The municipality of Cairu, a municipality where the tourist region of Morro de São Paulo is located, has announced that it will charge, from Wednesday (1st), the tariff for visitors who access the site, in the amount of R $ 15. The municipal administration had already announced in September this year that the tariff would be charged. According to the municipality, the payments will be used to improve tourism services and preserve the heritage of the Archipelago of Tinharé.
The so-called Archipelago Heritage Fee (Tupa) will be used for maintenance, restoration and preservation of historical, cultural, environmental and structural heritage, as well as the environmental and ecological conditions of the locality. In this first stage, the collection will only be made to tourists who visit the Morro de São Paulo. In the next stages, the tariff will be applied also to those who visit Boipeba, Garapuá, Moreré and the city’s own headquarters. There is still no date and no amount expected for recovery in these regions.
The payment of the fare should be made as soon as you enter the island, at two different stations, one at the main entrance gate of Morro, and another at the embarkation depot for the tours back to the island. Children under 5 years old, and persons over 60 years old will be exempt from the charge. Students, people with special needs and people enrolled in low-income social programs will be entitled to the half-entry, provided they prove these conditions.
The municipal law authorizing the collection of tariffs to access tourist regions was approved by the City Council on August 22 of this year, and published in the Official Gazette on September 15. The new law was regulated by Executive Decree, published in the Official Gazette on October 11.
According to the city hall, the law is backed by the Federal Constitution, which grants the municipality the maintenance of public assets, and in the Tax Code, which ensures similar charges, like known tolls, as a shared form of guarantee for such services.
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