Discover The island of Boa Vista Cape Verde

Boa Vista is a truly surprising island. A little greener than its neighbour, Sal, it has a few oases, like in Rabil, and countless dried-out creek beds that only come alive after several days of annual rain in September/October. The island is mostly fascinating, though, for the impression it gives of being bigger than it actually is due to the endless expanses of white sand beaches and rocky deserts, where strangely shaped massive rocks are the only landmarks. Yet, Boa Vista is not a big place. A single day of exploring is enough to discover all of these facets, including the famous sand dunes.

  • The island of Boa Vista , Boa Vista Island , Cape Verde
    Boa Vista Island

    Boa Vista may be renowned for its dunes, but most of the island is made up of flat patches of rocky desert with a few palm trees dotted here and there.

    © Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
  • The island of Boa Vista , The Rabil oasis , Cape Verde
    The Rabil oasis

    At the foot of the village of Rabil lies the largest oasis on Boa Vista, along the island's one and only river. The water actually only reaches the sea a couple of days a year.

    © Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
  • The island of Boa Vista , Getting around on Boa Vista , Cape Verde
    Getting around on Boa Vista

    One of the main characteristics of Cape Verde is the paved roads that remain from the days of Portuguese colonisation. Having said that, there is a good tarmac road you can use for getting to the south of the island quickly

    © Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
  • The island of Boa Vista , Northern Boa Vista , Cape Verde
    Northern Boa Vista

    On the coastal approach to Boa Esperança, in the north of the island, you'll come across a rather odd dune landscape with very low-lying vegetation.

    © Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
  • The island of Boa Vista , Boa Vista reg land , Cape Verde
    Boa Vista reg land

    The south-eastern two thirds of Boa Vista are still largely untouched and desolate.

    © Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
  • The island of Boa Vista , Wide open spaces , Cape Verde
    Wide open spaces

    Despite spanning a modest 240 mi², Boa Vista has a surprisingly spacious feel to it.

    © Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
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