We spent 5 nights over Chrismas in Franco&Grazias appartment overlooking the Cabral beach and enjoyed every minute in it! Franco and Grazia were excellent hosts, very open and friendly and they organized for a taxi to pick us up and even invited us for drinks with them and their friends at Chrismas eve. As they have been living and working in Boavista for 3 years the are very helpful with tips (restaurants, bicycle rentals, excursions, taxi connections). The appartment is nicely furnished, clean, very light and spacious. Wifi included which is great! It is situated on the 2nd floor in an appartment building (called Vista do Mar), where Franco&Grazia also live as well as other local residents. There is a very chilled&friendly) security service at the building at night so we felt very safe at all times. The bedroom/bathroom/kitchen area /livingroom - opening up to the balcony with spectacular view - are on one level. If you climb up the wooden stairs to the 3rd floor you find a tiny room with 2 seperate beds (kids or friends travelling with you) and the door leads to a wonderful, big roof terrace where you can chill. All pictures match reality. We were looking for a self-catering appartment a little off the main tourist beach area but still at close walking distance to the center/harbour of town and we were very happy with our choice. The center is very close, 7 minutes walking through the local residential area which makes you feel almost local after 2 days and gets you some insight into living conditions of the Cape Verdeans. The supermarket is 250 meters away and it is fun to mingle with all the locals and some few tourists when shopping. The beach is literally 30 meters away across a small street. So you can - very romantically - enjoy the sunset almost by yourself as the beach is not really used for sport activities (all at playa Estoril) and there are no beach bars located directly at the beach. So if you are looking for a nice appartment in a relaxed atmosphere and with local&real feel this appartment might just be right. Note: Your consumption of water and electricity will be measured (all very transparent) and you pay extra in cash when you leave. Only fair if you know how scant water resources are, so it is up to you how you use&spend it! We spent quite a lot as we spent a lot of time in the appartment so it added up to 8 Euros/day. All in all our first stay in BoaVista was fantastic, exactly the break from European routines and the hectic city life in Berlin and that is definitely also due to this appartment and its nice hosts who have also a great sense of humour. I wish them all the best and to you travellers I wish a great stay in BoaVista whatever appartment you choose, but this might be just the right one!