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

We are very proud of being able to launch our new website despite these unprecedented and difficult times.
It is of high importance to us as we truly believe that tourism is a key to the successful future of this country.
More than ever we – together with all our local service partners – pursue the philosophy of sustainable tourism.
Since the beginning of the crisis we have supported many families and local people thanks to our donation event.
Now we are going to focus on establishing the necessary hygienic standards, together with our service partners, in preparation for our first visitors.
Each guest should be able to experience a beautiful and memorable time here in Cape Verde.
I wish you a lot of fun browsing through our new site and I hope to see you soon!
Warm regards
Heike Alter
Mindelo, Spring  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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