Stunning landscapes on the flower island Brava
SHORT TRIP BRAVA
Our trip to Brava includes all the highlights for adventurers: Abundant grasslands and pasture landscape and colonial blossoming gardens are waiting for you!SHORT TRIP BRAVA
As the fast ferry adjusts its timetable to the weather conditions, any visit to the island requires a high degree of flexibility.
Brava (en: “wild”) with its 64 km² is the smallest and greenest of the 9 inhabited islands. It is located in the south-west of the archipelago and can only be reached by ferry.
It still shows clear volcanic remnants, the interior and coast are very rugged. Splendid mountains are complemented by deep valleys.
Brava is characterized by its purity, varied landscapes and plateaus, which turn out to be a hiking paradise. Brava is located in the lee of the neighbouring island Fogo, resulting in frequent misty or foggy conditions which contribute to the creation of this fresh, green oasis.
You can find colourful flowers everywhere and the harmonious hilly landscapes resemble southern European scenes.
The peaceful coastal town Faja d'Agua has remained largely unchanged since the colonial era. The old mansions in Vila Nova Sintra are still as they were in colonial times when the Portuguese established their residences with beautiful gardens. The ferry that serves Brava is greatly influenced by weather and sea conditions, therefore any visit to the island requires a high degree of flexibility.