Shine the spotlight on all-things Cape Verdean with an evening out at the Sodade House of Culture. You'll take a step back in time at the House of Memory, before tasting locally produced dishes and delicacies over a three-course dinner to the sound of traditional music.Kick off the night with a welcome drink crafted from all-local ingredients. Then, head upstairs to the House of Memory where you'll learn all about the history of the Portuguese colonial era with the aid of an audio guide. It's a great way to understand how the locals once lived.Once you've worked up an appetite, you'll sit down to a three-course meal. Try some of the nation's most famous dishes and sweet treats whilst you listen to some traditional music in the background. From local goat's cheese and vegetarian dishes to the fresh catch of the day – there's something for everyone on the menu.
Set sail around Sal Rei's bay and spend a morning or afternoon in search of a big catch. It doesn't matter if you're a first timer or a seasoned angler – you'll fall hook, line and sinker for this fishing experience in Boa Vista.With transport from your hotel all sorted, all you'll need is some sunblock and a sun hat to set off on your ideal morning or afternoon of fishing. You'll cruise out into the bay of Sal Rei, not too far, but far enough to get a good catch, and then the on-board equipment is all yours to use.Drop your line over the edge of the anchored boat, and wait for something to take the bait. It might be a grouper, parrotfish, sea bream, red mullet or even a moral eel. But fishing in the waters of Cape Verde will have you hooked, whether you're a beginner or pro.
It's all about immersing yourself in Cape Verde's colourful local culture on this 4x4 tour. You'll watch traditional Boa Vista dances in Cabeça dos Tarafes, visit Morro Negro lighthouse and see how catchupa stew is made at a family home. And along the way, you'll get to visit a turtle nesting site, too.
With a marine biologist on board, this whale-watching tour offers you a deeper experience. A welcome drink is served while you are briefed by the crew on whale watching, and the yacht navigates towards the pod of whales. As well as watching the whales in the ocean, you'll be able to listen to recordings and hydrophone demonstrations. There's on board refreshments, too
Combine sailing and snorkelling to make this a boat cruise with a difference. You'll drift along past the island's pretty coastline towards the islet of Sal Rei, learning the tricks behind sailing with your knowledgeable crew. Tuck into lunch onboard and cool off with some snorkelling before heading to Djeu. Here, you'll enjoy an authentic Senegalese tea served in a traditional Khaima tent.
A tranquil half-day of sailing completes a perfect holiday in Boa Vista. You'll drift along past the island's pretty coastline towards the islet of Sal Rei. Sit back and relax as you soak up the sun on deck and when the captain anchors, you can go for a swim and cool off. There'll be some snacks served on board, too.
This beach day is all about high tides and good vibes. Starting off with a pit stop in the abandoned village of Curral Velho and Varandinha beach, we'll set off for Santa Monica beach. Explore the 15km stretch by 4x4, before heading to Boca Beach Restaurant for lunch. The afternoon is dedicated to more fun under the sun with beach games, fishing and – of course – the chance to relax.
Scenic sand dunes line the coast of Boa Vista, the perfect backdrop for some unbridled fun. Get the adrenaline pumping with a 90 minute sandboarding experience in the rippling desert of Morro de Areia. After a safety briefing and demonstration from your instructors, have a go at surfing the dunes yourself. Half-time refreshments are provided so you can rest and enjoy the sea view.