The white-sand beaches, biodiverse coral reefs and wildlife-filled rainforests of Mexico are under constant threat from overtourism and development, but you can play your part by choosing to stay in an environmentally friendly and eco-conscious hotel. From solar-powered beach bungalows on the Riviera Maya to repurposed mansions in Mexico City, here are the top 10 eco hotels in Mexico – bookable on Culture Trip.
Hacienda Tres Rios is a resort, spa and nature park overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the Riviera Maya. It’s an all-inclusive eco hotel in Mexico’s Playa del Carmen, but you’ll love how the resort still manages to focus on its green credentials. Luxury rooms are constructed using sustainably sourced materials, and you can join ecotours into the surrounding nature park to learn more about local conservation efforts. The resort features two swimming pools, six restaurants and comprehensive spa facilities, while the protected coral reefs off the private beach are perfect for snorkeling.
Hotel Misión del Sol is all about reconnections – reconnecting with nature and with yourself. This Mexican eco hotel is located in the Sonoran Desert, and the layout is designed to promote harmony and tranquility during your stay. Take a four-hand massage at the spa, or revitalize with a traditional pre-Hispanic Temazcal experience. The restaurant uses locally grown and sourced ingredients, and has plenty of healthy vegetarian dishes on the menu.
Beachfront accommodation, Mayan Temazcal experiences and gorgeous traditional decor make Posada dos Ceibas a hit with the Tulum crowd. The beach bungalows feature thatched roofs, while power is provided by wind generators and solar panels. This green hotel offers a holistic approach to hotel stays, and guests can rest assured that the hotel is run sustainably, as well as their own bodies and minds benefiting from the hotel’s relaxed vibes, yoga classes and massage services.
Nueva Vida de Ramiro is a beachfront eco hotel in Mexico that’s powered almost entirely by solar and wind generators. This Tulum Beach favorite sets the standard for green hotels, because it was one of the original eco-conscious developments in Quintana Roo. The 33 beach bungalows sit on wooden stilts and are covered in sustainably sourced grass thatching, while the hotel owners are active when it comes to local conservation efforts – you’ll even be invited to take part in a turtle conservation programme on the beach.
Searching for a different kind of green stay? Check out our guide to the coolest jungle lodges across Mexico, all bookable on Culture Trip.
This is a rewrite of an article originally by Lauren Cocking.