Sat. Dec 7th, 2019

Travelling without leaving an ecological footprint: Riviera Maya

Something strange that many times we do not notice is the large ecological footprint that we are accumulating after our passage, is that many resorts, hotels, ecotourism sites are very easy to forget to be sustainable and ecological, so little the ecosystems where they begin to degrade, a way to avoid this is to be us more aware, if we visit a natural place, or not to be always clean, not to throw garbage anywhere, if not in garbage cans, avoid the unnecessary use of plastic, or any pollutant element is very easy to forget to be sustainable and ecological, so little the ecosystems where these are beginning to degrade, a way to avoid this, is to be us more aware, if we visit a natural place, or not to be always clean, not to throw garbage anywhere, if not in garbage cans, avoid the unnecessary use of plastic, or any polluting element, if not in the trash, avoid unnecessary use of plastic, or any element pollutant.

Using non-disposable plates and cups helps a lot to avoid generating garbage, sometimes disposable packaging, plates, and cups are used too much. And this only worsens the ecological situation of the places we visit.

If you visit a virgin place, only take what is strictly necessary and do not forget to take your garbage, preferably do not smoke in these places, much less consume some kind of drug. It is our commitment that these places that have not yet been transformed by human beings be preserved in their natural state.

An option to avoid polluting more is to rent a car and use it among several people who have similar objectives during their trip, currently, there are forums, pages, and facebook groups to agree on this type of travel.

There are even companies like this car rental  that offer this service and do not put impediments. In addition to these car rental companies that offer a comfortable and quiet service, they also offer a very environmentally friendly service, which is based on a good policy of respect for the environment. The best thing is to rent a car in Cancun, with a company that is ecologically responsible, as City Car Rental, a company where you can easily rent the car you like and give a good tour of Cancun and Riviera Maya.

Do not try to catch the local fauna and not make it an explorer because there may be animals dangerous to humans, however they are in their habitat, so if they hurt you, they are not to blame, in any case the fault would be yours for not following the instructions of the guides, and for invading an ecosystem alien to yours.

If you visit reefs, please do not touch the reefs, for you it can be something fun and a “unique experience”, but what for you is fun, means the death of millions of organisms, as well as the loss of reefs and the species that inhabit them.

Again emphasizing the point, to avoid starting a fire, as we do this, in the Riviera Maya there are many particularly dry seasons during the year and if you leave bottles or any glass material, it can be a potential source of fire, in the same way, to avoid throwing cigarette butts, or any incandescent object, which is a potential fire risk.

It is great that there are so many ways to take care of the planet, just lack the determination and the real desire to want to do something really good for the planet, and above all to be positive, acquire a habit that involves a greater understanding of the care of ecosystems in the Riviera Maya.

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