Boa Vista, Cape Verde Holidays
Boa Vista translates as 'beautiful view' and it's easy to understand why. This tranquil paradise is part of a collection of islands known as Cape Verde. Increasingly, British holidaymakers are taking holidays in Boa Vista and other areas of Cape Verde such as holidays to Santa Maria.
Boa Vista is the third largest of the Cape Verde Islands with 55km of white sand surrounded by fantastic marine and wildlife including whales. It also has the world's third largest site for the breeding of loggerhead turtles.
What are the beaches like in Boa Vista?
As you'd expect from an unspoilt island, a holiday to Boa Vista offers amazing beaches. They're said to be the best beaches out of all the Cape Verde islands.
Santa Monica beach, with its 18km of shelving sand, is the island's most popular. It's perfect for whiling away the hours soaking up some sun or cooling down swimming amongst the lapping waves. If you're up for more adventure then there's a lot on offer including diving, sailing and surfing as well as kite surfing, bird watching and cycling across the island's easy-to-manage flat terrain.
Sightseeing in Boa Vista
Boa Vista is relatively untouched in tourism terms and so does not have any toursit specific sights but that's its charm. Stroll through the streets of Sal Rei, the capital of the island, and you'll discover the laid back lifestyle of the locals. Traders selling everything from fruit to figurines line the main plaza, surrounded by colonial buildings and a welcoming atmosphere.
Evenings in Boa Vista
Boa Vista holidays are not for you if you want crazy nights spent partying hard. Your evenings will focus around relaxing meals along the seafront with the sun setting in the distance.
Thanks to its location, Boa Vista's cuisine represents its cultural influences. Fish is hugely popular and can be found in numerous dishes of African, Brazilian and Portuguese origin. Sample the local fish soup for a taste of true Boa Vista cuisine.
Book a Holiday to Boa Vista
Sometimes it is possible to pick up a cheap Boa Vista escape, particularly if you are looking for a late deal.
To book a sun holiday to the Island of Boa Vista, please feel free to search for the best travel deals to boa vista online on this website or contact the Voyager Travel Direct Holiday Advisors for a friendly quotation.
- Nearest Airport
- Boa Vista
- Cape Verde Escudo
- Portuguese is the official language. Cape Verde Creole is used colloquially