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.
This attractive staircase is worth stopping to admire. Many houses do not have gardens and this person has made the most of the external space that they have.
On 26 August 2017, there will be a night of garouper and poetry in Vila do Maio, on Maio island. This will be the third such event and combines the enjoyment of garoupa cooked in a variety of ways, combined with some enjoyment of the arts. Garouper is a variety of fish caught around the Cape Verde islands, but sometimes referred to as grouper or garoupa.
Cape Verdean basketball player Edy Walter Tavares, playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Summer League, was the Cavalier’s highest scorer in their game against the Milwaukee Bucks. The 25 year old player is 7’3″ (2.21m) tall and has a ‘wingspan’ of some 7’9″ (2.36m); he was born on the island of Maio, Cape Verde.
A gift from São João da Madeira a city in the Norte region of Portugal has recently arrived in Maio. The delivery includes sports equipment, school equipment and toys. The intention being to improve sporting facilities and activities on the island. The links between São João da Madeira and Maio started in the 1990’s.
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.
This happy scene was taken on the main beach (Bitxe Rotxa) in Vila do Maio on the lovely island of Maio, Cape Verde. This was one of the occasions when the beautiful beach wasn’t almost deserted!
Maio 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.