Accessible Jangada for Tours of Pajuçara Pools, Maceió


Patricia Ribeiro at her site Brazil Travel breaks a wonderful Geotourism story in English:

Sunday January 24, 2010


The famous coral pools of Pajuçara, in Maceió, are about to become more accessible to travelers with disabilities. A wheelchair-accessible jangada - the typical sailboat of the Brazilian Northeast - is to be launched at the end of January.

Designer Jorge Luiz Silva and supporters hope to collect funds to build three more jangadas. I'll be posting the bank account as soon as I have it. Read more about the accessible jangada.

Photo courtesy of Prefeitura Municipal de Maceió

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