Sustainable Hotel, Restaurant Certification pays off for
Hotel Punta Islita. A beachfront setting, tropical forests and vibrant people
ensure unforgettable experiences.
The hotel was developed in full collaboration with the local community. The benefits to the local community is inspiring and
shows the positive impact of a sustainable business model. The hotel fully encompasses the three pillars of sustainability: Environment, People and Profit.
Added to the Hotel’s accolades is a robust sustainable hotel, restaurant
certification. There is a major increase in demand from tourists for
sustainable hotel options and the certification sets the hotel apart from its
Wildlife conservation and reforestation projects are
a fundamental part of the hotel’s operations.
Scholarship programs for the local community include art
programs and free education. The Islita Art Museum
pairs established artists with local talent and the village
has been transformed into a living museum
featuring colorful murals and sculptures. Local art is displayed and promoted by the hotel.
The Islita Creative Center provides free education to local children. The program promotes critical thinking, creative thinking and environmental awareness. The center has the use of computers, internet, and multi-media equipment sponsored by the hotel and other stakeholders.
The hotel has a dedicated recycling program, extensive water conservation and energy management systems. The hotel educates its guests in the environmental and social aspects of the destination and dedicated management teams ensure sustainability initiatives are followed and monitored.
The importance of a sustainable hotel, restaurant certification should not be under estimated. Global certification bodies such as Green Tourism Active offer leading edge assessments. Affiliations with global partners such as Green Globe International and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation ensures a high standard in sustainable hotel, restaurant certification.