IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE FABULOUS MARINE BIODIVERSITY OF BOAVISTA
Boavista offers several spots for snorkeling. Cape Verde is in the top 10 of the “Hot Spots” for coral biodiversity, even if there are no real coral reefs, there are a number of sites rich in coral varieties. Gatas Bay, on the NE coast of Boa Vista, perfectly combines natural conditions for both coral development and safe snorkeling.
“Gatas” refers to the local name of the little nurse shark (a species not dangerous for humans). Aggregations of these shark species occur in this area during the summer. The coral community found in this bay is characterized by hermetic hard coral species that support a particular diversity of marine life. Sal-Rei bay is also excellent for snorkeling, as it has shallow seabed and weak currents.
Here is a list of the species that can be encountered: marine species