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Eco-Friendly Vacations

Planning to travel this summer? An eco-friendly vacation will have you enjoying the outdoors while simultaneously preserving the environment. Better yet, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how your environmental contribution positively impacts local culture, wildlife, flora, and more.

Help to preserve your favorite destination for years to come by booking the eco-friendly vacation of your choice. And remember, going green starts with you.

Barceló Hotels & Resorts

Various Green initiatives at Barceló Hotels & Resorts include:

  • Gold Certification from Green Globe
  • Established beach clean-up programs
  • Education stations available for guests to learn about care of local ecosystems and wildlife
  • Reusing towels and sheets to conserve water and energy
  • Automatic light control in public areas and eco-friendly light bulbs
  • On-site nursery that produces 60% of the plants used in local reforestation
  • Nesting areas on the beach during turtle season to protect baby turtles

Couples Resorts

Various Green initiatives at Couples Resorts include:

  • Environmentally-friendly cleaning products
  • Energy efficient air conditioners
  • 85% of menu items prepared with products from local farmers and growers
  • Use of electronic hand dryers instead of paper towels

Dreams Resorts & Spas

Various Green initiatives at Dreams Resorts & Spas include:

  • Rainforest Alliance Verification
  • Distintivo “S”
  • Beach clean-up programs
  • Participation in the Amigos de Sian Ka’an Program, which promotes community and environmental development
  • Actively involved in Planet Hour and Earth Day
  • Plant and wildlife preservation
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products

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Jean-Michael Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment

Plan Meaningful Stays, Build Sustainable Futures

We are proud to partner with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassador’s of the Environment program to provide our guests the opportunity to learn more about the diverse ecosystems and cultural traditions that exist around our hotels and resorts. Whether traveling as a couple, family or group, these exciting eco-adventures are designed for kids and adults alike. Join our experts for an intimate whale watching expedition, hike through the rainforests of Hawaii or help gather wild plants to feed the endangered Blue Iguana. Through exploration and active study, each unique program strives to foster a greater understanding of local habitats and their connection to the larger global system.

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program also offers a range of environmental activities for guests of all ages with trained naturalists. Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables on the Garden Tour in Laguna Niguel. Snorkel among Maui’s beautiful coral reefs and participate in underwater photography sessions. Or experience unique Caribbean eco-tours in Grand Cayman where the islands’ ecological resources become a natural classroom and living laboratory in which adults, families and kids learn while having so much fun, they’ll never imagine it’s educational.


The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Please note Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment will be closed August 31st to November 1st, 2012.

Hidden away in the western Caribbean Sea, 150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles northwest of Jamaica, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman resort is located on an archipelago of three picturesque islands – Cayman Brac, Little Cayman and the more prominent and decidedly larger Grand Cayman. First sighted by famed explorer Christopher Columbus on his final voyage to the New World in 1503, The Cayman Islands are named for the Spanish term from crocodile – caiman. Today, the Cayman Islands are still the ultimate destination for the adventurer at heart. Boasting the famous Seven Mile Beach, crystal clear Caribbean waters and a near endless variety of marine life, Cayman Islands resorts are a tropical paradise for divers, snorkelers, fishermen and water sports enthusiasts alike.


Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment introduces guests to the natural wonders and rich cultural traditions of the Cayman Islands. Throughout these unique Caribbean eco-tours, the islands’ ecological resources become a natural classroom and living laboratory in which adults, families and kids learn while having so much fun, they’ll never imagine it’s educational. Through exploration and active study, Ambassadors have meaningful experiences that imbue them with a deep appreciation and respect for nature, as well as an understanding of how to live more environmentally responsibly back home. At the heart of these Grand Cayman eco-tours are four principles: everything is connected; there is no waste in nature; everything runs on energy; and biodiversity is good.

Each Grand Cayman Ambassadors of the Environment adventure begins upon arrival at our Heritage House, a traditional island cottage showcasing Caymanian culture. The building is surrounded with innovative examples of ecologically responsible living, including native flora, edible landscaping and alternative energy exhibits. This is the setting for the discovery of sustainable living, eco-friendly construction, efficient energy use and leading-edge sustainable practices.


The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui

This legendary hotel in Maui, Hawaii, is located on the western edge of the island, a paradise Hawaiians call the “Island of the Sun.”  Kapalua can be loosely translated as “arms embracing the sea,” which refers to the resort’s dramatic lava peninsulas.
Combine nature’s playground, various golf courses, and a host of recreational activities on land, in the air and in the water, you’ll soon discover that there’s no shortage of things to do in Maui. Explore beautiful white-sand beaches, mountain springs and captivating surroundings that make-up this island paradise. From hiking and biking to snorkeling and parasailing, whether your idea of relaxing is remaining active or lounging by the water, when you’re in Maui, things to do are just steps away this world-renowned Kapalua hotel.

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Make a connection with mother earth.
Be in awe of our galaxy.
Create a bond with sea life.
Engage your senses with our planet.The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel and Jean-Michel Cousteau partner to bring you eco-adventures that promise to open your eyes to Southern California’s unique ecosystems, and open your heart to their connection to the larger global systems. Led by expert naturalists, choose from 15 different excursions on your Laguna vacation, dedicated to showcasing Southern California’s natural wonders. Throughout these unique eco-tours, our Southern California surroundings become a natural classroom and living laboratory in which adults, families and kids learn while having so much fun, they’ll never imagine these tours are educational.

Through exploration and active study, Ambassadors have meaningful experiences that imbue them with a deep appreciation and respect for nature, as well as an understanding of how to live more environmentally responsibly back home. At the heart of these Southern California adventures are four principles: everything is connected; there is no waste in nature; everything runs on energy; and biodiversity is good. Kids, youth and adult adventures are a discovery experience that will transform the way you appreciate and value the planet that sustains us. Throughout your Southern California vacation, these captivating and educational journeys bring you in touch with your ocean, your planet and yourself.

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El Silencio Lodge & Spa – Costa Rica Magical Honeymoon

An eco luxury hotel located in Costa Rica’s tropical cloud forest. Ideal for honeymoons, relaxation getaways, nature lovers, family retreats and wellness travel. Silencio, Spanish for silence, is befitting of a destination where daily stress hushes and the sounds of nature bloom.

This upscale Costa Rican hotel features five hundred private acres of carbon-offsetting tropical cloud forest, hidden waterfalls, a nature-immersed spa, yoga, hiking, meditation, and healthy organic cuisine.

El Silencio Lodge & Spa is an exciting addition to Costa Rica’s best travel options.

2011 Condé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards, Best Resorts in Central & South America”.
2008 Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot List”. Travel+Leisure’s “It List”.

What’s Included:

El Silencio Lodge & Spa

  • 3 Nights in a Suite with private outdoor jacuzzi at El Silencio Lodge & Spa
  • 3 Daily a-la-carte wellness meals per person
  • 1 Candlelit Romantic Dinner by the Fireplace
  • Daily in-room healthy snacks
  • Personal Eco-concierge
  • Guided hiking tour in El Silencio private reserve
  • Los Bajos Cultural Tour
  • Choice of two Eco-Adventures per couple (rafting, rappelling, zip-line, or horseback riding)
  • Virtuoso Amenities


Hotel Punta Islita

  • 3 nights in a Suite with private outdoor whirlpool
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • One Tandem Massage per Couple
  • Choice of One Eco-Adventure per couple (zip-lining, horseback riding or hiking)
  • Private Romantic Dinner with Guitar Serenade
  • Flower Bouquet
  • Tropical Fruit Basket
  • Islita Discovery Tour
  • Airstrip-Hotel-Airstrip ground transfers
  • Virtuoso Amenities and all taxes