Thursday, January 27, 2011

Photos of Cactus and Maleleuca

Good day to you all. We have got some photos of Cactus and Maleleuca for you. We have posted them on our web album in the usual place. The higher photo is Maleleuca and the one below is Cactus. Click on each photo to see the respective album.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


We know, we know. We have promised photos for the interior of Cactus but we have had all kinds of daft problems that have impeded this. If some of you regard this as a parallel to our service then it should be pointed out we are real estate development company and, in the light of recent comments, agree that we should not be conteplating starting any form of photographic company!

In terms of written updates in Cactus. The whole community is now finished and every client should have received notification for snagging. Many have now received notification for title deeds.

If you have not received any of these notifications and are owners of a property on Cactus community please contact us via and we will see what's happening with the communications.

Have a pleasant weekend.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Riu Hotels announce dates for their new hotel

Last week the Spanish hotel group Riu Hotel and Resorts announced that they have set May 6th as the day for opening their new hotel on the Cape Verdean island of Boavista.

The Riu Touareg will be the 5th Riu gotel in the country and will be a frontline, 24 hour all inclusive hotel.

In this hotel the group have decided to depart from their usual model and will be separating the resort in three distinct sections - An Adult Section, Families and Children and the Classic section. The group have explained this philosophy like this.

In the area for adults the guests can enjoy certain exclusive services such as having a restaurant and swimming only for adults.

The Family area will have exclusive swimming pools and play areas as well as group activities tailored for families.

Finally the Classic area will offer the services that all of the other Riu Hotels offer.

This is great news for Cape Verde as it indicates, once again, the long term view that many large groups are taking with regards to tourism. While may argue that all inclusive tourism doesn't benefit the country, we at Tecnicil welcome these initiatives. After all, the more tourists that come, the more tourists will want to return. Their first visit may be all inclusive but perhaps their second visit will be self catering in our resort.

Whatever your opinion, we congratulate Riu Hotels and Resorts and wish the Riu Touareg great success for the future.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cape Verde Third in Lonely Planet's Top Ten Countries for 2011

Good news for Cape Verde's tourism market as the travel editor's ranking of the top ten countries for 2011 showed Cape Verde in third place after Albania and Brazil.

In choosing the destinations the lonely planet team use four main criteria for choosing a destination: topicality, excitement, value for money and, that all elusive aspect the "X" Factor. I think we'd rather call it the "Wow" factor, but we know what the media is like.
You can see the whole report here.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Melaleuca Photos January 2011

Good evening to all of you! We have just posted some photos of Melaleuca taken last week.

Do give us some feedback on these and let us know if you have any questions moving into 2011.

As many of you know we are into the final leg of completing the resort and are making preparations for the "soft launch" of the resort. We will send out more details when we are closer to the date.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

And all the best for 2011 from everyone at Tecnicil!