The Villa Groups’s collection of luxury resorts in Cabo San Lucas recently received recognition by TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders Program for their ecofriendly efforts. The new program, which classifies green resorts and hotels around the world, has made it easier than ever to be Earth conscious even when you’re traveling. The Villa Group’s collection of luxury resorts in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Loreto, Cancun and Riviera Nayarit all place an emphasis on ecofriendly practices, but the upscale resorts in Cabo San Lucas have stolen the show by being the first to receive one of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeader badges.
Villa del Palmar and Villa del Arco Cabo San Lucas each received a silver level badge, meaning they have met all of the minimum requirements to be considered a Green Partner, in addition to participating in over 40% of the activities surveyed by the GreenLeaders Team. The evaluation includes a number of factors, which are weighted based on their environmental importance and their overall impact, and the final score determines the ranking received by each resort.
The two sister resorts in Los Cabos, owned by The Villa Group, ranked highly due to their energy saving efforts, which include the use of energy efficient guest room appliances, a preventative maintenance plan, energy saving architecture which keeps the buildings cool and the use of energy-efficient light bulbs in at least 75% of the resort. Villa del Palmar and Villa del Arco also have ecofriendly educational programs set up for guests and staff, which allow individuals to learn about the green practices that are good for the environment and they have linen and towel reuse programs to cut down on water and electricity waste. For each of these two programs, the staff is thoroughly trained and guests are asked to indicate if they would like to participate in the ecofriendly efforts. As an added measure, the all-inclusive resorts in Los Cabos have a recycling program in place to make sure guests and staff can do their part to reduce their ecological footprint when staying in Cabo.
TripAdvisor and other affiliates such as the US Green Building Council’s LEED Certification Program, the United Nations Environment Program, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program, and other green industry experts head the GreenLeaders program, making the recognition all the more meaningful for the resorts. When environmental experts rank you among the best green resort resorts, it is something to value and The Villa Group couldn’t be prouder of their ecofriendly resorts in Los Cabos.