EU pays for eco-tourism project in Cabo Verde

2 December 2015

The European Union (EU) will finance the cost of the “Ecotourism in the natural pool of Salinas” project, in the Municipality of São Filipe, on Fogo Island, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), the city council said according to weekly newspaper A Semana.

The newspaper reported that 39 million escudos in funding will be used to refurbish the whole area of ​​the seaside resort of Salinas, including installation of safety equipment, artificial lighting and recreational areas, which will give the location the status of “site of tourist interest”.

Estimated to cost over 39 million escudos, work to refurbish the whole area of ​​the seaside resort of Salinas should take a year, and the project will be publicly presented before the end of the year.

Besides the tourism sector, the fishing communities of São Jorgem Campanas Baixo, Campanas Cima and Galinheiro will also benefit, by building shelters for fishing boats.

Situated in the northern part of São Filipe, the seaside resort is famous for its large natural saltwater pool, which is very popular with diving and deep sea fishing fans, and is “close enough to the ideal destinations for mountain and water sports tourism.” (macauhub/CV)