We have some quick tips for being a green tourist during your travel adventure in Tulum and beyond. Consider applying the following tips in your daily life for a healthier planet.
1 / Use organic and natural sunscreen or coconut oil.
Conventional sunscreens cause bleaching of coral reefs and affect the creatures and ecosystem in cenotes. We love rubbing crude coconut oil. You can even make your own sunscreen before you arrive!
Coconut oil has a natural SPF of 4-5 and contains antioxidants that help protect the skin from harmful radiation from the sun. You can also add zinc-oxide and essential oils to create an excellent sunscreen that won’t hurt the environment.
2 / Use natural mosquito repellent on your skin!
that people apply to their skin end up directly in waterways in Tulum. It’s easy to make your own natural repellent! Here’s how:
Lemon eucalyptus oil: You can create your own mixture with 1 part lemon eucalyptus oil to 10 parts sunflower oil.
Lavender: Drop some lavender essential oil on a clean cloth and rub it onto the skin.
Citronella: Citronella is a common natural and effective essential oil that works against mosquitos. Made from a mix of herbs, it’s an ingredient in many mosquito repellents.
Tea Tree Oil: Drop a few drops onto a cloth and rub them onto the skin!
3 / When you are exploring different areas, bring as little trash and plastic with you as possible.
If you bring snacks and other packaged goods, make sure to take them back with you so that they don’t end us polluting the local landscape. Recycle!
4 / Conscious seafood consumption
From mid-December to the end of July, octopus should not be consumed, so it is not overfished. Consuming local and regional foods is best, and it helps locals by consuming at local establishments that source from this area
To preserve the beauty of nature, we invite you to take and share our Tulum Pledge:
Dear Abundant and Beautiful Tulum, I take this Pledge with love and respect
1. I vow to honor your spirit and slow pace.
2. I vow to cherish your sunrises, sunsets, & night sky.
3. I shall respect & protect your natural resources, wild creatures and uninhabited places.
4. I vow to use a reusable water bottle and no single-use plastics.
5. I promise to bike, walk and use local transport as much as possible
6. I will be mindful of my trash and recycling.
7. I will use reef-friendly sunscreen.
8. I vow to avoid loud parties that disturb your wildlife.
9. I will be conscious of how my actions impact the safety and well-being of all.
10. I promise to leave you better than I found you.