We Care!

Akumal’s Eco-friendly resort is concerned with the conservation of the natural beauty of our coastal region.

We have designed a program to exceed governmental standards for keeping the pristine and beautiful natural habitat of Akumal intact. We document our progress bi-monthly, teach classes to our employees on ecology, and invite the public to learn from our policies.

Vista del Mar has created, and takes part daily in the following ecological programs:

  • Composting
  • Recycling
  • Water Conservation
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Energy saving lights
  • Waste Management Program
  • Daily beach clean
  • Turtle Protection Program
  • On staff biologist
  • Eco-friendly certification
  • Public recycling center
  • Self-imposed audit by Mexico’s EPA
  • Eagle Perch

Akumal Dive Adventures

Akumal Dive Adventures works within the guidelines of ICRAN MAR policies to ensure the survival of the coral reef and the health of the coastal environment. We practice eco-friendly snorkeling and diving.

Akumal, Mexico

  • We work under ICRAN MAR policies.
  • Recycling
  • Energy saving light
  • Water saving devices
  • Waste management Program
  • Daily beach clean
  • Eco- friendly certification
  • Fish counts
  • Underwater clean-up
  • Yearly impact studies
  • On staff biologist
  • Earth Day

La Buena Vida Restaurant

La Buena Vida Restaurant is Akumal’s eco-friendly restaurant. La Buena Vida has incorporated the following environmental programs into its daily operations:

  • Composting
  • Recycling
  • Water Conservation
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Energy saving lights
  • Waste Management Program
  • Daily beach clean
  • Turtle Protection Program
  • Earth Day
  • On-staff biologist
  • Eco-friendly certification
  • Public recycling center
  • In process to fulfill the highest standards placed by PROFEPA

Recycling

All non-organic waste including glass, plastic and aluminum is separated for recycling. A convenient recycling area is available to the public located directly across from La Buena Vida, next to the small stores. Vista del Mar has a convenient recycling area available to the public, located directly across from the Hotel. Feel free to bring your glass, plastic and aluminum. All non-organic waste including glass, plastic, aluminum, batteries and toner cartridges are separated for recycling.

Composting

All organic waste is composted and used as fertilizer on our green areas.

Waste  Conservation and Management

All waste is contained and disposed of under the highest safety standards. Monthly we add a biodegradable blend of bacteria to help break down to the contents in our septic systems. Biodegradable soap is used for all laundry and the bathrooms have water saving devices.

Turtle and Reef Protection Programs

All precautions are taken to ensure that there is no disruption to the natural habitat of Akumal’s turtle population and fragile coral reef environment.  All of our security guards have been educated in CEA turtle classes and know how to correctly deal with the turtles when they come up on the beach, or are hatching, and who to contact.

Eco-friendly Certification

We have CEA’s Eco-friendly certification.

EarthDay

Every April La Buena Vida, and Akumal Dive Adventures participate in and EarthDay celebration. We invite local kids to help us clean up the area beaches and provide food and refreshments.

Eagle Perch

Vista del Mar’s latest arrival is a pair of eagles perched atop a nesting site we created in hopes of hosting a growing population of the native Osprey.

Impact Study

Every year since initiated in 2000, Akumal Dive Adventures sponsors an impact study of Half Moon Bay. These are done by a certified biologist.  A close monitoring of the flora and fauna is documented to ensure the continued health and well being of the bay’s wildlife.

Underwater Clean-up

Our staff is conscientious about human impact on the bay and the reef outside the bay. They routinely clean the water for any trash or debris found and dispose of the trash properly.