The hotel Pontao and Sal on Cape Verde in general is a lovely island converted into package holiday hell. If you like nothing but to stay cooped up in a hotel eating the same damn thing amongst other chav Germans, Swedes and Brits give it a go. If you want to walk around the small town and see any african culture - forget it. If you want to try the local cuisine - not an option. But you´ll find many a pizza place and even a typical chav sports bar serving fry-ups. The hotel Pontao is the best bet for people lookign to escape package holiday hell, but when there´s nothing to do in the main town you may as well be in a resort - although avoid the "Riu" a Vegas-style monstrosity. Most hotels seem to have great construction site views too. If you like water sports and wind then you can probably overlook the accomodation, culinary and cultural gaps but other than that i´d not recommend. The other islands are meant to be stunning - so try that - if you can afford it
One final thing, people are lovely - don´t be scared, just friendly. They´re not out to mug you, just looking for a chat
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- Also Known As:
- Pontao Hotel Santa Maria
- Hotel Pontao Cape Verde/Santa Maria, Ilha Do Sal