Entries by Roger

Booking.com Guest Review Award 2018

We are delighted to have been awarded a 2018 Guest Review Award by Booking.com. This is for our villa in Stella Maris, Maio, Cape Verde. This is in recognition of the good service we give and the lovely reviews that our guests have left for us. You can also see these reviews here: #GuestsLoveUs.

European visitors no longer require a visitors visa

Cape Verdean Minister Fernando Elísio Freire announced recently that from 1 January 2019, European visitors to Cape Verde no longer require a visitor’s visa. The exemption is for 32 countries, also including Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein. The Cape Verde government first announced the intention to introduce this exemption for European visitors in the Spring […]

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, […]