Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport Guide (BVC)
Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport is located on the island of Boa Vista, 5km (3 miles) southeast of the capital Sal Rei.
Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport in Cape Verde, on the island of Boa Vista, started international operations in 2007 and currently harbours both domestic and international flights. Our Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport guide includes contact details, as well as information regarding terminal facilities, public transport and nearby accommodation.
Staff are on hand throughout the relatively small airport facility to provide assistance.
From Sal Rei, follow the paved main road south out of the town. The airport is signposted. The drive time from Sal Rei is approximately 12 minutes.
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: TACV (tel: +238 260 8260; www.flytacv.com) airlines operate services between Boa Vista and other islands in Cape Verde.
An ATM is available in the public area of the airport. 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: +238 251 1407;www.decameron.com), which is located a short distance from the airport.
Very few roads on Boa Vista are paved. Consequently, car hire isn't a major industry on the island and, reflecting this, there are 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.
There are no hotels at Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport. However, Boa Vista is a popular tourist destination and Sal Rei (a 15-minute drive away) offers a reasonable range of accommodation of all types and prices. There are other hotels, including all-inclusive resorts, dotted around the island.