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Sustainable holiday

 

 

It is possible at Casa Cantiga Holiday Accommodations!

Sustainable holiday Portugal

Being concerned with sustainability and social responsibility is something you should do, for yourself, your family and friends, every day of the year. At Casa Cantiga we are actively working on this, So also during a holiday with us, you do your part. So relaxed! We are committed to “responsible and sustainable tourism“, soon even certified!

 

Here are a few examples of what we are already doing Casa Cantiga – Family Holiday Eco Resort and Solmar – Beach Apartment Portugal

In addition, insight into what the certification means and the progress of new actions to obtain the certificate.

What is the certification process about?

With some 60 requirements, “sustainable tourism” stimulates developments in the areas of:

  • Sustainable economic and social development of the holiday destination
  • Environment and safety at the holiday location
  • Sustainability in all aspects of business operations
  • Customer involvement for a sustainable life

If the 60 requirements are sufficiently met, you can obtain the certification and each year you have to have it re-certified in order to secure the developments that have been started and to further improve sustainability each year..

New actions:

After analysis, it appears that we are already well on track with what we are doing. However, all this needs to be documented, quantified and communicated in writing. In addition, we also have some aspects where we are still at the beginning. Here is our focus at the moment:

  • Ecological cleaning products, detergent, paper use (Office, WC, kitchen, etc.) – DONE
  • Ecological products for personal care (hand soap, shower / shampoo) – DONE
  • Social contribution for local society by the company / personal
  • Comprehensive safety plan – DONE
  • Making a manifesto about equality, against racial discrimination, abuse, etc., and securing this in your business operations.
  • More engagement of the guests in sustainability – ON GOING

 

What we are already doing:

  • Complete sustainable power supply

    • We have 80 solar panels producing enough energy for our year consumption.
    • At peak moments at Casa Cantiga and normal at SolMar / Quinta do Carmo, we use additional green electricity, produced in Portugal Did you know that in Portugal already almost 70% of all electricity is produced from renewable sources (water, wind, sun).
  • Sustainable showering

    • We have solar water heaters with a capacity of 600 liters to support the daily warm water provisioning (Casa Cantiga)
  • Sustainable heating and maintenance of our swimming pools

    • We have a electrolysis system that, in combination with salt in the pool water produces natural chlorine instead of using industrial chlorine tablets. (Casa Cantiga & Quinta do Carmos)
    • Our pools are heated via 150 special “solar heat pipes” (Casa Cantiga)
    • We have poolcovers, which prevent unnecessary evaporation of water and less usage of chemical products to maintain the water (Casa Cantiga)
  • Water saving

    • We re-use the water from the showers and rain to irrigate the garden. (Casa Cantiga)
    • Use of local plants that require little watering and accept that the lawn is not green in summer.
  • Prevent plastic usage

    • We have a purified drinking water system which allows you to refill your bottles. (Casa Cantiga)
    • We enable and encourage you to separate your waste (paper, plastic, glass, other)
  • Less CO2 pollution from our cars

    • We are driving 2 electric cars which we charge with our own solarpanels. (Casa Cantiga, SolMar);
  • Compensate the CO2 footprint from your travel

    • We stimulate our guests to compensate the CO2 pollution caused by your flight or trip to Portugal as well as your local travels. Use the links to relevant companies at our travel tips page. We think this is a bit impersonal and therefor from 2019 we compensate together.
    • At the reservation form for your sustainable holiday Portugal, you can choose to add a financial amount to support compensation of your holiday CO2 footprint. Casa Cantiga will double this amount and from the total value we will plant trees in Portugal!
    • If you forgot it at your reservation, you can always take care during your visit. Please act!
  • Stimuleren van sportieve en culturele bezigheden op vakantie

    • With our information and tips we encourage our guests to get to know the local life, history and cultural present at the holiday destination.
    • Among other things, our “bike, run, hike” activities encourage our guests to start or continue with a healthy life philosophy, in which sufficient exercise and healthy eating play an important role.