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Wild Tales On Boa Vista


Boa Vista is not only a haven for sun seekers but also wildlife, from nesting turtles and mating humpback whales to exotic sea birds, lizards and monkeys. A stay at the beach retreat of Parque das Dunas Hotel (www.parquedasdunas.com) provides the perfect base to explore the wildlife wonders of this relatively untouched, sand-dune isle.

Discovered only a few years ago, Ervatao beach on Boa Vista is now the third largest breeding site in the world for loggerhead turtles. With the nesting season taking place between June and September, conservationists, locals and tourists alike are invited to help with the protection and preservation of these ancient creatures.

In fact, day tours are available from Parque das Dunas Hotel over to the south of the island.

Parque das Dunas hotel in Cape Verde

In addition to turtles, guests may also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of whales in the islet of nearby Sal Rei, a feeding ground for humpback whales. Whale sightings usually take place from February through to May and boat trips are available from the hotel through The Cape Verde Experience’s excursion programme. Read the full story

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Beach Fun For The Whole Family On Boa Vista, Cape Verde


With less than six hours flying time and no jet lag, Parque das Dunas Hotel (www.parquedasdunas.com) on Boa Vista, Cape Verde is a great destination for frantic families seeking a sunshine break. And now with the announcement by The Cape Verde Experience of two new flight routes out of Bristol and Stansted from December 2010, this sand dune isle is more accessible than ever before!

The perfect place for parents to relax and unwind, Parque das Dunas Hotel is an established boutique hotel that boasts seven miles of white-sand beach, guaranteeing plenty of space for both sandcastle competitions and a relaxing sunbathe.

In addition, a tropical warm sea awaits, perfect for water babies (or perhaps their older siblings) looking to try windsurfing or even kite-surfing for the first time as well as plenty of fun activities inland, including a thrilling dune buggy ride through the impressive desert-like dunes.


Beach Bungalow in Cape Verde

The charming and informal hotel comprises 48 bungalow-style rooms, each with patio and stunning sea-views and many with direct access to the beach, in addition to an open restaurant, bar and large swimming pool with kids section. Read the full story

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Cape Verde – A Sun Seeker’s Paradise – With Parque das Dunas Hotel


For adventurous travellers wanting more than just a fly and flop holiday, Parque das Dunas Hotel (www.parquedasdunas.com ) on the ‘sand dune isle’ of Boa Vista in Cape Verde is a year-round, sun seeker’s paradise.

Located just off the west coast of Africa, Boa Vista is the third largest of 10 islands that form Cape Verde and boasts uninterrupted sunshine, an intriguing cultural history, miles of unspoilt beaches and a reef-ringed coastline ideal for a wealth of beach and watersports.

Situated directly on Boa Vista’s Praia de Chaves beach, the boutique and friendly Parque das Dunas Hotel has stunning sea views and is the perfect base for guests to try a choice of exciting activities, from surfing, scuba diving and sea kayaking to quad biking tours and deep-sea fishing. The hotel can also arrange various excursions including dune buggy rentals and off-road trips to discover the natural attractions of Santa Monica and Ervatão.

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Chaves Beach

One of the most exhilarating beaches in Cape Verde, the seven-mile long Praia de Chaves is also a renowned windsurfing and kite-surfing beach, with some of the best conditions in the whole of the archipelago.

What’s more, Boa Vista is a haven for wildlife, from mating humpback whales to exotic sea birds and it’s the third largest breeding site in the world for loggerhead turtles, with the nesting season taking place between June and September.

Summer is also a great time to witness the island’s colourful festivals, which include the day of Santa Isabel, the patron saint of Boa Vista, on 4 July and the Santa Cruz Music Festival in August. These lively events are celebrated with processions, swimming, horse racing, tours and a public ball.

Offering guests informal, barefoot luxury, in a relaxed setting, the Parque das Dunas Hotel is available to book this summer from £848 per person with The Cape Verde Experience (0845 330 2071 / www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk). Valid for selected departures in July and August from Manchester or Gatwick, the price includes flights, accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, resort transfers and taxes. Popular with couples and families alike, the hotel’s bungalow-style rooms each come with patio and stunning sea-views and many with direct access to the beach, whilst facilities include an open restaurant, bar and large swimming pool.

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