Ponta Preta is located just to the northwest of Santa Maria town, Sal island. Ponta Preta is the windsurfing mecka of Sal and well known by water sport professionals and windsurfers. Windsurfers come from all over the world to Sal island to ride these huge waves at Ponta Preta.
Is the surf spot and the wind that you feel on the island makes the delights of windsurfers.
Get to Ponta Preta by walking about 15-20 minutes north west of Santa Maria or just follow the west coast.
Ponta Preta is basically just a sandy beach, some rocks and huge windsurfing waves.
If you are not a professional windsurfer yourself, bring something to eat and sit down on the rocks to watch the spectacular scenery of surfers and natural gifted locals riding the waves and doing acrobatic tricks and somersaults. Waves reaching 3-4m is not unusual.
Following the coast back south from Ponta Preta towards Santa Maria, the coastline is filled with tourist activities such as horseback riding, natural sand dunes and bars serving drinks to thirsty sunbathing tourists.