New Partnership in Sustainable Tourism
On October 12, 2012 Sandos Caracol ECO Resort and Spa hosted a press conference to announce the launch of a new initiative to offer alternative tourism packages to our visitors. In keeping with our mission to promote sustainable tourism practices, Sandos Caracol will be partnering with Corazon y Vida Maya (Heart and Life Maya), a local organization working to promote, revitalize, and preserve the cultural practices of their Mayan ancestors.
These new tourism packages are operated by seven rural Mayan villages on the outskirts of the town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, approximately two hours south of Sandos Caracol.
This program is scheduled to begin in the winter of 2012-13 and guests of the hotel will be able to purchase tour packages from Corazon y Vida Maya. All profits from these tours will go directly to the communities, all of which suffer from a lack of financial resources. By participating in these educational tours our hotel guests will be able to learn more about Mayan culture and history, while also ensuring that all fees go directly to these communities in need of financial support.
Sandos Caracol is excited and honored to be a part of this new venture in community action and cultural sustainability, and we encourage all of our guests to learn more about the project. For more information visit Corazon y Vida Maya.