With spring just around the corner, Boa Vista, Cape Verde enjoys mild and pleasant weather in March. During this time of the year, the average temperature is 23°C, created by highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C. The average temperature at the beginning of March starts off at 22°C and rises toward the end of the month until it reaches around 23°C. Expect to enjoy plenty of clear blue skies and sunshine during your holiday there are around nine hours of sunshine each day and an average sea temperature of 22°C. With only 7mm of rainfall for the whole month, it's safe to leave your umbrella at home.
Where to stay
Couples and families looking for somewhere to stay in Boa Vista should consider the Royal Decameron Boa Vista Beach Resort. Here guests can choose from basic rooms and suites, all of which are comfortable and spacious. Onsite facilities are numerous and include restaurants, bars, swimming pools, tennis courts, entertainment programme, spa, kids' club and all-inclusive option.
Iberostar Club Boa Vista is one of the best luxury hotels in Boa Vista, guaranteed to make your visit unforgettable. This hotel is found just a stone's throw away from the beach and provides accommodation in the form of superior and standard rooms, many of which feature sea views. The list of onsite amenities is extensive and covers swimming pools, kids' clubs, restaurants, bars, entertainment programme, games room and aqua gym.
When it comes to low-cost accommodation, Por do Sol is a fantastic choice. Found on the front of Cabral Beach, this hotel provides plenty of services and facilities, including restaurant, bar, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and free parking. There is a huge selection of self-catering accommodation available to choose from, with everything from compact studios to ample townhouses.
Located on the Praia da Cruz beach, the four-star Marine Club Beach Resort is perfect for families and couples who plan on spending a lot of time at the coast during their holiday. Here you'll find standard and superior rooms to choose from, as well as a number of luxury villas. There are plenty of amenities available to enjoy, such as restaurant, bar, swimming pools, Jacuzzi, sports facilities and a massage centre.
The three-star Hotel Dunas is ideal for holidaymakers looking for a boutique hotel in Boa Vista. Found just behind the main square and close to the harbour, this hotel features a small number of rooms, most of which come with sea views. There is a handful of facilities available onsite, including restaurant, bar and reception, with Tortuga Beach just a short walk away.
Hit the beach
Water sport fans won't want to miss the chance to ride the waves and Verandinha Beach. Unlike many of the other beaches in Boa Vista, Verandinha Beach features smooth golden sands backed by impressive rock formations which are great fun to explore. The almost constant windy conditions make this beach a hotspot for all sorts of surfing including windsurfing and kite surfing.
Named after the famous beach in California, Santa Monica Beach is one of the best in the world. Here you'll find an almost never-ending stretch of powdery white sand washed by warm turquoise ocean which is just begging to be bathed in. Thanks to its sheltered position, Santa Monica Beach is a fantastic place to lie down and work on your tan.
Where to eat & drink
Morabeza Beach Bar & Lounge Restaurant is a top choice for freshly cooked food in Boa Vista. This restaurant offers a small menu which is hard to choose from because everything is just so good. Whether you choose the lobster, fish, chicken or beef, you're sure to enjoy an amazing meal which will see you coming back for more.
Seafood lovers won't want to miss the chance to enjoy a meal at Fon'Banana. This restaurant boasts some of the finest lobster in the whole of Boa Vista. If you're dining with people who aren't keen on seafood, goat and chicken is also available on the menu. Live entertainment is provided every night in the form of local bands, artists and dancers.
When it comes to nightclubs in Boa Vista, it doesn't get much better than Crystal. Located in Rabil, this club is open on Sunday from 10pm until 2am and plays a mixture of American disco tunes and Cape Verdean music which always gets the crowd going.
If you're looking for somewhere to relax with a cool drink, head to Alisios Bar/Restaurant. Located on Estoril Beach, this bar offers a wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks throughout the day, as well as a varied menu to browse if you're feeling hungry.
Things to do
If you want to get out and about and see what Boa Vista has to offer, sign up for an excursion with Boa Vista Tours. This excursion company offers a huge range of itineraries with something for even the most discerning traveller to enjoy. Frank is the qualified guide who leads the excursions and will ensure you have an amazing time whilst learning about the history, culture and lifestyle of Cape Verde. With the motto "no stress", you can take as much time as you need at each destination without feeling rushed or hassled.
Boa Vista is home to a Jewish cemetery which contains the graves of the Ben'Oliel family wealthy merchants who fled from Morocco to Boa Vista in 1872. Here you can walk around the graves and admire the Hebrew inscriptions visible on the tombstones or head to the small chapel nearby.