Yucatan luxury vacation, Mexico

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Yucatan luxury vacation, Mexico


Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas and is home to one of the most diverse weather systems in the world. Because of this it has a has a highly varied environment from tropical beaches to rain forest, mountains and deserts. We support these unique regions by taking travelers into its parks, reserves and other protected zones which ensure the flora, fauna and environment are safeguarded.

-When visiting Playa Del Carmen, Akumal and Celestun Biosphere Reserve, guests go with a local guide who ensures they are informed about not touching any of the reefs, flora, fauna and leaving the wildlife undisturbed. They are educated about the preservation efforts here and how they can help.

-When guests visit the archaeological site of Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza and Uxmal they go with expert local guides who share the history and stories to the site and educate and inform them on how they can help support the preservation of these ruins for future generations. They are also advised on how to ensure their visit has as little impact as possible on the sites, such as not touching any monuments and being careful throughout the ruins.

- We use lodges that employ ethical and responsible practices, with a small footprint and an emphasis on educating guests about the surrounding environment. This improves awareness and individual responsibility. Our lodges and hotels are also environmentally sound, relying on renewable energy where possible and local produce and resources. Maroma Resort & Spa in the Playa del Carmen is set in a jungle reserve that the hotel preserves and educates their guests on how they can help with preservation efforts in the area. They also organise eco tours to the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve. Nzuc Resort and Spa in Cancun has been designed to have little impact on the environment, unlike the many high rise hotels based here. The resort has organic furnishings throughout and has been carefully designed to be sensitive to its surroundings.

- For each of our Latin America trips sold, we donate money to a wildlife project in Costa Rica. Our environmental charity in Costa Rica is Kids Saving the Rainforest (kidssavingtherainforest.org), which rescues and rehabilitates injured and orphaned animals.


- Our guides are locals, which helps us support and sustain the local economy through tourism in a long-term way. It also gives our clients a more authentic experience of a destination and a chance to meet local people, aiding their knowledge of the place and culture. This understanding is key for people to get the most out of a trip and to firm up relationships between locals and tourists.

- Throughout their stay in Mexico, we arrange for guests to visit local, often family-run restaurants to experience the local cuisine, immerse in the culture and support the local economy. We also encourage visits to stores that support local artisans.

- The hotels and lodges we use are staffed by locals, which follows on from our own policy of only using local guides. This serves to empower the community and create long-term, stable and well-paid jobs. Maroma Resort & Spa in the Playa del Carmen organises tequila tasting, excursions to Mayan sites, and cooking classes to educate their guests about the local culture and cuisine. Casa de Los Artistas in Izamal translates as 'The Artists' House' and they offer an authentic stay in an authentic colonial property. They organise tours of Izamal museums and artisan workshops to educate guests about the local practises and culture. The Rosas Y Xocolate hotel in Merida has its own chocolate shop on site where guests can learn about the industry and traditional practices, as well as sample the local treat.

- For each of our Latin America trips sold, we donate money to a school charity based in Ecuador. Our school charity in Ecuador is the Condor Trust (condortrust.org), which helps encourage low-income families to send their children to school. The funds provide uniforms, school materials and books for the children.

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