ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Vacations is recognizing several environmentally friendly hotels & resorts in Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii and Costa Rica in honor of Earth Day on Sun. April 22. Apple Vacations' Go Green hotel partners have implemented a variety of eco-conscious initiatives in the day-to-day operations of their resorts.
For example, Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort and Spa in Cancun's Riviera Maya was awarded the prestigious GOLD "TRAVELIFE AWARD" for environmental commitment. Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort and Spa's environmental efforts include:
- 96 ecological rooms that reduce CO2 emission by 75%
- Solar water heating
- Ultra-efficient air conditioning systems with low electrical consumption
- Furniture made from certified wood
- Guided Eco Tour exploring the Mayan jungle including 16 natural cenotes, indigenous animals and exotic plants.
- Recycling and separating the trash
- Use of biodegradable bottles throughout the resort
- Wildlife conservation
- Using recycled paper for all printed material
In all, Apple Vacations is recognizing 27 Go Green hotels, and brands include Apple Vacations customer favorites like Secrets Resorts & Spas, Dreams Resorts & Spas, Iberostar Resorts and Hyatt Resorts of Hawaii.
Traveling green is easy and affordable with Apple Vacations. Seven all-inclusive nights in May and June at Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort and Spa start from an incredible $740 per person, including roundtrip, nonstop air from Dallas, hotel transfers and all meals and drinks. (+$270 from Baltimore, +$530 from Los Angeles, other gateways also available.)
*Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip charter airfare from Baltimore, Dallas, and Los Angeles via Air Tran, Sun Country, and Frontier Airlines or other US certified air carriers, round-trip airport/hotel transfers, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes and fees including September 11th Security Fee. Restrictions/blackout dates may apply.
About Apple Vacations: For more than 40 years, Apple Vacations, America's Favorite Vacation Company, has provided affordable, top quality vacation packages from U.S. departure cities nationwide to vacation destinations throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Central America and Europe, as well as top ski resorts throughout the US and Canada.
SOURCE Apple Vacations