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Fuel and water can be bought from the fish freezing plant at Palmeira, or collected by jerry jug (both fuel and water) from the Shell station.

sluyten
sluyten says:
Feb 12, 2017 08:13 PM

It's no longer necessary to go to the airport for formalities. Both harbour police and immigration formalities can now be completed in the village. Both offices are located in the same building in the centre of town (Policia Marítima). However immigration officials aren't there full-time; they still spend a few hours at the airport too. If you want to leave before opening hours, you can get the exit stamp the day before.

The bay can be windy, but holding seems to be good. Don't trust moorings unless you've inspected them by diving. Some of them consist of a heave rope on one end and heavy chain on the other, but only a double sheet in the middle. There's a full-time water taxi available. Locals are used to catering to boats, so water and fuel can be delivered to the boat.

The locals are very friendly. Many townspeople are happy to mingle with visiting yachtsmen. There are a few very pleasant little restaurants and bars. Weekend nights are lively. There are a few shops in the town.
There's a cash dispenser at the entrance to the industrial port, inside the building just left of the gate (indicated by a signpost on the outside of the building). There's another one next to the large white warehouse at the edge of the town.

Espargos, the capital is nearby and has more shops. Minibuses (alugueres) leave frequently ($50 to Espargos).

Internet is free at the central square in Espargos. The municipal library of Palmeira also has computers with internet, but no wifi. If you plan to spend some time in CV, just get a local SIM card + 500MB for $600 in a Unitel shop at Espargos.

In Espargos there's a very good restaurant serving local food close to the bus terminal (called Li Ke Terra).

When you leave Sal for the western islands, be aware that lighthouses aren't working, some of them dilapidated even.

Stan Luyten - SY Noctiluca
www.NoctilucaAlliance.org

Roelof Crevecoeur
Roelof Crevecoeur says:
Nov 22, 2014 11:08 PM

We entered the harbor Palmeira (Sal) at night (nov 2014), in good wheather. The lights of the bouys were all working and it was not a difficult entrance. For stamping the passports we had to go with the whole crew towards the airport although the local harbour police in Palmeira said that the skipper could go alone. We had to wait more than three hours ont the airport because passengers for the aiport had higher priority. After that they helped us very friendly. Tip is to go in the morning when it is still quiet in the airport or after 14:00 when most flights have gone.

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