Published On: Wed, Nov 21st, 2018

Denisse de Kalafe proposes special tourist scheme for Holbox

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In the framework of the seventh edition of the Gastronomic Exhibition of Holbox, State Government secretary, Francisco Xavier López Mena attending on behalf of Governor Carlos Manuel Joaquín González, said that the event has given “worldwide fame to the island of Holbox.”

Denisse de Kalafe (Photo: Noticaribe)

A few days ago, Olga Denise Kalaf Sahd (aka Denisse de Kalafe, by her stage name) declared that she would like to ask the governor to request the local Congress to legislate in order to apply in Holbox, the same scheme with which the National Marine Park works on the island of Fernando de Noronha, the famous Brazilian archipelago. The idea is to promote the island of Holbox as a luxury ecotourism destination, targeting high purchasing power travelers in order to improve the income of the islanders.

 

In order to travel and stay in this archipelago near Rio de Janeiro – composed of 21 small islands, with around three thousand inhabitants – located 350 kilometers northeast of the city of Natal, in the state of Pernambuco, it is necessary to book several months in advance and to pay a series of taxes for the preservation of the environment.


Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, 354 km (220 mi) offshore from the Brazilian coast.

In 1988, Brazil designated approximately 70% of the archipelago as a maritime national park, with the goal of preserving the land and sea environment. On October 5, 1988, the Federal Territory was dissolved and added to the state of Pernambuco (except Rocas Atoll, which was added to the state of Rio Grande do Norte).

Today Fernando de Noronha’s economy depends on tourism, restricted by the limitations of its delicate ecosystem. In addition to the historical interest noted above, the archipelago has been the subject of the attention of various scientists dedicated to the study of its flora, fauna, geology, etc. 


It must be said that to enjoy Fernando de Noronha, Brazilians must pay 65 reais (about 33 dollars) and foreign tourists 130 reais (almost 65 dollars); The fee covers a 10-day stay; that is, around seven dollars per day, which is added to a conservation charge that is daily: 46 reais (plus or minus 23 dollars) more.



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