Santa Marilha Horse Excursions

Sal Island - Cape Verde

Discover Sal Island in the Most Natural Way

Trail rides

Experienced riders and beginners alike will find their match on our horseback riding tours.

Choose between 4 different trails and set off in a small group with a maximum of six participants and multiple guides on horseback.

You’ll ride on white-sand dunes and through the salt flats of Sal, with the opportunity to continue along the Kite Beach and beyond.

Helmets, round-trip hotel transport, included in the price.

 Comprehensive safety briefing prior to the ride.

Private Rides available on request.

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Salt Flats Trail

€ 40  (4.400ecv)​

Length: 3km
Duration: 1h
Horse gait: walk
Ideal riders: beginner-novice
          rider level assessment

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This easy and gentle ride will take you across the big Salt Flats of Santa Maria where local people work everyday to satisfy the demand of salt for the whole archipelago.
A horseback ride in incredible scenery which will take you back in time and give you the opportunity to learn more about the culture and history of Sal Island.

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Kite Beach short Trail
€ 50  (5.500ecv)​

Length: 3km
Duration: 1h
Horse gait: walk
Ideal riders: beginner-novice
          rider level assessment

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Saddle up and clip clopping in convoy across the barren land of Sal island, you'll head down the beautiful Kite Beach.
Ride along the shore and make your horse hoofs wet before heading back to the stables.
A easy ride for all the family and for all those beginner riders who do not want to miss the opportunity to ride along the golden sands of Kite Beach and take great photos from a horseback.

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Length: 7km
Duration: 1h30
Horse gait: walk-canter-gallop
Ideal riders: novice-intermediate-advanced
      rider level assessment

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Start your trail with a gentle ride across the "Big Salt Flats of Santa Maria". Leaving the Salt Flats behind, you will head up to Kite Beach. An endless golden sand beach trek awaits where you will hear the roar of the waves and the most experienced riders will have the chance to gallop through the surf. Less experienced riders or those who just want to relax and enjoy the landscape, will ride along the shore at walking gait with the assistance of the guides. A fun trail suitable for all the family and one more tick in your "bucket list"!

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Length: 9km
Duration: 2h
Horse gait: walk-canter-gallop
Ideal riders: novice-intermediates-advanced
      rider level assessment

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Leave your tracks on the desert and you will arrive at the "Big Salt Flats of Santa Maria". Riding up a small hill where you will find an amazing view of the salt pans.

Leaving the Salt Flats behind, you will head up to Kite Beach where a great number of kite surfers fill up the sky with their colorful kites during the windy season. An endless golden sand beach trek awaits where you will hear the roar of the waves and the most experienced riders will have the chance to gallop through the surf. Less experienced riders or those who just want to relax and enjoy the landscape will ride along the shore at walking gait with the assistance of the guides. The beach ends up at the foot of the Serra Negra Natural Reserve and you will head back to the stables riding through flat land with green bushes and a small creek where it is common to meet cows, donkeys and endemic birds of Cape Verde.

A fun trail to discover the South Eastern part of the island suitable for all adventurous riders!

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"The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact
with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom."

Sharon Ralls Lemon

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