Puerto Vallarta, Mxico (September, 14).-As part of EarthCheck, leading environmental management program in the tourism industry and internationally renowned for its environmental protection standards, Velas Vallarta automatically received its second consecutive "Distintivo S" certificate; in collaboration with the Federal Secretary of Tourism, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Rainforest Alliance.
This certificate recognizes the performance and effort of companies committed to the development of green tourism projects on a national and international level. Velas Vallarta has invested heavily to reduce CO2 with initiatives such as:
- Solar panels to heat water (used for showers, sinks, etc.)
- Separation of trash
- Treatment plant for soapy water
- Energy savings plan (gas, water, electricity, gasoline and diesel fuel)
- Care of the local flora and fauna
- Social activities to benefit the local community
These sustainable actions represent a significant competitive advantage in the hotel industry and a unique added value; the resort not only offers luxury suites and amenities but a unique form of hospitality and excellent service committed to preservation of the environment.
About Velas Vallarta
Placed among TripAdvisor's top three resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Velas Vallarta is a family resort in the exclusive Marina Vallarta area just steps from the golf course. It features 345 suites with spectacular views of the tropical gardens and the Mexican Pacific, three pools, world-class amenities and gourmet a la carte dining at La Ribera- international cuisine served oceanfront- and restaurant Andrea, with gourmet delights in a casual ambiance. For children age 5-12 the resort offers a program of fun activities at the Kids Club with tennis lessons, arts and crafts workshops, games on the beach, face painting, sports such as basketball and soccer and releasing of baby sea turtles during their nesting season. Velas Vallarta's contribution to sustainable tourism and care of the natural environment has been recognized by organizations such as EarthCheck.