Things to do in Boa Vista

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  • Lucy A
    21 contributions
    A must visit beach if you're in Boa Vista! Absolutely beautiful - one of the best beaches I have seen!
    Written 26 September 2022
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  • H16KSY
    Lancaster, UK309 contributions
    Great bar, 500yds South of Riu Palace….lovely walk….great sunsets and fantastic ambience….very good staff , whole place is nice a quirky!!!
    Written 11 November 2022
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  • Malou B
    Aarhus, Denmark7 contributions
    Most beautiful beach I have ever seen. Visit the little café just by the water. Delicious food and good cocktails
    Written 13 November 2022
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  • Scene-set
    Wokingham, UK1,268 contributions
    Not something we see very often - a mini desert only a few kilometres from where we were staying on the island.

    Beautiful untouched (apart from our jeep and a few quad bikes) sand dunes.

    A must visit if you are visiting Boa Vista!
    Written 7 March 2020
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  • Helen S
    Sandiway, UK6 contributions
    What a find, the story of the Islands and the dedication of the family to build the museum is fascinating and humbling. Well worth a visit!
    Written 9 October 2022
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  • Titanic69
    Grantham, UK68 contributions
    Enjoyed the history of the area and how the wreck had changed over 50 years. Needs to be tidied and people to leave less rubbish.
    Written 14 July 2022
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  • David D
    Devon, UK18,559 contributions
    Sunday 14th November and we visited the Southwestern side of the Island on our Quad Zone Tour.

    Travelling along the coast we visited a number of spectacular beaches and this one was no exception. It is located between Praia de Santa Monica and Praia Varadinho.

    We zipped across the amazing dunes ending up on the beach where we parked up. We clambered up and down the massive white sand dunes ending up at the sea with it's crystal clean water and crashing waves.

    We did stop briefly, again, at a viewpoint, from here we had a panoramic view along the beach, dunes, the ocean and mountainous background.

    There are no facilities on the beach, including sunloungers and umbrellas so it remains totally unspoilt, simply beautiful.
    Written 6 January 2022
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  • Forklift
    UK34 contributions
    We took a full day and a half day private trip. Both excellent value with a very informative and careful driver guide. Booked at the office in the main square in Sal Rei. Good information given prior to booking. Very pleased with the route, lunch and all stops. Highly recoment
    Written 27 February 2018
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  • David D
    Devon, UK18,559 contributions
    Wednesday 17th November and we walked from our Hotel, Riu Karamboa, along the beach to Sal Rei.

    Along the way we visited a number of beaches, however this is the last one and is alongside Sal Rei, with Praia Carlota to south.

    There were a number of bars along the beach, sadly some of the bars were closed and falling into disrepair. Those that were open provided sunbeds, loungers and umbrellas for their guests.

    Other visitors chose to spread their mats and towels along the dunes or on the white sand

    For those more active visitors seeking thrills and excitement there is kite and wind surfing as well as diving.

    There is always something to catch the eye here, perhaps it is an unusual piece of driftwood, a sand sculpture or even great views across to Ilheu de Sal Rei.

    Dotted along the Beach are a plethora of misshaped stones, we found some that we thought resembled a variety of animals, it was fun and interesting just looking at them.
    Written 7 January 2022
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  • Zuzka
    Velke Mezirici, Czech Republic13 contributions
    The chapel is recently reconstructed and very nice, with moving backstory abut jewish trader who had it built for his christian wife, but to get here, you need to travel by bad roads and the area around is rough, so take good shoes,
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • David D
    Devon, UK18,559 contributions
    Sunday 14th November and we were on a quad bike tour of the south west region of the Island.

    We had been to visit the amazing Santa Monica Beach, our first stop, we then sped across the dunes to our next port of call which was here.

    Having been here before we did not think that we could be impressed by here again, however, when we arrived we were amazed, once more, by what we saw.

    Astounding rock formations and caves, which had been sculpted by nature and the elements over the centuries, were along the beach.

    We clambered over the rocks and walked into the caves in total amazement at these wonderful structures.

    This is another beautiful beach with white sand and turquoise sparkling sea, however the rocks and caves are the main attraction here.

    As the current and waves were not as powerful here as at Santa Monica Beach, it was possible for us to have a swim here.
    Written 19 November 2021
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  • David D
    Devon, UK18,559 contributions
    This stretch of glorious white sand with crystal clear waters is located, along the coast between Praia Carlota to the North and Praia de Chaves to the South. It is also where Riu Palce Boa Vista and Riu Karamboa hotels are, we spent two weeks at the Karamboa, from 9th to 23rd November. We were regular visitors to this beach, spent many enjoyable hours here.

    At times this beach is referred to as Praia de Chaves, presume this is for administrative purposes, understandable as it sits at the tail end of that beach. However it is a beach with it's name and identity.

    For ease of identification we assumed the the beach commenced at Chaminie de Chaves at the south and ended at Praia Carlota to the north. When climatic conditions are aligned the beaches of Praia das Dunas and Carlota are separated by a river flowing between the two. When we walked here there was no river but the lagoon/river was visible at the back of the beach.

    Chaminie de Chaves is the remains of an old brick factory, its chimney is a beacon along the beach. There is a really nice bar/restaurant there.

    As there are no facilities along the beach, the hotels provide sunloungers and static umbrellas for their guests. There are showers when re-entering the Hotel. The beach did appear to be rather exclusive for Riu Hotel guests.

    As the Hotel (Karamboa) was on the beach it was very easy to walk to the Praia Aqua Bar, for drinks to take to the beach. Or to have lunch at the informal Las Dunas Restaurant.

    This is a great area for walking or strolling, exit the hotel and turn right and walk to Sal Rei, it takes about an hour. Fancy a shorter walk then turn left and head for Chaminie de Chaves, about twenty-five minutes away.

    Also on the beach, towards Praia Carlota is Scuba Caribe, were it is possible to book, diving, snorkeling and boat tours, all subject to the weather.

    There is also a Lifeguard on duty along the beach. It is important that visitors carefully follow their instructions and only swim when they are on duty. At times the current, waves and tide can be extremely strong. Lifeguard lookout posts along the beach were rather imposing.
    Written 5 January 2022
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  • Rob R
    Tredegar, UK1,312 contributions
    You will see this from the nearby RUI hotels and the airport. It is a chimney which is the only thing standing from a once thriving pottery factory in the late 19th century early 20th century. Worth a look just off the beach and very photogenic landmark.
    Written 19 November 2021
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  • David D
    Devon, UK18,559 contributions
    Friday 5th July and we visited Sal Rei, the main City in Boa Vista. While we were there we visited this small Church which is located by the main square. It is not difficult to find as there is not a lot in Sal Rei.

    Sadly when we were there the Church was closed and we could not go in. Don't like to say anything negative about any religious place, but this Church was a bit dilapidated and run down, in keeping with the rest of Sal Rei.
    Written 6 July 2019
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