With outstanding beaches and a culture that blends African and Portuguese influences, Boa Vista is now officially on the map as an emerging destination for an unforgettable sunshine holiday.
Boa Vista is the most eastern Island in Cape Verde. Mainly flat with a few mountainous areas, the Island is renowned for its spectacular sand dunes and stunning beaches. It is the third largest Island in the archipelago and yet the least densely populated, creating a rustic and undiscovered vibe.
Sal Rei is the capital and home to the International Airport, which opened in 2007. It is a shining example of a traditional Cape Verdean town and as you leisurely wander around the main square, you get a real sense of Cape Verde’s captivating fusion of cultures. The characteristic cobbled streets boast an abundance of cafes, local restaurants and bars nestled amongst a charming patchwork of multi coloured buildings.
The tourism success of Cape Verde has, until recently, been driven by increasing visitor numbers on the neighbouring Island of Sal. Boa Vista has remained a well-kept secret during that time; a place for the discerning and pioneering tourist.
However, more and more people are choosing Boa Vista, thanks largely to the 55 kilometres of unspoilt beaches. The Cape Verde Government has earmarked Boa Vista for major touristic development, approving plans for new hotels and Resorts, as well as investing in the Island’s infrastructure, such as new roads, improved power supplies and desalination plants.
All of which means Boa Vista is set to become one of the world’s next property hotspots.