To get to Maio you need to take the 15 min flight from Praia (The capital) with the local airline Binter CV. Please note the flights do not go every day. You can check the flight times and book your flights on their website (below) with Visa & MasterCard. Currently the flights are as follows:
Praia to Maio
Departs 16:05, arrives 16:20
Departs 11:50, arrives 12:05
Departs 17:30, arrives 17:45
Maio to Praia
Departs 16:45, arrives 17:00
Departs 12:30, arrives 12:45
Departs 18:15, arrives 18:30
Flight times are subject to change and so should always be checked with the airline.
Maio Local Airport – Live Arrivals and Departures
Cape Verde has four international airports with over 40 flights a week to the islands of Sal, Boa Vista, São Vicente and Santiago (Praia). You can fly to any of them and still use the local flights to connect; however it’s better to go direct to the island of Santiago (unless you want to go island hopping). A list of the airlines that fly to Nelson Mandela airport in the city of Praia on the island of Santiago is given below. If you need any help with your flights please contact us with your preferred city of departure and we will try to find the best route for you. A visa is required, this can be bought on arrival for €25.
Praia International Airport Santiago (Nelson Mandela) Live Arrivals and Departures
Ferry: See the bottom of this page for more information.
Private boat transfer: See the bottom of this page for more information.
Latest News: For the latest travel news see the travel category of the news page
Airlines that fly to Praia International Airport
- TACV – Destinations
- TAP – Destinations
- RAM – Destinations
- TAAG – Destinations
- BINTER CV (Local)
- BINTER (International)
Airlines that fly to other islands
- TUIFLY – Destinations
- THOMSON – Destinations – Last moment deals on Facebook
- NEOSAIR – Destinations
- THOMAS COOK – Destinations – Last moment deals from UK
- TRANSAVIA – Destinations
- VUELING – Destinations
Private boat transfer:
It is now possible to arrange a private boat between Praia and Maio. The boat can take up to 7 people and costs €400 (€800 for a roundtrip). The details of all passengers have to be provided in advance to satisfy the port authorities. A deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking. The boat leaves Santiago from Praia Baixo, which is 20 minutes by taxi from Praia (cost of taxi €18). Travel is dependant upon sea conditions. Contact us for more information.
When you are traveling to Maio, the ferry can be booked by going to the office (Address below). Leaving Maio a ticket can be bought from the boat man on the jetty or from the house manager. The ticket price is approx 1500 CVE each way. Please note: The frequency and timing of the ferry is subject to sea conditions. We don’t recommend it if you have international flights to catch the same day.
Praia 06:00 Maio 09:00
Maio 16:00 Praia 19:00
Praia 16:00 Maio 19:00
Maio 20:00 Praia 23:00
Praia 15:00 Maio 18:00
Maio 19:00 Praia 22:00
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Polar Lda, Rua andrade corvo nr 6, Plateau, Praia, Santiago
Please please send a message to ask us for the contact details for Elizabete (Ticket Sales) or Franklin (Office Manager)