Boavista is an island located in the Cape Verde archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. It is part of the Barlavento area and is the third-largest island in the archipelago. With an extension of about 620 km2, a length of 30 km in a north-south direction and a width of 29 km, it is practically round and mostly deserted. Boavista offers breathtaking panoramas and unique points of view, making it a place of high interest for tourist activities. The coast is characterized by long white sand beaches, dunes and lagoons, while the hinterland is made up of hills and mountains.
The island is famous for its crystal clear beaches and calm ocean, favorable climate, and a peaceful population who live in a peaceful and quiet way away from stress. In addition to blue skies, fresh and clean air and tropical landscapes, Boavista also offers the conditions to carry out various sports activities and to explore the island through organized and safe excursions.
Historically, Boavista was one of the first islands of the archipelago to be colonized by Europeans, especially the Portuguese. In 1593, the city of Rabil was founded, which became an important trading center for salt production and fishing. Over the following centuries, the island has undergone various cultural influences, including those of European settlers, African slaves and migrants from the other islands of the archipelago. Today it is a tourist destination and natural paradise for lovers of water sports, animals and holidays always in the sun.
The best time to travel to Cape Verde is from November to July, but to better understand when to go to Boavista, consult the weather page.