Most of the residential areas on the islands are villages rather than towns. On Sal, Santa Maria has colourful houses and cheap restaurants. On Boa Vista, Sal Rei is a ghost village in calming washed-out colours. On Santo Antao, Ponto do Sol is notable for its sobrados, old mansions......
A large village, or a small town? Santa Maria is not only the tourist capital of Sal, it is also the peaceful home of many fishermen.
During the day, between the fishermen and joggers, the beach is where you'll find the most activity.
Cape Verdeans are a religious people. Sunday morning mass is an institution.
Late morning, as the fishermen are coming in, the village dock is a flurry of activity. Locals buy their fish directly on the spot.
With their lively colours, the fishing boats here make the place even more attractive to tourists.
"Sobrados" are former houses that once served as the mansions of Portuguese colonists.
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