Ponta Preta Beach Maio Cape Verde

Travel to Maio Cape Verde

International Flights

In order to travel to Maio Cape Verde you will need to fly to Praia, the capital of Cape Verde. The flight from Praia to Maio takes just 15 minutes. There are international flights to Praia from a number of cities.

Please ensure that your passport still has at least six months to run after your travel dates. Depending on your country of residence you may need a tourist visa to enter Cape Verde. All visitors are now required to complete a visitor registration before arriving in Cape Verde. If you need a visa in addition, it will be added as part of the registration process. All guests are also required to pay Cape Verde tourist tax.

International flights have been suspended during the Covid-19 lockdown. It is now understood that opening up has been delayed and will be reviewed again in August. [Updated 01 July 2020]

Domestic Flights

The final leg of your travel to Maio Cape Verde is the 15 min flight from Praia (the capital) with the local airline TICV (formerly Binter CV). Alternatively, there is a ferry service (see below). Please note the flights do not go every day. You can check the flight times and also book your flights on their website (links below) with Visa & MasterCard.  Currently the flights are as follows:

Internal flights have been suspended during the Covid-19 lockdown. It is now understood that they are hoping to recommence in mid-July. [Updated 01 July 2020]

Sunday
Departs 14:45, arrives 15:00

Monday
Departs 14:45, arrives 15:00

Thursday
Departs 14:45, arrives 15:00

Maio to Praia – from 3 August 2020

Sunday
Departs 15:30, arrives 15:45

Monday
Departs 15:30, arrives 15:45

Thursday
Departs 15:30, arrives 15:45

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

Ferry

Maio is connected by ferry to Praia the capital city on the island of Santiago and also Boa Vista, Fogo, Brava, Sal, São Vicente and São Nicolau. Not all of these routes operate every day. Timetables  can be found and tickets purchase at CV Interilhas. The main ferry route to Maio is from Praia and it is also the shortest route.

Please note: The frequency and timing of ferries are subject to sea conditions. We don’t recommend it if you have international flights to catch the same day. We recommend that you always check with the ferry operator.

Live arrivals and departures from the capital Praia: www.marinetraffic.com

We understand that ferry operations may be halted again because of Covid-19. We do not yet know when this is starting and how long for. [Updated 01 July 2020]

This timetable is for the main ferry route between Praia and Maio. Times are subject to change so please always check with the ferry operator.

Sunday
Maio 00:00 Praia 02:30
Praia 15:00 Maio 17:30
Praia 17:00 Maio 19:30

Monday
Maio 22:00 Praia 00:30

Tuesday
Maio 11:00 Praia 13:30
Praia 19:00 Maio 21:30

Thursday
Maio 07:00 Praia 09:30
Praia 07:00 Maio 09:30
Praia 18:00 Maio 20:30

Saturday
Maio 11:00 Praia 13:30

Maio ferry links
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 in order to satisfy the port authorities. A deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking, but contact us for more information. Travel is dependant upon sea conditions.