Desert and beach at the same time? Yes, in Boa Vista it’s possible

date_range 19 September, 2017 label , , , , , , , question_answer 2 Comments

The immensity of the desert and spectacular beaches with turquoise waters coexist in Boa Vista, an idyllic destination for people looking for something different. Located in Cape Verde, the island of a thousand isles, it delights its visitors with unique fauna and flora, as well as an endless list of activities and exquisite gastronomy. Don’t believe me? Keep reading…

In the Viana Desert, which you can reach by taking an excursion in a 4×4, you’ll have the chance to experience firsthand what oases are like and to contemplate landscapes with vegetation and water whose colours contrast with the sand of the desert. You’ll be able to cool off in its waters or, if you prefer, you can do so on any of the heavenly beaches of Boa Vista. We recommend the Santa Monica and Chaves beaches. They’re spectacular!

But in Boa Vista you can limit yourself to simply enjoying the desert or lounging on the beach. The area is perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving to explore its rich coral reefs, which offer a unique landscape. The crystalline Atlantic waters of Boa Vista are also wonderful for practising aquatic sports like surfing, windsurfing and body boarding.

To make this dream destination complete, you can take advantage of the All Inclusive service of our hotels in Boa Vista. As a family you’ll get to enjoy the ClubHotel Riu Karamboa, where the adults can demonstrate their artistic talent in the RiuArt studio while the kids have a grand time with the RiuLand club.

If you travel with friends or as a couple, the Adults Only area of the Hotel Riu Touareg offers you the possibility of relaxing in its facilities. Three freshwater swimming pools, a jacuzzi, hammam, gym, terrace-solarium and a spa with a range of treatments and massages are your options for treating yourself to moments of relaxation.

At the RIU hotels in Boa Vista, you can try the varied culinary offer of the open buffet and the theme restaurants, in addition to sampling local dishes, most of them made with fish. Other places worth visiting include the Morro Negro Lighthouse, on the eastern-most point of the island, and Sal Rei, the capital of Boa Vista, where you can arrange an outing to see whales and sea turtles.

Don’t hesitate any longer! Visit Boa Vista and enjoy its deserts and beaches while living a unique experience at one of our hotels with All Inclusive service. We’re waiting for you!


  • Nigel Moor

    Spent Christmas and New Year at the Karamboa this was our second time staying here and it just got better, food exceptional, staff from the gardeners to management were all to a man were fantastic, we had a brilliant stay and hope to be back soon. Thank you all so much.

    Nigel & Sheila.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Nigel!

      Thank you very much for your comment and for choosing the ClubHotel Riu Karamboa a second time for your vacations 😀 We deeply appreciate your kind remarks about our fantastic staff and the food offered at our restaurants. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the near future. We would be delighted to welcome you back very soon 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

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