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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“DJ's and live music almost every night of the week in a restaurant by the day/early evening into an open lounge areaf for dancing and drinking at night. Full bar. Free WIFI.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant located on the beach. Great for a casual beer in their loungy furniture or a group on their picnic tables while looking out into the ocean.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Nature
“Further north another place worth a visit is Buracona (you’ll need a 4x4 to get there or go on a tour). It has a natural swimming pool and a hole in the rocks whose water at the bottom turns into a beautiful blue around 12.00 when the sun is at the top. On the way to Buracona you will probably go past “Terra Boa” (good land), the only area on the island used for agriculture.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pub
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“Best place in town to go and have a caipirinha. Very popular terrace, bit of a meeting place. In the early evening there is mostly happy hour :-)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Buddy's bar features an outdoor sidewalk terrace, and an inside bar/lounge area for live music and dancing. A good time for large and small groups, and singles alike. Open late.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open Breakfast and Lunch. The healthiest, vegetarian friendly cafe on the island. Has a bright, tropical island feel.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
  • 1 local recommends
Gastropub
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“Another great haunt, run by a fantastic Irish couple who are more than happy to give you any advice and good tips. Here you can get your typical full English breakfast and a great cappuccino. Typical evening meals include chilli con carne, Irish stew, Thai green curry etc.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Kite Beach reachable on foot or by quad, the best kitesurfing spot in Santa Maria”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
  • 3 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Place to eat
“Very reasonably priced - great choice for lunch and dinner . More pub than typical restaurant Serve dinner and in high season shows ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lunch - Dinner. Lunch is buffet paid by weight. Cape Verdean and European cuisine. Simple wine, beer, and cocktail list. Open restaurant seating on the beach in a covered space. Live music throughout the week.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“visita a Tubarão, onde se pode ver e conviver por perto com estes animais na zona da Parda ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Pasta and steak . Very small narrow restaurant with good atmosphere . May be unsuitable for children buggy . 2 sitting must book especially in winter high season”
  • 6 locals recommend
Hotel
“We love the Restaurant upstairs La Tongue . Serves Tapas menu and main menu . Mango chicken fantastic . Stylish restaurant with nice bar to relax afterwards . Beach bar great for lunch or a drink . ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“DJ's and live music almost every night of the week in a restaurant by the day/early evening into an open lounge areaf for dancing and drinking at night. Full bar. Free WIFI.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant located on the beach. Great for a casual beer in their loungy furniture or a group on their picnic tables while looking out into the ocean.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open Breakfast and Lunch. The healthiest, vegetarian friendly cafe on the island. Has a bright, tropical island feel.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Pasta and steak . Very small narrow restaurant with good atmosphere . May be unsuitable for children buggy . 2 sitting must book especially in winter high season”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lunch - Dinner. Lunch is buffet paid by weight. Cape Verdean and European cuisine. Simple wine, beer, and cocktail list. Open restaurant seating on the beach in a covered space. Live music throughout the week.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Lunch and dinner with spectacular views of the world famous surfing destination, Ponta Preta. 30 minute walk from Santa Maria, or they offer complimentary shuttle rides if you have a meal.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Upscale Italian cuisine in a casual, cozy covered patio setting. Reservations highly recommended. Wine and beer.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice restaurant on the beach with outdoor and indoor seating . Large menu good choices ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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