On the Tuesday, I just wanted to take advantage of the beach, so that’s where we were for most of the day. We also had a walk to the other end of Santa Maria where the nice hotels are and the pier is. There were a lot of watersports on offer (banana boating, flyboarding, kitesurfing, windsurfing, diving, snorkelling etc), and tours as well (tours of the whole island, boat rides etc).
At both beaches there was a cute little outdoor gym. This is the one from the beach near our apartment:
There’s quite a lot of graffiti around the town but it’s all in thin black writing as opposed to big colourful designs:
I may be completely wrong, but from my knowledge of Portuguese, I think this means “Sal was once ours”. If I’m right, I guess it’s a reference to tourism taking over the island. It would make sense, considering this one:
On the Wednesday I basically had to stay in the house all day because I was sunburned. Don’t let their weather fool you! There’s a constant wind which cools you down so you forget that the sun is there sometimes, but I can assure you it is! I don’t know if this is because of the wind or something else, but another thing about this island is that there are NO mosquitoes there. I didn’t get bitten ONCE in the whole week. Amazing!