The sea at Stella Maris on Maio island

stella maris maio

This is the view from Stella Maris, on the island of Maio. The picture was taken during a couple of days of rough seas. The views from Stella Maris are lovely, either looking west over the Atlantic towards the island of Santiago, or looking east along the coast of the island, as in this picture.

Photo of the week – Boats on the beach on Maio

boats on main beach maio

The main beach (Bitxe Rotxa) in Vila do Maio is a lovely place to enjoy the sun and sea, with bars on the beach where you can eat and drink. The colourful boats are evidence of one of the main trades, namely fishing. Fresh fish can be purchased every day.

Photo of the week – Beach at Stella Maris, Maio Island

Stella Maris Beach Maio

Beaches abound in Cape Verde, and many are often almost deserted. This one is accessible from within Stella Maris village in Vila do Maio on the island of Maio. The small beach is usually deserted and therefore it is a lovely, secluded spot to enjoy the beautiful weather and take a refreshing dip in the sea. It is also possible to walk around the rocks below Stella Maris.

Photo of the week – Vila do Maio, Cape Verde

main street vila do maioMaio is a lovely island, quiet and the perfect place to get away from it all. This is the main street that runs along the seafront and out towards the airport. Traffic is almost unheard of as you can see. The colourful houses make this an attractive little town and together with the lovely beaches makes this a great place for that peaceful holiday.



Photo of the week – fun on Maio beach

children on main beach

These children are having a lot of fun on the main beach in Vila do Maio on the island of Maio. They don’t have many possessions like children in other parts of the world, but they are happy and enjoy playing in the streets or on the beautiful beaches. They also enjoy having their picture taken.

Photo of the week – Maio beach

maio beach with child

Cape Verde has plenty of lovely beaches, but on the island of Maio, they are almost deserted much of the time and the sea is warm. This picture was taken on the main beach in Vila do Maio, between Bar Tropikal and the pier, where the boat from Praia arrives and departs.