Desert expanses that are nonetheless quick to go green, splendid white sandy beaches, salt flats, a peaceful atmosphere: welcome to Maio! A day is enough time to cycle around this small island accessible from Santiago. The feel of its modest capital, Vila do Maio, suggests a gentle pace of life that has not yet encouraged tourism to any great extent. But for how long can that last? Best to come and enjoy the calm and delights of this little corner of paradise on the sea as soon as possible.
Island of Maio