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.
Absolutely brilliant time on th quad bike ,Richard was a great guy thanks giggling geckos
Lovely little hotel just passing through but definitely visit again if we come back to Cape Verde
It's just the ship wreck, but how many have your seen? The beach is beautiful, water so warm and calm. There are so many nice shells to be found. Surprised there are no hotels on that side of the island. Accessing this location is fun in 4x4
Beautiful beach, well worth the offroading to get there
Great place, historic place where is still possible to see the fragments of the ship. Curious are the parts left behind along the path.
Just a rotten shell in the ocean!
It's a shipwreck that has been grounded since the 60s. The sand is very soft and there is a very steep bank to get down to the beach. If your mobility is not that good or you are unsteady you won't get down to the beach or back up. I am in my mid 40s and fairly fit but I wasn't going to attempt it when I watched others struggling. Also there is no shade there whatsoever and it gets extremely hot plus there are no beach shacks anywhere selling drinks so make sure you have hats, suncream and water!
Hotel amazing. Country is rocks and sand. But in its own way beautiful