Nature of Boavista

Boavista, the easternmost of the islands in the Cape Verde archipelago, situated about 500 km from the African continent (from Senegal), is a place that both enchants and surprises. With an area of 630 square kilometers, a pentagonal shape, and dimensions reaching 31 km north-south and 29 km east-west, the island offers a unique experience for nature lovers.

It is composed of sedimentary rocks with eruptive outcrops in the Rabil and Fundo das Figueiras areas, and is overall quite flat. The Pico d’Estancia, at 390 meters, is the highest point on the island. Boavista’s nature is unspoiled, and its flora, though arid, is a hidden treasure with endemic species such as the dragon tree and the Cape Verdean date palm.

Among the vegetation, the date palm prevails, a species of palm with three or six trunks protruding from the same base. The island hosts a variety of endemic birds, geckos, fish like tuna and barracuda, and marine mammals such as dolphins and orcas. The beaches are famous for sea turtles.

Boavista offers geological and natural contrasts, with golden beaches, deserts reminiscent of the Sahara, and historical wrecks like the Cabo Santa Maria ship. Filled with dunes that give it a lunar landscape, the island features 55 km of beautiful white-sand beaches with emerald green water, characteristics that make Boavista an exceptional tourist destination.

Every element of the island, from its resilient flora to its abundant marine fauna, tells a story of resilience and beauty. Boavista is not just a tourist destination; it is a place of discovery and connection with nature, a unique destination for nature lovers, offering a combination of flora, fauna, and geological landscapes that narrate a story of resilience and beauty.

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