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Located on the southeastern coast of the Island, Serra Negra is one of the two natural reserves of Sal.

Serra Negra is the primary nesting beach for Sal’s threatened sea turtles. The native loggerhead sea turtles are extremely sensitive to light pollution which can disturb their nesting habits and cause them to lose their way back to the ocean. Serra Negra Beach provides an ideal and safe nesting area due to the shade provided by the adjacent mountain.

Located on the southeast of the island near the beach, the Serra Negra Viewpoint is placed on top of the Serra Negra Mountain and is accessible with any off-road vehicle where you can enjoy views of the entire southern portion of Sal and see as far as nearby Boa Vista Island when the sky is clear.