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One could say that the foundation for tourism on the island of Sal was laid already in 1939. That is when the first airport was built as a refuel point on routes from Europe to South America. Presumably ease of building the runway on the relatively flat island was the only reason for the choice as the island only had population of around one thousand on those days.

Flatness of the island means also endless beaches, another prerequisite for mass tourism. But of course they arrived only much later as a consequence of globalisation, affordable flights and finally because many Europeans have already visited Canary Islands.

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Additional Photos by Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3285 W: 54 N: 3810] (23932)
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