Excursions - What to do and what to see in Boavista

From its magnificent beaches to the most beautiful dunes of the 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 holiday 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. Decide 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!


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.

Recommended excursions in winter

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.

Recommended excursions in spring

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!

Recommended excursions in summer

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.

Recommended excursions in autumn