The smallest and perhaps the most tranquil island of Cape Verde. On the undiscovered island and volcanic Brava you will find the most authentic atmosphere of Cape Verde. You are meeting locals because of limited tourist activities. At this most green island of Cape Verde you can go hiking, enjoy the flora and fauna and relax.
At it is widest point Brava has a diameter of about 10 kilometers and the imposing coastline consists mainly of steep and cliffs. Brava is 20 kilometers from the main island of Fogo. Because of the dangerous crosswinds the airport is closed and you can only get to Brava by ferry. For example, you can go by ferry that frequently goes via Santiago or Fogo to Brava and vice versa.
Vila Nova Sintra
Vila Nova Sintra is a small town that because it is 500 meters above sea level often lies in the fog. In clear weather you can see the island of Fogo. The green surroundings, the white houses and the rest give a special atmosphere. The capital of Brava is a good starting point for exploring the rest of the island.
If you go to Brava by ferry you arrive in the port of Furna. It is located in a volcanic crater and is the busiest town of Brava. Around the harbor promenade are several restaurants and bars.
A small village at the foot of the mountains with a magnificent bay. Faja d’Agua is beautifully situated with many fruit trees. It’s a good place to relax and enjoy the tranquility. Or to take a nice walk through nature.
Brava is an excellent hiking island. There are several routes that usually start and end in the main towns. Enjoy the green flora and fauna, fruit trees, the mountains and the authentic atmosphere. If you want some more hiking in the mountains the village of Nossa Senhora de Monte worthwhile to visit.
How to get to Brava?
You only can get to Brava by ferry. Depending on the carrier, ferries depart from Santiago and Fogo. Be a bit flexible with your planning. Departure times may change and due to bad sea conditions (unstable) ferry might be cancelled.