Chão do Rio – village tourism with swimming pond – was winner in the Environmental Sustainability category of the 2019 AHRESP awards. AHRESP, Associação da Hotelaria, Restauração e Similares de Portugal, is the portuguese association of hotels and restaurants. When she took the stage to receive the distinction, the entrepreneur Catarina Vieira took the opportunity to warn that “villages like ours deserve to be protected from fires, desertification and lithium fever.” The audience was shown to be in agreement with an applause.