Miss Turismo returns to Sal Island
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Miss Turismo returns to Sal Island

The exciting Miss Turismo came to Sal Island again this weekend as participants from each Island competed for the title. Hosted by VIP Eventos, the much-anticipated contest took place on Friday 15th September, on the Island of Sal at the MELIÃ Dunas Beach Resort & Spa. The Resort Group was honoured to act as the main sponsor of the contest, which aims to make a splash in the world of tourism in support of Cape Verde. The contestants and their entourages were all provided with free accommodation at the MELIÃ Dunas Beach Resort & Spa thanks to the Group.

Amongst an atmosphere of glamour and courage, ten women took their place on the stage. It was marked by the professionalism and elegance of the candidates, who were Doribell da Luz (Santo Antão), Dorislene Tavares (São Vicente), Karina Santana (São Nicolau), Yasminn Pereira (Boa Vista), Esli dos Reis (Sal), Djaniza Rocha (Sal), Dircelene Ribeiro (Maio), Carienne Santos (Santiago), Zaida Miranda (Fogo) and Patrícia Almeida (Brava).

Competing for the crown of most beautiful and intelligent, the winner will have the responsibility of representing the country across the world. She will also actively contribute to boosting the quality of national tourism, promoting and spreading the message nationally and internationally, under the motto “One Country, Ten Destinations”.

When the results came in, the atmosphere was tense but the hotly contested title of Miss Turismo went to Island of Sal competitor, Esli Patricia Chantre Almeida dos Reis at 17 years old. First runner-up was named as Cariane Nadine Santos Timas, 20 years old from the Island of Santiago and second runner-up was 21-year-old Boa Vista Island resident, Yasmin Graciela Lima Pereira.

In a great weekend for Cape Verde tourism, the competition took place on the same day as the 27th edition of the Santa Maria Music Festival, which featured Cordas do Sol, Justino Delgado, Matias Damásio, Djodje, Bulimundo, Paulo Gonzo, Dynamo and Gentleman. Happy to support such a popular local event, Bikini Beach Club, an integrated business within The Resort Group PLC, donated DJ Neev (as seen above) to the music festival.

For more information about The Resort Group’s involvement with local events, get in touch with us today via our contact page.

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