Boa Vista, Cape Verde

We’ve chosen the island of Boa Vista, because the beaches are some of the best we’ve seen in all our years of travelling. Vast sand dunes lie behind the beaches, with volcanic slopes rising to the greener interior. The cobbled streets of Sal Rei have a laid-back charm, but it’s the sea and the sand that are Boa Vista’s best selling points.

Please note a tourist visa is required for travel to Cape Verde. Friendship Travel will supply this and the £25 charge is included in your holiday cost. A tourist tax of €2.50 per night is also required and must be paid directly to the hotel reception on arrival.

Iberostar Club Boa Vista

The Club Boa Vista which has now been upgraded to five star, offers an unbeatable beachfront location and outstanding value for money. It’s a low-rise, colourful holiday village set right on Areja de Chaves beach, with the Atlantic Ocean rolling in just a few yards away.

There’s a large free-form pool to enjoy and a whole host of activities on offer, from aerobics to Pilates, archery and rifle shooting, boules, beach volleyball and step classes. The watersports (weather permitting) include catamaran sailing, windsurfing and snorkelling. Kite surfing is also popular on the island, taking advantage of the Atlantic breezes, which are pretty strong.

(As of October 2022 the a la carte restaurant is not included in the all-inclusive package, you need to pay extra if you wish to dine here).

Your Room

Escape the hustle and bustle and open the doors of your terrace onto a completely different world full of new and exotic sounds. Turn your stay in Cape Verde into one of the most magical and relaxing you’ve ever had.

The rooms are set in colour-washed bungalows behind the beach, each with a little garden and decorated in contemporary style with colourful African accents. Each room has two beds set side-by-side-and each also has an ensuite shower room. You can upgrade to a side sea view room from £10 per night.

Hotel Facts

  • 273 rooms
  • 5-star All-inclusive package
  • Daily entertainment
  • 4 Bars, 2 Restaurants
  • Watersports*
  • WiFi

*Charge payable locally

  • Beauty Centre
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safe*
  • Satellite TV
  • Hairdryer


The Cape Verde islands are located off the coast of Portugal and northern Africa and due to this location have good weather in the winter months. This little string of islands has spectacular beaches and turquoise seas and is not crowded with mass developments and thousands of tourists. With the location on the Atlantic there are suitable conditions for various water sports including windsurfing and kite surfing.

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