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Boa Vista (Meaning 'good view' in Portuguese') is an island in the east of the Island country Cape Verde. It is known for its marine turtle beaches, sand dunes and peaceful beaches. Boa Vista is a flat Island, and located only 445 kilometres off the West coast of Africa. The island has two feels to it, one which remains based on agriculture and salt collection, and the other based on farming and tourist establishments.

 

Boa Vista (Meaning 'good view' in Portuguese') is an island in the east of the Island country Cape Verde. It is known for its marine turtle beaches, sand dunes and peaceful beaches. Boa Vista is a flat Island, and located only 445 kilometres off the West coast of Africa. The island has two feels to it, one which remains based on agriculture and salt collection, and the other based on farming and tourist establishments.

The food in Boa Vista is a fruity mix of African spices, Portuguese meats and Brazilian influences in dishes. The seafood served in Boa Vista is always fresh, from lobster to octopus and other fresh catches. There are several restaurants to choose from, including pizzerias and tapas bars.

British nationals require a visa to enter Cape Verde.

British passport holders travelling to Cape Verde can for a fee (cash notes), obtain a visa, valid for 30 days, for entry into Cape Verde from customs on landing at any of the international airports in Cape Verde.

Location of Boa Vista

Key Facts

  • Language: Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese
  • Currency: Cape Verde Escudo
  • Time Difference from UK: -1
  • Flight time: 5-6 hours
  • When to go: Year-Round