The President of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque, has just announced that visitors to the Ribeiro Frio Aquaculture Centre will have to pay an entry fee of €1 from the 2nd of May 2020. The new charges have been released now, as tour operators need approximately six months notice of any changes so that they can make the necessary adjustments in their publications and online content.
Miguel Albuquerque used the inauguration of Ribeiro Frio’s leisure area to discuss Ribeiro Frio’s Aquatic Centre’s new facelift. The project, the ‘Requalification of the Queimadas and Ribeiro Frio Forest Parks,’ costing approximately €194,000 is supported by the Madeira 14-20 Programme – European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) who have contributed 85% of the costs. The work concentrates mainly on the Ribeiro Frio Aquatic Farm which produces rainbow trout. The farm is also used as a breeding facility for both eggs and fry (young fish).
This fish farm has been operating since 1960 and is set within a beautiful landscape and subsequently has become a place of great tourist interest and receives thousands of visitors each year. In addition to the renovation and enhancement works, further improvements include more visitor information, better accessibility and promotion of the area as a whole.
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