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Villages in the North

Joã Galego, Fundo de Figueiras and Cabeça do Tarafes

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1. João Galego: João Galego is a small village located on the eastern coast of Boa Vista. It offers a glimpse into the local Cape Verdean way of life and provides a more traditional and authentic experience for visitors. The village is known for its vibrant community spirit and welcoming locals who are often engaged in fishing and agriculture. As you explore João Galego, you’ll encounter colorful houses, narrow winding streets, and a relaxed atmosphere. The village is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, with picturesque views of the ocean and the nearby hills. It’s an excellent place to experience the local culture, interact with friendly residents, and enjoy the tranquil charm of a traditional Cape Verdean village.

2. Fundo de Figueiras: Fundo de Figueiras is a charming village situated in the central part of Boa Vista. This rural community offers a peaceful and laid-back environment, making it an ideal destination for those seeking tranquility and a break from the busier tourist areas. The village is characterized by traditional Cape Verdean architecture, with small houses painted in vibrant colors. As you stroll through the village, you’ll notice the locals engaged in their daily activities, such as tending to their crops and livestock. Fundo de Figueiras provides an opportunity to experience the agricultural side of Boa Vista, with fields of crops and fruit trees dotting the landscape. The village exudes a sense of authenticity and offers a glimpse into the slower pace of life in rural Cape Verde.

3. Cabeça do Tarafes: Cabeça do Tarafes is a small coastal village located on the northwestern tip of Boa Vista. It is known for its picturesque setting and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. The village is surrounded by sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, and dunes, creating a captivating backdrop for visitors. The tranquil atmosphere and untouched natural beauty make Cabeça do Tarafes an ideal retreat for those seeking relaxation and a connection with nature. Fishing is a significant part of the local economy, and you can observe the fishermen heading out to sea or repairing their colorful boats. The village is also home to a lighthouse that stands tall on the cliffs, guiding ships and adding to the scenic charm of the area. Whether you’re looking to enjoy peaceful beach walks, admire breathtaking sunsets, or simply immerse yourself in the coastal serenity, Cabeça do Tarafes offers a tranquil and idyllic escape.

These three villages in Boa Vista each have their own unique charm, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience the authentic Cape Verdean way of life, immerse themselves in nature, and appreciate the island’s cultural heritage.

Entrance Fee

This attraction requires an entrance fee of 3€ per person. Entry is FREE for children and Cape Verdean nationals and immigrants with a valid ID Card.

For the best viewing experience

Since it’s a natural effect caused by the sun, it is important to view the Blue Eye on a sunny day when the sun is at its highest point between 11am and noon.