Morro Negro

Morro Negro is a hill located near the east coast of Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde. Its elevation is 156 m. The nearest village is Cabeça dos Tarrafes , 5,5 km northwest. There is a lighthouse on the hill, the lighthouse was built around 1930. It is 12 meters high and its focal height is 163 meters. Its light range is 31 nautical miles (57 km; 36 miles).

In the same black hill location it forms a wide space covering the coast and an interior stretch parallel to it, along the entire eastern and southern flank of the island to Praia de Cruzinha Brito. It also covers an important marine area along its entire coastal area which corresponds to three nautical miles.

Lighthouse Morro Negro Boavista
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4h duration

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 colorful, 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 accomodation. Further details will be provided after booking.

EXCURSION PRICE (for the car)
€ 80 half day (max 4 people)
Payment on the spot, no upfront payment.