The hotel infrastructure is committed to sustainability in the Algarve region

The hotel infrastructure is committed to sustainability in the Algarve region

Last October, Hotel VILA VITA Parc, located in Porcs in the Algarve (Portugal), was recognized as a leading hotel in sustainability by Leading Hotels of the World (LHW). This prestigious recognition places VILA VITA Parc among a very select group of just 50 hotels around the world, carefully selected for their commitment to cultural, social and environmental sustainability. This commitment is reflected in many concrete actions including waste reduction and recycling initiatives, responsible use of natural resources, significant reductions in water consumption, energy saving measures or partnerships with various associations.

In the face of the environmental and climate emergency, Portugal, and specifically the Algarve Tourism Office, is committed on several levels. Implementing concrete actions as well as sharing the message of social and environmental responsibility with local residents, visitors and partners has become one of the priority goals for the next ten years. By implementing sustainable and respectful tourism, the region aspires to preserve this haven for biodiversity and work to enable future generations to benefit from this unique place.

Based on the support and initiatives provided at the regional level, many hotel infrastructures are committed at their own level to conservation, preservation and sustainability in the Algarve region.

The Jupiter Hotel Group, and in particular the Jupiter Algarve Hotel, located in Praia da Rocha a few steps from the turquoise waters, has also drawn up a list of “good environmental practices” aimed at achieving responsible water consumption within the hotel. As well as reducing waste, energy and fuel consumption, carbon dioxide emissions and food waste.

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The Faro Hotel, located in the heart of the Algarve capital, is associated, along with the responsible environmental practices implemented within its structure, with projects for the benefit of the environment, in particular “ Plastic height », a 58-day journey along Portugal’s 832 km coastline to raise awareness about plastic pollution.

Pine Cliff Resort, a magnificent luxury hotel complex with a stunning and prime beachfront location, is equally committed both internally and externally. Twice a year, at Christmas and Easter, Pine Cliffs Resort provides free meals to the local community in need and hosts fundraising events for various regional associations.

Pestana Hotel Group, which owns several hotels in the Algarve region, is participating in “ thank you for your help » Which consists of paying an amount equivalent to the amount collected thanks to customer donations to various local social solidarity institutions. Pestana Hotel Group hotels also participate in “ Food paper » Food banks, through which collected paper is recycled and used to preserve food products.

Finally, VilaValverde Design & Country Hotel, located in the heart of the region, surrounded by green landscapes and pristine beaches, has preserved within these five hectares of land the trees and traditional cultures of the Algarve region such as the orange grove and the organic garden. Where only organic fertilizers are used. The hotel’s architecture and design are perfectly integrated with the environment, incorporating natural and local materials into its construction such as Portuguese cork. Solar panels and energy-efficient lighting are also used.

VilaValverde is also committed to promoting environmental awareness among its guests by encouraging them to participate in eco-friendly initiatives during their stay: guided nature walks, beach cleanups, and educational programs on sustainable tourism practices.

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All of these hotels also carry the Green Key certificate, which is the first sustainable tourism brand for tourist accommodation and restaurants in France and the world.

About the Algarve
Located in the far south of Portugal, the Algarve region benefits from a mild climate all year round, and its coastline is cut by cliffs and more than 200 kilometers of beautiful golden sandy beaches. With an area of ​​just under 5,000 square kilometres, the region is not limited to the seaside: this destination combines the seaside as well as nature, culture, gastronomy and wine that are major assets for a city break or a road trip to the Algarve.

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