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Private transfers are included for this hotel
A truly unique, small and intimate property. If you’re seeking an authentic, unspoilt location, Spinguera is just what you’re looking for!
Our Guest’s Opinion
- Ms Lamptey
The peace and quiet – a holiday here enables total relaxation, you can switch off from everyday life and just enjoy some ‘me’ time.
All of the little touches in the rooms. Sea shells are often used for decoration and the cool linen drapes add a real touch of luxury, while hammocks and chill out areas add even more appeal.
Spinguera is very popular, so book early to avoid dissapointment.
Due to Spinguera’s isolated location, we recommend upgrading to half or full board.
Reached by a 4x4 journey along the old riverbed and through striking surrounding landscapes to the edge of the Norte National Park, Spinguera is truly unique in its location, as well as its sustainable ethos created by its passionate Italian owners. Once a settlement for farmers and fishermen, this beautiful lodge is now a peaceful haven, defined by an arrangement of stylish stone cottages that connect with their rural surroundings. The perfect spot for total rest and relaxation, Spinguera is blessed by beautiful ocean views and plenty of sun traps and shady hideaways in which to lay back.
While there is no pool, there are plenty of places to soak up the sunshine, whether that be in one of the hammocks or on the many comfortable cushions. The white sands and turquoise waters are also only a 10-minute walk across the dunes, where loungers by the ocean await you. Although the sea can be rough, the picturesque bay is simply idyllic and perfect for a stroll or a paddle. There is also a more sheltered cove which is safer for swimming, a further 20 minutes away.
In addition to this, the hotel’s restaurant, Ca’Cabra, serves fresh Cape Verdean and Italian cuisine, and due to its remote location, we recommend upgrading to half or full board.
Official local hotel rating: 3 star
Double Standard Room
Sleeps up to 2
All beds are made up as doubles, with shower room and sea view. These rooms sleep up to two adults.
Double Superior Room
Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)
These larger rooms, made up as doubles, with shower room and terrace with sea views and sunloungers. These rooms sleep up to two adults.
Sleeps up to 4 (2 adults)
With beds made up as doubles, this one bed villa sleeps two. The living room faces the sea with two sofas, a dining room with kitchen and shower room. Two outside terraces, one to the front facing the sea with sunloungers and the other to the rear with seating area.
Sleeps up to 4
Made up as doubles, these rooms can accommodate four adults and have two bedrooms, a kitchen area, lounge area, built in sofa, dinning table, shower room and terrace with sea views. The terrace overlooking the sea has two wooden sunbeds. These rooms sleep up to four adults.
With beds made up as doubles, this two-bed villa sleeps four, The living room faces the sea with two sofas, kitchen dining area and two private shower rooms. The outside front terrace faces the sea with sunloungers for relaxation.
Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.
Sodade di nha Terra - Rabil
Esplanada Cafe Kriola - Sal Rei
Porton di Nhos Ilha - Sal Rei
Esplanada Silves - Sal Rei
Ca Baby - Sal Rei
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.
Loggerhead turtles call the island and surrounding waters home and Ervatão Beach on the south east coast is considered the world's third most important loggerhead turtle nesting site. Between July and September, you can witness the turtles coming onto the beaches and laying their eggs in nests on the beach.
Best reached through an exhilarating 4x4 tour, this excursion whisks you to Praia de Santa Maria, allowing you to witness one of the most iconic scenes on the island of Boa Vista. The ship ran aground on this beach in 1968 whilst sailing to Brazil, today the wreck provides an excellent dramatic photo opportunity.
A popular stop on the island tours of Boa Vista, combined with the shipwreck above, a visit to this desert makes for an exciting day out. The expansive white sand dunes have slowly formed over time, with sand having been blown across the Atlantic from the Sahara Desert.
Not many islands do it better! Watersports are a great way to spend time getting active on the azure waters. Kitesurfing is becoming increasingly popular on the island of Boa Vista, lessons are available for all abilities and it is a fun way to make to most of the windier weather. Windsurfing is also a great established sport on the island.
Why not try your hand at surfing or sailing? Both sports are available to do with lessons for beginners and rental equipment available. There are also great opportunities for scuba diving on the island.