Lighthouses open to the public are «a success» in Lagoa and Faro

About 1300 people visited the farol da Alfanzina, in Lagoa, in the month of July

The project that allows the opening, during the months of July and August, of two lighthouses in the Algarve «has been a success» and attracts more and more visitors.

The Alfanzina lighthouses, in Lagoa, and Cabo de Santa Maria, in the heart of the Farol of Culatra Island, in Faro, are open to the public since July, under a protocol signed between the Councils of the two municipalities, the National Maritime Authority (AMN), the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (IPDJ) and local associations.

Both infrastructures have had their doors open every day, except for Mondays, thanks to the young volunteers involved in the project, and they will remain so until 30 August.

Yesterday, Wednesday, Luís Encarnação, president of the Lagoa Chamber, Custódio Moreno, regional director of the IPDJ and Cortes Lopes, head of the Southern Maritime Department, visited the farol of Alfanzina, to monitor the implementation of the collaboration protocol signed on the 1st of July.

«The project has been a success and only in the first month the number of visitors to the farol of Alfanzina has already reached 1300, which means an increase of around 20% compared to the same period last year», framed AMN.


Photos: National Maritime Authority