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Better Beaches

Project aims

To improve the beach user experience and increase the number of tourists and residents visiting five of Sal’s beaches.

The reason for this is that the Destination Council identified:

  • a great deal of waste is visible on Sal’s beaches and waste collection across the island varies from good to non-existent
  • education was required because some beaches were in protected areas, but it was not known or communicated to beach users
  • there was a limited sense of responsibility amongst local communities in relation to their environmental resources.


Latest Activities

  • Best practice training for local tour guides providing turtle watching tours on Sal’s beaches

  • A series of beach cleans have taken place throughout 2016

  • Environmental awareness signs have been installed on popular beaches around Sal, and are to be maintained by Destination Council members


Beaches are a vital part of the holiday experience in Cape Verde.  Creating, cleaner, greener beaches is valued by local communities, visitors, and benefits wildlife and local businesses alike.


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