Cabo Santa Maria

Sal Rei, Cape Verde

Cabo Santa Maria

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Praia de Atalanta is a beach on the north coast of the island of Boa Vista in Cape Verde. It is approximately 6 km northeast of the island capital of Sal Rei and 3 km west of Vigía, its length is 10 km. The wreck of the Spanish cargo ship Cabo Santa Maria, which ran aground on September 1, 1968 while returning from their voyage in Argentina and Brazil, is located here. The Cabo de Santa Maria, not an island point is also located there. The Spanish ship was first built in 1957 at Bazan, Spain by Empresa Nacional. Its gross tonnage was 4,972 tons. The ruins is still seen today and is the only one on the shores of Boa Vista Island.