Weekly newspaper A Semana reported this week that The European Union (EU) will fund an ecotourism project titled Ecotourism in the Natural Pool of Salinas in Cape Verde (Cabo Verde).
The ecotourism project will be implemented in Sao Filipe, a town located on the western coast of the island of Fogo in Cape Verde. It is reported that 39 million Cape Verdean Escudos, the equivalent of just over 350,000 Euros, will be invested to revitalize an entire area situated around Salinas, an oceanside resort. The ecotourism project will include the implementation of recreational areas, lighting, and safety equipment, making the area a more attractive and suitable destination for tourists.
The northern site of Sao Filipe, where this new ecotourism project will be carried out, is known for its large natural saltwater pool. The saltwater pool is popular amongst divers and other ocean enthusiasts. The local geography is also ideal for adventure tourists, with abundant water and mountainous properties. Various micro-projects are also predicted to benefit local communities, such as the local fisherman. Overall, the investment will aim to replenish Sao Filipe as a eco-tourist destination to attract more tourism.
The ecotourism project is expected to take a year to implement and will be unveiled by the end of 2016.
Photo Credit: “Ilha do Fogo aerial shot 2” by Aldo Bien – The author himself gave me permission to publish here as freely distributable. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ilha_do_Fogo_aerial_shot_2.jpg#/media/File:Ilha_do_Fogo_aerial_shot_2.jpg
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