Situated just south of Boa Vista’s bustling capital, Sal Rei, sits arguably the best beach for swimming on the Island: Praia de Sal Rei. The smallest of the Boa Vista’s best beaches, measuring just 1km long, the beach is well protected from the trade winds that characterize the archipelago making it a top spot for those looking to cool off in the sea after a long day relaxing on the sun-drenched sands.
Panorama – an independent publication distributed within The Times on Monday 5th November 2018, takes an in-depth look at Cape Verde and how our developer is transforming tourism within the ten-island archipelago. The tropical archipelago increasingly attracts Foreign Direct Investment in all areas of the economy, but particularly infrastructure development, tourism, and maritime operations.
Cape Verde may be known for its beaches, deserts, and volcanic landscapes, but the archipelago is also home to flourishing, lush, and vibrantly-coloured vegetation. Here, we take a look at some of the places where you can immerse yourself in the flora and fauna of the Islands.
During the first half of 2018, goods movements in the ports of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) recorded a year-on-year increase of 9.1%, according to Cape Verdean port management company Enapor.
Cape Verde plays a defining role in Charles Darwin’s journey to becoming one of the world’s most note-worthy naturalists, biologists, and geologists — most well-known for his contribution to the science of evolution. During a 5-year voyage aboard the HMS Beagle under Captain Robert Fitzroy at the age of just 23, he was instructed to spend time exploring and investigating the land in order to make natural history collections.
This month, the much-anticipated International Music Festival of Santa Maria came to the shores of Sal. This annual two-day event sees locals and tourists flock to Santa Maria Beach to celebrate local Cape Verdean and international music. The weekend brings together a spectacularly diverse audience of all generations, but their aims are the same—dancing, singing, and celebrating—all fuelled by delicious festival food and drinks.
August see’s even more great news for our latest Resort, White Sands Hotel & Spa, as the Cape Verdean Government begins work on the local road networks, improving access not only for the Island’s population and visiting tourists but also for our hard-working construction teams.
As construction of the 5* luxury White Sands Hotel & Spa picks up the pace, Luxury Beach Life are offering an amazing investment opportunity. Located on the Island of Boa Vista, the development is taking shape to reveal the piece of paradise that will be on offer. Santa Monica Beach, named one of the world’s top 25 beaches, was chosen for this haven — on the largest but least populated Island of the archipelago. White Sands Hotel & Spa is the first of six Resorts planned by the developer on Boa Vista.
Interest in Cape Verde has risen significantly over the past decade. According to the latest report by the World Travel and Tourism Council, the Islands now welcome over half a million visitors a year, and in 2017 the travel and tourism industry directly contributed 17.8% of Cape Verde’s gross domestic profit (GDP).
Cape Verde’s hotel establishments received 383,500 guests from January to June 2018, with more than 2.2 million overnight stays, an increase of 10% over those booked in the same period of 2017, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).