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.



Binter CV cheap flights offer

binter plane

If you are travelling in Cape Verde between 16 June and 31 July this year, Binter CV are offering more than 8000 tickets for domestic flights for just 1000CVE (€10), fees not included. To take advantage of this offer you need to book your tickets between 2 and 8 May. Binter CV will be serving all the islands in the Cape Verde archipelago that have airports from 16 June. For more information:

Binter to start flights to Maio in June!

binter cv plane

Binter CV has now announced that it will commence flights to Maio and São Nicolau in June. This will mean that from the middle of June Binter CV will be flying to all the airports within Cape Verde. This is good news and it is hoped that the schedules will be published soon and that they will not fly on the same days as the existing TACV flights.

Is Maio next on Binter’s expansion plans?


Travel to Maio in a day

We understand that Binter CV have been in Maio taking promotional photographs. Does this mean that they are planning to add Maio to their domestic flights within Cape Verde? We certainly hope so, as this lovely island would benefit from more flights than at present. Watch this space.

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.

Photo of the week

Maio wave

The small island of Maio is an almost forgotten treasure, with attractive little towns and villages, friendly local people and lovely deserted beaches. The turquoise waters and golden sands combine to create wonderful beaches for relaxing on, playing on, swimming from or simply walking along.  A touch of paradise.