Five-star resort Grand Velas los Cabos in Mexico received the “Blue Flag”

The 5-star Grand Velas los Cabos resort in Mexico received the Blue Flag

To keep its own beaches clean, the all-inclusive resort uses a variety of methods, from manual cleaning to sifting sand using screens made from recycled materials, to tractors.

Grand Velas Los Cabos maintains nesting protocols for sea turtles in accordance with the guidelines of the Department of Ecology and Environment. In addition to the Blue Flag and other ongoing sustainability initiatives, the resort will soon be launching a program of short environmental education events for children. Among the main topics — Baja California Marine Mammal Life and Waste Recycling, Marine Life Protection, Ocean Care.

Since opening, Grand Velas Los Cabos has done a lot for the benefit of the planet and society. The resort practices on-site waste separation; processing used vegetable oil to turn it into a biodegradable fuel. It supports local recycling programs for glass, plastic, metal, cardboard and toxic materials, organic waste is sent to local farms, all fertilizers for the garden — natural. Several programs have been adopted to reduce the use of plastic by both guests and employees.

The hotel has installed autonomous water desalination plants using reverse osmosis technology on site, water is heated using solar panels, pollutant emissions are significantly reduced and consumption is minimized electricity for air conditioning.

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