Maio, Cape Verde Islands
Maio is the easternmost of the Sotavento islands of Cape Verde. It is located south of the islands of Boa Vista and east of Santiago. The island is also known for its large forest, which is unusual for Cape Verde.Vila do Maio, or just Vila, is the primary city on the island. It is the home to the island's airport and seaport.
Maio offers visitors vast deserted beaches, interesting salt pits, small villages and a variety of environments to explore.
Things to see and do
* Flora & fauna
* Towns of Maio, Morro, Calhetha, Figueira Da Horta and Ribeira Do Joao
* Salt Pits
Cruise Season – Oct - May
Currency – Cape Verdeam escidp (CVE)
Language – Portugeuse
Population – 5,435 approx
Land Area – 269 km² (Fogo)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +238
Travel Links – There are flights from Praia, the capital city, 3 times per week.
There is a new super fast hydrofoil ferry service due to begin after July 2012, offering connections with Sal, BoaVista and Praia.