August rush is here. All we talk about now is vacations. Tired of flying beyond the borders and shores of your fatherland? Want to eliminate the huge monetary costs, long stretch of travel across time zones and the stress that accompanies vacationing in far off lands? Worry not; dust off your shoulders and smile, Cross River State offers you TINAPA.
The Tinapa Free Zone & Resort is Africa’s Premier Business Resort and the only retail and tourism based Free Zone in Nigeria. It located in Calabar, South Eastern Nigeria and merged with the Calabar River as well as the Calabar Free Trade Zone.
The Tinapa Free Zone & Resort has facilities for retail and wholesale activities as well as leisure and entertainment. Tinapa’s values are drawn from a desire to provide a business, leisure and entertainment destination that provides world class experience for tourists.The business facilities include an open exhibition area for trade exhibitions and other events.
The resort has about 80,000 square metres (860,000 sq ft) of space for retail and wholesale made up of four emporiums of 10,000 square metres (110,000 sq ft) each with smaller shops, warehouses, an entertainment arena that contains a casino, eight digital cinema, an arcade for children, aged 1-15 years, restaurants, a mini auditorium, a night club and pubs.
It also includes the water parks, water slide which is the largest in Africa, shopping malls, and the gigantic Tinapa movie production studio commonly called “Studio Tinapa” currently being occupied by Ebony Life TV .The Lakeside Hotels with 242 rooms, 183 standard rooms, 27 executive rooms and 39 suites is a sight to behold. The Tinapa shopping centre presents the inspired and judicious shopper with an array of product offerings from her 54 quality retail outlets
Tinapa Water Park offers guests an invitation to experience unparalleled fun for family, friends and loved ones in a stunning environment. The water park boasts of adult and children sized pools, exciting water games, magnificent slides, lazy river, a wave-pool for surfers and other thrilling attractions. Want to go on a ride? Take a boat ride on tidal lake, located alongside the Calabar River. The artificial tidal lake feeds from the Calabar River. The dazzling environs and whispering breeze from the river will envelope you in the arms of Mother Nature.
Fridays are special days in Tinapa, a time where everyone in Calabar rushes off to the resort between 5pm to 11 pm. Traditional Calabar delicacies are showcased- the famous meals that are very popular, along with a complementary band. The ambiance of the place and the nature of the local people are impeccable: they are warm-natured and receptive. Nigerians, as well as visitors from neighbouring countries, can easily access Tinapa without going through the increasing traffic at the Urban Center.
Creativity, innovation, professionalism, courtesy and efficiency are distinctive qualities of Tinapa. It is really a mini paradise, so before you vacation abroad again, remember there is no place like home. Opt for Tinapa today!