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A Luxury Beach Resort Committed to the Puerto Vallarta Community & Environment

Velas Vallarta has long practiced eco-tourism and is considered a leader among green hotels in Puerto Vallarta. Utilizing the energy of the sun, biodegradable cleaning products, and creative composting and irrigation practices, the property holds prestigious environmental certifications. Velas Vallarta is proudly committed to its environmental initiatives and invites guests to join us in implementing new processes that further reduce, reuse, and recycle.


Beach Conservation

We 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 Separation

Designated 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 Programs

Local companies are in charge of processing glass, plastic, metal, cardboard, and toxic material to handle their recycling, and proper disposal.

Organic Waste

Food waste in optimum conditions is donated to local farms.


Raw 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 Reduction

In 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. 

Sea Turtle Protection

Measures are taken to protect sea turtles that lay their eggs on our beaches to allow for safe nesting. 


Solar Panels

Water 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 Design

Accomodations 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 Impact

Velas 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 landscapes

We have adopted stretches of road landscaping in our destinations that support the cities' maintenance for visitors and residents alike.

Our Staff

The staff is periodically trained in environmental initiatives, to create a "green" awareness to be applied not only at the hotels, but also at home.


Creating Awareness

Our kids and teens' facilities and programs are second to none and encourage the use of recyclable material with fun and ingenious crafts that give our youngest guests smart ideas of how to reuse and follow recycling tips 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.
  • As one of Puerto Vallarta's best-established resorts, Velas Vallarta is a leader in sustainable tourism. The property is committed to reducing waste, recycling, and environmental preservation.
  • Staff undergo continuous training in green initiatives and are encouraged to adopt a ‘green' attitude at home as well. The resort uses only biodegradable products for cleaning and maintenance, and the gardens are fertilized with natural compost made of organic waste from the restaurants.
  • All solid waste is processed by an independent company that separates glass, plastic, metal, cardboard, organic waste, and toxic materials for recycling and appropriate disposal. The property also utilizes solar panels located on the roof to heat water.
  • A wide range of measures are taken to protect the gulf sea turtles that come to the beach to lay their eggs; the eggs are carefully transported to a protective facility to hatch safely. Baby sea turtles are then released into the sea. During the summer months, Velas Vallarta offers guests the chance to participate in the activity and help save the sea turtles.
  • The resort's commitment to the environment has earned various recognitions such the EarthCheck Gold Certificate and Distintivo S, awarded by the Secretary of Tourism.
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