On a grey afternoon with rough seas, The Cape, A Thompson Hotel, received the Green Key certification, becoming the third hotel in Los Cabos to earn this prestigious insignia. Delicious platters of salmon and tuna sushi, cornbread, and vodka cocktails were served on the hotel’s terrace, offering a delightful respite from the wind.
Focusing on environmental education and preservation, Joaquín Díaz Ríos, Executive Director of Green Key, and Eduardo Segura, General Manager of the Hotel, spoke. Both speakers emphasized the importance of ecological awareness and highlighted the environmental impacts associated with hotel operations.
“We are responsible for protecting the beach, flora, fauna, and other environmental assets that Los Cabos represents. If these natural resources are not properly managed, the destination could be destroyed within a generation. The Cape is leading the way in environmental conservation efforts,” said Diaz Rios, who acknowledged the work of the Green Brigade, which was created to organize beach cleanups and waste collection campaigns.
He also mentioned that The Cape is one of the hotels that facilitates the best water use nationally. “Out of conviction, we want to continue encouraging and educating the people around us to value our limited resources. And Green Key was a great option for us,” Segura said.
The young people in this group, who worked hard to obtain the certification, listened attentively and nodded in acknowledgement during the speeches. With camera flashes illuminating the scene, a group of dedicated individuals surrounded a plaque celebrating their unwavering devotion to marine life and preserving their beloved home, Los Cabos.