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Environment

We are environmentally responsible

Without the unspoiled beauty of Bocas del Toro, Playa Tortuga would be just another hotel; that’s why preserving the environment has been part of our mission from day one.

Thanks to our water, energy and waste conservation efforts, Playa Tortuga Hotel received the 2013 Blue Flag Ecological award with a 3-star rating. 2013 marked the third consecutive year that the resort has received the award, which is designed to promote sustainable development on beaches.

Scroll down to learn more about our environmentally responsible business practices.

Water Conservation

Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort has its own 3-source water purification and treatment system. Rainwater, one of the purest water sources, is harvested from the roof of the hotel. The second water source is from a natural well on Playa Tortuga’s property. The third water source is treated water from the island, provided by the island’s public services. All water is treated with a modern purification system to make it suitable for hotel use.

Linen Re-use Program

Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort offers a linen re-use program for bed sheets and towels. Unless guests request otherwise, Playa Tortuga changes bed sheets and towels every three days, which saves water, energy and uses less detergent.

Efficient Energy Use

Playa Tortuga uses energy-saving light bulbs in guestrooms, reducing the power consumption of lighting in the rooms by over 50 percent.

Guestroom Energy-saving System

Playa Tortuga’s guestrooms feature key-activated, power-saving switches that turn off the energy to the guestroom once the key is removed.

Energy Utilization Plan

Playa Tortuga uses an energy utilization plan for area illumination, designed to offer guests a pleasant and safe experience, while handling the need for lighting according to an established schedule.

Minimizing the Impact of Cleaning Supplies

The hotel uses room and laundry cleaning supplies that are biodegradable to minimize the impact on the environment.

Waste Management

Playa Tortuga’s wastewater is treated to minimize its affect on the environment.

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