The hotel facilities that are part of the Jardines del Rey tourist destination show a persevering work to take care of the ecosystems where they are located, with the objective of achieving the construction of a tourism in harmony with the environment, and with it the environmental recognition that endorses its sustainability.
Rolando Barroso Vargas, environmental specialist of the territorial sub-delegation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment in Ciego de Ávila, said that several hotels already have this recognition thanks to their sustained work in the implementation of the Tarea Vida.
Among those that have made the most progress in this regard are the Meliá Cayo Coco, the Iberostar Playa Pilar and the Pulman Cayo Coco Hotel, the latter with the added value of also having the Planet 21 program, conceived by the Accor group, which purpose is to achieve a higher level of awareness about the protection of nature among workers and clients.
The rich biodiversity of the northern keys of the island has been affected in the last 30 years due to the tourist development in the area; however, safe steps are already being taken for its recovery, a task on which the future of tourism in Cuba depends. (Written by Llamil Ruiz González)