Beach ConservationWe clean the sand daily of any foreign debris. Additionally, teams of more than 30 employees are organized monthly, to thoroughly clean, sweep, dig and sift the sand for extra cleaning.
Waste SeparationDesignated containers are strategically located for recycling garbage around the properties. Additionally, we recycle burned cooking oils to a supplier for conversion to biodegradable fuel.
Supporting Local Recycling ProgramsLocal companies are in charge of processing glass, plastic, metal, cardboard, and toxic material to handle their recycling, and proper disposal.
Organic WasteFood waste in optimum conditions is donated to local farms
CompostingRaw food waste is stored and mixed with soil to create a natural fertilizer for our gardens. To accelerate the process, we make use of composting worms.
Plastic Use ReductionIn all of our properties 100% biodegradable avocado seed straws are offered, as well as glass containers and jars for liquids, as an alternative to help reduce the use of plastic bottles. 1.6 million plastic straws are eliminated annually.
Solar PanelsWater is preheated with solar energy, saving around 45% of gas.
Mindful Laundry Process
Laundry facilities include a water treatment plant to efficiently filter soap water, which is then used for rinsing, saving 30% of the water utilized in the entire washing process.
Suite DesignAccomodations were designed at conception to be energy efficient with state-of-the-art air conditioning equipment that reduces pollutant emissions and minimizes energy consumption overall. In addition, each suite's electronic key serves as a lock to turn power on or off when accessing or leaving the suite.
Social ImpactVelas Resorts is committed to generating jobs within the regions at which the resorts have presence. We maintain a 3:1 staff to guest ratio at Velas Resorts in comparison to maybe 1 employee for every 3-4 guests at other hotels and resorts.
Our LandscapesWe have adopted stretches of road landscaping in our destinations that support the cities' maintenance for visitors and residents alike.
Our StaffThe staff is periodically trained in environmental initiatives, to create a "green" awareness to be applied not only at the hotels, but also at home.
Among the activities that can be enjoyed at our hotels, guests can participate on ecological tours to learn more about the onsite flora and fauna. Insuite, guests have a turndown card that invites them to place it on the bed only when they wish their sheets and towels to be replaced.
Sense Of Place
We also pay major attention to exclusive experiences for guests off property that give back to the community. We offer experiences in everything from our food & beverage and spa to family bonding activities, romance and soft adventure that not only create extraordinary moments for guests but also support local partners. Wherever possible, these are inspired by Mexican history, culture and traditions, which impart a rich sense of place.h impart a rich sense of place.