Boa Vista Island

Geography

The island of Boa Vista, the easternmost of the Cape Verde islands, is about 500 km off the African coast, and is the third island of the archipelago in size, with an area of ​​620 km2. It has an almost circular shape, and a great predominance of beaches, especially on the West and Southwest coast. This fact, associated with areas of environmental interest, located from the north coast to the Southeast coast, gives it an enormous tourist potential.
Rainfall is usually very low, ranging from 75 mm to slightly more than 120 mm. Average annual temperatures are 24-25 ° C. The winds blow with relative intensity throughout the year, suffering a slight decrease during the summer. The average relative humidity rarely falls below 60% and is most often between 70 and 90%. the lowlands, being limited the mountainous system to small hills, being the highest point Monte Estancia, with 387 meters of altitude. The dunes can reach several meters in height, and because of their high landscape and ecological value, play a primordial role in the protection and conservation of the coast, with an important role against the erosion of the beaches, functioning as a reserve of sand for their protection.
The eastern part of the island is characterized by a large concentration of natural resources, such as sea turtle breeding populations, seabird colonies, dune fields, wetlands and associated fauna, coral colonies, unique fish species, , rare species of birds and millenary trees, such as calabaceira, fig-brava and almond tree, giving the island an enormous ecological value.
The strong trade winds that blow from the northeast, create a sand corridor that crosses practically all the zone west by what predominates, in this zone and the southwest of the island, low lands and extensive beaches. The western part of the island is devoted to conventional tourism, and to the east, for environmental values. It is in the western part that are the ZDTI.

Demography

According to the 2010 Census, the population of the island is 9,162 inhabitants, and of these, about 41% is rural population, although this one does not live agriculture. Given the extent of the island (it is the third largest island in extent), the population density is extremely low.
There is a majority of male population on the island (59.2%) due to female emigration, particularly to Italy. The population between 15 and 64 years old represents 71.4% of the total, with those under 15 years of age constituting 22.6% of the residents. The activity rate is 78.9% and the unemployment rate in 2010 was 5.7%.

Tourist potential and aptitudes

The general geographical characteristics of the island of Boa Vista, where the beaches are extensive and very suitable for bathing, especially on the west and south-west coast (with the exception of the ZDTI of Morro de Areia, which has a rocky coast with a sea area with a concentration of sharks and the possibility of articulation and complementarity of areas of environmental interest, which occupy the opposite side of the island from the north coast to the Southeast coast, give it a potential dominant profile of “family beach tourism” with an important component of “Environmental tourism”.
The environmental component which, in accordance with the principle of active protection, should have associated some capacity for housing, assumes its own attractiveness, given the growing interest in environmental issues. In addition, the environmental component will have a valuable and enriching role in the experience of conventional beach tourism.

Investment opportunities

In this page you will find information about the possibilities of investments in the island of Boa Vista: INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Área: 620 Km2
Population: 9.162
Greater urban center: Cidade de Sal Rei
Counties: Boa Vista
Group: Barlavento
Rainfall: 75mm / 120mm
Average annual temperature: 24º / 25º
Maximum lift: 387m, Monte Estância
Parishes: Santa Isabel e S.João Baptista
Populations: Rabil, Estância de Baixo, Bofareira, Cabeça dos Tarafes, Fundo das Figueiras, João Galego, Povoação Velha

DESCRIPTION

Boa Vista (also spelled Boavista) is an island in the Barlavento group of the archipelago of Cape Verde and to the east, distant only 455 km from the African coast.

Island of mornas, of Aristides Pereira, the first president of Cape Verde, and writers like Germano de Almeida (Camões 2018 prize), Boa Vista has the most extensive beaches in Cape Verde.

Many international operators have already chosen Boa Vista for its incredible economic and environmental potential.

The island’s international airport receives more than 40 weekly flights, originating in major European cities, with a volume of more than 250,000 annual tourists and an occupancy rate that exceeds 80% year-round!

Boa Vista is a fantastic paradise for your tourist investments! There is still a great availability of land for tourism projects.

Rui Cardoso Santos
Administrador Executivo
r.santos@sdtibm.cv
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Edna Tomar
Gestão de negócios
e.tomar@sdtibm.cv
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DATA FROM BOA VISTA

Source: INE - National Institute of Statistics

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BOAVISTA / SAL - COMPARED DATA

Source: INE - National Institute of Statistics

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BEST HOTEL MARKS IN BOAVISTA

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Announced

Boa Vista, which has more than half of the country’s white sand beaches, has also attracted substantial investment and expects to double the number of rooms by 2020:
– Meliá Hotels is opening its first resort in Boa Vista with 850 rooms under construction in early 2018.
– Expansions were made in 2016-17 of the Riu and Decameron properties.
– Barceló Hotels will start building in the first part of 2019.
– Boa Vista will also have its first resort with an 18-hole golf course in 2019.

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