Joao Galego, who together with Fundo Das Figueiras and Cabeça Dos Tarafes, form the so-called northern zone, all belonging to the parish of São João Batista. with about 800 inhabitants where agriculture and cattle raising are the main activity in the area. The bet on agriculture is quite strong, not only are they autonomous but also to supply the island with basic food products, at least 3 times a week they travel to the city of Sal Rei to sell the products on the market, or by advertising to their customers in their cars the arrival of products for sale, cheese is also a product widely traded by people from the north. A mark of the locality of João Galego.The São João Batista festival is held in June, promoting various cultural, sports and recreational activities.
EXCURSIONS THAT PASS HERE
HALF DAY MORRO NEGRO BY 4x4
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.
2 POSSIBLE DEPARTURES (every day):
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€
Welcome to the Boavista Cachupa Culinary Tour! Experience cooking Cape Verde’s traditional dish, cachupa, and savor it in a delightful lunch. Our team will pick you up from your Sal-Rei accommodation or hotel and take you to our cachupa preparation site, a local family home in the North Natural Park. Enjoy the scenic island views during the journey.
Upon arrival, our expert chefs will brief you on selecting ingredients, preparing the broth, and cooking cachupa. Get hands-on experience as our chefs guide you through the fun and interactive process. Once the cachupa is ready, enjoy a delicious lunch accompanied by live music. The whole family can partake in activities within the North Natural Park while the dish is being prepared. The price includes the cachupa cooking class, lunch, and round-trip transportation.
Learn to cook old-fashioned cachupa like a Cape Verdean and relish it in a flavoursome lunch. Reserve your spot now on this exciting culinary tour!
DEPARTURES (every Tuesday and Friday):
– Hotel Marine Club and Sal-Rei: 08:00h
– Hotel Riu Touareg: 08:20h
– Hotel Royal Horizon, Bravo Praia de Chave, Riu Karamboa, Riu Palace and Chave: 09:00h
RETURN: Expected after about 6h.
TRANSPORT INCLUDED: Pick-up directly at the hotel or in the city. Further details will be provided after booking.
Adults (from 18 years old): 70€
Children (from 12 years old): 40€
Infant (up to 11 years old): free