Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Santa Maria

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Santa Maria. Travellers to this relaxing city praise the zoo, cheese shops and coffee shops. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Weather

Seasonal weather in Santa Maria

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, September, August, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Santa Maria

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Santa Maria is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Viveiro Botanical Garden & Zoo (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Praia de Santa Maria (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Shark Bay Beach (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Santa Maria

Fly into Sal Island (SID-Amilcar Cabral Intl.), the closest airport, located 9 mi (14.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Boa Vista Island (BVC-Rabil), which is 32.7 mi (52.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Santa Maria?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 244 holiday lettings near Santa Maria. From 14 Villas to 197 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Santa Maria is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Villas in Santa Maria?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 14 Villas in Santa Maria. Our other popular types of Santa Maria holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 197 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 199 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bed & breakfasts and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Santa Maria?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 116 holiday homes with pool available in Santa Maria. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.