The SpaceThe "Djabraba's Eco-Lodge born in 2009 (Opening June 2012) gives an idea of the thirty MARCO AGOSTINO GIANDINOTO and his wife MARIA GIANDINOTO who, wishing to focus on a sustainable eco-tourism, have created this structure with European standard (unique Brava) using materials with low environmental impact with the purpose of protecting the pristine nature of the island.
The entire building is set within a plot of 1100 mq.completamente planted with typical local plants.
The property enjoys a 360 degree view of all the surrounding valleys and the island of Fogo.
Tourists are welcomed in 8 rooms and 2 suites (fully equipped), where the simplicity 'and cleanliness are the masters. Guest AccessTHE SUITES "OPEN SPACE" (Start in June 2012) are equipped with:-private entrance with small covered terrace-Kitchen with kitchenette, fridge and full assortment of tools.-tv, dvd player (next)-small living room with dining room-bathroom with shower, wc, bidet ', sink (water calda/fredda24h-24h).
SERVICES INCLUDED:- Breakfast served in the dining room (first floor) from 7.00 to 9.30 (excluding the day of the departure of the guests).- Cleaning of the room (done with professional products) with bed linen and towels changed daily from 10.00 to 11.00 (at that time the rooms must be vacated).- Supervision of the building 24 hours 24 performed by a special guard always present in case of need or urgency.
Exchange-money tax free
EXTRA SERVICES (on request and extra charge):- Transport to / from PORT OF FURNA.- Trekking with a local guide.-Rent a mountain bike (coming soon).Rent-Quod 4x4 (coming soon).-Possibility 'rental car with driver.Restaurant-tasting with typical local dishes (only on request and only for hotel guests). Interaction with Guests"OUR PHILOSOPHY ...
Our "KORPU KU ALMA" (body and soul) summarizes our philosophy: to DJABRABA'S Eco-Lodge the guest is never left to itself, but below, and cuddled together hand in hand to explore this enchanting island BRAVA."For us' more 'important to have a good interaction and exchange of ideas with our guests than simply renting a hotel room' cause we believe that the experience enriches us more.(URL HIDDEN) Marco and Maria Giandinoto The NeighborhoodThe island Brava , located at the end of the Leeward group has an area of 64 square kilometers and a maximum length of 9 km in east-west direction . Although small , it is distinguished from the other islands to the appearance mountainous whose highest point is Mount Fontainhas .The coastline is markedly indented with several bays : Furnas , Ancião , Faja d'Água and Sorno . As evidence of the volcanic crater of the past is the Fundo Grande.
Due to the presence of the mountains, Brava is the wettest and greenest of all the islands, also being very rich in flowers is also known as the "Island of Flowers" . Discovered in 1462, its population would have occurred in 1680 when, due to the eruption of the volcano of Pico, the nearby island of Fogo , the inhabitants moved to Brava.
At the end of the eighteenth century, the island was used as a reference point for the whalers of New Bedford and Rhode Island in the middle of all ' Atlantic . Gradually the inhabitants of Brava , who enjoyed the reputation of excellent sailors , began to be added to the crew of the whaling ships . But given that the conditions of life in the whalers were very tough, the Cape Verdeans began to look for work on the mainland, thus initiating emigration to the United States of America(URL HIDDEN)CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
Capital: PRAIAPopulation : 500,000
Area : 4.030 Km ²
Time Zone : -2h than in Italy - Italian 3h when DST is in effect
Languages: Portuguese and Creole ( crioulo , a mixture of Portuguese and African languages ) .
Religions: 90% of the population is Roman Catholic Christian .
There are Protestant denominations ( Church of the Nazarene ) .
Currency: Cape Verdean Escudo (CV esc)
Prefix for Italy : 0039Prefix Italy: 00238
Phone : cellular network operators are the CV Telecom and T + ( Tmais ) with coverage throughout the archipelago . They work in roaming TIM , WIND and Omnitel .
There is the Italian Embassy in the country.The responsibility lies with the Embassy of Italy Embassy of Italy in DAKAR ( Senegal )Address : Rue Alpha Hachamiyou Tall , Č.p. 18524 , B.P. 348 - Dakar , SenegalTel: +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)Fax: +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)Mobile phone -call : +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (active during the hours of the close of business for emergency cases )Sat: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)E-mail: (EMAIL HIDDEN)GENERAL HEALTH SITUATION
Health in Cape Verde change much from island to island . The most advanced level sanitation are São Vicente & Santiago. Sal and Boavista are gearing up with new hospitals. For the other islands we are still far (URL HIDDEN) this archipelago health care is very different from the " African " or there are no major disease hazards . With little attention in food and " relationships " with other people the tourist visiting this archipelago has nothing to fear. No vaccinations are required mandatory but would recommend that for Hepatitis A and Tetanus . Also for children there are no health problems.
We recommend that you eat the flesh always well cooked and maybe even vegetables. In bars and restaurants when you ask ordinte to drink " always cold " or " no ice " this is because the ice is made with tap water is not potable. Cape Verdeans are not affected but being accustomed to our bodies "weak" could lead to spicevoli surprises ... maybe holidays closed room for a whole week with fever ! So a few precautions = pleasant holidays !
There are no compulsory vaccinations required for those arriving from Europe ' .If you are coming from areas at risk , such as the ' Central Africa , or some parts of Brazil must have the International Certificate of Vaccination against Yellow Fever . In any case, after consulting a doctor , it is recommended that vaccination against hepatitis A and B and , as with any journey, typhoid and tetanu(URL HIDDEN)AIDS
A recent national study showed that the incidence of HIV among the population was 0.8 % (1.1 % for men and 0.4 % for women ) . This means that there are about 1,900 people infected with HIV. This rate is low for an African country . The figures may rise with the increase in foreign tourists. Cape Verde has no major taboo against AIDS , and education programs have been undertaken on the issue(URL HIDDEN) DRUGS
It is thought that about ten West African countries are used as warehouses for cocaine en route to Europe, and Cape Verde is one of them. Until recently , the small Marina and 965 km of coastline have left the archipelago to the settlement of these trades . Now the international community decided to intervene. Cape Verde has received assistance for this purpose from Brazil, and recently with the European Union will agree with the ships of the latter to support the Cape Verdean police in its territorial waters . The United States, within the Africa Partnership Station initiative controversial , are helping to patrol the waters of Cape Verde , training and supporting its coast guard. Meanwhile , crime linked to drug trafficking has made its entry in the lives of Cape Verdean(URL HIDDEN) Malaria
All the islands , with the exception of Santiago, are not affected by malaria , and Santiago itself suffers only between September and December. To date , the advice is not to take any precautions , but if you get a fever ( in Cape Verde , or at home ) , you should visit soon .(SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Traduttore per il Business:Translator ToolkitTraduttore di siti webStrumento a supporto dell'export
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You are strongly advised not to travel to Brava if you have health problems because 'the current health situation leaves much to be desired.
The local hospital is not 'equipped for urgent surgical and laboratory tests, it has an operating room and has only two doctors Cape (URL HIDDEN) is recommended in case of urgency to be ready to evacuate an island that can 'only be made through the local catamaran and only after having paid the cost of transportation quite important(URL HIDDEN)
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The efficient service carried out by local police limited to the minimum unrest and crime 'local reporting is almost inesistente.Occasionalmente petty theft related to the piu'a livestock or (URL HIDDEN) Most burglaries almost always takes place in conjunction with the local festivals. alcohol or rather the local rum and 'the real curse of young Brava given the high consumption that can' be confusing especially at night, during festivals and local (URL HIDDEN) always advisable not to leave anything unattended and not to trust some people locale.Le women should be especially careful at night and in remote areas and be wary of calls made by sconosciuti.L 'drug use is not' tolerated by the authorities' local but widespread among young people, it is recommended not to accept any type of drug.
Vila Nova Sintra (capital) is characterized by a set of low white houses surrounded by green gardens of oleander, hibiscus, bougainvillea. E 'must visit the garden dedicated to Eugenio Tavares, poet and writer, a native of Brava. The church "the Nazarene" with brightly painted blue and near the Catholic church, built about 130 ago. Nova Sintra is the most beautiful city of Cape Verde. FURNA, overlooking the beautiful bay, just opposite the island of Fogo fishing harbor mooring for ferries. From Furnas, a beautiful and scenic hiking trail high up to 150 m. on the coast, an hour's walk, leads to VINAGRE famous for its thermal water rich in fluoride and baking soda. FAJA 'of AGUA is a small fishing village located in the bay. Sheltered from the wind is a place favorable to agriculture and the production of corn, papaya, cassava, bananas. The island for its hiking trails, breathtaking panorama of the coast lends itself to wonderful excursions for lovers of trekking.
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