Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport Guide (BVC)

Airport info
Code: BVC
Address:
Rabil, Boa Vista, Cape Verde
Location:

Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport is located 5km (3 miles) southeast of Boa Vista's capital, Sal Rei.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +238
Telephone:
251 9000.

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.

Airport news

Formerly Rabil Airport, Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport was renamed in honour of Cape Verde's first president in late 2011.

Information

Staff are on hand to provide assistance.

Website
www.asa.cv
Driving directions

From Sal Rei, follow the paved main road south out of the town. The airport is signposted.

Public Transport

Public transport road

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.

Public transport air

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.

Terminal facilities

Money

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.

Communication

Payphones are available in the terminal building.

Food

There is a small café, an ice cream stall and a pizzeria in Departures.

Shopping

There are limited shopping facilities, but some duty-free services are available.

Luggage

There is no left-luggage service at Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport. Contact staff for assistance about lost or found items.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

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.

Disabled facilities

Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport is accessible for wheelchair users. Special facilities and services are available on request to the relevant airline or airport authorities prior to arrival.

Car parking

There is limited parking outside the terminal.

Car rental

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.

Hotels

There are no hotels at Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport. However, Boa Vista is a popular tourist destination and Sal Rei offers a reasonable range of accommodation of all types and prices. There are other hotels, including all-inclusive resorts, dotted around the island.


Hotel Iberostar Club Boa Vista

251 2170.

Located 3km (2 miles) from Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport, Hotel Iberostar Club Boa Vista offers beachside accommodation with a range of dining options and sporting activities.

Sal Rei, Boa Vista, Cape Verde

Royal Decameron Boa Vista

251 1407.

A 10-minute ride from Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport, Royal Decameron Boa Vista is located on a 5km-long (3 miles) beach and boasts a range of leisure facilities including tennis courts, swimming pools and a spa. On-site dining and meeting space is also available.

Sal Rei, Boa Vista, Cape Verde
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