Earth check Certification
Grand Velas Riviera Maya rests on the edge of over 1600 feet of impeccable private white sand beach. Our beach has been recognized as one of the cleanest beaches in the country by Mexico’s Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources.
Our team of collaborators is responsible for cleaning the beach day after day, creating a perfect setting by the Caribbean Sea. at 5:00am every morning, we begin the collection of 800-1,000 kg of kelp that has washed ashore during the night. Once gathered, the kelp is buried in a specified area to naturally degrade, contributing to significantly minimize the amount of waste generated by the resort.
Beach cleaning is just one element of conservation we practice- our green philosophy extends to every element of our operations, from our suites to our kitchens and laundry facilities. For the third consecutive year Grand Velas Riviera Maya has been certified by sustainability organization Earth Check. A leading organization in the certification of sustainable tourism, Earth Check validates adherence to strict environmental policies related to the reduction of energy use, waste reduction, waste separation and recycling, and community support.
Continuous training, awareness and teamwork efforts are required in order to achieve efficient use of resources without compromising quality standards guests expect in a Five Diamond establishment.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s dedicated staff has allowed the resort to continue to merit this internationally recognized certification.
Congratulations to the Grand Team!