Setúbal joined the Most Beautiful Bays of the World Club in 2002. The Club was created in 1997 and its mission is to promote relations among its members, at the environmental, social, economic and touristic level. The main goal is the exchange of experiences and know-how, among its associates.
This non-profit institution is, at present, composed by over 40 bays from several regions of the world in 30 different countries. Sustainable development was one of the essential factors for the creation of this Club.
Under the motto, “Preserve to Develop”, it aspires to protect and preserve the bays environment, as well as to foster research, by carrying out scientific studies on the environment, tourism and socio-economic conditions.
The Setúbal Bay Association was created in 2005 to respond to the Club’s goals, with the mission to involve the community in the Setúbal Bay preservation and development, as everybody’s heritage.