Cape Verde Holidays: The Island of Boavista

When considering Cape Verde holidaysBoavista is sure to catch your eye. One of the nine islands of Cape Verde, it is a beautiful holiday destination; known for its stunning beaches, sand dunes and moonlike volcanic landscapes. Once you land on this beautiful island, it’s like entering another world, see for yourself how wonderful it really is. The island is a quiet, isolated retreat; a great place to escape with your loved ones or friends.

The capital of Boavista is Sal Rei, a vibrant town with many colourful flowers and pavilions. In the evening, sit in the main square, listen to the music and watch the world go by.

Between December and April, Sal Rei is the place to be if you want to spot humpback whales and their calves, or from mid-June to late October, you can see loggerhead turtles crawling up the beaches to lay their eggs. Nurse sharks also make an appearance in the quieter bays.

Turtle on the beach
One of the many turtles you could see on the beach.

Check out a couple of our most popular Cape Verde holidays on Boavista

Self-catering on Boavista

Laid-back Boavista is the best beach holiday destination on Cape Verde, especially if you want to avoid the crowds. If you like to be independent and enjoy self-catering holidays, then this trip with car hire is the ideal combination.  We can suggest some fantastic day trips to enable you to explore each corner of this diverse island.

You will be you will be staying for seven nights in a charming self-catering apartment, selected for you (although breakfast is provided). Built around two courtyards, the Casa has a lovely roof terrace with panoramic views of the nearby beach.

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Cape Verde island hopping family adventure

Start this amazing family holiday adventure with three nights in Boavista, and then explore Cape Verde beyond the beaches of Boavista. The adventure of this journey is often more exciting than the destinations! Travelling between the islands is definitely a highlight; small planes, ferries, and open top jeeps will make your family holiday even more unforgettable.

See if you can spot any whales and dolphins when you’re on the boat excursion and see how they make guitars when you visit a workshop in Mindelo.

Walk along the stunning coast to Ponta do Sol or among the dramatic peaks and lush valleys on Santo Antão. There are plenty of amazing places to stop and take pictures of, and there is also the opportunity to visit a local school.

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Book one of our Cape Verde holidays!

See our choice of amazing Cape Verde holidays at Cape Verde Choice. To enquire or order a brochure visit our site, also you can contact us by telephone or email. One of our leading island specialists will get back to you with all the information you need.

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