Welcome to vista verde tours – the travel expert of Cape Verde!

We are very proud to announce that we are still alive despite this particular time. Since more than 18 months we have been without any income – it has been and still is a tremendous challenge.
More than ever it is essential for the country and the people to pursue the philosophy of sustainable tourism together with our many local service partners on spot.
Finally, we see a light at the end of the tunnel from autumn on.
First guests have announced themselves and we are prepared – together with our partners on spot – to receive them according to the international hygiene standards. The vaccination campaign is running well and the percentage of people eligible to receive it is quite high.

It is of high importance to us that people can go back to work and surely that our guests can – at least for some moments – forget Corona and enjoy the time on the archipelago.
I hope to see you soon!
Warm regards
Heike Alter
Mindelo, autumn 2021
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Maio - the white pearl
Maio - the white pearl
Maio - the white pearl
Maio - the white pearl
Maio - the white pearl


The white paradise is an oasis for beach lovers and those seeking peace and quiet

capeverdian cowboys on Maio
main street in porto Ingles on Maio
fisherman on Maio

The charming island of Maio (en: "May") covers 269 km² and is geologically the oldest of the Cape Verdean Islands. With its quaint fishing villages, lonely desert-like areas and miles of white sandy beaches, the hospitality of its 6,000 inhabitants makes for a pleasant and tranquil stay on Maio.

In the capital Vila de Maio (also called Porto Inglês) with its pretty colonial buildings, it seems that time has stood still. At Praia de Galeão sea turtles lay their eggs during the summer season. Today there are mainly small pensions and apartments where you can relax and get away from everything. As a result of reforestation projects, this flat land has some acacia forests in the northern part of the island.

Due to reforestation, soil and water conservation, as well as the establishment of better infrastructure, everyday life has been improved dramatically. A special feature: Acacia trees can go without water for many years. The acacia forests distinguish Maio from the other two desert islands Sal and Boa Vista.


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