stayed 10 days,not worth hiring a car ,only a few roads fit for normal cars.
an island tour at 15 euros was very worth while.
For 7 euros there was 2 loungers and an umbrella for hire on the fantastic beach
We took a flight to Santiago, for the day, very expensive, and poor value.
Excellent fish restaurant opposite the hotel called the "fisherman"
It's better value to use the local currency, but be sure to use it all , as it's worthless anywhere else
there are no newspapers on the island, and our TV had no english channels
Take some warmish clothes for evening, as it gets quite cool.
Try to avoid hotel rooms overlooking the adjacent roads, as on Friday and Sat all night parties are held on the waste land in front of the hotel, very noisy.
It was sad to see so much rubbish left in the town.
Many of the local shops owners were irritating, as they tried to get you to visit there shop, and didn't seem to understand " NO THANK YOU" although the local people were very nice in general.
Ted from UK
Located in Santa Maria, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Santa Maria Town Square and Praia de Santa Maria. Shark Bay …More
"Across the street from the beach with nice staff."
Rooms are very basic, but clean and have all you need. Strange are the changes for using safe in the room.
Internet works only near reception and restaurant (but is free). We had breakfast included in the room price
but lunch and diner is expensive for N.Am. standard.
Traveller from Vancouver BC
Located in Santa Maria, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Praia de Santa Maria and Santa Maria Town Square. Shark Bay Beach …More
The hotel overall was very good ,the only major criticism was poor language skills of some of the staff. We had to ask directions from hotel reps from other companies to find out where hotel facilities were. They are more geared up to German guests. However, enjoyed Boa Vista and this hotel and would go again. We had a suite with sea views with 2 balconies and really nice. worth the extra for the space and view. Varied selection of food with lots of fruit and fresh veg. Not enough sun loungers round the pool....always taken by very early rising guests.. and not enough sun beds on the beach. Beware of the wind!!! you don't notice just how hot it is because of the cooling wind, so its possible to get burnt very quickly without noticing.!!! Take plenty of sun cream and after sun. This is an ideal place just to chill out for a week or so as its quiet. However, we noticed as we were leaving, an influx of families with children and the hotel was full very quickly due to the beginning of the Easter school holidays. So if you like it more peaceful, chose a time when the kids are in school,
HRH from england
This Boa Vista resort is on the beach, 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Praia da Chave, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Praia de Cruz and …More
Amazing staff, free buffet breakfast with endless iptions. Free wifi throughout hotel and room. Rent a car right at the hotel and taxis too. There is not much to do in Praia, so having this amazing hotel with a pool and the beach there was a blessing!
Traveller from boston, ma
Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Prainha Beach and Praia Mar. Estadio da Varzea and Market …More
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