Internal flights

To travel 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 15:55, arrives 16:10

Departs 11:50, arrives 12:05

Departs 14:00, arrives 14:15

Maio to Praia

Departs 16:40, arrives 16:55

Departs 12:35, arrives 12:50

Departs 14:45, arrives 15:00

Flight times are subject to change and so should always be checked with the airline.


Maio Local Airport – Live Arrivals and Departures

International flights

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


Airlines that fly to Praia International Airport

Airlines that fly to other islands



Private boat transfer:

It is now possible to arrange a private boat to travel between Praia and Maio. The boat can take up to 7 people and costs €550 (€1,100 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. 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

Ferries can now be booked online at *

(* Important note: some routes unavailable for online booking at this time)

Polar Lda, Rua andrade corvo nr 6, Plateau, Praia, Santiago

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