Just like luxury and eco-tourism aren’t obvious bedfellows – style and sustainability aren't often seen in a chic restaurant having dinner together. Bouteco doesn't want you to compromise on comfort; still seek out high-threadcount sheets, hi-tech audio visuals, and high-art interiors, sure, but have these questions in mind, too…

  • How energy-efficient is the hotel? Do they conserve energy or limit consumption?
  • What water-saving strategies are in place? Does the hotel have low-flow showers or low-consumption toilets? Do they recycle grey water?
  • Will they let you reuse towels and sheets to save laundering?
  • Do they hire locally? Are the environmental practices talked about and understood by staff? (Ensuring that their team is invested in programmes will improve its success.)
  • Do they recycle? Do they compost? How efficient is their waste disposal?
  • Are ingredients sourced locally? Do they celebrate local cuisine?
  • Is bedlinen made from organic cotton? (Or at least 100% cotton, since cotton blends rely on petrochemicals.)
  • Are their gardens planted with native flora?
  • Do they support local charities and initiatives?
  • Do they champion the indigenous culture, heritage and traditions?