Cape Verde is an archipelago in the Atlantic 385 mi (500 km) west of Senegal. These once uninhabited islands were first discovered by the ancient Phoenicians, then later colonized and exploited by the Portuguese, beginning in the 15th century.
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Boa Vista, the island hidden in everyone of us, a private and intimate place to discover and to tresure forever. Your holidays on island of Boa Vista - Cape Verde or Cabo Verde will be unforgettable.
The Saharan island with miles of sand dunes, sprinkled with a few oases. Its fine beaches have yet to attract many bathers. Offshore wrecks includethe Cecilia (Italy's Titanic) and galleons containing gold coins.
It has one of the largest turtle breeding grounds in the world for loggerhead, hawksbill, leatherback and green turtles. They land in summer to breed.
The island of Boa Vista has a surface of 620 Km2 and it is the third largest island of the Archipelago Cape Verde. Similarly to the island of Sal, it is flat. The Peak of Estância is the highest point of the island measuring about 390 metres. It is covered with white sand dunes.
Oases of date palms are found here and there, and are the typical vegetation of the island. Boa Vista has 55 Km of white sand beaches and crystal clear water.