The “Diamond Mequfi Beach Resort” in Mecúfi, in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province, will enhance the Quirimbas National Park and make it better known, said the President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi.
The President, cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias, said the new resort would put Mozambique, particularly Cabo Delgado, on the list of must see destinations for many foreign citizens, who for a variety of reasons (business tourism, leisure and others) would stay in Mecúfi in the near future.
The Quirimbas National Park, with an area of ??just over 7,500 square kilometres, is considered one of the world’s best conservation areas, although it is little known, despite its variety of land and marine species such as elephants and dugongs, reef coral and mangroves in its ecosystem.
Construction of the resort, owned by Italy’s Renco Group, started in 2013 and was completed this year, specifically in late June.
The resort includes 40 rooms and 10 suites, a swimming pool and a restaurant and will eventually have a water sports area, all of which required an investment of 15 million euros.