Eco Resorts in Tulum are a Great way to Go Green!

Everywhere you turn these days, a celebrity or something is telling you to Go Green!  A long time ago, going green meant with envy, nevertheless these days people are becoming hip to the fact the environment is in trouble but it’s on us to help make it a better place.

Now, I’m no Greenpeace Campaigner, however I do my part.  I recycle.  I turn off lights.  I even bought those hideous spiral light bulbs for lamps in my house.  For many people, these little life changes are adequate.  For other people who want to do more, there are surprisingly many things they could do to diminish their carbon trace in the world.

Ever take into consideration going green on your vacation?  A short time ago, I visited Tulum, a small seaside town approximately ninety minutes south of Cancun.  While the jungle makes up more than 90 % of the surroundings, it’s not exactly the green I’m talking about.  For years, Tulum has been the host to a growing variety of eco-friendly resorts.  These Tulum hotels manage almost solely on wind and solar power although many do possess gas or diesel driven back-up generators just in case.  Many of the eco resorts do use wind and solar for the best part of their power needs.

In Tulum, these eco-cabana resorts line the unspoiled beaches leading into Sian Ka’an Biosphere, a 1.3-million-acre nature reserve stretching the length of the Caribbean coast.  These resorts present a variety from rustic cabanas situated on the beach to comfortable adobe-style quarters.  Smaller in comparison to the major resorts in Cancun in spite of this, the majority usually do not lack in services.  Many resorts like Playa Azul and Los Lirios Cabana Resort as well as super opulent Blue Tulum Hotel offer full spa services from beach-side massages to skin sessions by means of natural Mayan skincare products.  Virtually all of them have bistros that dish up delectable, epicurean food well into the evening.  The variety of options was a pleasant surprise!

My original trip to an eco-friendly resort was a few years ago in Tulum.  I’m no camper, by any stretch, hence when I read the short inventory of effects to bring, my stress level went up a level upon seeing flashlight as on the list of must-haves.  

A flashlight? I thought.  What’s up using the electricity?  There is none past 11pm, that’s what!  Without hesitation, some people would by no means even consider staying in a place that doesn’t have full electricity running 24 hours each day, 7 days a week.  But, I was desperate for a holiday.  I figured I’d go to see what this whole eco-resort thing was all about.

It was 2006 and my first time in Tulum.  I’ve been back three times since!  My experience was incredible.  Being at the seashore takes care of the concern that it’ll be very hot in the room without A/C.  The lights being turned off later than 11pm wasn’t an issue at all.  I had my flashlight, but there were also Tiki torches lighting up the entire property, so yeah, electricity wasn’t greatly missed at all.  On the whole, my initial venture into eco-tourism was no different than every other holiday I’d had from the past.

I should note that a number of the  eco resorts in Tulum do possess round the clock electricity, however you need to definitely check those facts ahead of departing if that is a priority for you.

The need to be green has reached way beyond the Greenpeace set.  Think about it and consider doing greater than your part.

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