Boa Vista Island Culture & history

Our most recommended Boa Vista Island Culture & history

Boa Vista: Viana Desert Quad Bike Adventure

1. Boa Vista: Viana Desert Quad Bike Adventure

The day begins with pickup from your hotel. Head to the first stop of the tour, Rabil, the second most populated village on Boa Vista Island. Visit a ceramic factory to learn about the ancient art of pottery as well as Olaria, one of the few forms of local craftsmanship. Depart from Rabil and cross the palm-lined oasis towards the Viana Desert. Learn about how the desert started forming in the 1980s and has continued to grow due to trade winds that bring sand from the Sahara and Mauritania. Feel the wind in your hair and the adrenaline pump through your body on a thrilling ride across the sand dunes on your quad bike. Continue the tour to Bofareira, a small and sleepy village on the north side of the island, before enjoying a break at Cape Santa Maria to see the shipwreck. Next, drive to Sal Rei city, for a short break followed by a ride along the old cobblestone road to Fatima Church. Admire this recently renovated church while taking in the breathtaking view of the stunning sandy coves that surround you. At the end of an unforgettable day, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation.

Boa Vista Island: Full-Day Wild Beaches & Viana Desert Tour

2. Boa Vista Island: Full-Day Wild Beaches & Viana Desert Tour

Discover Boa Vista's natural beauties on a full-day northeastern tour with an expert guide. Start your journey with pickup from your accommodation and drive towards the Fonte Vicente Oasis. Here, discover unspoiled nature, learn about the local fauna from your guide, and observe fruit trees such as the fig, almond, tamarind, and an exotic baobab tree. Move on to the ghost fishing village of Curral Velho, a settlement that was abandoned due to endless drought and pirate attacks. Learn the local history and explore its former salt mine, followed by a beautiful off-road trip to the wild beach of João Barrosa and Ervatão beach, the most important spawning point for loggerhead sea turtles. Here, weather permitting, swim into its beautiful turquoise waters before a lunch break in a local atmosphere at Fundo de Figueiras. Finally, venture into the Viana Desert, one of Cape Verde's seven wonders, a must-see when visiting Boa Vista Island. Walk along the sands and admire the incredible landscape with over 10 km of fabulous white sand dunes.

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What people are saying about Boa Vista Island

A fantastic journey to discover the wonders of Boa Vista. The flagship is certainly the ship stranded in 1968, which is located near a wonderful beach where you can cool off after the first part of the journey. First part which consists of visiting an old craft workshop, where you can admire the ceramic works and be able to buy some souvenirs; and then, a passage through the desert dunes, so suggestive. Finally, stop at the recently renovated chapel of Our Lady of Fatima, also positioned on a wonderful landscape. Finally, short tour of Sal Rei and return. The guides, who were 2 to be able to speak the languages of the 2 groups present, were very nice, friendly, helpful and precise in their explanations during the various stages. Unfortunately, the journey is a bit uncomfortable as it is dirt roads, but the tour is highly recommended.

It was an extremely beautiful but also demanding tour. Professionally run with great scenic highlights. Highlights were the dunes and the shipwreck. You can only recommend the tour unreservedly.

We did the expedition with Ndiouga Fame who is really a guide that we recommend. He made this expedition original, interesting and full of memories. Thanks to him.

I recommend, magnificent quad excursion with stops in magnificent places. Super nice guide. Nothing better to visit the island

Magical landscapes, top organization! We loved it !