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 in the décor. There’s a balcony which provides a space outside for everyone to come together. You’ll also find a TV* and a handy kitchenette fully furnished with 2 cooking rings. With room for up to 4, these rooms feature a double 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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Everything was absolutely perfect, emailed beforehand and asked for upper floor with sea views and got exactly that. Food, the best we've ever had in all inclusive! Entertainment fabulous, special mention to ze, Carlos, Melanie, karina and vannina, such lovely folk's. Restaurant staff and bar staff, auxcellia, vone, any, gilson and Milton the best, please take note of staff names and address them as such. Loved loved this vacation and Will definitely return. Also a mention to natalina who sorted our room and fatima who always made sure the beach toilet facilities were immaculate. Well done all of yoU. overall 10 out of 10More

norbertKent, kent

why did I come home!

Just arrived back from a two week holiday from the 16th June. Two weeks is perfect if all you want to do is relax and why wouldn't you because who gets to do that back at home?! Honestly couldn't fault anything apart from the cat's. They unfortunately were irritating me and my partner the whole holiday especially when they started drinking from our drinks by our pool sun loungers. Be careful with the pool, tiles are becoming lose and my partner badly sliced his finger on one. Food repeats a little at dinner times but nothing wrong with that, I found the food extremely good! I thought I was fussy but clearly not. I have a dairy intolerance and didn't struggle one bit. African was nice but Asian was fantastic, only managed to eat in there once it gets booked up fast! Rooms extremely clean Apart from our towels weren't always changed when we wanted them to be, knew this by a blood stain. Beach is fantastic, yes it's red flagged but doesn't stop people going in, still a lovely walk! Crabs popping out everywhere which is a nice thing to see! Only did the "sea, bay and chill" excursion, was great but unfortunately cloudy. It takes you to the other riu hotel beach which is so calm compared to toureg, you are then taken to a private small beach area and served a three course meal which is lovely being on the beach; literally! Only did one as they are very expensive if I'm honest. Driving through the towns is certainly a sight and a huge reality check. Not a place for much sight seeing as it's just goats and dirt. Sad, but personally it's all part of the experience. Go before its too over developed in my opinion. Spa is lovely had two treatments. Couldn't fault. Gym small but adequate. If you need bottles of water ask at reception, we had to find this out for ourselves. All in all I got what I wanted; relaxation. More

Sophie Q, Southampton, United Kingdom

One of the best

Just back after 2 week stay. If your going just forget all the negative reviews this is a great hotel. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is excellent. The rooms are big and very clean. The hotel is very clean. The beach is never ending with loads of space. The sea was a bit choppy (red flag for the 14 days we were there) but I went in every day with no problems. The only down side for us was the evening entertainment was not really are cup of tea but that's more of a personal thing. If you thinking of going do it soon b4 the island is spoiled. More


Best holiday

Stayed for 2 weeks during March with my husband and 2 children. Food was basic however we never went hungry! Staff were excellent and the entertainment team got us constantly laughing which is hard! Rooms and grounds were clean and the surroundings were just beautiful. Can't wait to return! More

nicsmith890, Lincoln, United Kingdom


Just got back from a 11 night stay at the riu Touareg in Cape Verde what a beautiful hotel could not fault a thing the staff were brilliant from the gardeners to the manager, some people have said there is nothing to do and although the hotel is like a huge sandcastle in the middle of nowhere the surroundings are beautiful a 20km beach beautiful ocean the chance to go jet skiing or quad biking what more could you want on a relaxing holiday, I would suggest going before they build more hotels so you can see how amazing this paradise is, the food was great the entertainment wasn't the best but they try hard and they are a good laugh the country's motto is no stress and there is none everything about this place was incredible so much so I would 100% consider moving there, I will definitely be returning at some point More


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Riu Touareg
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