Chave Chimney

The Chimney Of Chaves was one of the only things that remained above the dunes of an old brick and tile factory located on Chaves beach, a structure at the level of the European technology of the time with opening at the beginning of this century.

The factory, which exported mainly to West African countries, closed its doors in 1928 for reasons as yet unknown. It employed several dozen people not only from Boa Vista but also from other islands.

With a high quality product, where it ended up over the years being buried by dunes, the chimney was the only one that remained, not letting people forget that it existed.

Another project that functioned in the same beach of keys linked to the art of weaving and pottery was initiated at the end of the 50s, with the name of school of pottery of keys, but ended up extinguished due to the independence movement.

EXCURSIONS THAT PASS HERE

QUAD MORRO DE AREIA

2 hours

This route is very simple but absolutely characteristic: the excursion passes between the beaches and dunes towards the west.

Once you reach the “endless” beach of Morro de Areia, the quad bike tour goes along the seashore to the old chimney of the brick factory in Chave.

The route then heads towards the small town of Rabil, passing through the dunes and the natural salt pan, keeping the sea behind. Here there will be a small stop in the village center for a snack or to buy local souvenirs. At the end of the tour, if you want, you can stop for a short swim at Chaves Beach.

The excursion is also suitable for children, from 7 years. No special technical knowledge is required, and the excursion ends where it started.

DEPARTURES (every day):
– Hotel Iberostar: 14:15
– Hotel Riu Touareg/Palace: 14:30
– Hotel Royal Horizon and Sal Rei: 14:30
– Hotel Marine Club: 14:40
– Hotel Riu Karamboa and Chaves: 14:45

RETURN: Expected after about 3h.

TRANSPORT INCLUDED: Pick-up or bus directly at the hotel or in the city. Further details will be provided after booking.

EXCURSION PRICE:
€70 double motorbike (2 people)
€60 single motorbike (1 person)

QUAD SOUTH TOUR

4 hours

It starts from the small town of Sal-Rei, where a brief briefing is given. By quad, you take the dirt road that leads to the oldest town of Boavista, Povoação Velha, in which there is a small stop. After visiting the small village we leave to go to the beautiful beach of Santa Monica, driving inside paths surrounded by acacias, in a river bed, where the stop is about 30 minutes, just the time for a nice bath in Cape Verde’s longest beach.

After having cooled off, we set off again along the beach to the caves of Varandinha, another marvellous beach, to take some photos and explore the natural cavities of the east part of the island. The last stop is the promontory of Morro de Areia, one of the most beautiful beaches in Africa, where the dunes dive into the ocean.

The excursion is also suitable for children, from 7 years. No special technical knowledge is required and the excursion ends where it started.

2 POSSIBLE DEPARTURES (every day):
– Iberostar: 08:15 / 13:20
– Riu Touareg: 08:00 / 13:30
– Royal Horizon – Sal Rei: 08:30 / 13:30
– Marine Club: 08:40 / 13:40
– Riu Karamboa, Palace, Chaves: 08:45 / 13:45

RETURN: Expected after about 5h.

TRANSPORT INCLUDED: Pick-up or bus directly at the hotel or in the city. Further details will be provided after booking.

EXCURSION PRICE:
€90 double motorbike (2 people)
€75 single motorbike (1 person)

TOUR SOUTH BY 4X4

4-8 hours

The tour starts with a walk on the dunes of Praia de Chaves that dive into the ocean. From here the track of land that, flanking the coast with a wonderful panorama, leads to Praia de Varandinha, destination for extreme kiters and birdwatchers. A couple of km away is the oldest village of Boavista, Povoaçao Velha, and some still intact houses built with hand-made earthen bricks and thatched roofs bear witness to this.

We continue towards Santa Monica, considered the most beautiful beach of the archipelago, 11 km of white desert sand. Here you can have lunch, sunbathe and swim in a lovely bar / restaurant or simply relax in the hammock. It is a tour dedicated to the most beautiful beaches on the island.

The excursion is also suitable for children. The private tour in pick-up takes up to 8 people (with 2 cars). Full day tour allows more time on the beach. No special technical knowledge is required, and the excursion ends where it started.

2 POSSIBLE DEPARTURES (every day)
From all hotels and Sal Rei:
Morning: 09:00 AM
Afternoon: 02:00 PM

RETURN: Expected after about 4h (half day) and 8h (full day)

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

EXCURSION PRICE (for the car)
1-4 people € 90; 5-8 people € 180 (half day)
1-4 people € 120; 5-8 people € 240 (full day)


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