Aldeia de Bofareira

Bofareira is a small village located 10 km east of the city of Sal Rei, on the island of Boavista, Cape Verde. With less than 200 inhabitants, Bofareira is a place that amazes the eyes of those who visit it. The village is known for the Feast of Our Lady of Peace, which takes place on August 3rd and sees the participation of several people from other areas, contributing to the preparation of various traditional dishes such as cachupa, capod stews, rice, and feijoadas.

In addition to religious celebrations, Bofareira is also home to sports and socio-cultural activities, with male and female 5-a-side football tournaments, games of old glories, and live music. The village still preserves championships of traditional games such as Bisca and Ouril/Uril, one of the oldest board games in the world, believed to have been invented in Ancient Egypt and widely practiced in Cape Verde.

While strolling through Bofareira, it is possible to visit the youth center with internet and training space, the social, cultural, and sports club, and the central square that invites to a good rest. Despite being a small city, the visitor cannot remain indifferent to the friendliness of the inhabitants. The tradition, culture, and hospitality of Bofareira make this place a unique experience for anyone visiting Boavista, offering an authentic taste of island life.



4 hours

On the road to the history and tradition of Boavista, the first stop is the terracotta factory of Rabil, the ancient Olarìa, where skilled artisans work the red earth by hand and create very nice statues. Leaving Rabil we turn towards the Viana desert, formed with the sands that the winds bring from Africa: you can slide down from the dunes and walk to “hear” the magical silence of this place. The tour continue on a road still made of cobblestones, towards the villages of the North: João Galego, Fundo das Figueiras and Cabeça dos Tarafes, very colourful, full of flowers and hospitable people.

From Cabeça the path take a black run, crossing a surreal landscape of volcanic stones, which leads to one of the highest points of Boavista: the Morro Negro lighthouse. Then go for a 10 minutes walk, where the view on the Atlantic Ocean is breathtaking. On the way back the path is the same, but by changing the direction and view, the emotions are also renewed.

From all hotels and Sal Rei:
Morning: 09:00 AM
Afternoon: 2:00 PM

RETURN: Expected return after about 4h.

Pick-up directly at the hotel or at your accommodation. Further details will be provided after booking.

EXCURSION PRICE (for the car)
1-2 pax 90€; 3-4 pax 120€

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