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.