Day trip

Boa Vista Island: Full-day Caves, Dunes & Santa Monica Beach

4.6 / 5

5 reviews

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours
Day trip

Boa Vista Island: Full-day Caves, Dunes & Santa Monica Beach

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

From US$ 92.31 per person

Explore the highlights of Boa Vista on this full-day tour. Dip into the waters at Santa Monica Beach, see the village of Rabil, meet the locals in Povoacao Velha, and discover the Varandinha caves.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is the main entrance outside the hotel 10 minutes before the tour start time.
Private or small groups available


  • Chill out on the paradisiacal Santa Monica Beach
  • Visit Cabo de Santa Maria Shipwreck, a a postcard of Boa Vista Island
  • Discover the wonders and secrets carved behind the Varandinha limestone caves
  • Visit Rabil, the second-largest village in Boa Vista
Full description
After being picked up, drive to Rabil where you will meet the locals, visit the main church and see a local handicraft production. Next, head towards Povoação Velha and get to know the atmosphere of the oldest settlement on the island. Continue to Santa Monica beach, considered the most beautiful beach of the archipelago and one of the most stunning beaches in the world. Swim in the turquoise waters and relax on the white sand. Take in the ride to Varandinha and discover the wonders and secrets carved behind these limestone caves. Learn how these natural wonders were formed by sea erosion and explore the area. Take a break for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Sal Rei, and enjoy the local cuisine before a drive to the Cabo Santa Maria Shipwreck. Hear of how this old boat has been stranded for 50 years and became a symbol of inspiration for local painters and photographers. The tour ends with a drop off at your accommodation.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Tour Guide
  • Liability insurance
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Shared Group Tour option is subject to a minimum of 2 participants. In the event that the minimum number is not met, we reserve the right to propose an alternative date; to charge an extra fee to run the tour privately or to cancel a customer's booking for a full refund.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Driver good, round trip as described. Great beach club for lunch, crayfish dinner. Otherwise no special efforts by the guide, subcontractor, didn't know that the Viana Desert was part of the program, but drove us there without hesitation. All in all a nice day.

May 1, 2022

A wonderful day in joy, good humor and under the sun! With a great guide at the top thank you very much for this beautiful day Ngiouga!

September 24, 2022

Wir wurden pünktlich abgeholt und hatten einen sehr netten Guide und Fahrer. Es war ein wunderschöner Ausflug.

March 12, 2023


Product ID: 411641