Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Santa Maria

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Santa Maria. Travelers to this relaxing city praise the zoo, cheese shops and coffeehouses. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Weather

Seasonal weather in Santa Maria

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

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Santa Maria

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Santa Maria is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Viveiro Botanical Garden & Zoo (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Praia de Santa Maria (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Shark Bay Beach (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Santa Maria

Fly into Sal Island (SID-Amilcar Cabral Intl.), the closest airport, located 9 mi (14.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Boa Vista Island (BVC-Rabil), which is 32.7 mi (52.6 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Santa Maria?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 244 vacation rentals near Santa Maria. From 14 Villas to 197 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Santa Maria for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Villas in Santa Maria?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 14 Villas in Santa Maria. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santa Maria include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 197 rentals available
  • Houses: 9 rentals available
  • Studios: 199 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bed & breakfasts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Santa Maria?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 116 vacation rentals with pool available in Santa Maria. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.