Destination guide

Head to the tranquil city of Sal

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Sal. This relaxing city is known for its cheese shops, zoo and bars. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Weather

Seasonal weather in Sal

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, September, August, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 84°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Sal

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Sal is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Shark Bay Beach (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Viveiro Botanical Garden & Zoo (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Praia de Santa Maria (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Sal

Fly into Sal Island (SID-Amilcar Cabral Intl.), the closest airport, located 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Boa Vista Island (BVC-Rabil), which is 40.2 mi (64.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Sal?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 245 vacation rentals near Sal. From 14 Villas to 9 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sal for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Sal?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sal. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Santa Maria: 244 vacation rentals
  • Santa Maria Beach: 245 vacation rentals
  • Espargos: 42 vacation rentals
  • Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID): 244 vacation rentals
  • Shark Bay Beach: 245 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Sal! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.