Things are getting greener along the Mexican Coast, according to Luxury Travel Advisor. Set along Mexico’s luxuriously beautiful Playa del Carmen, Palmaïa – the House of AïA has recently entered into a partnership with Beetmann renewable energy to help power the wellness resort with 100% clean energy. Through this contract, Palmaïa aims to reduce its carbon emissions by more than 56,000 metric tons.
Another partnership with Solarfuel of San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo León, will also see over 2,000 solar panels added to the resort through the next 12 months, further generating green, clean energy. At the same time Solarfuel is collaborating with Energryn of Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, to install a heat pump onsite. This will eliminate the need for natural gas to supply hot water to the resort’s 234 oceanfront suites, further lowering carbon emissions by another 22 metric tons per year.
An Ongoing Commitment to Sustainability
The recent developments and additions continue to follow through on the original goal of Palmaïa’s construction: to safeguard the resort’s natural landscape. During the initial building of the resort, the team took great care when developing around natural mangroves, jungle and cenotes. As a result of these efforts, not only in the greenery in the resort truly local and untouched, but it is also often frequented by much of the local wildlife.
Even the menus at Palmaïa follow in step with sustainability by serving plant-based options at each of its restaurants. The rooms are also vegan-friendly, with no amenities or furniture made from animals or animal products in them. Additionally, all bathroom amenities are refillable and made with 100% biodegradable ingredients and essential oils.
Other eco-conscious decisions have been present since the resort’s inception as well, such as the air-conditioning units that employ ecological gas instead of large, water-cooled chillers. Single-use plastics have also been banned from use at the resort, with the room keys even being made of wood and thread.