Costa Esmeralda Beach Rescue Program

Since 2013, Tropicalia and Fundación Tropicalia have worked with local authorities to restore and protect the idyllic beach of Costa Esmeralda. The partnership aims to enhance the municipality’s natural attractions, and to promote compliance with related environmental regulations.

Activities in 2016:


A two-day cleanup of more than 200m of beachfront with the help of a team of 10 employees.


Restoration of the beach entrance path and parking area, using local natural materials.


Installation of new signs to inform and raise awareness regarding the responsible use of the beach.


The provision of new waste containers to support trash collection and separation.

The work was completed before the Spring Break high season, leaving the area ready
to be enjoyed during the festivities by both tourists and locals.

Playa Arriba Beach Rescue and Maintenance Committee

To protect Playa Arriba, Fundación Tropicalia is partnering with local businesses, authorities and community members to form the Playa Arriba Rescue Committee and will participate in the Tourism Cluster’s initiatives.

Automatic Weather Station

In 2015, Fundación Tropicalia installed Miches’ first Automatic Weather Station (AWS). It records wind direction and speed, humidity, dew point, air pressure, temperature, solar radiation, ultraviolet radiation and rainfall. The data collected supports the tourism and agricultural sectors, as well as the Miches community in general, by providing accurate, up-to-date local weather information and tracking capabilities over time.


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