Brava lays quietly in the shadow of its volcanic neighbour Fogo, a mere 20 km away but it has nothing to be ashamed of. So far only small numbers of tourists have discovered its secrets but this is about to change with the introduction of the Cabo Verde Fast Ferry
Sometimes known as the island of flowers Brava is protected by imposing cliffs which hide a lush interior where you will find Bougainvillea, Jasmine and Hibiscus. Its geography makes it both the wettest and greenest of the Cape Verde Islands.
This 64sqkm of mountainous land isn’t a beach destination but more a place for those who have the spirit of adventure, love walking and nature or enjoy finding serenity in a rugged setting. Brava and its outer inlets are a haven for Bird watching, Fishing and Hiking, and on a calm day you can swim in one of the natural sea water lagoons.
The main places of interest can be seen in half a day, so it’s ideal to link Fogo and Brava together. However if you want to linger there are some lovely pensions whose charm is a faded colonial style.
This very picturesque town in central Brava is perpetually shrouded in mist, due to its location giving a serene atmosphere. Here you will find places to eat, amenities like a bank and lovely gardens, one of which is named after the famous Cape Verdian poet Eugenio Tavares. There is also a museum and church dating from the 1880’s to explore as well as a number of great walks that start here and lead towards the coastal areas.
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