Riu Touareg  

With its great dining scene and beachfront setting, it’s no wonder TripAdvisor reviewers crowned this place the best hotel in Cape Verde in 2013.

This hotel looks a like a sandcastle – appropriate really, given it fringes one of Boa Vista’s best beaches.

Glossy lawns and courtyards surround the Hotel Riu Touareg, creating a real sense of privacy. There’s also an adults-exclusive area with a swimming pool and an à la carte restaurant.

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  • 10Buildings
  • 881Rooms
  • Official Rating: 5 Star, local category


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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, late breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1 meal included at the gourmet à la carte restaurant, for those staying in the Adults-only section.  Selected imported, local alcohol and soft drinks.  Snacks at set times.

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Outdoor freshwater pool

Large in size, the freshwater pool here comes with the added luxury of in-water loungers, a whirlpool bath and swim-up bar. Plus, it's heated during the winter months and towels are on hand from 9am 'til 5pm.

Evening entertainment programme

The party kicks off at 7pm with live music. Then there's a show at 9pm followed by a karaoke session. A live orchestra performs one night a week alongside dance shows and cabaret.

RiuLand Kids' Club

These family rooms are simply furnished with warm touches. You’ll have a kitchenette and a balcony outside for that extra bit of space. Plus, there’s air-conditioning available from May to October. There’s room for up to 4 with a twin bedroom and 2 sofa beds in the lounge.

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double family room

Family room sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children with a double bed and sofa-bed.

twin room in main section

Twin room sleeps 2 - can be sold as a single. With twin beds and an open-plan bathroom with enclosed toilet.

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Beautiful Place. Romantic Getaway.

Had a fantastic 2 week stay in Rui Toureg back in June. Food was great. Staff were amazing, especially Freddie in the pool bar. The beach is absolutely stunning, miles and miles of sand and clear waters. Red flag was up the whole time so didn't swim in the water. It is rather barron so if you like to be out and about its not for you. But a must for beach bums.... saying that we did a Quad bike tour and visited the shipwreck in Santa Monica, which I would recommend both. All the hotel grounds were well kept and the housekeeping staff did a good job with the room. I would recommend bringing everything you need as the shops are quite expensive. The currency is Euros. The shows on the night were a bit cheesy but good entertainment. And you will be singing a song called tik tik tac all holiday and a week after you return... Mark my words! ! More

travelling_me_89, Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Ticks The Boxes

We had a lovely week here in Dec 2014! The hotel staff were great and the entertainment was cringingly good.. Don't know if this is a 2 week vacation as there is absolutely nothing to do apart from drink, swim, sunbathe and eat loads!! Food was good and plenty of variety. Beach was lovely!More


family holiday

After visiting this hotel in 2013 I have to admit I was a bit disappointed. The hotel and entertainment staff are first class, friendly, helpful and nothing was to much trouble. The food was really good, plentiful and tasty, although the main restaurant was very very busy and noisy. We ate there for breakfast and lunch and booked the smaller restaurants each night. The whole compkex is so much busier now than it was 2 years ago, and as it was school holidays there were lots of children around. The maintainance of the building is ongoing they were touching up dirty paintwork etc all the time, the gardens are kept immaculate, the pool could do with some repairs in areas. Drinks were 24/7 and no restrictions on how many you ordered they were local brands but get friendly and tip the barstaff and your more likely to get branded makes. I all honesty I would say this is a 4 star hotel, ran by 5 star staff who work exceptionally hard and are always cheerful. I would visit again but I would like to try one of the newer hotela out of season and maybe a different island.More

Sharon C,

Excellent Holiday

We had a fantastic 2 week holiday last week in July first week August 2015. We were in the adult only section (Santa Monica) the pool area here was great lots of sun beds and some Bali beds this area was a lot quieter than the main pool. Staff take towels off sunbeds that are left unattended before 9 am. Security make sure that only people with the correct coloured bands go in this area. Food was fine lots of choice (even for my fussy hubby). The main restaurant did get very busy at certain times but we managed to avoid these. If you're in Santa Monica call to the pool bar before dinner for fizz & nibbles. There are a number of other restaurants where you need to book. The ala carte restaurant only available for Santa Monic customers was very quiet (nice change from the main restaurant) this had a set menu that didn't change. We stayed in block 4 this was good location but there's quite a bit of walking wherever you are but the gardens are lovely. Staff were very helpful. My usual gripe is no tea/coffee making facilties in the room. The journey from the airport was a bit bumpy as some of the road is not yet tarmaced but not too bad. On the whole great holiday recommend visiting before the resort gets too commercialised.More

Barbara S,

Family holiday in the sun

We have recently returned from a 14 night stay with our 9 year old daughter. The hotel is beautiful, spotless and has some of the friendliest staff we have ever met. The entertainment team are some of the most talented and friendliest too. The food was excellent, although the main buffet restaurant does get very busy, but having 3 other restaurants to chose from was a nice touch. The fish restaurant, the Boa Vista, in our opinion was the best for service and ambiance. The hotel was busy and you had to get up early to guarantee a sunbed next to one of the pools and you cant leave them until 9.00am or the pool attendant will remove your belongings, which we thought was the right thing. It was so hot that I didn't mind being sat down at 7.30 in the morning! We went on two excursions with Thomson, the full day Catamaran trip which was fab and the sunset chill out bbq which we would also recommend. Only down side is the beach the hotel is built on is gorgeous but the sea is always red flagged, waves and current are just too strong. The flights to and from were fine, lots of people had complained but we thought they were great. The meal provided on both journeys was excellent and the cabin crew and captain on our return flight were fanatastic, The island itself is very barren but I already knew this was the case. All in all we had a fab holiday (all did get a funny tummy for a couple of days but I think it was to be expected in this heat, just go prepared) and would recommend this hotel for a relaxing family holiday.More

KimRobbo, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, UK

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Riu Touareg
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