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Cabo Santa Maria, Boa Vista

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See one of the country's most popular shipwrecks at Cabo Santa Maria, where the unfortunate vessel ran aground on a barren beach. Take a 4x4 ride across the cobbled tracks to the site, where a corroded Spanish cargo ship slowly crumbles among the ocean waves. Besides examining the gradually dissipating wreckage, you can also take a walk along the shoreline. Look for small stacks of rocks left by tourists who've cast wishes out over the ocean, and make your own little contribution. Put Cabo Santa Maria and other Boa Vista attractions into our Boa Vista tour itinerary maker site, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The trip to the beach was a VERY bumpy road so if you have any back problems, I would not recommend this. If however you wish to tread this path there is a great view in store at the end. The beach... 
    The trip to the beach was a VERY bumpy road so if you have any back problems, I would not recommend this. If however you wish to tread this path there is a great view in store at the end. The beach...  more »
  • Enjoyed the history of the area and how the wreck had changed over 50 years. Needs to be tidied and people to leave less rubbish. 
    Enjoyed the history of the area and how the wreck had changed over 50 years. Needs to be tidied and people to leave less rubbish.  more »
  • Really worth visiting! Not many can say they have visited and seen a ship wreck. Water was calm - lots of beach space for you to either sit and watch or even take a dip of you really want. 
    Really worth visiting! Not many can say they have visited and seen a ship wreck. Water was calm - lots of beach space for you to either sit and watch or even take a dip of you really want.  more »

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