Tourism and environmental awareness in Almuñecar
The Discover Almuñecar project, together with APTC (Association for Tourism on the Coast of Almuñécar and La Herradura), has always joined forces to bring the heritage and culture of Almuñécar and La Herradura to all corners of the planet, so that everyone can get to know and enjoy the wonders of this Mediterranean paradise on the Costa del Sol Tropical, but always with a strong commitment to caring for the environment and Mother Nature.
Respect for nature and care for the environment has been an important part of the culture of Almuñécar and La Herradura for generations.
An example of this is all the companies and professionals from all areas that appear on the Descubre Almuñécar website and members of APTC, whose main values and principles always include respect and care for the environment, nature and the environment.
From the smallest gesture, such as the use of non-polluting fuels, to the renovation of vehicles for new, more advanced models in this field, to the companies and professionals from Sexitano who work in the automotive sector in the broadest sense of the word.
As for the hotel and catering industry, which is one of the most important sectors of the economy of the Costa del Sol Tropical, the continuous recycling of all the glass and plastic bottles that are used every day, the use of special taps so that not a drop of water is wasted, sustainability above all, taking care of the origin of the raw material, since using local products avoids having to make large transfers of food, recycling and separating waste, respecting and valuing the work of employees, the use of biodegradable materials for disposable items such as napkins, tablecloths, and a long etcetera.
Furthermore, in all businesses in Almuñécar and La Herradura, and especially in the hotel and catering sector which is one of the most widespread in the municipality, in order to save electricity and care for the environment, it is important to highlight the generalised use of electrical appliances with maximum energy efficiency which reduce electricity consumption as much as possible, but without losing excellence in terms of quality.
Also the use of sensors to switch on the light only when strictly necessary; the use of low consumption or LED bulbs, and always with the idea of innovating and being at the forefront of respect for nature.
And as for saving and rationalising water consumption, which is essential for the environment, there is also a widespread use of the most modern systems to avoid unnecessary water consumption: such as sensors on taps to avoid dripping, in toilets the use of the dual flush and flush interruption system, which saves water by incorporating a system in which you can choose between two different flush volumes.
In hotel showers, flow reducers reduce water consumption by up to 50%; and when it comes to watering gardens, the use of xerogardening techniques is also widespread, allowing the maintenance of beautiful gardens with an efficient use of water.