Best time to go to Boa Vista

Rain is rare in Boa Vista – the heavens open for just a few days a year. On average, it stays a toasty 26°C around the calendar, with August and September the hottest months. There’s no winter season as such, although it cools down a fraction from December to March.

Passports and Visas

If you are on a TUI Package Holiday, Cape Verde Airport Tax is included in the price of your package holiday. It's essential that you register your details with us at least 7 days before you travel so that we can pay the airport tax on your behalf. To register your details go to

Important: If you do not register your details, you will be required to pay €31 per person upon arrival to passport control.

If you are on a TUI flight only booking you’ll need to pay an Airport Tax to enter the Cape Verde Islands. Airport Tax can be paid in cash at passport control at a cost of approximately 31€ per person or, to pay on line go to For a small fee, you can apply through our visa and travel authorisation partner – Sherpa.

Please note, if you booked your holiday within 7 days of departure, you will have to pay at the airport however, if you contact your TUI hotel representative providing the immigration receipt, they will refund this to you.

Please note, your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Cape Verde. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit

Don't forget to arrange your travel insurance before you go.

Health and safety

If you have specific medical needs, you need to consider whether the health care system in the destination you're looking at is likely to be able to meet those needs if you have any problems while you're away. Consider things like the country's state of development, level of infrastructure and its size and location. For the latest information in respect of health, safety and provision of medical facilities visit

You should take out suitable health and medical insurance to cover you while you are in your destination.

Please note, there may be strong currents and waves in Cape Verde. We advise customers to always follow the flag warning system on the public beaches.

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    • Flight Time - 6 hours 15 minutes from Gatwick

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