The Troia peninsula is, in fact, a gigantic sand dune that has been forming over thousands of years, with the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Sado estuary to the east. This unique location gives it an enormous wealth from the environmental point of view. In this privileged setting, with beach, dune, marsh, estuary and pine forest environments, the TROIA RESORT emerged as a project where the safeguarding and valuation of the environmental heritage were considered as differentiating factors.
To date, more than 600 species have been inventoried in the area, including flora, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and organisms living in the intertidal zone. Explore two distinct tracks that will allow you to know the peninsula in a unique way.
The recognition of the wealth of the environmental heritage of Troia was not however recent, since the existence of a Roman site in the peninsula, which includes an urban and industrial area (fish salting factory), shows that the Romans already had a sense of the enormous potential this place.
The presence of species such as roaz-corvineiro and bat-tailed is demonstrative of the ecological importance of this place. The roaz-corvineiro population that uses the Sado estuary is the only resident of an estuary in our country and one of the few examples of coastal populations living in Europe, which makes this estuary a privileged and unique place.
The development of TROIA RESORT was accompanied by the implementation of an environmental management system which progressively covered design, construction and operation activities and is certified according to ISO 14 001 and registered in EMAS, a pioneering case for resorts in Portugal. This certification includes, for example, Aqualuz units, the golf course, the marina, the beaches, the forestry area and associated infrastructures.
The urban and environmental requalification of the Troia peninsula led to the demolition of 40% of existing buildings, including two towers. Of the buildings to be demolished, all reusable materials and equipment were removed and 99.5% of the waste generated was removed. of concrete resulting from the demolitions, which were reused in the TROIA RESORT urbanization works. In Aqualuz and TROIA GOLF stands out the installation of solar photovoltaic parks, which avoid the emission of about 19 tons of CO2 per year.
The requalification of the accesses to the beaches passed through the construction of raised walkways, fundamental in the protection of the dunes. It was also used sands taken in the basin of the marina for feedback of the beaches and protection of the Roman ruins of Troia.
It also encourages the use of environmentally friendly modes of transport, as well as providing optimal conditions for bicycle use, including a 5.5 km long bicycle lane and a charging station for electric vehicles.