Sustainability and Protection of the Environment
Xel-Há Park is considered a natural wonder in Mexico due to the great wealth of flora and fauna species that inhabit its unique ecosystem and that have made Xel-Há their home.
In 2009 Xel-Há was the first park in the world to achieve the most important sustainability certification in the tourist industry worldwide, EarthCheck. In 2014 we received the Gold Award for 5 consecutive years of excellent results.
Since it began operations in 1994, Xel-Há is registered under a concept of good environmental practices. We have an Environmental Management System, focused on the monitoring and conservation of endemic species, research, continuous improvement and the development of initiatives that reduce our impact to the environment.
Some of our programs and best practices are:
Our programs in numbers:
|Integral Water Management.||More than 114, 000 liters of treated water a day, on annual average, in our treatment plants.|
|Integral Management of Solid Waste.||We annually recover 80% of waste produced by the operation for recycling.|
|Queen Conch Conservation Program in partnership with the Center for Research and Advanced Studies.||Every year we monitor on average 14 queen conches for every 200 meters inside the cove of Xel-Há.|
|Production, rescue and reforestation of native plants.||More than 37,000 native plants annually reforested in Xel-Há, our other parks and in the community.|
|Environmental Education Program in the State of Quintana Roo.||More than 6,500 students visit Xel-Há annually through this program.|
|Chemical-Free Sunscreen Exchange Program.||Around 100,000 chemical-free sunscreens exchanged annually with our visitors.|
|Sea Turtle Conservation Program in partnership with Flora, Fauna and Culture of Mexico.||We release an annual average of 75,000 specimens of turtle hatchlings on the beaches of Xel-Há, which likewise are protected by the Turtle Camps led by Flora, Fauna and Culture of Mexico.|