Similar to the islands of Sal and Maio,  
the climate and country­side of Boa  
Vista is also heavily marked by the dry,  
hot winds blowing from the Sahara.

The countryside, dominated by sand  
dunes, coconut plantations and date  
palms, is desert-like in the interior,  
whilst the white, sandy beaches that  
stretch for mile after mile make Boa  
vista one of the islands with the highest  
tourist deve­lo­pment poten­tial.

Sal Rei is the capital of the island. The  
life of the inhabitants is very simple and  
evolves essen­tially around the harbor.­
Once an island enjoying intensive fishing  
activity, Boavista struggles like the  
majority, compensated by the new salt-
extraction techni­ques.
New tourist class hotel units offer a high level of comfort,
providing visitors with excellent views of vast, sandy beaches.