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5.7 kms. south of Majahual - Majahual - Mexico
 
Property Audit Overview

There are 0 properties currently listed in Majahual. At this time there are 1 "Green" lodging properties listed of which this is the only lodging property that has completed the iStayGreen Audit. Balamku Inn on the Beach has been awarded a 5 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.

To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Balamku Inn on the Beach completed an audit of their property's compliance with over 70 unique eco-initiatives. Environmentally friendly measures that are reviewed include energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, enviromentally safe cleaning, reduction of waste, ongoing maintenance, purchasing habits, plus many other factors. In it's efforts to create a more sustainable travel future and reduce their impact on our environment, Balamku Inn on the Beach employs 47 eco-initiatives.

For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Balamku Inn on the Beach please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.

Eco Memberships and Certifications
Contact:The International Ecotourism Society
1333 H St NW, Suite 300E
Washington, DC United States 20005
phone: (202) 347-9203
Property Owner's Statement of Environmental Initiatives
Property's Green Team Leader:
- 011521 983 8395332
5.7 kms. south of Majahual
Majahual, MX

Balamku is a unique beach resort with all facilities sitting within 30 metres of the Sea. We are fortunate to have been able to buy, build and live right on the beach and it is our responsibility to protect the sea and our land. We decided to build around all the trees so none were cut down for our buildings. With the sea so close, we decided a sceptic tank system for grey and black water was not an alternative as leaching into the sea and mangroves would occur. There is no access south of town for electricity or water, so it became our choice to develop a system of solar and wind and water that creates energy and manages water without using the typical diesel generators and sceptic tanks which pollute and are noisy. Our systems are unique in this area and we are well known for them.

We believe our composting toilet system is the most important part of our eco work as sceptic tanks leak and flow into the sea creating pollution and eventual killing of the coral reef directly in front of our area. Also, sceptic tanks leak into the fresh water table which is only 25 feet deep which is an important water exchange for the reef and mangroves. If black water pollutes the fresh water table, the use of this water is dangerous as well for people in the area who count on their wells for water.

We have added a second wind generator to our system in the past 2 months . We have a soft water system, a series of tanks, that we are going to use to purify the well water . Also investigating a shredder so we can use dead wood . We provide tours to our guests on our systems and encourage new home owners to follow some of our practices Natural gardens create beautiful spaces around the property and a fence of palapa sticks gives a sense of privacy.


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