Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport Guide (BVC)
Code: BVCNo. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +238
Rabil, Boa Vista, Cape Verde
Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport is located 5km (3 miles) southeast of Boa Vista's capital, Sal Rei.
Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport in Cape Verde started international operations in 2007 and it currently operates both domestic and international routes. Our Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport guide includes contact details, airport transfer facts, details of airport facilities, and options on how to get there.
Formerly Rabil Airport, Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport was renamed in honour of Cape Verde's first president in late 2011.
From Sal Rei, follow the paved main road south out of the town. The airport is signposted.
Shuttle: There are no buses, but it is possible to ride into Sal Rei in a shared occupancy aluguer (minibus). The journey time is around 20 minutes and fares start at around CVE400. It is advisable to withdraw Cape Verde Escudos at the ATM in the public area before hiring an aluguer. Euros are accepted by most drivers, but at a poor exchange rate.
Most hotels and resorts on the island provide a complimentary shuttle service for guests.
Taxi: An individually hired aluguer costs CVE1,000 to 1,500 for the journey into Sal Rei.
Air: Two airlines, TACV (tel: 251 1415; www.flytacv.com) and Halcyonair (tel: 251 2260) operate services between Boa Vista and other islands in Cape Verde.
An ATM is available in the public area. Credit cards are not widely used on the Cape Verde islands, so a cash supply is essential.
There are no conference or meeting facilities at Boa Vista Airport. However, some of the island's larger hotels have meeting rooms, including the Royal Decameron Boa Vista (tel: 251 1407; www.decameron.com), which is located near the airport.
Very few roads on Boa Vista are paved. Consequently, car hire isn't a major industry on the island and there are therefore no rental companies at Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport. However, most hotels will advise and assist with the hire of a 4-wheel drive vehicle – and if arranged in advance of travel, this can be delivered to the airport for arriving passengers.