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Aljezur’s first five-star wellness resort ‘on schedule’ finally after years of delay

Aljezur’s first five-star wellness resort ‘on schedule’ finally after years of delay

Work on the first five-star wellness resort for the west coast borough of Aljezur is at last underway after years of frustration and delays.

But no sooner had the heavy-machinery moved in, than rumbles began over the town’s social media pages.

“Praia do Canal was one of the wildest beaches on our coastline”, wrote a well-known conservationist. “Now we are confronted by an environmental assault with a licence passed by the council. Is there no one brave enough to stop this?”

The post elicited a wave of criticism, but in truth developers – who in the words of Público already run two of “the most beautiful hotels in Funchal (Madeira)” – say they have every intention to maintain the local environment as much as possible.

“We love Aljezur”, CEO of Leacock Investimentos SGPS Afonso Tavares da Silva told the Resident. “The last thing we want to do is come in and spoil anything.

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