Going Green at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita

At Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita, we are dedicated to socially responsible and environmentally friendly practices. We are also deeply committed to protecting and preserving the spectacular environmental beauty and delicate eco-system that surrounds our resort. Our efforts have been recognized by the Rainforest Alliance; we are Rainforest Alliance Verified® for meeting sustainable tourism requirements. We are proud that our award-winning hotel services are matched by our uncompromising green initiatives, including:

  • Waste recycling program for glass paper, cardboard, PET, aluminum, etc.
  • Toner and battery recycling program
  • Reduction in detergent consumption due to our laundry equipment replacement
  • Compost elaboration program
  • Pesticide free greenhouse garden for organic plants and local reforestation
  • Lowering our electric consumption at peak hours with a new emergency plant
  • Reducing our diesel consumption by more than 50%
  • Ecological tour with flora and fauna preservation
  • Local flora and fauna protection as well as awareness program for guests and staff
  • Annual observance of Planet Hour and Earth Day
  • Supporting the Mayan community with the purchase of handmade beach bags
  • Beach cleanup campaigns every 15 days
  • Coral reef and sea turtle protection programs

    The area surrounding Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita is beautiful beyond words!

    The area surrounding Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita is beautiful beyond words!

We invite our guests to help us in our efforts to recycle and other green initiatives as we strive to make your stay with us a truly memorable experience. For a vacation you can feel truly good about, book a stay at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita!

Go Green with Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts

When you choose Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, you can take comfort in knowing that not only will your stay exceed all of your expectations, but you have also made an environmentally responsible decision. At Zoëtry, we pride ourselves in offering award-winning hotel services without compromising our commitment to sustainability. We are continuously striving to find ways to lessen our impact on the world around us.

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Aerial view of the incredible natural beauty surrounding Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana.

Sustainability efforts at our resorts include waste recycling and reuse programs for glass, paper, cardboard, aluminum, toner and batteries. We have reduced our detergent use by replacing laundry equipment, our greenhouse gardens are free of pesticides and recycle kitchen oil to prevent pollution and conserve energy. In addition, we manage regular beach cleaning campaigns, work to protect local flora and fauna and annually observe Earth Day and Earth hour to raise awareness among our guests of the importance of protecting our fragile environment.

We invite you to help us in our efforts to recycle and other green initiatives as we strive to make your stay at Zoëtry Wellness Resorts & Spas a truly memorable and environmentally responsible experience!

The Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Joins Mesoamerican Tourism Reef Initiative (MARTI)

Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita has joined the Mesoamerican Tourism Reef Initiative (MARTI) to help protect the beautiful and unique flora and fauna in the area surrounding the Northern Hemisphere’s largest coral reef.

The initiative unites tourism service providers such as hotels, tourism developers, tour companies and cruise lines with civil and governmental organizations to develop and implement initiatives in favor of the environment in general and the area surrounding the Mesoamerican Reef in particular.

Created by the Conservation International Coral Reef Alliance and the local environmental organization Amigos de Sian Ka’an in conjunction with the Riviera Maya Hotel Association, the initiative aims to promote environmental best practices, further the responsible use of natural resources and foster a culture of environmental sustainability among business owners, hotel operators and even guests. The alliance is the only one of its kind in the area surrounding the Mesoamerican Reef.

Members of the alliance, including Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita, completed several actions, including signing a letter of commitment, allowing MARTI authorities to assess their level of environmental sustainability (including recycling programs, solid waste and wastewater management, energy and water-saving initiatives, etc.) and create a “green team” to make sure recommended environmental initiatives are implemented, draft an environmental action plan and policy handbook, and train personnel in environmental awareness.

While not a formal certification program, MARTI bases its norms and best practices on such international environmental certification programs as Green Globe and ISO 14000, said Adriana Del Angel of the Riviera Maya Hotel Association, who heads up the initiative’s hotel sustainability project.

“The Riviera Maya stands out among tourism destinations for its wide array of marvelous landscapes that captivate visitors: splendid beaches with white sand and clear waters, well-preserved jungles, and ecoparks that promote the protection of flora and fauna as well as provide entertainment,” said Del Angel. “The alliance represents yet another example of the Riviera Maya’s commitment not only to tourism development and growth, but also to creating cultural and environmental awareness to enable the destination to be enjoyed by generations to come.”

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From the Garden to the Plate

Cilantro-gardenTo further its sustainable development and organic practices, Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita has planted their very own garden. They have already been able to harvest tomatoes, cilantro, onions, cabbage and chili peppers for the gourmet dishes served at the resort.

Executive Chef, Miguel Cortazar, also invites guests to gardeners-delight-tomato-seedspend a day with him, cooking in one of his kitchens and sharing his extensive culinary knowledge, which creates a very unique immersion experience for guests.