Huatulco, the popular Mexican destination has received the
Earth Check certification, and has become the only place in Latin America to have it.
Huatulco is one of Mexico’s most beloved destinations along the Pacific Coast. Still, for those in the know, it remains somewhat of a mystery. The destination is much
more than one location, compared to other beach hot spots like Tulum or Cancun, which are all in one central location. Huatulco is made up of nine separate bays, home to more than 30 spectacular beaches.
“Huatulco is the only destination in the world with an EarthCheck certification, master level, the highest in the world since over the years we have met very strict sustainability indicators. And of course, with the health and safety issue that forms part of these indicators and it is what tourists are currently looking for” explained Angélica Angón, Huatulco Sustainability spokesperson in an interview given to Forbes Mexico.
This Mexican tourist destination will obtain the certification thanks to the fact that 100% of its electrical energy is clean, fed by wind farms, in addition to having adequate sewage treatment.
To achieve this certification, it was necessary to meet an adequate solid waste management, low greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, conservation and management, as well as ecosystem management, which allowed Huatulco to surpass New Zealand.