Boaventura is land of illustrious and humble people, settlers and landlords. A strip of land where the man is sheltered in mild valleys in an area that goes from the sea to the mountains.
The discovery of the tourist potential of the North Coast goes back to the eighteenth century, its virginal nature, where the Laurissilva forest stands out, its real paths and levadas, which made the delight of new adventurers and discoverers.
As testimony of then, we remember:
In 1851 Edward Harcourt (A Sketch of Madeira) says that he could not leave the island without having this encounter with the dazzling scene of the north, which materialized in a walk made by Curral and returning by Boaventura. In Bonaventure the rugged beauty of the landscape is praised, indescribable in the voice of the writer and poet.
S. Peacock (The Treatise on the Climate and Meteorology of Madeira.1850) defines Boaventura as a romantic valley.
For E. Wortley (The Visit to Portugal and Madeira, 1854) "it is the most beautiful setting I have ever seen"