Excursions – What to do and what to see in Boavista

From its magnificent beaches to the most beautiful dunes of the Viana Desert, the island of Boavista is an enchanted pearl in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It is for this reason that on this page we offer several options for adventure and adrenaline that can make your vacation very enjoyable and as much fun as possible.

Below, you will find diversified activities and services offered by different companies in these sectors, so that you can visit the various tourist spots on the island on trips to stunning places with complete safety and fun. Choose where to go and what places you are most interested in seeing and visiting, following organized or adventurous tracks. In Boa Vista it is good to get lost in romantic walks and immerse yourself in the wild nature of Cape Verde, as there are no wild animals (dangerous or poisonous). Each season has its attractions. Choose when to come to Boavista by comparing the excursions listed here and the seasons, but in case you have any doubt, come whenever you like as the sun is shining all year round.

Note: Always seek information from reliable sources and avoid services from non-certified companies. All activities proposed here are from official sources, followed by specialized and certified tourism agencies and trusted professionals. Have a good time!

WHEN TO GO TO BOA VISTA

WINTER

There is no real winter in Cape Verde. Boavista is windier between December to March with temperatures around 19º to 25º. This is the ideal time for water sports. With the sky always clear, the sun heat greatly mitigates the effect of the wind. Winter is recommended for surfing, kitesurfing or windsurfing, which are quite popular on the island.

SPRING

Time of the year that is typically associated with the revival of terrestrial flora in various places in the world, differs in Cape Verde, especially in Boavista, which has a more arid climate. On the island, spring comes with the arrival of the North Atlantic humpback whales that can be seen on the half-day catamaran excursions.

SUMMER

In summer the island of Boavista is a paradise for sea turtles. The Caretta Caretta turtles come to lay their eggs on the beach where you can see them at night on organized tours or sometimes, even on quad or 4WD. The heat is not excessive, but beware of sunburn!

AUTUMN

It is a humid period on the Cape Verde archipelago: some days it rains just a few hours, and after this event the island becomes lush and completely green rapidly. There is no thermal shock between day and night, but the wind is variable.

viana desert boavistaViana desert the golden dunes of Viana desert the golden dunes of

whale watching boavistaWhale watching come to see the humpback whales Whale watching come to see the humpback whales

Stargazing BoavistaStargazing an amazing experience in the desert Stargazing an amazing experience in the desert

turtles boavistaTurtle watching a night trip to see turtles nesting Turtle watching a night trip to see turtles nesting

boat trip boavistaBoat trip come aboard a wonderful sailing ship Boat trip come aboard a wonderful sailing ship

quad excursion boavistaQuad tour a ride through the island Quad tour a ride through the island

snorkeling boavistaSnorkeling explore the marine life Snorkeling explore the marine life

Santa Monica BoavistaSanta Monica the longest beach in Cape Verde Santa Monica the longest beach in Cape Verde

fishing grill boavistaFishing & Grill catch your lunch Fishing & Grill catch your lunch

island tour boavistaTour of the island to visit the whole island Tour of the island to visit the whole island

buggy boavistaBuggy tour a funny adventure around the island Buggy tour a funny adventure around the island