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