Boa Vista Island: Half-Day Quad Tour to Santa Monica Beach

4.6 / 5

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Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

Boa Vista Island: Half-Day Quad Tour to Santa Monica Beach

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

From € 54 per person

Explore Boa Vista Island in this half-day quad biking adventure, discovering the beautiful sites such as Santa Monica Beach and the natural caves of Varand, whilst experiencing Povoação Velha and other charming local villages.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Transfer times: Riu Touareg: 8:00 AM / 1:30 PM, Iberostar: 8:15 AM / 1:20 PM, New Horizon: 8:30 AM / 3:30 PM, Sal-Rei: 8:30 AM / 1:30 PM, Riu Palace: 8:30 AM / 1:30 PM, Marine Club: 8:40 AM / 1:40 PM, Riu Karamboa: 8:45 AM / 1:45 PM


  • Visit the local handicraft workshop and meet local artisans
  • Explore the historic village of Povoação Velha
  • Visit the caves of Varandinha
  • Explore the most beautiful beaches of the island
Full description

Depart to Rabil village where the team will provide instructions for the tour and ATV vehicle. Then, pass by Povoação Velha and discover some still intact houses built with handmade clay bricks and thatched roofs, which testify to the beginning of the history of Boa Vista, having been the first village to be populated.

Continue to Santa Monica beach, considered the most beautiful beach of the archipelago and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Swim in the crystal clear waters and relax on the white sand. After that, travel along the coast to admire the entire southeastern side of the island with long and beautiful beaches that end in breathtaking dunes.

Discover the wonders and secrets carved behind the Varandinha limestone caves, formed naturally by the erosion of the sea in the dunes. Finally, head towards Morro de Areia Nature Reserve before being dropped off at your hotel.

  • Transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Liability insurance
  • Lunch or drinks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Driver's license

Know before you go

  • This tour runs daily from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Transfer times for 9:00 AM departure: Riu Touareg at 8:00 AM, Iberostar at 8:15 AM, New Horizon at 8:30 AM, Sal-Rei at 8:30 AM, Riu Palace at 8:30 AM, Marine Club at 8:40, Riu Karamboa at 8:45.
  • Transfer times for 2:00 PM departure: Riu Touareg at 1:30 PM, Iberostar: 1:20 PM, New Horizon at 1:30 PM, Sal-Rei at 1:30 PM, Riu Palace at 1:30 PM, Marine Club at 1:40 PM, and Riu Karamboa at 1:45 PM.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women, people with limited mobility or back problems.
  • The insurance of the vehicle covers damages to 3rd parties. The customer remains responsible for damages to himself or his vehicle;
  • Please bring Driver's license; Long pants, Closed-toe shoes
  • All shared group tour options are subject to a minimum of 2 participants.
  • The minimum age to drive is 18 years old. For the Double Quad option, the second passenger seated backwards must be from the age of 7 years.
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

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A great experience! I recommend wearing old clothes as it gets a lot of dust in the dunes. But it's worth it. Santa Monica beach, but the whole coast in general, is magnificent. And running around the dunes driving a quad is something beautiful. The team is very nice and friendly; the option to pick you up and drop you off at your hotel is the icing on the cake. I recommend also bringing a bandana, or alternatively buying one from them for €2.50, because otherwise you'll go home with a mouth full of dust. But it would still be worth it for the wonderful landscapes that can be admired. Highly recommended.

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November 7, 2022

Had an amazing time. Stunning scenery with time to explore all the different areas. The staff were very accommodating and ensured we had a good time. One of the highlight of this trip was the ride across the sand dunes at the end. One little tip take your own scarf to keep the dust out. Otherwise you can buy them, they cost us €5 for 2. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting boa vista.

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September 13, 2022

November 17, 2022


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