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The  remote flower island

Delve deep into the heart of Cape Verde at Brava, a sanctuary for the arts and a haven for creatives. Brava resonates with the same energy and "Morabeza" - the inherent warmth of Cape Verdean hospitality - just like its counterpart, São Vicente. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of life in Brava's capital, Mindelo. The city pulses with tropical vibes and enchanting street scenes, beckoning you to join the local rhythm.


Faja d'Aguã

Mindelo, Brava’s bustling epicentre, is home to around 75,000 souls. As the trade hub for the northern Barlavento islands, it’s the nucleus of commerce and culture. Mindelo is steeped in music and architectural brilliance.


Breathtaking Terrains of Brava: Brava's landscape is a symphony of stark mountain terrains, concealed sandy beaches, dormant volcanic backdrops, and jagged coastlines. The arid terrain means rain is scarce, with even the tallest mountain, Monte Verde, failing to harness cloud moisture for the land. Yet, Brava boasts pristine white shores and the alluring natural pool of Baia das Gatas. For those looking to dip in, caution is advised; certain spots can be treacherous.

History tells us that Brava’s dry land meant settlers arrived later than on other islands. Mindelo’s Bay, once a pirate refuge, became the island’s first significant settlement in 1794. Today, it’s the crown jewel of Cape Verde's maritime activity.

Brava’s Must-Visit Spots

  • Mindelo: Dive deep into its rich history or wander the lively neighbourhoods of Ribeira Bote & Monte Sossego.

  • Calhau: A tranquil fishing enclave dotted with volcanic formations and overlooking the deserted island of Santa Luzia.

  • Vulcão Viana: This dormant volcano near Calhau stands as a sentinel of time. With a preserved crater, it’s a hiker's paradise.

  • Monte Verde: Ascend to the island’s pinnacle. The summit gifts visitors with a mesmerizing bird's-eye view of Mindelo and the rugged eastern shores.

  • Baia das Gatas: Perfect for sun-seekers, this village hosts the acclaimed Baia das Gatas music fest. Its natural pool is a haven for families.

  • Sao Pedro: This evolving fishing town boasts beachside eateries. Watersport enthusiasts, particularly windsurfers and bodyboarders, will find their nirvana here. Don’t miss the marine spectacle of snorkelling amidst turtles.

  • Salamanca: Experience life in this vibrant fishing hamlet. The pristine beach and two eateries beckon, and when the winds rise, kitesurfers take the stage.

  • Praia Grande: Drive along roads flanked by Saharan dunes with the ocean’s majesty on full display. However, the currents are strong, so swimming is advised against.

Stay with Us

  • Amwilla Guesthouse €€

  • Mindelo Apartments €€€

  • Casa café Mindelo €€€

  • Casamarel €€€€

Begin your journey to Brava, a hidden gem in the Atlantic


Discover Brava, Cape Verde's best-kept secret, an island were authenticity and tranquillity reign supreme. Nestled amidst the Atlantic, this small, mountainous paradise is an escape from the ordinary, offering a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. Accessible only by sea, Brava is a destination for those who seek adventure off the beaten path.


Unveiling Brava's Enchantment

Brava, often called the 'Island of Flowers', is a testament to nature's artistry. The island's landscape is a vibrant tapestry of flowering plants and green hills, providing a stunning backdrop for your exploration. Brava's serenity is palpable, with its quaint villages, friendly locals, and a pace of life that invites you to slow down and savor every moment.


The Gateway to Brava: A Nautical Adventure

The journey to Brava is an adventure in itself. The only access to this secluded haven is by boat from its neighbors, Fogo Island. Embrace the ocean's embrace as you embark on a one-hour ferry ride from Sao Filipe to Furna. This excursion isn't simply a necessary evil - it's an integral piece of the Brava experience, offering breathtaking perspectives on the Atlantic and an opportunity to submerge yourself in the musicality of island life.


Navigating Your Way to Brava

The ferry service, operated exclusively by CV Interilhas, is your reliable link to Brava. Planning your island getaway is seamless, with trips scheduled three times a week. The ferries are designed to enhance your comfort, ensuring a pleasant journey across the waters. Purchasing tickets a few days in advance at the harbors of Sao Filipe or Furna is advisable to secure your passage.


Planning Your Voyage

To ensure a smooth trip, visit the CV Interilhas website for the latest timetable and ferry information. Staying updated with the schedule helps you make the most of your time on Brava, whether for a weekend retreat or an extended stay. The website also provides valuable insights into the ferry's amenities and services, making your travel planning hassle-free.


Experiencing Brava's Charm

Once on Brava, immerse yourself in its enchanting allure. From the stunning natural pools at Faja d'Agua to the historic allure of Nova Sintra, Brava invites you to explore its treasures. Hiking enthusiasts will find solace in Brava's trails, offering panoramic views of the island and the ocean beyond.


Embracing the Local Culture

Brava's culture is as rich as its landscapes. Engage with the warm-hearted locals, savor the unique Creole cuisine, and lose yourself in the rhythms of traditional music. The island's social texture is an embroidery of African, European, and indigenous influences, making it a fascinating destination for social devotees.


As you plan your escape to Brava, let Cabomundo be your guide. This company understands the essence of Brava and offers services to make your journey unforgettable. Whether it's assisting with travel arrangements or providing insights into the island's hidden gems, we are your trusted partner in discovering the magic of Brava.

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