Entries by Roger

Photo of the week – Vila do Maio, Cape Verde

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 […]

European Union funded projects on Maio island

Hermínia Ribeiro the deputy director of the Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr (IMVF) has been on the island of Maio this month. The IMVF became a Non-Governmental Development Organisation (NGDO) in 1988 in São Tomé and Principe. The IMVF is an organisation for development and cooporation and in the 1990’s extended its work to other […]

Handstand on Maio beach

Fun on the beach. Local children have great fun using the rocks and the beach. They may not have many possessions, but the beautiful natural environment provides them with endless fun and keeps them fit.

Beaches on Maio in Cape Verde

The beaches on the quiet, often overlooked island of Maio in Cape Verde are lovely and often almost deserted. This picture is of the main beach in the lovely little town of Vila do Maio (also known as Porto Inglês). The beach is known as Bitxe Rotxa and although right in the centre of the […]

Much needed rain comes to Cape Verde

Much needed rain has been falling in Cape Verde. We have reports of heavy rain in Maio. This is the first in the rainy season and will be welcomed by farmers and gardeners alike. The children enjoy playing in the puddles as can be seen in this video: Some years there can be as little […]

Rain in Maio Cape Verde

There was rain in the eastern and southern part of Cape Verde yesterday (Friday), with rain in Maio and Santiago. Overnight it has been raining in other islands too. This is the first in this year’s rainy season and is much needed by the farmers and gardeners. The rainy season is normally August and September, […]

Vila do Maio beach

The main beach in Vila do Maio (Porto Inglês) on the island of Maio, is a lovely stretch of soft white sand. The beach is not often very busy, so it makes lovely place to be based for the day. The sea is warm and pleasant for swimming and food and drink are available from […]

More choice for travel to Maio

There is good news for people wishing to travel to Maio. There is now transport to the island six days a week from Praia. The flights remain the same – on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The ferry now operates four days a week on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. This means the only day when […]

Bitxe Rotxa (main beach) in Vila do Maio

The main beach (Bitxe Rotxa) in Vila do Maio  is in the the centre of this small town. It is a lovely place to relax, swim and enjoy a drink or meal in the beach bar (Bar Tropikal). The soft white sand and lovely warm sea is a great attraction. Occasionally the waves are exciting […]

Beach Games on the island of Maio

If you are visiting the island of Maio this summer, you may be interested in a programme of beach games being organised by the Câmara Municipal do Maio. During July and August the local authority will be organising a series of activities including football, volleyball and swimming. The events will commence on 16 July with […]