Research reveals that only 35% of Oaxaca’s youth is finishing secondary school. This spurs a new generation of people growing up in poverty. Teenagers abandon their schooling due to a lack of economic resources and motivation, as well as a sizeable jump in difficulty level between secondary and high school that leaves students ill prepared and unmotivated. Together with local partners, we developed an Education Program to address this problem.
We contribute directly to the Oaxacan economy by running a profitable business that creates jobs, income and professional development opportunities for our local employees. We make sure they get a decent salary with good fringe benefits, like social securities, profit sharing and a free daily meal. We encourage and support our team to develop professionally by providing them opportunities and time to learn and to grow.
We have several water and energy saving equipments installed, such as low-flow faucets, shower heads and toilets - don’t worry about the water pressure, we guarantee you won’t notice! An onsite wastewater system processes our gray waters and sends them clean to the municipal sewer. Solar heaters warm up your shower water and of course we manage a towel and bed linen reuse program. And last but not least: we use LED lights throughout the hotel!
Reducing waste is so easy! We compost organic waste (and thus produce our own garden fertilizer) and separate other waste that is then sent to a recycling station. We minimize our use of plastic and have a zero food waste and save paper policy.
The soap and shampoo in your hotel room is 100% natural and biodegradable. It is made by a cooperative of 15 families in the small village of Mazunte on Oaxaca’s coast. We’re a big fan of their products (that’s why we also sell them in our shop)! We also use biodegradable cleaning products free of preservatives and artificial ingredients.