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Located in the province of Colon, Portobelo is a Caribbean jewel where the UNESCO World Heritage designation converges both for its colonial fortifications and for the Congo culture. Discover the Cultural Heritage experiences such as the Portobelo National Park, the Portobelo Bay and colonial buildings including the Portobelo Customs House. The region is brimming with tourism adventures to satisfy any travelers’ wanderlust.
Trails in Portobelo National Park
Trails in Portobelo National Park
One of its most iconic trails is the “Camino Real” (King’s Road), an interoceanic trail where gold and other precious metals where transported in colonial times from the Pacific Ocean, ending in Portobelo in the Caribbean Sea, recognized by National Geographic among the 50 best tours of a lifetime. Portobelo National Park will be added to the 1.000km of Trails project and site guides will be trained in order to better enhance the natural heritage.
The Historic Center of Portobelo
Visit the remains of a colonial town
When you visit, you’ll see what remains of the colonial town’s efforts to ward off pirate invaders. Start at Fort Santiago, where cannons still point toward the entrance to the bay and the views from its bastions are some of the best in the city. There is now a plan to rehabilitate the cultural and natural parts of the center in order to offer the best experience possible.
A place full of history
Discover the colonial-era weapons
Two more forts known as San Fernando and San Fernandino can be found on the hills surrounding Portobelo. To see models of the forts as well as reproductions of the colonial-era weapons, visit the Real Aduana (Royal Customs). This two-story house was built in 1630 and still maintains some of the magic of Portobelo's storied past. The rehabilitation program aims to preserve those museums rich of Portobelo's history.
Aimed at reducing the social inequality gap through community empowerment, training plans are being developed for local residents and incentives for entrepreneurship with seed capital. These projects are also designed to remove both Portobelo and San Lorenzo from the UNESCO list of World Heritage in danger and preserve this site full of fascinating history, and extraordinary biodiversity, both in its oceans and its rainforests.
Madeira has set the path to be more sustainable on 6 basic pillars:
- Nature, Active & Sport Tourism
- Health and Wellness
- Sea and Nautical Tourism
- Lifestyle & New Trends
- Consciousness & Sustainability
- Cultural Heritage, Gastronomy & Wine
Discover every single aspect of it in an amazing tour of the Island
A tour into protected areas
Nature is the greatest and most important treasure of this Atlantic archipelago. Be sure to explore its lush beauty and its protected areas. With a valuable natural heritage, the archipelago of Madeira has made preservation a priority, with a large part of its territory protected under different classifications.
Food & Wine Enthusiasts
Discover Madeira's unmistakable flavours
The subtropical climate of the archipelago, as well as its fertile volcanic soils, provide Madeira's gastronomy with genuine and unmistakable flavours. Likewise, the immense richness of the clear seas of this region provide ingredients of a superb standard of quality. Discover Madeira's gastronomic delicacies and indulge your senses!
Beaches in Madeira
A large variety for all tastes
With golden, coppery or black sand, natural or imported, the sand beaches of Madeira are ideal places to relax and dive into the warm Atlantic waters. Discover their charms.
The Lufthansa Group has contributed to the progress of the aviation industry. Now we want to lead it into a sustainable future. To achieve our ambitious goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050 and cutting our net carbon emissions in half by 2030 compared to 2019, the Lufthansa Group is continuously implementing a wide range of innovative measures.
New aircrafts to reduce consumption
The Lufthansa Group will put around 200 brand new, more sustainable aircraft into service by 2030. These reduce fuel consumption and thus CO2-emissions by up to 30 percent compared to their predecessors – on every flight.
Waste as feedstock for fuel producers
The food industry as a feedstock for fuel producers
Fuel based on biogenic waste materials is a viable alternative to fossil fuel and thus an important milestone on our path to carbon-neutrality by 2050.
The Lufthansa Group is investing millions of euros into Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Already today, you can use Sustainable Aviation Fuel to make your flight more sustainable.
We are making our in-flight experience greener by changing our packaging to sustainable alternatives, such as compostable cutlery made from bamboo.
Step by step, single-use plastic articles are to be replaced by sustainable materials.
We at TAP are always working to become more efficient, offering our passengers a top-quality service and ensuring high-safety standards.
Promoting the company's sustainable growth is one of TAP's top commitments. The challenges facing an airline such as TAP go well beyond air transport activities, and include the facilities where the company operates and assures the maintenance of aircraft, engines, and many components.
Efficient energy use and emissions
New aircraft features to reduce fuel consumption
The entry into operation of more efficient aircraft models, as part of the TAP fleet modernisation program, has allowed for significant improvements in terms of efficient energy use and environmental protection. These new aircraft feature more efficient combustion engines, making it possible to reduce up to 20% in fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Improving efficient energy use and choosing Portuguese suppliers were the main criteria in the process of redesigning the cabin interiors of existing active aircraft. This project has made possible to increase the capacity of these airplanes by 12 seats, while reducing their weight by 800 kg.
CO2 emissions offset program
To neutralize passenger's carbon dioxide emissions
Launched by TAP over a decade ago, it is a voluntary mechanism which is available to passengers on the company's booking site.
Created in partnership with IATA, this program takes into account the route, the distance covered, the booked class, and the average CO2 emissions of all aircraft operating in that route.
A step towards the future
The TAP fleet is increasingly quiet, complying with the noise limits established by the ICAO (Annex 16, volume 1). From an operational point of view, TAP has also adopted several measures to minimize noise levels. While landing, for instance, pilots avoid using the engine to brake the aircraft (reverse thrust), using wheel brakes instead.