Cape Verde enjoys a warm and dry climate for most of the year, with average temperatures ranging from 22 to 28 degrees. Temperatures hardly fall below 20° event at night and the water temperature nears the air temperature.
The nature of Boavista is unique. It is the island further east of the archipelago of Cape Verde, about 455 km from the African coast. It has a surface area of 620 km2 which makes it the third largest island in the archipelago, with a pentagonal shape. Its dimensions, in the north-south direction, reach 31 km, while in the east-west direction they are about 29 km.
The island consists of sedimentary rocks with eruptive outcrops in the area of Rabil and Fundo das Figueiras, and the surfaces are generally quite flat. Pico d’Estancia, at 387 meters, is the highest point on the island. Among the vegetation are several species of palm trees with others having three or more trunks coming out of the same base. Full of dunes that give it a lunar landscape, the island has 55 km of beautiful beaches with white sand and emerald water, characteristics that make Boavista an exceptional tourist destination.
55 kilometers of beaches
300 animal species
755 plant species
630 squared kilometers
Never ending summer
On the island of Boavista the weather forecasts are always good. Virtually almost the whole year. The climatic conditions allow you to travel to the island at any time of the year.
Halfway between the tropics of cancer and the equator, Cape Verde enjoys a hot and dry climate for most of the year, with average temperatures ranging from 22 to 28 degrees. In the colder months (January and February), the trade winds from the Northeast change the climatic conditions, blowing more and sometimes carrying clouds of sand that create a mist of fine dust, called “Bruma Seca”.
In the spring, this is in the months of March, April and May, the wind is less constant but with frequent gusts, while the temperatures increase by a few degrees. Winter and spring are very similar and there are years when they are almost “inverted”. Rains occur mainly in late summer, when temperatures start to drop (in July and August it also reaches 32°C) and for some days it can rain, but even so, it never rains for more than 24 hours continuously.
Autumn does not seem to exist: September, October and November alternatively become summer or winter, depending on the period when the wind feels more or less.
The island of Boavista is the natural continuation of Sahara desert in miniature, with an arid climate and an almost serene sky, interspersed with fast white clouds that cross the sky.