Grand Velas Los Cabos Receives Blue Flag Beach Distinction, Announces New Environmental Education Workshops for Kids
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (August 8, 2022) - On August 4th, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Los Cabos was awarded its Blue Flag Distinction for the 2022 - 2023 season. To be eligible for the accolade, the resort was evaluated against a series of rigorous environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility criteria. To keep the beach clean, the resort uses various methods, from manual cleaning and sand screening through sieves made from recycled material to a Sandbox Tractor. The resort also follows the protocols for Sea Turtle nesting in accordance with the Department of Ecology and Environment. In complement with the Blue Flag and other current sustainability initiatives, the resort will soon be integrating short environmental education activities for kids into its activity program. Topics covered will range from the marine mammals of Baja California Sur and recycling to the conservation of marine life and care of the ocean.
Since opening, Grand Velas Los Cabos has implemented several protocols to benefit the planet and community. When it comes to ecological practices, the resort employs waste separation onsite; recycles burned cooking oils with a supplier for conversion to biodegradable fuel; supports local recycling programs in charge of processing glass, plastic, metal, cardboard, and toxic material; provides organic waste to local farms; composts to create a natural fertilizer for onsite gardens; and has several programs for reducing plastic for both guests and employees. Additionally, it operates self-sufficient reverse osmosis desalination plants, preheats all water with solar panels, minimizes water utilized in the entire washing process with an onsite water treatment plant, and reduces pollutant emissions and minimizes energy consumption with state-of-the-art air conditioning equipment.
The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Los Cabosin Mexico offers the next generation of all-inclusive amenities and facilities with dramatic ocean views infusing every area of the resort. Honored as the #1 luxury resort in Mexico and the #8 worldwide in the 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards, the beachfront property features 307 ocean view suites, inclusive of 6 Wellness Suites, all over 1,180 sq. ft. with private terraces and some personal plunge pools. Grand Velas Los Cabos features seven gourmet restaurants led by top chefs, including two-star Michelin chef Sidney Schutte. A staff ratio of 3 to 1; 26,152 sq. ft. Convention Center; 35,000 sq. ft. SE Spa with Water Ceremony facilities; gallery of contemporary art; and pool & beach concierges are available. Rounding out the list of amenities and services are three swimming pools, a Technogym Fitness Center with personal trainers; recreational activities program; separate Teens' and Kids' Club facilities; 24-hour personal concierge service; Baby Concierge; and 24-hour in-suite service. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. Explore tips, recipes, lifestyle and travel trends, and the latest news about Velas Resorts on the digital mag: www.velasmagazine.com.