Boa Vista Island

Travel to Boavista Island – Sun, Turquoise Seas & White Sand Beaches

With some 55 km of virgin white sand beaches and a turquoise-blue ocean lapping at its shores, Boavista has enough natural assets to attract travellers seeking watersports, sun, beach and relaxation for years to come.

Boavista is the closest island to the African coast and, although largely flat, barren and rock strewn, the island is covered with sand dunes which give it a distinctly lunar feel.

The highest point on the island is Pico d’Estância at only 390m. Volcanic formations do exist in Rabil and at Funda das Figueiras whilst typical vegetation includes numerous date palm trees.

With little of major interest to see on land other than a fairly barren landscape, Boavista is best described as an island for sun worshippers, watersports enthusiasts and day-dreamers, perfect for rest and relaxation. Scuba-divers in particular are drawn to the island by the many wrecks and reefs. It is also possible to hire bicycles, though the lack of shade and cobbled roads make for tough going.

  • A sunbather’s paradise with powder white soft sand!
  • Take an island tour by 4WD and discover deserted beaches
  • An island for watersports enthusiasts with excellent fishing, windsurfing and diving


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