An extension of the Sahara in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
Boavista contains a real desert in the northwestern part of the island: the Viana desert. Only 1 km wide and 5 km long, it is characterized by a clear sand mixed with grains of black earth. The ocean winds carry immense volumes of sand continuously from the African continent, depositing them on the island of Boavista, for the purpose of the shape of the terrain and the proximity to the mainland. This creates real desert sand dunes, interspersed with sparse vegetation and some very dark volcanic rocks. The result of this is a rainbow of colors and rapid passage of clouds projected on the floor an alternation of light and almost hypnotic shadow.
The lunar landscape, amplified by the total absence of artificial sounds, this again puts a stop point Thank you: you can transform your feet effortlessly, in the tranquility of being short distance from civilization, without danger of encountering venomous animals or quicksand .
This fall of sand in the ocean is protected by the Cape Verdean government, which prohibits the circulation of motor vehicles and promotes the construction of real “walls” stones to limit the movement of sand dunes, which seem annually to progress towards the coast . Living a desert adventure has never been easier!