Where is Cape Verde’s Boa Vista Island?
Boa Vista, the third-largest island in Cape Verde, is an idyllic destination for beach and water enthusiasts. Surrounded by lunar-like volcanic landscapes and sand dunes, Boa Vista boasts 55 km of white beaches surrounded by emerald green water.
Where to Stay on Boa Vista
Sal Rei, the capital of Boa Vista, is a picturesque colonial town that houses both the international airport and old port. Along its cobbled streets you’ll find various cafes, restaurants and bars set amidst vibrant buildings inspired by Cape Verdean architecture.
What to Eat in Boa Vista
Boa Vista’s traditional cuisine draws upon West African and Portuguese influences, creating dishes that are fresh and incredibly flavourful. Popular dishes include fried moreia eel with garlic sauce, shrimp in garlic wine sauce, laps (a stew made of mussels and peppers) and lobster cooked in red sauce.
Where to Drink in Boa Vista
Caffe del Porto, Caffe Cocoa Bar and Wakan Bar are the top places for sampling delicious cocktails. Cabana Tropical Bar & Grill also has an excellent atmosphere with great drinks and live music events. For something different, Wakan Bar is situated close by next to the harbor while Cabana Tropical Bar & Grill provides great cuisine alongside a tropical atmosphere.
Where to Shop in Boa Vista
For souvenirs or other local goods, Sal Rei market is worth visiting. Here you’ll find everything from vibrant batiks to intricate wood figures carved with care. The market is open daily from 08:00 AM to 17:00 PM.