Rabil, Boa Vista Island
6 May 2015 | From Lucia of Cape Verde
Boa Vista, literally 'beautiful view', is the easternmost and third-largest island of Cape Verde. While mass tourism has already reached the smaller neighbouring island of Sal, life on Boa Vista is a bit more authentic. The capital of the island of Boa Vista, Sal Rei, looks quite cosy and almost sleepy, even though more than half of the island’s 12,000 inhabitants live here.
Rabil, located southwest of the island, is a town on the island of Boa Vista, Cape Verde. It was the island's former capital. Rabil is the island's second largest town. You can visit a little pottery workshop and the São Roque church. Otherwise, the village makes a rather deserted impression. The Fundo Figueiras district in the hamlet of Norte has a pretty little church, Igreja São João Baptista, with white and pastel facades. The little houses are very colourful.
Source: Cape Verde