by Amy Mutscher

Strides in Sustainable Tourism

The overwhelming beauty of the Caribbean Sea attracts visitors from all over the world to marvel at its white-sand beaches, clear waters and natural beauty. Popular destinations throughout these wondrous waters must balance the benefits of tourism with the issues brought by over-tourism. Some companies are leading the effort to further sustainable practices and allow the local community to share in the rewards of opening their territory to visitors. Find out how you can support responsible tourism by choosing the right destination and resort for your next vacation.



Some of the world’s most desirable locations are blessed with virgin beaches, turquoise seas and sunny weather. These attractive qualities are what draw visitors in, but they must be protected to enable tourism to be an engine for their economy for future generations. Many travelers want to enjoy some rest and relaxation in nature with the confidence that they’re not part of the sustainability problem and in fact are helping to support the solutions. Iberostar Hotels & Resorts are leading responsible tourism efforts with the utmost care and commitment to oceans, the environment and local communities.

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The delicate and pristine environment of the Caribbean must be protected


Some of the changes that have come to Iberostar Hotels & Resorts include removing single-use plastics, responsibly sourcing local seafood and adopting policies toward being carbon neutral by 2030. Iberostar restaurants L’Atelier and Venecia are certified by the MSC/ASC Chain of Custody Standard and moving toward 100% responsibly sourced seafood while ensuring gastronomic excellence. These are just a few of over 14 certified restaurants that you can dine at and know you are contributing to protecting our oceans and fish populations. In Mexico, coral nurseries protect reefs from damage resulting from disease, nutrient pollution and climate change. Booking a trip to a delicate ecosystem can be rewarding when you know that you’re being hosted by a company that is looking after the health of the oceans and maintaining the exceptional beachfront location that they’ve been entrusted to protect.

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Iberostar is adopting policies toward being carbon neutral


Feel yourself come alive in stunning natural landscapes surrounding by the tranquil waters of the Caribbean. Right on the beach, relax in elegant surroundings and superb comfort knowing that you’re participating in excellent stewardship of the entire ecosystem. Customers are increasingly making travel decisions with responsibility and sustainability as the foundation. The choices you make as a responsible tourist allow you to focus on what really matters - creating lifelong memories.

Call one of our travel agents to book your all-inclusive Caribbean vacation today.

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