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 [...]
| Costa Maya Verde | Update: Balamku Inn on the Beach has been nominated for the Leading Green Hotel category in Central America and Mexico by World Travel Awards. Established in 1993, World Travel Awards celebrates excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry. With thousands of votes cast by travel professionals from 183,000 travel [...]
| Costa Maya Verde | Mexican marketeers call this stretch of their Caribbean the Costa Maya. Just 4 hours’ drive south of Cancun, it’s a world apart. Quiet, with the tourist infrastructure still minimal (this won’t last). But the weather is just as warm, the sand as silky, and the tropical vistas glorious. The clear [...]
| Tulum Is It | Looking for green on Mexico’s Riviera Maya,the 80+ miles edging the Caribbean coast southward from Cancun? Here’s our advice: Go right on past Playa del Carmen, which can be fun and has decent restaurants but hasn’t seemed to have heard that the party will soon be over if they don’t [...]
| Elements of Green | Whether you favor the notion that Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) got its name from images of Mayan goddesses that the 16th-century Spaniards discovered here or the legend that this is where pirates of the Caribbean secreted their their special ladies, the place has a feminine vibe. Sultry. Welcoming. Gentle, [...]