Canada’s Globe and Mail Likes Belize’s Chaa Creek Greens
Although they’re far to the north, the Canadian newspaper the Globe and Mail sounds close to Chaa Creek in Green philosophy, so we’re happy that they gave us special mention in a feature entitled:
The article warns travellers to be discerning when booking a “Green” hotel; as for some it’s just a marketing ploy and doesn’t show a real commitment to sustainability.
To avoid these posers and stay at a genuine green hotel or resort, the article gives a checklist of things that should be in place, such as recognised accreditation (like Chaa Creek’s Green Globe certification) and other indicators, including “whether they benefit local people, have a nature-based location and offer interpretive or environmental learning programs.”
Check out our pristine rainforest location, the Chaa Creek Cares program, Eco-Kids annual educational Summer Camp, The Butterfly Farm, research sponsorship and the numerous other initiatives Chaa Creek has in place.
Yes, we were happy to see that Chaa Creek ticked all the boxes, but then were even happier to read on and discover that Chaa Creek was one of the three resorts in the world recommended as being truly Green.
Check it out:
“If you’re too lazy to find your prefect green retreat, though, McCormick recommends Daintree Eco Lodge in Queensland, Australia, Luna Lodge in Carate, Costa Rica and the Lodge at Chaa Creek in Belize “
[pullquote]“If you’re too lazy to find your prefect green retreat, though, McCormick recommends Daintree Eco Lodge in Queensland, Australia, Luna Lodge in Carate, Costa Rica and the Lodge at Chaa Creek in Belize “[/pullquote]
Now, if you’re in Canada or the US, Belize has the added advantage of being closer, so the carbon footprint for getting here is smaller (and tickets and transfers less expensive).
We even satisfied comments by readers, such as those being impressed with resorts that treat and offer their own water, rather than sell plastic bottles of the stuff. Chaa Creek uses a high tech purification system, gives guests a reusable aluminium bottle upon check in, and has water stations conveniently located for refills.
We agree wholeheartedly that being Green involves much more than just having an image of a dolphin on your logo or spouting “save the world”. You have to walk the talk, as they say.
And here at Chaa Creek our guests and we hike it daily.
Have a look at our other Green initiatives and our commitment to sustainable tourism and responsible travel, or better yet, come down and see for yourself why being deeply Green doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice quality or luxury.
The Globe and Mail article ends with “…you’ll find being green comes naturally. In fact, there’s a tendency to get hooked. Eventually, you won’t want to travel any other way.”
We couldn’t agree more.