We're going to Sal Island.
As a past colony of Portugal the Islands still have close ties to that country. Portuguese is consequently spoken by all Islanders, although the local language is a Portuguese Creole.
The local currency is the Escudo, but as this is fixed at 110 escudos to the Euro, the Euro is accepted everywhere and change is even given in Euro or Escudos.
Fresh fish is in abundance, carpacio of Tuna and Wahu being a tasty starter to any meal. Like everywhere, restaurants range from reasonable to expensive, those with beach views generally being higher priced.
Sal is the most developed of the Islands in Cape Verde and we hold all our camps there. You can experience some of the best water sports in the world, so if you have ever wanted to learn Wind or Kite surfing this is the place to come, with rounds of the World Championships regularly being held there and winds nearly always suitable for both.
The Island of Sal has the most advanced infrastructure of all the Cape Verde islands. It's therefore the one with the best roads, hotels, restaurants, bars, banks and whose residents are most likely to speak English.
The town of Santa Maria covers the whole south end of the Island. It's beaches complete with powdery sand are never crowded - you will be able to find space. Here you can relax, take a wind surfing or kite surfing lesson or simply enjoy a swim in the Atlantic surf.
The locals bring fish into the pier and although there is generally always something going on, there will be a secluded spot where you can relax and read a book without being disturbed.