The island closest to the African continent, Boa Vista, covered with peachy dunes, stark plains and small oases, appears like a lunar landscape. In contrast, the island has fifty-five kilometres of stunning white beaches and emerald green water.
Though the island offers incredible windsurfing, it’s the desert like interior attracting visitors who are keen to go off-roading.
Opposite the island's capital, the city of Sal-Rei, stands an islet of the same name with vestiges of the historic fort Duque de Bragança. Walking along the beach of Chave, you will arrive at Rabil, which in the past was the most important town on the island. Here you can visit the church of S.Roque, the oldest on Boa Vista, and also an appealing pottery factory.
Feast on a variety of fish and seafood. Lagostada, a dish of patella, lepadi and crabs makes for a mouth-watering gastronomic dinner. Try the famous fish soup and the castrato broth, both will delight the most experienced gourmet.