A LITTLE TINY ISLAND
Ilhéu de Sal Rei is an uninhabited islet near the coast of Boa Vista. It is located 1 km (0.6 miles) west of the island capital Sal Rei. Its area is 89 ha (0.34 sq mi) and its highest point is 27 m (88.6 ft).
The islet has exposed basaltic and limestone rock, and there are sandy beaches in sheltered areas. The entire islet is a natural monument. The headland Ponta de Espuma is the islet’s westernmost point. A narrow strait to its northeast separates it from Boa Vista island by 500 to 600 meters. On the southern tip of the island, the ruined Portuguese fort Duque de Bragança is situated.