WELCOME TO CABO VERDE - Ilha do Sal - HOT SPOT FISHING
The desire to measure myself up to the Ocean…
The choice of the equipment…
The interpretation of the day...
And the Big Game is afoot!
Giorgio Assolari – owner and founder responsible of the Fishing Center - Pesca Turistica Servicos Lda. and his qualified staff offer you all their experience and professionalism in organizing sporting fishing trips
Tel / Fax: 00238 - 24 22 050
|Where we are|
Our location is in S. Maria on Sal Island. 16° 35.797’ W 22° 54.454
A ten islands archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, 350 nm from Senegal and 6 fly hrs from Italy. An uncorrupted paradise between Cancer Tropic and the Equator. A truly crystal clear, emerald green Ocean water, a dry climate constantly aired by the Trade Winds, with temperatures remaining all the year long between 24° and 31° C and a water temperature between 24° and 31° C offer a single uniform season lasting twelve months. A 365 days long summer, with the only variation, between November and March, when winds are somewhat stronger.
Sal island offers such a geologic conformation that few miles from the coastline there are already three thousands meters. On the island there are both extraordinarily wide white beaches and steep volcanic cliffs. All this adds up to render this island a little paradise where, from the long past time of the first colonizers to our days, fishing is an integral component of the local culture.
Santa Maria is the historical fishing center of Sal. Here, near the traditional wood pier, life center for all fishermen, there is the Center Atlantis, where the Fishing Center is located.
The center Atlantis accomodates a famous restaurant for savory fish barbecues and the Center Sail Mistral.
Passport and visa: a valid passport is required, usually your travel agency will provide the mandatory visas
Vaccinations: not required
Time zone: minus one hour GMT
Telephone: the international prefix for calling Cabo Verde is 00238 + number
Currency: local currency is the Cabo Verde Escudo (ECV) corresponding more or less to 0,009 Euro
Credit card: credit card use is not yet widespread. In the bank offices and in some shops VISA and MASTERCARD cards are accepted.
Language: the official language is Portuguese, what it’s currently spoken is Criolo. Italian is widely used.
Climate: dry tropical climate, rains almost unheard of; medium temperature 26° C.
Clothing: light clothes in every season; something warmer and windproof for the evening.
Souvenir: music CD and cassettes, products in coconut, terracotta, wood; colourful batik fabrics and foodstuffs like S. Nicolàu tuna, the St. Antào Grogue and Ponche.
Social organization: independent republic, politically stable and without social discords.
Food: based above all on fish; typical dish is the CACHUPA, a soup with fish, maize, meat and vegetables.