This is the first time the all-inclusive resort has received this distinction, touting it as the only hotel in Los Cabos to obtain this award. Blue Flag, an international non-profit program with expertise in environmental management and sustainable actions in the tourism sector, has awarded Paradisus Los Cabos with its certification for the July 2022-June 2023 season.
Blue Flag is an internationally recognized certification, operating under the auspices of the Foundation for Environmental Education based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Candidates for the Blue Flag badge must meet and maintain a series of environmental criteria during the current season: security and services, environmental education, and water quality.
The certification is a recognition of the hotel’s commitment to its guests and the local community, besides the preservation of the beaches and the area’s ecosystem. With this certification, Paradisus Los Cabos guarantees a clean beach for all, with zero micro-waste, and water free of polluting agents. Guests will also be able to be educated on the resort’s commitment to the preservation of endangered species, wildlife and sand dunes through the resort’s “Welcome to Life” program, an initiative to protect the endangered wildlife native to the Los Cabos region, most notably the least tern bird and leatherhead turtle.
“It is a great honor for us to have received this recognition,” said Edward Di Luca, regional director of the Mexican Pacific. “This certification is undoubtedly the result of the commitment to ensure that our hotels meet all standards of well-being towards our guests, towards the environment, and towards our entire community.”
On multiple occasions, Paradisus by Meliá has made known its commitment to social and environmental responsibility based on four essential work points to promote eco-friendly tourism: mitigate the carbon footprint, reduce water consumption, minimize environmental impact and reduce waste. Obtaining this certification is a recognition of the commitment and conviction of Paradisus by Meliá to work towards a more sustainable destination.
Reproduced from an Article in Travel Agent Central