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SSV/Buggy Desert Adventure

Monday to Saturday departure at 14.00 and 16.30
From €110 / Buggy

An off-road adventure to discover the hidden beauties of the south, like the most beautiful beaches, the deserts and the natural reserve of Sal, with 500cc automatic Buggies.


INCLUDED



Local Guide

Friendly and Professional



Shuttle

Pickup and Drop-off



Protection

Helmet, Glasses, and Overalls Provided



Water

1 Bottle of Water

OVERVIEW

The tour starts with the pick up at your hotel after which you will be taken to our main office where you will need to show your driving licence and get your gear for the adventure.

Ready? Go!

Following our professional and well trained guides you will reach the south-east coast of Sal Island where you can enjoy driving between the sandy dunes and the salt flats in the Santa Maria area’s.

After that, you will get on the top of Serra Negra Mountain, from where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of Serra Negra beach, the Natural Reserve of Sal Island.

The excursion continues crossing the island to reach the south-west coast, passing through the Palha Verde Oasis and arriving in Ponta Preta beach: one of the most beautiful of the island.

The tour ends in our office, from where you will be taken back to your hotel.

What to Expect


Preparation and Safety Briefing

Get your gear, put on your overalls, and join us on our fun but essential Safety Briefing


Costa de Fragata - Kite Beach

A beautiful white sandy beach full of colorful kite surfers.


Serra Negra Viewpoint

Enjoy incredible views of the southern portion of the island and nearby Boa Vista.


Palha Verde Oasis

A beautiful Oasis in the center of Sal


Ponta Preta Beach

Located on the southwest coast of the island, Ponta Preta is Sal's most beautiful beach.


Returning back



Souvenir Photos

Available for Purchase



Shemagh Face Covering

Available for Purchase



Extra Drinks

Not Included

Route Map

FAQ
No. To drive a buggy you need to have a valid driving licence category B and you need to have the original one with you. Without a valid and original driving license the driver will not be able to participate on the tour and no refund will be given.

Unfortunately a provisional license is only valid in the country of issue.

There is no minimum age required. We also provide a baby seat for children up to 3 years old

No. Our buggies are all for a maximum of two people. If you are more people, you can take multiple buggies or one person can choose to go with a guide for half the price.

We do provide Overalls to protect you and your clothes from the dust.

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A paradise for Kite Surfers

Located on the southeastern shore of the island, Costa de Fragata is the longest beach of Sal with a length of 4.7kms. Due to the huge dimensions, Costa de Fragata is divided into three parts: Ponta Jelonga, Cabeça de Salina and Kite Beach. “Kite Beach” is the most famous of these and is the name that the people commonly use to refer to Costa de Fragata.

The name, as you can easily imagine, comes from the kite surfers that frequent the beach for the direction of the wind that blows toward the island. The wind direction makes Costa de Fragata the most ideal beach of the island for kite surfing.

There are two kite schools as well. The oldest one “Mitu & Djo Kite School Cabo Verde” is owned by two local kite surfers, one of which was the first Cape Verdean World Champion of Kite Surfing.

In addition to kite surfing, Costa de Fragata is also important because it is one of the main nesting beaches for loggerhead sea turtles that come to Cape Verde every summer from June to November to lay the eggs.

Additional Info

“Mitu & Djo Kite School” is not only a Kite School but there is also a restaurant, restrooms, sun beds, and a kids play area. The school is only open during winter months, typically from November until May.

During the summer they host the volunteers of Project Biodiversity who set up camp to patrol the beaches to protect the threatened loggerhead sea turtles.

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.

Located on the center of the island, Palha Verde is the second biggest Oasis of Sal.

Palha Verde is mainly composed of palm trees and white sand. Inside of the Oasis you can find some rural houses of local families living there.

Located on the southwest coast of the island, Ponta Preta is Sal's most beautiful beach.

Ponta Preta Beach changes quite drastically from season to season based on the ocean tides. Typically during summer there are no waves on this side of the island the sand accumulates on the beach making the shore grow larger day after day.

In contrast, during winter months big waves often crash upon the beach which wash away much of the sand and make the beach up to 50 meters smaller than in summer time.

While Ponta Preta is not an ideal beach for beginner kite surfers, it is an amazing spot for experts. This is why for the last several years in February this beach has hosted the first step of the World Championship of Kite Surfing.