Adam Foster photography

A collection of photos from amateur photographer Adam Foster

Boa Vista, Cape Verde

by Adam Foster on 30th June '13
shipwreck of the Cabo Santa Maria

The shipwreck of the Cabo Santa Maria, Boa Vista, Cape Verde

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.

4x4 Island tour of cape verde

4×4 convoy on a island tour of cape verde

Stray dog on the beach, Boa Vista Island

Stray dog on the beach, Boa Vista Island

Cape Verde Pottery

A small pottery making turtle souvenirs for tourists

Green hatch window

Green hatch window on a house in Sal Rei

Sand Dunes, Cape Verde

Sand Dunes, the majority of the Island is sane.

Fundo das Figueiras

The local community in Fundo das Figueiras

Church of Saint John Baptist, Fundo das Figueiras

Church of Saint John Baptist, Fundo das Figueiras

Wodern table foosball

Wodern table foosball out side a bar in Fundo de Figueiras

Turtle bar in Fundo de Figueiras

Turtle bar in Fundo de Figueiras

Quad bike tour, Cape Verde

Quad bike tour of the Island

Boa Vista Sand Dunes

More sand dunes

Rocks and sand dunes

Rocky formations in the sands of Boa Vista Island

Ocean beach turtles

Spotting turtles in the ocean a short walk from our hotel

The shipwreck of the Cabo Santa Maria

The shipwreck of the Cabo Santa Maria, Cape Verde

Sunbrella at Clubhotel Riu Karamboa beach

Sunbrella at Clubhotel Riu Karamboa beach

Stray dog Riu Karamboa Cape Verde

I befriended most of the stray dogs on the island.

4x4 offroad tour Boa Vista

4×4 offroad tour Boa Vista

Donkey Clubhotel Riu Karamboa

A wild donkey drinking from the shower at Clubhotel Riu Karamboa

Lifeguard tower at Clubhotel Riu Karamboa beach

Lifeguard tower at Clubhotel Riu Karamboa beach

Adam Foster

Me, enjoying the beach

Sand buggies at Santa Monica beach

Sand buggies at Santa Monica beach

Ship wreck, Cabo Santa Maria

Ship wreck, Cabo Santa Maria

Mountain peak Boa Vista

A mountain peak, taken while on our 4×4 tour

Building wreck Boa Vista

Building wreck, taken while on a quad tour of the island