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A small & friendly sea front guest house, situated in the small town of Sal Rei.
Set in colourful, tropical gardens filled with hibiscus and palms, the family run Orquidea Guest House is a charming, seafront property in the small town of Sal Rei. With just 10 rooms surrounding the central courtyard, the property is small and intimate while the chattering macaws Abare and Kiriku, pet dogs, cats and turtles living in the grounds, all add to its quirky Cape Verdean character as do its friendly owners. All rooms are simply decorated and have their own balcony or terrace where you can enjoy the sea breeze and take in the peaceful setting.
Being only a stone’s throw from the calmer side of the bay, this is the ideal choice for beach lovers. The guest house is also only 250m from the town square of Sal Rei, Boa Vista’s capital, with a handful of bars and restaurants. While staying at Orquidea, we recommend exploring the island’s awe-inspiring beaches, turtle conservation, a marooned shipwreck or dune buggy rides across the endless sands.
Orquidea Guest House is a perfect choice away from the larger resorts and to experience the true Boa Vista.
Sleeps up to 2
These standard double bedded rooms have either air-conditioning or a fan. Twin beds are available on request. With or without a balcony or terrace.
Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)
These double bedded rooms have either air-conditioning or a fan, and a balcony. Similar in facilities and decor to the standard rooms however these rooms are generally on a higher floor and a little extra floorspace.
Sleeps up to 1
These standard single bedded rooms have either air-conditioning or a fan.
Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.
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Unspoilt expanses of beach and sea Boa Vista is home to some of the most dazzling beaches on the archipelago covering a staggering 55km. Closest to the African mainland, Boa Vista is not only renowned for its stunning beaches but its marine life too. Nightlife here is very low key and quiet with just a scattering of local restaurants and bars.
Boa Vista is quite literally covered in sand and many buildings have been completely absorbed leaving an endless blanket of sand. A great example of this is on Praia da Chaves, an old ceramic factory covered in sand is still intact with machines in situ! Sahara like dunes in the interior of the island with sprouting date palms are an impressive sight and well worth a visit.
Depending on the time of year you may even spot some turtles on the islands southern beaches. Boa Vista is thought to be third most important loggerhead nesting site in the world, with the favoured time of year for turtles to nest usually being during the months of June through to September.
The miles of unspoilt coast line are excellent for you to enjoy uninterrupted walks as well as being a popular location for windsurfing enthusiasts. Other water sports are available in addition to quad biking tours and line and deep-sea fishing.
The island of Boa Vista is also home to some of the most spectacular beaches in the archipelago with a dazzling 55km stretch of white powdery sands. The most spectacular is Praia de Chaves, where the sand dunes have been sculpted by the winds into some amazing arcs.
There are a few festivals on the island. Plans change from year to year but normally there is the common music festival that takes place in Santa Cruz in August. The other main colourful festival is:
Santa Isabel (Municipality Day) 4 July - the day of Santa Isabel, the patron saint of the island. Celebrated with processions, swimming, horse racing, tours and a public ball.
Excellent Holiday – Guest House family & staff friendliness & helpfulness contributed to this.
Mr Halliday – Guest – Orquidea Guest House
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