Got your tickets in your hand and your suitcase zipped up? Read on for a few basic Santa Cruz tips before you go.
If you need some assistance getting your bearings, the nation's capital Praia is 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the south. Also, Assomada is 8 miles (13 kilometers) to the west.
The population of this area of Cape Verde is around 9,000.
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You should book early if you want to stay as close as possible to Santa Cruz. The Hotel Edu Horizonte is the only listed property within a short commute of the center.
Bags packed and passport at the ready? Excellent — board a plane to Praia International Airport (RAI). Once the wheels hit the runway, you'll be only 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the south from central Santa Cruz.
While the popular tourist areas in Santa Cruz can be fun to see, why not head out for the day and discover completely new sights with a rental car via Travelocity?
If you need a ride from Praia International Airport, unfortunately, there aren't any car rental outlets right next to the terminal. You'll have to find alternate means of transportation to venture into the city, 13 miles (21 kilometers) away.
Mountain climbing is a popular activity in Cape Verde and an excellent excuse to get out and experience more of this unique region.
If you're eager to turn up the fun factor, also make plans to go hiking.
If you've explored all there is to explore in Santa Cruz already, don't worry! Just 18 miles (29 kilometers) away is Tarrafal, and there's no lack of activities on offer here. The Tarrafal Camp is a great place to start understanding the culture of this area. Lighthouse and Tarrafal Beach are more fantastic spots to visit. Maio is another neighboring area situated just 25 miles (40 kilometers) away. Travelers come here for Rotcha Beach, Nossa Senhora da Luz Parish and Calheta.
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