Some rooms, each with its own distinctive personality for exigent and demanding travellers with a preference for a smaller environment and warmer ambience. Let us whisk you away from the rhythms of tourist villages and the crowds of big hotels. Come celebrate our culture. We offer the opportunity to encounter and experience new people and friends.
Completely restored from a colonial-style house and situated in the old part of Sal Rei, a small town on Boa Vista island, this very good quality guest house uses natural energy and local products in an earnings redistribution context.
Upon returning from your adventures, you’ll encounter a tiny bar and a amazing patio. This cosy environment allows you to relive that exotic atmosphere bound to the traveller’s hospitality. Ultimately, you’ll flow with the rhythms of live from the music and smiles of the Capverdians.
The pleasure of resting in comfortable rooms enclosed and protected by old stone walls and furnished with all you need on returning from long sunny days at the sea.
The various items of furniture and fittings: wooden floors, wood and iron beds and baldachins, cotton mosquito nets and white linen, all of which emphasize our unhesitating search and desire for beauty.
Interaction with guests
A seaside town with its history and people whose lives unfold day by day.
The guest-house, situated in the centre of the old village, is also a meeting point for visitors and local people.
The atmosphere of a traditional bar, where, between a Grogue and a Pontche the musicians play. The Morna, the Fado, African and Portuguese music and sounds varying from cheerful to melancholy.
A contact with daily life and all its joys and difficulties.
Other things to note
A BIT OF HISTORY:
The manor was built by the Ben’Oliels, a Jewish Moroccan family of Sephardic origins, and belonged to them for many years.
In 1860, Abraham and Esther Ben’Oliel, who came from Rabat, migrated to the island of Boa Vista; at the time the small town of Sal Rei was considered the best commercial port for traffic to and from South America and South Africa.
In a few years’ time the family attained considerable economic and social influence on the island. Abraham and Esther are buried in the small Jewish cemetery of Sal Rei, near the Church of Fatima, which they had built as a votive offering; the Church still exists, although it is in ruins.
Ayana: I am the daughter of Cape Verdean mother and Belgian father and I live in Boa Vista since I was 6 years. I studied in São Paulo in Brazil for 5 years. I always worked with tourism because my parents have here a guesthouse. I like to cook, to sew and diving!
Cristiano: I live in Boa Vista since 2001 and I have italian and capeverdean nationality. I like surfing, biking and stay in contact with the nature!
We are married and have two daughters, 10 and 4 years old.
Together we start this project "BookingBoavista" with the intention to propose the most beautiful apartments on the island.
We try to offer our guests what we like to find when we travel.