I am very happy to annouce that we are now full members of muchbetteradventures.com and that Los Castaños is a muchbetter hotel!
Not that it wasn’t much better before but we have passed all the stringent requirements to become part of this great collection of purveyors of adventure. It was a tough ride with many searching questions but we were approved.
From the beginning of Los Castaños I have been committed to trying to resolve the apparent paradox of providing a luxurious experience for my guests but limiting damage to the community and environment. The process we have been through with Muchbetteradventures.com, who have a strong ongoing commitment to sustainability, has been fascinating. I have discovered new ways to be “green” and have been made aware of flaws in my existing systems.
A simple example which, for a person of my immense intelligence, should have been obvious. The pics show wrappings from some ingredients for tonight’s beef and prune tagine. (Mmmmm!) Before becoming muchbetter, I would have chucked it in the bin without a thought – looks like garbage, must be garbage. But now, I take a closer look at every piece of wrapping and more often than not discover the telltale markings – it is all recyclable! Cool!
Here’s how they describe themselves:
“muchbetteradventures.com is a community powered adventure travel guide, specially designed to support local businesses and reward true ethical practice. You can get in direct contact with members through the site, avoid paying commissions, and check out reviews from others who have been.
They worked closely with Sustainable Travel International and The Travel Foundation to develop a careful sustainability vetting procedure, so you can be sure that if someone claims to be ‘muchbetter’, they will be just that! The long-term aim is to build the widest and fairest selection of ethical adventure travel choices that outdoor lovers have ever seen, and bring support to many important conservation and community development projects around the world.”