A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
Cape Verde is the world third reserve for the number of Caretta Caretta turtle nests, after Omani and Florida. Boavista is the island where they nest more. The guided tours to observe the deposition of sea turtles take place at night from July to mid-October. August is the peak month of the spawning season.
The observation of the turtles contributes to the survival of these ancient creatures, showing to the inhabitants of the archipelago that a living turtle is worth more than a dead one. In fact, once they were very hunted and sold to the market for their bones and their meat. Unfortunately turtle eggs are still today a dish that is consumed illegally in some areas of the archipelago.