At Majahuitas we take the term ecotourism seriously. In an effort to make our ecological footprint as unnoticeable as possible, we have taken upon the following practices:
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- Alternative Energy: The main lobby and all eight rooms rely on solar energy for lighting. Cliff House also has a solar water heater.
- Composting: Biological decomposition of organic materials that enrich garden soils and decrease the need for additional watering.
- Sewer System: Ecological 3 tiered system that releases clean water to the garden.
- Construction: The resort was built on local materials and employing local craftsmen. The décor is also locally sourced.
- Social: Employees at the resort come from the immediate community and no less than 50% comes from the indigenous community of Chacala.
- Water Conservation: Some casitas have low flow toilets, the lobby’s bathroom has a waterless urinal and we employ a towel re-use program.
- Xeric Gardens: The use of plants on the property that are native to the region and thus require the use of less water. We currently have 22 different fruits and vegetables in our garden.
- Wildlife: In an effort to protect the surrounding wildlife, all employees are briefed upon hire of proper treatment of fauna. As a nesting point for leatherback turtles, efforts are made to ensure the protection and survival of nests.
- Eco-friendly food: We do not buy farm raised seafood. All of our seafood is caught by local fishermen ensuring the freshness of our food and support for the local economy.
- Recycling Program: Recycling bins are located at the hotel lobby for every day plastic bottles, soda cans, etc.