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Located on the Ilha do Sal (island of salt) in Cabo Verde, the ClubHotel Riu Garopa (24h All Inclusive 24h) and the ClubHotel Riu Funana (24h All Inclusive) form a resort which shares many facilities and activities. Both enjoy a beachfront location with fine sand and indigo-coloured water, on a beach which is considered to be one of the best on Ilha do Sal. 

If you’d like to forget all the minor details and just enjoy your holidays,  this Resort is the place for you, whether you’re travelling as a family, couple or with friends. Thanks to RIU Hotels’ impeccable 24h All Inclusive system, all you’ll need to worry about is relaxing and forgetting your everyday stress. For this, you are offered a whole range of possibilities including two fresh water swimming pools, a gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, solarium-terrace and the “Renova Spa” wellness centre with a range of different  treatments and massages. 

If you’d like to discover the island’s delicacies, allow our chefs to prepare dishes for you using the best flavours of Cape Verde. In the buffet restaurant you’ll find a bit of everything, whilst the various themed restaurants serve up international menus full of colours and tastes to satisfy every palate. 

There’s no better way to have fun than by taking part in the entertainment programme of the RIU Hotels’ All Inclusive system. During your stay, don’t miss out on the wide range of activities they have prepared for you, your family, couple or friends. With table tennis, volleyball, water gym, rifle shooting, a sports centre, kayaking, snorkelling and bodyboarding, as well as a wide variety of water activities near the resort, you’ll have everything you could need for fun-filled holidays. At night you can come to the famous “Pacha” club and dance all night long or simply enjoy the fresh air of the Atlantic Ocean one of the terraces at the bars. For the little ones we have nothing but the best, thanks to the Riu Land program which offers a world of activities and leisure pursuits with our entertainers. 

The excellent fish caught by local seamen every day demonstrates the close relationship this island still has with the ocean. Here you won’t find big crowds, just calm towns and a few hotels, making Ilha do Sal the perfect place for those looking for peace and quiet. If you explore the island’s inland areas, you’ll find more than just a desert, with a range of excursions that will leave you with fond memories such as Pedra da Lume, a dormant volcano, or Buracona, with perfect natural pools for swimming in. The ClubHotel is just 1.5km away from Santa Maria which is considered by many to be the largest and most popular region in the Islands of Cape Verde where you can visit the local market, swim at the beautiful beach and go shopping in a range of stores. 

At the ClubHotel Garopa everything is within easy reach to guarantee revitalizing holidays

Enjoy the best offers of Cape Verde and spend some relaxing time at the hotel.

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Important information:

We would like to inform you that as of the 1st of May, 2013, the Cape Verde Islands will apply a new tourist tax of 220 CVD (approximately 2 EUR) per person per night, up to a maximum of 10 days. This tax has to be paid directly in the hotel by all guests that are 16 years old or older. This tax was stablished by the government of the Cape Verde Islands and published in the law 23/VIII/2013 of December 31st, 2012. The hotel acts only as intermediary in the collection of this tax.

Highlights

  • All Inclusive 24 hours
  • Situated on beachfront
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Awarded GOLD certification for the Travelife Sustainability System
  • Swimming pools and sun terrace
  • 4 theme restaurants
  • "Renova Spa" Wellness Centre with a variety of treatments, beauty salon and massages
  • "RiuLand" kids' club

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Services

  • "Espargos" main restaurant (non-smoking) with terrace
  • "Mandalay" Asian restaurant
  • "Mambana" poolside restaurant / African restaurant
  • "Cabo Verde" Cape Verdian speciality restaurant at ClubHotel Riu Funana (snacks and drinks from 22:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.)
  • "Santa Maria" Barbeque restaurant (at ClubHotel Riu Funana)
  • "Santo Antão" lobby bar
  • "Grogue" lobby bar at ClubHotel Riu Funana (open 24 hours)
  • "Mindelo" poolside bar with swim-up bar
  • "Boavista" bar plaza
  • "Barracuda" bar, with stage and dance floor
  • 2 swimming pools (one heated in winter), with adjoining whirlpool bath

  • Children's swimming pool
  • Free sun loungers, parasols and towels by pool area
  • Sun terrace
  • Games room
  • Gift shop, boutique / kiosk
  • Use of computers with Internet access (additional charge)
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Facilities shared between ClubHotel Riu Garopa and ClubHotel Riu Funana:
  • "Sal" beach bar
  • "Renova Spa" Wellness Centre with a variety of treatments, beauty salon and massages (additional charge)
  • Free gym, whirlpool bath and sauna
  • Use of the gym, whirlpool bath and sauna is restricted to guests over 18 years old. Sports shoes are compulsory when using the gym
  • Hairdresser
  • "RiuLand" kids' club
  • Children's playground
  • "RiuArt" atelier
  • "Pacha" discotheque

Rooms
  • 500 guest rooms
  • Double rooms with:
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Central air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle for coffee and tea
  • Satellite TV (flat screen)
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Guest rooms with sofa bed available
  • Inter-connecting rooms available
  • Suites Type A with:
  • Separate living room with sofa
  • Suites Type B with:
  • Hydromassage bathtub, bidet and separate shower
  • Integrated lounge area with 2 steps between levels, with sofa-bed
Gastronomy
  • All Inclusive 24 hours
  • All meals and snacks
  • Breakfast:
  • Breakfast buffet and live cooking stations
  • Continental breakfast / snacks
  • Lunch:
  • Buffet with live cooking stations and assorted desserts
  • Light meals at poolside restaurant
  • Cakes and coffee
  • Dinner:
  • Buffets and dishes prepared live
  • Special evenings: themed buffet twice a week
  • Optional dining (reservations required in advance):
  • "Mandalay" Asian restaurant
  • "Mambana" African restaurant
  • "Cabo Verde" Cape Verdian restaurant
  • "Santa Maria" Barbeque restaurant
  • Snacks 24 hours a day
  • Beverages:
  • Domestic and imported beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks) 24 hours a day
Sport
  • All Inclusive features
  • Sports and activities:
  • Table tennis, workout, shuffleboard, airgun shooting
  • Beach volleyball court
  • 1 multipurpose sports pitch (tennis, mini-football, basketball)
  • Racquets and tennis balls (deposit required)
  • RiuFit: backfit, aquagym, stretching, bums-legs-tums
  • Gym, whirlpool bath and sauna
  • Windsurfing (equipment for beginners provided by "Scuba Caribe"; for "Surf Zone" equipment charges apply)
  • Kayaking, body boards, snorkelling equipment
  • 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Watersports are only available when weather conditions allow
  • Entertainment:
  • Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at "RiuLand" (daily)
  • Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
  • Activities programme at the "RiuArt" atelier (several times a week)
  • Live music, shows or Riu evening programme (daily)
  • Free entry to "Pacha" discotheque and drinks
  • (open six nights a week)
  • Other sports and facilities in hotel (additional charge):
  • Billiards
  • In collaboration with "Scuba Caribe" (professional PADI-certified scuba diving school, under separate management):
  • Scuba diving courses
  • In collaboration with the "Surf Zone" (Professional surf school, under separate management):
  • In winter (from October to April): kite and windsurf hire and lessons (depending on wind conditions)
  • In summer (from May to September): windsurfing classes for beginners (depending on wind conditions)
  • The RIU Group has no direct or indirect relationship with external services (especially PARASAILING) and does not assume any liability for them, any contract between them being the exclusive responsibility of the clients themselves.
Map and location
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Cabocan Lote A2, A3
Santa Maria - Isla de Sal -
Tel: (+238) 242 90 40

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