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Embracing sustainability in Los Cabos!
Los Cabos is a world-class tourist destination that embraces sustainability as the only way to move forward. We are committed to ensuring this natural paradise stays pristine for future generations. 42% of the Baja California Sur (BCS) territory has been assigned a protected natural area status, one of the largest in the world. The Gulf of California was rated by oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau as “Aquarium of the World” and UNESCO as “a gem for conservation, invaluable for local science and economic development based on tourism and fishing 80% of fisheries production in Mexico”.
Within its natural assets, Los Cabos is fortunate enough to have:
- Two RAMSAR sites in Los Cabos and 11 in BCS.
- Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in BCS.
- Five of the most biodiverse and productive maritime regions in the world.
- One-third of the world’s marine mammals.
- Nine hundred fish species, of which 90 are endemic.
- + 4,500 invertebrate species.
- Rocky Coastal Reefs.
- Whales found in – Los Cabos Loreto.
- Marlin, for which Cabo San Lucas is named the Marlin Capital of the World.
- 25 Blue Flag beaches, a special certification given to beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators by the Foundation for Environmental Education.
- Preservation programs to protect the turtle eggs and beached whale assistance.
Sustainability is a guiding principle in the way we care not only for the environment but also how we support the community, preserve our culture, and more. With 90% of the population in Los Cabos relying on the travel and tourism industry, we strive for tourism and sustainability to coexist. A few examples include:
- A breadth of conscious, nature-centered experiences like taking a ride on rescued and rehabilitated camels, carefully observing marine life, and more Hotel renewable energy, waste separation, desalination of plants, and beyond.
- Taking food from farm to table as hotels and restaurants prioritize providing seasonal foods and sourcing 100% of produce locally.
- Fostering the community through local hiring and, charitable organizations offering support through relief programs, donations, and more.
- Banning of single-use plastics like bags and straws.
- Building height limitations and avoidance of billboards to promote the destination’s peaceful landscape.
- Conservation and rescue programs for the destination’s animals like turtle hatchlings and beached whales.
We believe travel can be done in a sustainable way and sharing the responsibility is key to making sure we can make it work. Explore further to learn how you can be a part of all the things we are doing to support Los Cabos’ sustainability. We know there will always be more to be done, and we will always strive to do everything we can to achieve these goals.
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