About Boa Vista
Boa Vista Cape Verde (Boa Vista is “good view” in Portuguese) is the easternmost island of the archipelago. It is located in the Barlavento group of islands. Boa Vista has area of 620 km², consequently it is the third largest island in Cape Verde. Marine turtles and traditional music, as well as its ultra-marathon and its sand dunes are some of the main features of the island. Furthermore Boa Vista has 55 kilometers of beaches to rival those you’d find in Jamaica or Barbados. Sal Rei is the main town and has a ferry port as well as being close to Boa Vista’s international airport at Rabil.
While mass tourism has already reached the smaller neighbouring island of Sal, life on Boa Vista is a bit more authentic. However, the airport was opened in 2007, and consequently Italian and Spanish investors are building large hotels at quite a rate. With direct flights from many cities in Europe you can be on one of Boa Vista’s beaches the same day. People familiar with Cape Verde assume that Boa Vista will probably be a serious rival for the island of Sal with regard to tourism in a few years.
If you would like to loose yourself on one of Cape Verde’s longest beaches and in addition have the option of a dabble in some water sports, Boa Vista is definitely worth a visit…