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Five Ways to Give Back on Vacation at Sandos Caracol

Hotel & Resort | Sandos Hotels & Resorts | Janeen Christoff | March 06, 2015

Five Ways to Give Back on Vacation at Sandos Caracol

Sandos Caracol Eco-Experience Resort takes sustainability seriously. They are committed to protecting the planet and encourage their guests to participate in their environmental protection and the resort uses different methods to raise awareness about the day-to-day impact we have on our planet.

They work with hotel employees, guests, suppliers and the local community to create a more sustainable hotel experience – even encouraging guests to help with composting by disposing of their leftover food appropriately.

Last year, Sandos Caracol Eco Experience Resort earned praise for its environmental efforts from the Rainforest Alliance, an organization striving to prevent deforestation and environmental destruction across the globe by helping farmers, foresters, travel-related businesses and other industries to channel their eco practices toward greater sustainable development. The resort earned its highest Rainforest Alliance Verification Score ever, a 95.47 percent.

There is truly something inspiring in their efforts, and a vacation feels even better when you know you are giving back both locally and environmentally. Here are five ways guests can take advantage of all that an eco-friendly experience has to offer when visiting Sandos Caracol.

Fall in love with nature. As you walk around the hotel grounds, you won’t be crisscrossing perfectly manicured lawns. The resort is surrounded by the natural mangroves and dense jungle that are typical of the local environment. And because of this, guests are likely to run into some of the jungle’s natural inhabitants such as spider monkeys, peacocks and macaws. There are several ways to explore the nature of the resort through adventurous activities. There is a bike path, the Cenote Route, the Mayan River boat ride, the bird sanctuary, a deer encounter, a turtle lagoon and more.

Xcalacoco Experience. This experience is focused on the wonders of ancient Mayan culture and is a three-day experience with eco tours, cultural workshops, nighttime Mayan shows, Mayan cooking, eco activities and more for guests every day of the week.

Pack for a Purpose. Use the extra space in your suitcase to bring supplies that the local communities need. On, you can find a list of requested items specifically for Sandos Caracol, which include items such as backpacks, colored pencils, dictionaries, flash cards and more.

Take an environmental education class. They aren’t just for employees, guests can take classes to learn about the importance of sustainability in the region.

Plant a Tree Program. Guests can commemorate their stay by planting a native tree at the resort.

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