Occidental Tucancún Rescues Sea Life

Occidental Tucancún Rescues Sea Life
November 20, 2019 Bradley Cox

The Occidental Tucancún is a magnificent holiday hotel located on an idyllic Caribbean beach with white sand and crystalline water, just a few miles from the lively city of Cancun.

Green Globe recently recertified the Occidental Tucancún in Mexico.

Environmental initiatives have been a priority at the beachside 4-star hotel over the past year, highlighting the need to preserve marine life both on and offshore.

Lifesavers Assist Sea Turtles

The destruction of their natural habitats, fishing and nest predation has endangered sea turtles. In order to preserve the species, the property’s lifeguards are responsible for the most important activity in Occidental Tucancún, the care of the eggs of sea turtles that are spawned on the beach. This year in 2019, 40 nests were monitored that contained 4,563 eggs from which a total of 3,590 turtles were released.

Protecting Marine Species

Millions of plastic microparticles as well as other garbage are ingested by fish and other marine animals causing injuries or even death. To combat this mammoth problem, trash cans are located in the beach area of the property where guests can easily deposit waste. In addition, a large cylinder in the shape of a cigarette is in place for collection of discarded butts.

Hotel employees have committed to playing a key part in taking care of their beach as waste continues to reach the shoreline through the air and also carried by incoming tidal waters. Members from each hotel department participate in environmental campaigns throughout the year to prevent marine species from being affected by the pollution. Every Saturday, staff members are divided into teams to clean different sections of the beach where various micro plastics, bottles, cigarette butts and other debris have accumulated.

 

Contact

Mariana Martínez
Quality Manager
Occidental Tucancún
Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 13.5 Zona Hotelera
77500 Cancún Quintana Roo
MEXICO
P +52 998 891 5900
E: tucancun.capacitacion-calidad@occidentalhotels.com
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Alanis Tec
Community Manager
Occidental Tucancún
Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 13.5 Zona Hotelera
77500 Cancún Quintana Roo
MEXICO
P +52 998 891 5900
E: cancun.socialmedia@occidentalhotels.com
www.barcelo.com