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Eco-friendly Cancun holidays at the Barcelo Maya Beach Resort as efforts are made to engage guests in green initiatives

After taking a series of steps and measures to make their Cancun property in the Riviera Maya enviromentally-friendly and sustainable, the luxury all inclusive Barcelo Maya Beach resort is going a step further by seeking to engage all guests in their green efforts as part of the experience provided to visitors planning or enjoying Cancun holidays at the hotel.

Eco-friendly Cancun holidays at the Barcelo Maya Beach Resort as efforts are made to engage guests in green initiatives

The Barcelo Maya Beach Resort, an AAA Four Diamond all inclusive property situated right at the heart of Cancun’s beautiful Riviera Maya, is taking every step to inspire its guests with its green initiatives and make them part of their eco-friendly approach.

Embracing enviromental sustainanibility with the implementation of vegetable gardens, green houses and a water purifier plant, the Barcelo Maya Beach resort wants guests to enjoy the most eco-friendly Cancun holiday experiences possible and engage holidaymakers in the process by sharing their green methods and operating standards with them.

Claudio Zboznovits, Vice President of Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Salesand Marketing in the U.S. said of this new move: "We are deeply committed to our reputation as an eco-friendly vacation destination and our responsibility to preserving the stunning scenery of Riviera Maya".

Lush green foliage, bright coloured flowers, crystallline turquoise beaches and endless white sands are all hallmarks of the Riviera Maya region and the Barcelo Maya Beach is dedicated to take every measure to sustain the pristine condition of this environment for many future guests to enjoy and part of their efforts involve making guests aware of the steps taken to protect this environment during their Cancun holidays.

 Barcelo Maya Beach Resort in Cancun
Image by: worldtraveller,on Flickr

The green practices employed by the resort expand far beyond what guests see during their stay and the resort wants to change this and make visitors aware of their ongoing work on mantaining sustainable standards to protect the local enviroment. Green efforts that go unnoticed by guests include treating the water in filtration plants to be reused for irrigation, using energy-saving light bulbs, sorting trash and installing automatic light control in all public areas.

The resort complex even features its very own 3,200-square-foot vegetable garden called "La Huerta del Chef," where several herbs, types of vegetable and 10 different types of chili peppers are grown. Additionally, a reverse-osmosis plant purifies all drinking water at the resort while an onsite nursery produces 60 per cent of the plants used in local reforestation. During their holidays in the Riviera Maya at the Barcelo Maya Beach, guests can also visit an onsite ecological information hut to learn more about the care of the local reefs and, the mangrove swamps and, of course, the real stars of the show, the sea turtles.

Eco-friendly Cancun holidays
Image by: Bill BradIey, on Flickr

During sea turtle season which runs from May to October, the resort takes every measure in ensuring the protection of nesting sites with a wire fence and posts signs to inform guests about the sea turtles' incubation period so that they don't disturb the area. Once the eggs hatch, guests are encouraged to participate in the release of newborn turtles on the beach. Guided by Maya's onsite environmental team, participants can assist the native newborn loggerhead and green sea turtles in making their very first journey from sand to sea.

Perfectly located on Mexico's eastern coast between the vibrant and modern Cancun party lifestyle and the intriguing Tulum ruins, the Barcelo Maya Beach Resort welcomes those seeking eco-frienldy holidays in Cancun with 21 lively bars and lounges, 24 diverse dining options,10 gigantic swimming pools, 3 entertainment theatres, two child-friendly water parks and a 20,000-square-foot spa.

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