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Boa Vista

Idyllic beaches and drifting dunes

Another amazing leg of our voyage that will take us to Boa Vista. A considerable distance from the village we drop anchor, as it will not be possible to come closer to the shore. The rubber dinghy is used to go to shore, but due to safety precautions we only undertake this during daylight. Boa Vista is one of the islands on which mass tourism is developing. Along the coastline several resorts have risen from the ground. The beaches are indeed beautiful and the inland is known for its remarkable moving sand dunes.

On the pier of Sal Rei our guide is waiting for us amongst the local fishermen. He tells us about the island, the history and the turtle protection program he’s working for. We walk through town for a small city tour and when we arrive on the town square the 4x4 trucks are there to take us to Santa Maria Beach to visit the shipwreck. Then we drive to ‘Deserto de Viana’, a snow-white dessert with here and there an acacia tree and a pieces of basalt rock. We end tour with a visit to workshop where they make crockery.

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