Maio is a peaceful, quiet island, in contrast to the popular tourist islands such as Sal and Boa Vista. However, if it is peace and tranquility that you are after, Maio is the place for you. It is also one of the friendliest of the nine inhabited islands. The beaches are magnificent.
The main town is Vila do Maio (also known as Porto Inglês). It occupies a sloping site with streets running down to the beach. The town square is dominated by the Portuguese colonial style church. A tour of the island is a must. It will include the villages of Calheta, Morro and Dom Joao, as well as the sand dunes a Morrinho
Maio is just a 15 minute flight from the capital city of Praia on the island of Santiago. There are also ferries between Praia and Maio. It is a little more difficult to get to but it is well worth the effort. Everyone that visits Maio loves it.