The world’s first hotel use of an eco-efficient microturbine will reduce the Royal Playa del Carmen’s energy consumption by more than 48%, and also eliminates the necessity for emergency generators.
Microturbines work like jet engines but produce electricity instead of thrust.
‘Tis the season to hit the beach, where the sun is warm and the drinks are cold. Cancun, Mexico, is such a place, and now at last you can stay green. The JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa has launched several new eco-programs, from stepped-up recycling to a new reverse osmosis water treatment plant that turns waste water into clean drinking water.
| Green Travel News | Mayakoba in Mexico’s Riviera Maya has been cited by the Rainforest Alliance for achievements in sustainable tourism, the first time that organization has so honored a tourism project. Comprised of three separate, independently owned resorts—Fairmont Mayakoba, Rosewood Mayakoba and Banyan Tree Mayakoba—this luxury development south of Cancun has instituted a […]
| Green Travel News | To celebrate Earth Day (April 22), cheapcaribbean.com has compiled this list of its eco-friendly luxury resorts, all recognized for green initiatives and a commitment to protecting the natural environments that surround them: Galley Bay Resort, Antigua. Certified by Green Globe in 2007 for reducing waste by shunning most plastic bottles […]
| Local, Fresh, Healthy | In early summer it’s mango mania around Puerto Vallarta, on Mexico’s central Pacific coast. Everywhere—mangoes, mangoes, mangoes. Awash in mangoes. Un problema fantastico! In the early mornings where we’re staying, first I skim a flotilla of delicate coconut palm flowers floating in the pool, and scoop out chlorinated land crabs […]
| Mexico’s Greenest City? | We are frankly amazed. It quickly dawns on us that, arguably, San Miguel de Allende could be the greenest city in all Mexico. On a per capita basis, this achingly lovely, authentically historic place (population 130 thousand) eclipses even the cosmopolitan capitol of Mexico City, whose huge heartbeat nourishes many […]
| Greening in Atotonilquillo | And now for some good news from Mexico…again this year, the annual harvest celebration in a farming pueblo near Jalisco‘s Lake Chapala is coming off without a hitch. Here in the town plaza the crowds are happy and well fed, the most wizened abuelas to the youngest niños. The vendors are handing out samples and […]
| Greening in PV | It’s mango mania around Puerto Vallarta, on Mexico’s central Pacific coast. Everywhere—mangoes, mangoes, mangoes. Awash in mangoes. Un problema fantastico! In the early mornings where we’re staying, first I skim a flotilla of delicate coconut palm flowers floating in the pool, and scoop out chlorinated land crabs big as salad plates, up to […]
| Red Is Green | Over and over, when we mention we are off to the Riviera Nayarit, we hear, “Oh, Sayulita! The coolest Mexican beach town. You gotta check it out.” And we do. And we aren’t the only ones. Even in sultry late June, at the start of the muggy, wet summer season, Sayulita is humming along, its […]
| Lake Chapala Paraíso | The air in early June is brittle, hot and dusty, but the shrill serenade of the rainbirds heralds the change that’s to come. Rainbirds are not birds at all, actually, but the local name for thousands of huge cicada-like insects that faithfully appear each year at this time, brilliant green to satisfy the Mexican love of […]