Hotel 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
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.

Spa and wellness centre*

You'll find the spa on the beachfront, offering an extensive selection of treatments including massages such as Swedish and deep tissue, facials, body wraps, nail treatments and waxing. The Turkish bath and sauna are for adults only.

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.

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1 bedroom family room with balcony or terrace

Family rooms come either a balcony or a terrace plus 1 extra bed in the bedroom. In addition to air-conditioning, there is also a shower.

suite with balcony or terrace

Suites come with a balcony or terrace bringing in lots of natural light. They all feature African-inspired colours and patterns throughout. Other features include a sofa bed in the lounge, a separate bathroom with shower. Air-conditioning and a TV are also included.

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Our First Cape Verde Visit

We went for half term break for a week all inclusive. The food was very good but as with all inclusive it gets a bit boring. We got a taxi which the hotel called for us every time, and went into Santa Maria a cost of 3 euro's each way, found there were quite a few bars cafes and restaurant's, we ate out three times and really enjoyed it. We ate at a Italian and a great fish restaurant twice. Slept since then and cannot remember the names but Santa Maria is not that big and you could not miss these places. A few nice shops for souvenir's. We all came back with a good tan, and were thankful for the breeze as it was constant which kept us cool. Staff very friendly clean hotel, entertaining staff did a good job, if you like that sort of thing.More

daveysite, 186460


The main thing that has to be mentioned here for us was the dedication and enthusiasm from the sports team - they were fantastic. Zeh and the team were first class. The hotel itself was good but the smell from toilet in our room was unbearable and that was before we'd used it!!! Lol. We had maintenance to it but we were told there's no extract - it just relies on the wind outside taking the smell away?!? There was several people complaining about this. The food was ok - quite repetitive and the sweets were all the same just with different coloured 'foam' on the top! Entertainment was hit and miss and in the restaurants too many outside areas with smoking allowed - for instance non-smokers got a small area at the back of the open restaurant while the seating with the views across the pool to the beach was all smoking and several mornings we had breakfast in the non-smoking area and people just lit up and nothing was said!!!! Please address this hotel manager!! Hotel was remote but did quad biking which was great and whale watching but we saw none (just unlucky I guess).More


1st time amazing

we went in june 2015 adults only section , staff rooms food beach all superb there is not a word to be said wrong against this hotel would defiantly recommend,people who moan about the sea after they have come back should read reviews before they book , the walk down the beach is picturesque , if you want any tours i would reccomend a scottish run company called giggling gecos quads and sunset meal excellent ! hope you enjoy your stay !!More

Darren W, 227131

Cape Verde

Fantastic resort and hotel. Idyllic sea and sand and chill out holiday with warm-hot sun and cooling breeze . Definitely a plAce to visit to relax and soak up the sun. Beautiful walks and ambience. Friendly staff and good food. Try July to October to see turtles.More

Whackojacko53, 186481

Superb holiday

This was the first time I've ever been "all inclusive" and wasn't quite sure what to expect. I needn't have worried. The food was excellent, well presented, high quality, catered to a wide range of tastes and plentiful - and that's just the main restaurant. We went to the 3 speciality venues and really liked the Asian restaurant which was more oriental than sub-continent. Sunday breakfast was endless smoked salmon and fizz which was the perfect start to a day on the beach. We normally do "Villa" holidays lounging in seclusion around the pool. The beach was a suitable compromise between seclusion and ready access to bar and eating facilities. The entertainment was our thing but was popular and the "turns" enthusiastic. What really made the holiday was the staff. They were so friendly and attentive and went out of their way to make sure everything was right. The room was perfect although the loo cistern kept dripping. However, once reported it was fixed the next time we got back to the room. I had fun with the bar staff getting them to create cocktails - their typical response was "you want what??" and delivered with a huge grin and a laugh. The WiFi connection in the main bar area was quite adequate for my needs and functioned well. I'd read previous reviews which criticised the smell from the loos and lack of a door somewhere in the bathroom area. Went armed with a vanilla room spray which did the trick. There was a substantial bead curtain to the clothes hanging area which was perfectly adquate. Do pay attention to the advice to use a higher than normal factor sun cream - the breeze is very deceptive and it is easy to burn. I can't rate the Riu Touareg highly enough and would certainly return for another winter sun break.More

Dave195301, 186410

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Hotel Riu Touareg
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 5699 customer reviews
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