Capeverdean summer dreams with Boa Vista: Holidays with an exotic touch
Arrival: with Charter Flight to Sal (SID)
Return Flight: Charter Flight from Boa Vista (BVC)
Day 1 – Arrival on Sal
As you approach the island of Sal, you catch glimpses of the turquoise sea and powdered white beaches. From the airport it is only a short drive to your accommodation in the seaside resort of Santa Maria. Barefoot in the sand and a swim in the balmy Atlantic waters – the day is yours! 2 nights in a family hotel with a small pool, a few minutes to the beach.
Day 2 – Holiday feeling
Relax or have a walk along the white sandy beach, a caipirinha in the beach bar for sunset and the holiday feeling is just perfect.
Day 3 – Mindelo on São Vicente
The island plane takes you to Mindelo, São Vicente – cultural capital of the Barlavento Islands. Let yourself drift through the colorful streets and enjoy the mixture of Europe, Africa and Brazil, which has merged here into the Creole culture. If you prefer, we can organize you a private city tour with guide. Take a refreshing dip on Laginha Beach and immerse yourself in the summer world of the locals.
Day 4 – Island tour SãoVicente
Today you will discover the island with your private local driver. You will enjoy the view from the highest elevation of São Vicente, visit a small fishing village and have a swim in the sheltered lagoon of Baía das Gatas. In the evening, the main square of Mindelo – the “Praça” – is full of life and you will always find a place with Cape Verdean live music.
Day 5 – Island Santo Antão
The ferry will take you in just one hour to the neighboring island of Santo Antão. On Santo Antão, life still works almost as it did one hundred years ago. Most of the island’s population lives from agriculture. On laboriously landscaped mountain terraces they grow tropical fruits and exotic vegetables. The panoramic road leads us to a mountain village, from where we walk to a small summit. The islands of São Vicente and Sao Nicolão seem to float like a mirage over the blue sea. The neighboring Cova Crater is a true caldera of volcanic origin. In a small village bar you will taste a typical Cape Verdean lunch. Dinner and overnight in a traditional style stone bungalow complex. The pool and the panoramic restaurant offer mountain views.
Day 6 – Fontainhas
Visit to the mountain village of Fontainhas, which hangs over the cliffs of the north coast like an eagle’s nest. From there you can do a walk or small hike – the choice is yours. Overnight today and tomorrow in the fishing village of Ponta do Sol. From here, the local fishermen still go to the sea with colorful painted boats Private accommodation with sea view from your room.
Day 7 – Free day in Ponta do Sol –
Day 8 – The Valley of Paul
Discover a highlight today, the green tropical Valley of Paul. Walk or hike on winding paths and paths, among thatched stone cottages, mango, sugarcane, papaya and coffee. In Paul, you are close to the local population and get authentic insights into the daily life and culture of the Cape Verdeans. Lunch in a restaurant with local products included. Dinner and 3 nights in Paul, in a picturesque eco-lodge with swimming pond or in a small hotel by the sea.
Day 9 – Free day in Paul
Ask your tourguide for tips if you feel like exploring the area or visiting a local “Grogue” production (cane brandy).
In the evening you will have a barbecue together with the capeverdean neighbors. It may also be danced. Pure Cape Verde!
Day 10 – the neighbour valley
walk or small hike with scenic views in a neighboring valley to gether with your local guide.
Day 11 – Ferry to São Vicente
Transfer to Porto Novo along the coastal road. The ferry brings you back to São Vicente. In Mindelo, you may have time to stroll through the city again, buy some music CDs or souvenirs or visit a Capoeira school.
Day 12 – Boa Vista Island After this eventful program, the island plane takes you to the beach island of Boa Vista. Some beautiful days by the sea are waiting for you!
Day 12 – 15 – Boavista
Beach – and still want more? How about
• an island tour in a small group and a family atmosphere. There are several routes to choose from. Just ask us.
• a 5-hour catamaran sailing trip along the coast, including snorkelling and delicious fish caught along the way?
• or a night out to see the Caretta turtles laying their eggs on the beach during the summer months?
Further activities on request
Day 15 – Goodbye Cabo Verde
With many pictures and new impressions of unforgettable experiences, maybe even new friendships, we’re off to our homeward journey. Goodbye, Cabo Verde!