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.

An evening of poetry and fish on Maio!

groupa fish

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.

Maio Basketball Player in Action

edy walter tavares

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 of sports and school equipment for Maio Island

sports equipment

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.

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.