The environment has become a mainstream topic of conversation, and more and more hotels are adopting a philosophy centred around respect for nature. The Canary Islands have also embraced this trend. Here's a list of the top eco-friendly places to stay. If you like nature, then the Canaries are undoubtedly the ideal destination for you.
The environment has become a mainstream topic of conversation and numerous initiatives have been launched to contribute to environmental conservation. For example, in the tourism sector the number of hotels that are adopting an eco-friendly approach is rising exponentially. The Canary Islands are no exception: supply and demand are adapting to this philosophy centred around the environment. Just as everyone now understands the importance of recycling plastic and paper, more and more tourists are looking for eco-friendly places to stay. After all, protecting the planet can be as easy as booking a room. These are the top eco-friendly places to stay if you are visiting the Canary Islands.
Charm and tranquillity
Manipa Hostel, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Ideal if you're looking for a quiet place in the country to enjoy the charms of nature. This is one of the best places to stay in Gran Canaria. As well as being certified as eco-friendly, it offers a programme of activities in harmony with the surroundings: surfing on the nearby magnificent beaches, bathing in the natural swimming pools or hiking in Tamadaba Natural Park. The park is so close that you can admire scenic views from the beautiful hostel terrace, where you can also take a yoga or meditation course. The hostel is located in a typical country house built more than 200 years ago.
Organic vegetable garden and facilities certified as being respectful of the environment
Hotel Floresta, Lanzarote
Hibiscus Hotels, the group to which Hotel Floresta belongs, has a well-deserved reputation for its firm commitment to sustainable development and is gradually introducing innovative changes in line with this philosophy. This particular establishment has installed thermal solar energy and the gardens are designed to be self-sustaining, requiring no additional maintenance. The restaurant menus are all based on the products from the hotel's organic vegetable garden. This is a 3-star hotel located near the magnificent Los Pocillos beach, in Puerto del Carmen. It's the ideal place for a family holiday, whether enjoying the beach, going out for leisurely walks or cycling along the seashore. In short, for relaxing in complete harmony with nature.
A fantastic eco-friendly complex with an emphasis on healthy eating
Hotel Vallemar, Tenerife
Hotel Vallemar overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is located at the heart of Puerto de la Cruz, near the magnificent natural swimming pools of Lake Martiánez. Another of its attractions is the gastronomy centred around fresh seasonal ingredients from the local vicinity, all certified as organically produced. Bananas, papayas, strawberries, mangoes, oranges, avocado pears, cherries, tomatoes... All the fruits and vegetables are grown organically at nearby "La Vizcaína", a country estate owned by the hotel. This magical 5,000-square-metre space also contains the farm where organically-fed free-range hens lay the eggs that are served in the various hotel menus.
Avda. de Colón, 4, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife.
An eco-friendly hotel in a beautiful nature reserve
San Blas, Tenerife
This wonderful 5-star hotel is located in the south of the island of Tenerife, at the heart of a magnificent nature reserve. It's an excellent option if you're looking for innovative accommodation committed to minimising its carbon footprint and contributing to the conservation of the environment. As well as adopting energy-saving measures, the hotel buys all the products used in its facilities from the local community. An ideal destination for families, friends and couples!
Av. de Greñamora, 1, Oasis del Sur, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
If you want to enjoy the sun whatever the time of year and you like nature, whether the beach or the mountains, don't think twice: the Canaries are the destination for you!
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