Tulum, Mexico, May 17, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- As Earth Day approaches, EcoTulum Resorts & Spa, the trio of rustic eco-hotels along Mexico’s Mayan Riviera, encourages people to adopt environmentally sound conservation practices they have implemented to help preserve the surrounding area.
EcoTulum leads the way among properties along the white sand beaches of Tulum, one hour south of Cancun, with onsite recycling of plastic, paper and organic compost. With the exception of Zahra, which has partial electricity until 11 pm, Cabanas Copal and Azulik both feature rustic zero-electricity accommodations that inspire guests to become aware of the surrounding wilderness, adjust to the soft lighting of candlelight and reconnect with their travel companion.
Cabins and buildings are constructed using local hardwoods zapote, katalox and che chen from sustainable lumber projects. Thatched roof palapas make use of fallen palm tree fronds indigenous to the area. In-room amenities are a handmade lines of all natural soaps and shampoos that are environmentally friendly and biodegradable. At Azulik, guests indulge in the ultimate connection with Mother Nature: soaking in a handcarved treetrunk bathtubs. And at night at all three properties, candles and torches – not electrical lanterns – light sand and raised wood walkways through the jungle.
Among ecological initiatives are large cisterns raised above cabanas that collect rain water and are filled with fresh well water during the dry season. Purified water is available in each cabana and guests are encouraged to bring their own bottles to refill rather than buying plastic bottles and disposing of them. All cleaning products are non-toxic biodegradable products and the un-chlorinated pool at Cabanas Copal is re-filled daily with fresh well water.
Five tips to think about to make every day Earth Day:
1. Use energy saving light bulbs, turn off lights and other energy burners when not in use
2. Implement water savers in toilets
3. Feed the garden with organic matter composting of vegetable, fruit and plant remains
4. Bring reusable canvas shopping bags to the grocery store to minimize usage of plastic bags
5. Go car-free at least one day of the week and use public transportation
Check the EcoTulum website (www.ecotulum.com) for details on the three eco-friendly hotels.
ABOUT ECOTULUM RESORTS & SPA
Zahra (www.zahra.com.mx) offers 22 remodeled rooms and cabañas nestled between two private beaches in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera. Electricity is provided from sunset until 11pm. Azulik (www.azulik.com), a 15-villa retreat next door carries rustic luxury to the max with lounge beds and hand carved wooden soaking tubs. Cabañas Copal (www.cabanascopal.com) features 47 candle lit cabañas hidden in the jungle with total wellness, and a clothing-optional dress code. Maya Spa (www.maya-spa.com) offers holistic spa services and traditional Maya therapies to all properties. Amilik (www.amilik.com) in Patagonia’s lake region is EcoTulum’s first South American wellness center and luxury eco-spa.
For more details, please contact:
Mexican Pacific Marketing
Tel: (949) 340-2602 (US)
+52 (314) 335-3207 (Mexico)
EcoTulum Resorts & Spa
Toll free: 877-532-6737 (US & Canada)
Tel: +1 (604) 628-7077 (International)