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Boa Vista

It’s a land full of contrasts, the one fitting in the 620 square kilometers long island that the Portuguese first called São Cristóvão, and then named Boa Vista, in honor of the wonders awaiting those who visit it. In the windward islands of Cape Verde, as the easternmost point of the archipelago that sits closest to the African continent, Boa Vista has its highest point in Pico d’Estância, around 390 meters high. From above, one can spot the landscape bouncing between the dunes – the reason why it is also known as the island of the dunes – and the waves of the sea – Boa Vista has the largest, most secret and luxuriant beaches of Cape Verde.

On the one hand, you will see an earthy tone scenery, mostly because of the Viana Desert, a miniature Sahara, which was formed due to the Harmattan winds that have been blowing for centuries. On the other hand, you will find the opulence of the turquoise waters of the Atlantic. But prior to enjoying the wonders of the coast, take some time to visit Sal-Rei, the capital of Boa Vista, where you can follow the trace of the colonial heritage.