White sand beaches, turquoise blue waters, countless species of aquatic life might be some incredible reasons that you’ve chosen to vacation on Cozumel. But to keep this amazing environment alive and thriving, we need to take care of it. Even if you are only here for a quick trip, you can have a tremendous impact on this habitat. We’ve created a list of tips for you to enjoy and have an eco-friendly vacation.
Say No to Straws
Did you realize that each year they dispose of a million tons of plastic in our seas? While you may not make an enormous impact on your vacation, you can join a movement on most beaches now. Many beach clubs will serve you drinks without a straw to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the oceans. While not all have jumped on board, many are taking the proper steps. What can you do? Simple, order all of your drinks without a straw.
Bring your own Trash Bag
Public beaches are a marvelous place to soak up the sun and take a dip in the ocean with friends. And what would an ideal beach day be without a picnic and some refreshments? They equip public beaches with garbage cans, but you may not want to dispose of your trash till you leave. Most people will try to keep the garbage close to them throughout the day and then dispose of everything before they leave. The problem with this is that beaches are very windy and it may blow away the garbage. Bring your own trash bag with you to avoid garbage being blown away.
The second-largest barrier reef calls Cozumel home and boasts beautiful coral and marine life. Snorkeling is one of the most common activities in Cozumel and we want you to enjoy it. But while toxic sunscreens may protect you from the sun, they can bleach the barrier reef and cause irreversible damage. What can you do? Bring non-toxic sunscreen with you on your vacation or find out where you can buy some once you arrive.
Treat Stingray Villa like your Home
You came on vacation to get away from home and to enjoy everything that Stingray Villa has to offer. We want you to enjoy your vacation to the fullest. We would ask you consider to having an eco-friendly stay at Stingray Villa. What can you do? Re-using towels, turning off lights and electronics when you are not using them, not taking long showers, and only using the A/C when needed. These small steps will help you and us decrease our carbon footprint. Hopefully, you’ve found the tips both helpful for your next vacation to Cozumel.
Written by Stingray Villa