Since so many of the green hotels and ecolodges that GreenSpot.travel loves to recommend to clients have been winning awards for their efforts, not to mention receiving rave reviews for service as the latest TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards show, we’ve decided to tell you a little bit about why we choose the hotels we do and what makes them green and great.
Green initiatives range from physical building features like solar panels for heating water, low-flow toilets and showerheads,Â furniture made from recycled materials, to waste management such as recycling andÂ composting. Many of the lodges also contribute to conservation through either donations of revenues, or by protecting land through private nature reserves. Going beyond environmental initiatives, several lodges contribute to their local communities by supporting schools and purchasing local products such as materials and farm produce.
Here is a great video that takes you on a green tour of Arenas del Mar, a luxury beach resort in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, to give you an idea of how the best ecolodges are blending comfort, service and sustainability. Arenas del Mar’s extensive sustainability initiatives can be found here. It is one of the hotels included in GreenSpot.travel’s Luxury Adventure in Green.
Enjoy the tour!