Environmental certifications

The Barceló Group is increasingly sensitive to all what concerns the environment and the sustainability. It is in this sense that some of the Barceló Group's hotels have wanted to reinforce their commitment with the ecology and have allready been subject to internal and external audits, which have permitted to get environmental management certifications such as the Green Globe, ISO 14001, and many others.

Logo ISO 14001

One of the most internationally recognized environmental management certification, especially in Europe, is the ISO14001. Some of the hotels of Barceló Group, like the Barceló Renacimiento (Seville, Spain), have opted for this certification. It is also worth pointing out that the Barceló Tambor Beach in Costa Rica has been awarded the Blue Flag, a certification awarded by the country’s environmental authorities to those beaches which have an outstanding cleanness and safety, and has the first ecological nature reserve. On the other hand it is notable that all the hotels of Barceló Hotels and Resorts of Costa Rica take part in the Program of "Touristic Sustainibility CST".

Hotels awarded the Green Globe certification

Green Globe is an environmental certification programme of international application and recognition based on the Agenda 21 principles of sustainable development, which was passed by 182 heads of government in the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit held by the UN in 1992. The award was established in 1994 by the World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC), and it began its certifying work in 1999 conducting independent audits. At present it has the support and confidence of many international tourism associations and institutions. The hotels of Barceló Group that have been awarded the Green Globe certification are: Barceló Maya Beach (México) Barceló Maya Caribe (México) Barceló Maya Colonial (México) Barceló Maya Tropical (México) Barceló Maya Palace Deluxe (México) Barceló Tucancún Beach (México) Barceló Costa Cancún (México) Barceló Huatulco Beach (México) Barceló Ixtapa Beach (México) Barceló Puerto Vallarta (México) Barceló Karmina Palace Deluxe (México) Barceló Punta Cana (República Dominicana)