Maio is part of the leeward islands of Cape Verde. This island is at a stone’s throw from the island of Santiago and has a totally different landscape. Not many people live on Maio and the area has remained unpoilt. The beautiful white sandy beaches are surrounded by a beautiful turquoise sea. An ideal place for long beach walks and for water sports. It is also very nice to discover the sand dunes in the interior with a jeep. And to stroll through the picturesque village of Vilo do Maio with her colourful painted houses.
Flying to Maio
At Maio you will find the airport Vila Do Maio Airport (MMO). There are no international aircraft on the island of Maio. If you arrive in Cape Verde, it is on an island with an international airport (Boavista, Sal, Santiago or São Vicente). International flights are carried out by major and well-known airlines. With a direct flight you are in Cape Verde within 6 to 7 hours. From the Cape Verde islands with an international airport you can take a domestic flight to Maio. Look at our survey of airlines that offer flights to Cape Verde. This saves a lot of time comparing flight tickets.
Domestic flights Maio
Domestic flights can easily be booked to and from Maio airport. Flying between the islands is relatively quick and cheap. If you fly to or from Maio, you always make a stopover on the island of Santiago (RAI). From Santiago you then can fly to the other Cape Verde islands. The flight time between Maio and Santiago is only 15 minutes. Airline tickets can best be booked online in advance, so you will be certain of a place. In the article about domestic flights Cape Verde you can find even more specific information.
Flying to other Cape Verdean islands
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