Boa Vista - the pearl of the capeverdean islands
Boa Vista is the third largest island in Cape Verde. It impresses above all with a total of 55 km of sandy beaches, turquoise blue sea and beautiful dune landscapes.
The island is approximately 620 km² large, 31 km in length, 29 km in width. At the moment about 20.000 people live here. On Boa Vista there are 8 villages, the biggest and also the capital is Sal Rei.
There are a total of 5 all-inclusive hotels - nevertheless, there is no mass tourism here yet.
Vacation on Boa Vista - that is pure relaxation. The island motto "No Stress" is your constant companion.
Immerse yourself in the Cape Verdean culture - experience the warmth of the islanders.
Enjoy delicious food - of course there is always freshly caught fish or lobster (depending on the season) - but of course all other tastes will also be satisfied - accompanied by refreshing cocktails, delicious wine from the Cape Verdean island of Fogo or a Cape Verdean "Strela". Let yourself be carried away by the rhythm of Cape Verdean live music.
On Boa Vista you will search in vain for architectural wonders or shopping malls. Nevertheless, there is a lot for you to discover, because what is more beautiful than untouched nature.
Discover Boa Vista
The beach "Praia de Santa Mónica" with its 15 km length, is the longest beach of the Cape Verde Islands and belongs to the top 10 African beaches. Until today the beach is still almost completely undeveloped, only at the southern end the first resort is being built and there you will also find a small beach bar.
At the beach "Praia de Varandinha" there is a steep coast with mysterious caves, which offer you beautiful photo motives.
Cross our desert "Deserto Viana" which extends over 8 km² east of the village of Rabil.
Be impressed by the dunes of "Morro d'Areia" - there you will have breathtaking views over the whole bay "Baia de Chaves". You can also try the adventure "Sandboarding" here.
In the north you can still find remains of the shipwreck "Cabo Santa Maria", which stranded there in 1968.
Watch sharks in our "Shark Bay" - discover the northern villages with their agriculture - climb the lighthouse "Farol Morro Negro" - taste the goat cheese of Boa Vista.
Meet the locals and let yourself be carried away by their joy of life.
Enjoy a relaxing day on the sea: fishing, snorkeling, beach BBQ - everything is possible.
All this is possible - best of all on one of the pickups that are common here, with benches on the open loading area or even with a quad.
Season Highlights on Boa Vista
There are two very special season highlights on Boa Vista:
If you are on holiday between March and May on
Boa Vista, you should do a trip to see the Humpback Whales. You can't miss it. At this time of the year these giants of the seas have been gathering in the waters around Boa Vista to mate or to give birth to their babies.
With a little luck you can see the animals from the beach from watching. It is much more impressive but to meet them at sea.
Therefore a boat trip is highly recommended.
In the period from July to October you can watch loggerhead turtle (Caretta Caretta)
during the laying of the eggs. Sometimes
they find their way into the bay of Chaves,
but the main nesting beaches are located in
North, east and south of the island.