At La Chuparosa, we are committed to having as positive effect as possible on the ecology of this special area. This includes being conscious of our environmental impacts as well as our relationship to the local community and economy. We are constantly looking for new ways to increase our contributions to a healthy environment.
Ecology: ecol· o· gy | i-ˈkä-lə-jē -noun … the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.
Using Local Materials and Skills
La Chuparosa was built by local workers and artisans. All our windows, doors, cabinets, tables and chairs were made by local carpenters using local materials. Our palapa roofs are made from locally harvested palm leaves and vines and woven with a special technique that has been passed down through generations.
To help lower our carbon footprint, we have installed a 72 panel solar array. This grid tied system makes approximately 75% of the electricity we use.
Our solar hot water systems serve our villas and casitas so that we limit our use of gas to the the stoves in the kitchens.
Starting this year, we will use a portion of our income to buy carbon offsets. This will help lower the impact of the air travel of our guests.
In the changing world of recycling we are doing our best to recycle plastics, metal and glass as much as possible.
We use compostable trash bags.
We collect all food waste and distribute it to local farmers.
Our three stage septic system has separate chambers that collect the grey water from sinks and showers. We add beneficial bacteria to help make any waste that goes into the earth as “clean” as possible.
Local community and economy
Our staff consists of five permanent employees who were born and raised in local villages. They are provided with social security and medical benefits and participate in any profit La Chuparosa generates. We support the children of our staff in attending the best schools available.
We also bring in additional part time help from the area when needed. We contribute to various efforts to improve the lives of the local communities.
All income from additional services (meals, transportation, surfboard rental, massages, boat trips etc.) goes directly to the local providers.
We hope you will join us in our efforts. On the property you will find tips on ways you can conserve the natural resources of beautiful Playa la Saladita.