The island of Brava is the wettest and greenest of the Cape Verde Islands, offering an abundance of flora, making this the most attractive island of the archipelago. Enveloped in a almost permanent mist, the island’s climate is quite humid and generally cool, with temperatures ranging between 16 and 25 degrees C.
Reached by ferry from Fogo, only 20 km away (approximately 1 hour journey), this island is less frequented by tourists. The mountainous landscape reaches a height of 976m. Brava is the smallest and most gentle of the islands and has retained it’s tradition and charm.
The town of Vila de Nova Sintra, situated at an altitude of 500m, is the capital of the island with many flower filled gardens. Faja d’Agua has the island’s only beach – A black volcanic sand beach opening into a small bay. It is said that the minerals in the black sand go someway to ease the symptoms of arthritis. Furna is the main port, located approximately 3 km from Vila de Nova Sintra. This bustling port comes alive during ferry arrivals and departures.
The aluguer journey from Furna to Vila de Nova Sintra takes in the spectacular mountain scenery and provides excellent opportunities for photography. Agriculture and fishing are the main activities on the island. The island is quite unique and does not offer watersports or other beach activities.