Boa Vista means “good view” in Portuguese and this name will certainly not disappoint you. The island got this peculiar name at the time of its discovery, a ship tossing in the waves reached the island and sailors who saw a mainland after a long time, reported happily to the captain: “Boa Vista” instead of usual “Land on the horizon”.
The island engages your attention by sands with white, fine sand and crystal clear water. There is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world on the island – Santa Monica. However other beaches such as Ponta Varadinha that lines rocks with mysterious caves or Cabo Santa Maria, Praia de Cheva. The beach in the south of the island is a paradise for tourists and water sports lovers. It is a protected bay that offers perfect conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Boa Vista offers ideal conditions for water sports such as yachting, scuba diving, surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, fishing and, of course, swimming.
Boa Vista has got the most beautiful coastline of all the Cape Verde islands. Unique white sandy beaches protected by sand dunes are situated only here.