other parts of the archipelago and from mainland Africa.

Sal Island has a long history dating back to the 15th century when it was first discovered by the Portuguese. The island was used as a center for the transatlantic slave trade, and later as a salt-mining colony. Despite its history, today the island is known for its natural beauty and as a popular tourist destination.