A collection of photos from a relaxing break in Boa Vista, Cape Verde; a small country of islands off the West Coast of Africa. Boa Vista is Cape Verde’s third largest island.
We stayed for 10 nights at the Clubhotel Riu Karamboa, just south of Boa Vista’s capital Sal Rei and only a short distance from Rabil Airport.
Boa Vista is a small, beautiful Island. Home to long sandy beaches, turtles and sand dunes. Unfortunately we missed the turtle nesting season, but did get to see turtles swimming in the waters around the hotel.
We spent most of the trip relaxing on the beach fully embracing the locals ‘no stress’ way of life. A 4×4 off-road tour of the Island gave us a glimpse of the local communities, visiting local bars, cafes and churches. The highlight was the Cabo Santa Maria shipwreck, a transport ship that ran aground on the Island back in 1968.
Our final day was spent racing over the sand dunes, off road tracks and torturous cobblestone roads on quad bikes. We saw plenty of the island and had time for swim at the incredible Santa Maria beach.