Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport Guide (BVC)

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

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

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +238
+238 251 9000
Timezone: GMT -01:00

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.

Driving directions

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.

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: TACV (tel: +238 260 8260; airlines operate services between Boa Vista and other islands in Cape Verde.

Terminal facilities


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.


Payphones are available in the terminal building.


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


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


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: +238 251 1407;, which is located a short distance from the airport.

Disabled facilities

Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport is accessible for wheelchair users. Special facilities and services are available – passengers who may require additional assistance should contact their airline and the airport before travelling.

Car parking

There is limited parking space directly 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, 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.

Hotel Iberostar Club Boa Vista

+238 251 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

+238 251 1407

A 10-minute ride from Boa Vista Aristides Pereira Airport, Royal Decameron Boa Vista is located on a 5km-long (3 mile) 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

La Boaventura

+238 950 9167

Cheap and cheerful, La Boaventura guest house offers some of the most affordable accommodation on the island, with dormitory and private rooms available. Located in Sal Rei near the coast (a 15-minute drive from the airport), the guest house also boasts an on-site bar and restaurant.

Sal Rei, Boa Vista, Cape Verde
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