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Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao (CRFC) – Avila Beach Hotel

WILLEMSTAD- On February 27, Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao signed a partnership agreement with Avila Beach Hotel to repopulate the house reef in front of the hotel.

The project will be for a period of 3 years and will include a 6 tree “pop up” nursery to grow corals to later out plant them on the reef.

Coral Restoration Foundation Curacao has been restoring Curacao reefs for the last 3 years and we have successfully out planted over 5000 Staghorn and Elkhorn corals in the house reef at Lions Dive, Sunscape, Sweet Bottom and Directors Bay.

“We will be celebrating our 4th anniversary this coming May and this partnership with Avila Beach Hotel is the perfect way to celebrate another anniversary” as quoted by PolBosch, CRFC Project Manager.

“We are very happy to partner with CRFC for this initiative to improve the quality of our reefs” said Mr. Robbin Vogels, General Manager of Avila Beach Hotel

Coral Restoration Foundation Curacao is a non-profit organization dedicated to restore Curacao reefs utilizing proven technics. Sponsor for the Foundation include MCB Bank, Avila Beach Hotel, Curacao Airport Holding, Kooyman, Lions Dive Beach and Resort and Ocean Encounters among others. (

Avila Beach Hotel is the oldest operational hotel in Curacao and has received many awards from well-known international travel platforms such as TripAdvisor, Fodor’s Travel and (



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