Most visitors say that Maio is a tranquil and an almost forgotten island with extensive stretches of unspoilt white sandy beaches trimmed with coconut palms and exotic flora. Maio's splendid sand dunes and white beaches are some of the longest of the Cape Verde islands archipelago.
The island is an ideal location for holidaymakers wishing to find a quiet, peaceful beach location, with sleepy local towns and warm, clear waters. The landscape of the island is desert-like with various sand dunes, an occasional palm filled oasis and minimal evidence of its volcanic past.
Some of the islands beaches are populated by turtles, the beaches are a favourite for turtles in which to lay their eggs. Protection of the turtles and their habitat is important, so activities such as dune buggy rides are not permitted along these beaches.Maio Cape Verde