Morro Negro

In the heart of the Atlantic, on the island of Boa Vista in Cape Verde, there is a place that has captured the imagination of many travelers: the Morro Negro Lighthouse. This lighthouse, located at the easternmost point of the archipelago, represents Cape Verde’s closest stronghold to the African continent. Its majestic presence stands tall like a lighthouse, both literally and metaphorically, guiding travelers through the crystal-clear waters of the ocean.

As you approach, the central oasis of Fonte Vicente welcomes you with its imposing baobab trees, ancient giants that seem to tell stories of ancient times. These green giants are a symbol of strength and longevity, offering a refreshing shade to visitors who wish to rest under their thick branches.

Not far away, the abandoned village of Curral Velho whispers stories of a bygone era. This once thriving village now lies in silence, but its ruins speak of a community that once thrived here. Walking through its deserted streets, you can almost hear the echoes of laughter and songs that once filled the air.

For nature lovers, the natural salt pans and Ervatao Beach offer an unparalleled experience. While the salt pans shimmer under the sun, reflecting a thousand shades of white and blue, Ervatao Beach invites you to take long walks on its golden sand, with the ocean gently caressing your feet.

The road to reach the lighthouse is an adventure not to be missed. Passing through the picturesque villages of the north and Fundo das Figueiras, you will find yourself immersed in a kaleidoscope of colors, with brightly painted houses and blooming gardens. And as you travel along the “californiana” road, with its red soil and breathtaking landscape, you will feel as if you are journeying down a road that leads to paradise.

The Morro Negro Lighthouse is a journey through the history, culture, and natural beauty of Boa Vista. So, put on your hiking shoes, grab your camera, and get ready to discover one of Cape Verde’s hidden treasures. And remember, every step you take on the island brings you closer to a story, an adventure, and a memory that you will carry with you forever.



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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