We Care

At Savegre we are committed to making sure our daily activities have a minimum impact on the environment. As a company, we can take measures to mitigate our impact, but our efforts mean nothing if we cannot count on the help of our guests. We invite you, through simple, practical actions to help us with our mission.

Sustainability; Certificate of Sustainable Tourism

At Savegre we are committed to making sure our daily activities have a minimum impact on the environment. As a company, we can take measures to mitigate our impact, but our efforts mean nothing if we cannot count on the help of our guests. We invite you, through simple, practical actions to help us with our mission.

Enviromental Best Practices Guide

Water usage

Water is one of our most fundamental resources – it is also one of the most threatened. Even though our planet is three quarters water, water fit for human consumption is less than 1%. The area around the Hotel has excellent potable water sources, but although it seems abundant, it is our duty to use it responsibly.

Your contribution

  • Use the least water possible for washing

  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth or shaving

  • Don’t use the toilet as a flushing waste paper bin

  • Take a shower instead of a bath

Energy consumption

A high percentage of our daily activities involve the use of energy, whether this comes from renewable or non-renewable sources. The secret to helping the environment is to use as much renewable energy as possible. If we can’t control this, we can at least help mitigate our environmental impact by reducing our energy consumption.

Your contribution

  • Turn off any electrical appliances you aren’t using. Many appliances continue to use electricity even when they are not in use – cell phone chargers, for example.

  • Turn off any lights you don’t need. We often forget to turn lights off during the day, which adds up to a lot of wasted energy.

  • Don’t keep the heating on when you aren’t in the room. The heaters are not like clothes dryers, and their misuse translates into high energy costs.

  • The hair dryer is for just that, not for drying clothes or shoes.

Exploring natural areas

The forests are the planet’s lungs, its source of water, home to many natural species, the raw material for medicines and industry, neutralizer of carbon dioxide – in fact, they are fundamental for our survival and life.

The Hotel has a private reserve, and we border Los Quetzales National Park. We can take action so our presence in the forest can be educational and without negative impact on the ecosystems.

Your contribution

  • Visit the protected areas and come away with greater awareness and good memories. Read the available information.

  • Do not remove any flora or fauna species from the forest.

  • During your walks, try to keep as quiet as possible, use dark colored clothing and if possible natural repellents and other products.

  • Follow the signs along the trails and do not leave the trail.

  • Don’t leave behind any trash in the forest.

  • Ask about our reforestation project and how you can help.

  • Give the wildlife its space. If you wish to take photos, keep your distance and don’t use direct flash photography. Remember that birds are particularly sensitive to disturbance during nesting time.

Solid waste

Solid waste management is one of today’s biggest problems, not just for its final disposal but also the huge amount of contamination it can produce. Careful waste management can reduce the final volume by 40 – 60%.

Your contribution

  • RECYCLE: use the recycling bins.

  • REUSE: do you really need to buy a new water bottle? Refill your old one.

  • REDUCE: ask yourself if you really need what you’re about to buy.

  • REFUSE: before you buy something, check its origin and materials, in case it is harmful for the environment.