At Dreams® Resorts & Spas, we have great respect for the beautiful natural environments that we call home across Mexico and the Caribbean. We’re so honored to share these gorgeous destinations with our guests!
In fact, many of our resorts undertake special programs and initiatives throughout the year to ensure that we’re preserving and protecting our earth and our communities. Today we’re excited to share with you how the Rainforest Alliance helps us to achieve these goals!
Keep reading to learn more about our efforts to conserve our beautiful landscapes and communities!
This week, we’re bringing you a very special guest post from our spectacular concierge at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa. Wenny has some great news to share about the resort’s recent work in the surrounding community.
Read on to learn from Wenny about how the staff of Dreams Punta Cana are giving back!
As part of Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa‘s commitment to sustainability, resort staff participate in a number of philanthropic programs in the community each year.
The Dominican Republic is considered a green country, endowed with beautiful vegetation and wildlife in its forests, rivers and beaches. However, because of the steady reduction of natural vegetation in rivers, caused by improper handling of forest products and as a consequence of the effects of climate change, the flora has been severely affected over the years.
Dreams Resorts & Spas is lucky enough to have properties in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world! Understanding the responsibility we have to our destinations, it is important to highlight the efforts we put forth every day to maintain the natural beauty of our surroundings.
Dreams Riviera Cancun is going above and beyond to help keep Cancun clean and green! As a result of their commitment to preserving the natural environment Dreams Riviera Cancun is being verified by the Rainforest Alliance. The Rainforest Alliance is a non-governmental organization working to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. We are honored to announce that this is the first year that Dreams Riviera Cancun will receive this important certification.
In celebration of this accomplishment we will be celebrating “Follow the Frog” week from September 14th -20th. Guests can find all the information about the celebration from the Dreams Entertainment team and the daily Sundial activities schedule to join in on the fun. Activities will be for guests of all ages and be included in the Explorer’s Club, focusing on promoting environmental awareness.
The grand finale of the week will be on Sunday, September 20th with a massive beach clean-up party! However this will not be an ordinary clean-up. Dreams Riviera Cancun encourage guests to participate in the clean-up for an opportunity to win a complimentary 3-night stay for a family. There will be a special breakfast buffet for the participants with live music in the morning and a foam pool party with special drinks and snacks later that afternoon. As part of the International Coastal Clean effort, guests will compete to collect the biggest amount of sargassum from the beach. The team with the most wins the complimentary return stay to sunny Cancun.
This contest is a continuance of past clean-up efforts where staff members were able to collect almost 50,000 pounds of sargassum! Our Beach Makeover contest to shaping up be a great day to have fun while learning about different ways to protect our environment.
Dreams Riviera Cancun staff compete, collecting almost 50,000 pounds of sargassum from the beach!
We want to see you out and about during Dreams Riviera Cancun’s Follow the Frog week (Sep. 14-20). A great way to have fun on vacation and help make the world around you a little greener! Be sure to share your pictures with us using hashtag #BeachMakeOver
At Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa, we consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by the incredible natural beauty of the tropical landscape that we get to call home. We also think that this delicate environment needs and deserves to be cherished and protected. At Dreams Punta Cana, we are committed to a variety of environmentally-friendly practices to support and promote sustainable tourism efforts and social responsibility and are proud to be Rainforest Alliance Verified™!
Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa is committed to making the world a greener place. Our friendly staff work together to promote a socially responsible environment to our guests. To show our commitment, Dreams Punta Cana also offers various programs, practices and activities on-site at the resort including a yearly Earth Day Celebration, recycling of hazardous waste disposal and beach cleanups in order to keep the surrounding beaches in pristine condition.
The main pool surrounded by chaise lounges and swim-out suites at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa.
The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and improve livelihoods by promoting and evaluating the implementation of sustainability standards. We couldn’t be more proud that our award-winning hotel services at Dreams Punta Cana are matched by a dedication to preserving the land and sea environments around us so future generations may enjoy them for years to come. When you stay at our Rainforest Alliance Verified™ Dreams Resort & Spa, you can rest assured that you will not only enjoy the vacation of a lifetime, but also know that you have made an environmentally conscious decision.
The Dreams Resorts & Spas family is happy to announce that a number of our properties have been recognized by the Rainforest Alliance. The Rainforest Alliance Verified™ mark communicates our commitment to reducing our environmental impact. At Dreams Resorts & Spas we work hard each day to ensure that our management, guests and employees are following sustainable practices to protect our planet.
Along the sparkling Sea of Cortez lies Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa, one of our gorgeous AAA 4 Diamond resorts. This resort offers 213 elegant suites, six gourmet restaurants, five festive bars and lounges, endless daytime & nighttime activities, and so many more Unlimited-Luxury® offerings. Not only do they provide guests with well-appointed accommodations, activities and amenities, but they also are committed to helping out their local community and being a socially responsible resort.
We are proud to announce that Dreams Los Cabos was recently featured in the Rainforest Alliance’s “Exemplary Practices for Sustainable Tourism” publication for their community service in their local town of San José del Cabo. Here is what they’ve done!
Fundraisers: Staff at Dreams Los Cabos participated in “The Telethon”, a large fundraiser that supports the rehabilitation of children with various disabilities, and “The Festival of Values, Music and Color”!
Care for the Elderly: The staff have also supported Grandparents’ Day Home of San José del Cabo and the San Miguel Grandparents’ Club, two organizations that assist elders in local communities. They donated food and clothing, and they also took their personal time to volunteer for them!
Estuary Clean-Up: They also did a clean-up of the local estuary of San José del Cabo by joining the General Directorate of the Ecology and Environment of Los Cabos. This estuary is an area frequently used for recreation, and over 90 employees contributed to protecting their rich biodiversity.
If you want to learn more about what Dreams Los Cabos does to protect the environment and help their neighbors, visit their Social Responsibility page today!
A breathtaking shot of the 44-acre gardens at Dreams Tulum!
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa, one of our beautiful resorts located in the Riviera Maya, is known for their various “green efforts”. This past year, they were given socially responsible awards such as the Distintivo “S”award and they were an official sponsor and participant in Tortugatón 2013. However, their Rainforest Alliance verification™ has earned them a spot in the alliance’s Exemplary Practices for Sustainable Tourismpublication! They were highlighted in this publication for their implementation of a smart water program and for their aid to the local community. Learn more about what the incredible staff at Dreams Tulum has done:
Smart Water Program: Dreams Tulum management and staff have developed a comprehensive program for the extraction, use, treatment and discharge of water at the resort. This has helped to provide the best quality water for guests and employees.
Community Service: Dreams Tulum employees supports its neighboring communities by making monetary donations, by making structural improvements to a local school in need and by providing scholarships to 80 students at the nearby universities. Along with this, they created the Tulum Foundation, which provides full university scholarships to youth from low-income families.
We couldn’t be more proud of the resort for their efforts to protect the environment and to help the local community! To learn more, visit Dreams Tulum’s Social Responsibility webpage.
Here at Dreams, it is important to us that we maintain socially responsible practices at all of our resorts. We would like to highlight Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa for their recent feature in the Rainforest Alliance’s “Exemplary Practices for Sustainable Tourism” publication.
What made them stand apart? Well, the resort staff took time out of their busy lives to get involved in their local community of San José Cuajinicuil, a rural town outside of Huatulco that struggles from poverty, unemployment and high school drop-out rates. Here’s what they did to help their neighbors in need:
Hospitality Courses: The resort went above-and-beyond, as they offered courses to members of the community that would help them to succeed and make a good living. Courses that were offered included cooking, food service, bar-tending and housekeeping. .
“Rolling for Life” Event: This event, which promoted helmet use for bicyclists and motorcyclists, was held by the resort. During the event, Dreams Huatulco staff rode bicycles and motorcycles with helmets, they gave first-aid demonstrations and promoted helmet-use statistics to raise awareness. The resort even provided financial assistance to employees for the purchase of helmets, and they continue to monitor their helmet use on a daily basis.