We are the first Mediterranean destination geared towards sustainable tourism, together with our partners in Visit South Sardinia, which has been recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and is also about to be recognised by the European Community as part of the ETIS programme. The area has obtained EMAS environmental certification.
In our hotel, we want to make our contribution to protecting and defending the environment.
Thanks also to the commitment of all our employees, we take both technical and organisational measures to prevent pollution and reduce discharges of all kinds: we practise waste separation and invite our guests to do likewise by providing designated containers as soon as they arrive at the hotel. We endeavour to use alternative detergents that have the least possible impact on the environment while complying with the hygiene requirements of our business. We use local or zero-km products as much as we can, and we promote excursions to raise awareness of our area, its beautiful surroundings, biodiversity and areas of community interest.
We live in a town that achieves waste separation rates of 80%.
We use alternative energies, low-energy light bulbs and water-saving flow reducers. We encourage savings in towel washing.
Costa Rei together with ‘Visit South Sardinia’ has been rated according to the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s criteria on the sustainability of tourist destinations.
Visit South Sardinia is a Destination Management Organisation (DMO) established in February 2014, formed by the municipalities of Cagliari, Domus de Maria, Muravera, Pula and Villasimius, and has been recognised as the first eco-sustainable tourist destination in the Mediterranean.
The southern part of Sardinia has participated in the international project for the recognition of a sustainable destination promoted by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), the non-profit agency that deals with sustainable tourism worldwide in the context of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Visit South Sardinia has completed the first users of the GSTC’s Programme, which established the sustainability of a destination on the basis of scientific criteria (40 criteria and 81 indicators) registered at a global level.
The programme is overseen by a GSTC working group and managed by NGO partner Sustainable Travel International (STI). The destination criteria complement the existing GSTC criteria for Hotels and Tour Operators, which is the global sustainability standard for tourism enterprises.
We have always been aware of the impact of tourism on the environment around the world, which is why we strive to be a ‘green’ company. We continuously strive to avoid any negative impacts of our business on our destinations and to ensure long-term environmental and social benefits.
We are committed, where possible, to:
Protect the environment, its flora, fauna and landscapes.
Promote local culture while respecting traditions, religions and heritage.
Ensure benefits, both economic and social, for local communities.