trips planned by users

Vila do Maio trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
- +
- +
- +
Trip Planner Africa  /  Cape Verde  /  Maio  /  Vila do Maio

Vila do Maio

Cidade do Maio, also known as Porto Inglês, is a city in the southwestern part of the island of Maio in southeastern Cape Verde. It is the main urban settlement of the island, and also seat of the Maio Municipality. The population has doubled between 1990 and 2010 and was 2,971, its estimates has reached over 3,000. Between 1975 in 2015, before it became a city, it was known as Vila do Maio.About the cityThe city is still known by its old name, Porto Inglês, in opposition of the older Porto Português . the older name was that 17 English ships a year visited Maio to transport salt to England until the 19th century, England had a great influence on salt trade. Salt is produced in small amounts today, it is exported to Guinea-Bissau.The port of Cidade do Maio has ferry services to the island of Santiago with Praia and Boa Vista with Sal Rei and is based hundreds of meters from the center and 1 km north has an airport). The city's main street is named Amílcar Cabral. The surrounding area consists of a desert and grassy landscape unlike the middle and east of the island, vegetation is not dense, saltmarshes lie to the northwest which were used for salt mining. Tourism is now one of the dominant factor of the city, large sized apartment complex and hotels dominate the north next to its airport, a small industrial area lies to the eastern portion.
Plan the details of your Vila do Maio holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Cape Verde holiday builder.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Vila do Maio

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Vila do Maio

Duration: 4 hours