Boa Vista is the most unspoilt of the large Cape Verde islands. Get close-up to pristine nature as you enjoy surfing, sailing, and scuba diving.
Surf the Best Waves
25 degrees every day: it might just be a little too windy for the average tourist... But it sounds like paradise to a surfer. In fact, the world’s top (wind)surfers have discovered Cape Verde as the perfect training ground where they can ride some of the world’s best waves. Beginners can follow their example: on Boa Vista’s western cost, you will find several surf schools offering courses for beginners, budding professionals, and everyone in between. A popular hotspot is Bahia Beach since it offers an excellent combination of shallow water and waves. A short walk along the bay is where you will find the ‘Liowa Wave’, that causes that all-so-important adrenaline rush even in experienced surfers.
Standing Tall on the Sea
Easier than surfing, more flexible than sailing: stand-up paddle boarding is an easy way to get to know Boa Vista from the water. You will quickly learn the technique – then all you need is a waterproof backpack with snacks for on the go, and there is hardly anything in the way of a picnic in a deserted bay. With a bit of practice, you can even get to beaches that not a single road leads to during a several-hour-long tour, all the while enjoying the sight of paradisiacal tropical fish in the water beneath your feet. A popular route takes you around the small island of Sal Rei, that offers a unique view of the main town of Boa Vista.
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