"Aware of the challenges that face Tulum and the difficulty of creating true sustainability, we work taking care of all the details from the materials of our construction to the ingredients of the food we prepare. We know the great importance of maintaining and respecting the balance of Tulum's ecosystems if we want to continue enjoying it.
The future of Tulum, like so many other places, depends entirely on us as a society, as a humanity, to be able to work hand in hand to make a difference."
- Delek Tulum Manifesto Excerpt
Delek, a beautiful eco-friendly hotel located in Tulum, is built on a foundation of respect for mother nature and rooted in harmony with the natural beauty of this magical Caribbean town. Delek blends indigenous Mexican crafts and materials with the natural surroundings for a perfect blend of culture and beauty that flows seamlessly throughout the property.
Every detail was given special thought, from building materials to the ingredients sourced for the food they prepare. All wood used in Delek's construction was locally sourced and certified. A conscious effort was made to implement artisanal design and construction thus achieving harmony between the property and nature.
Behind every detail is a story to tell. Delek's rustic design follows the guidelines of sacred geometry while its decor is a harmonious blend of crafts from over 15 indigenous communities throughout Mexico. Thus, each element is a unique piece that was specially designed for Delek.
Tatewari, Delek's pre-Hispanic inspired restaurant, offers a sustainable menu based on local, organic and seasonal ingredients, when possible, mainly from the Yucatan Peninsula.
Harmony and respect for the environment lives in every detail. You won't find plastic bags, plastic bottles, or straws and most of their products are biodegradable. At night, the lighting is dimmed in order to not alter the environment and not disturb the sea turtles that usually visit the shores of the beaches of the Riviera Maya to spawn. Delek seeks, at all times, to produce the smallest footprint in every way. Its goal is to grow awareness. Therefore, respect for nature is a priority.
The message they give their guests is very clear: work together as humanity to make a difference.
If you're planning a trip to Tulum and would like eco-friendly recommendations visit this post by earth activist, ethical fashion advocate, and eco travel writer, Valeria Hinojosa, on her blog Water Thru Skin.
*All hotel photos courtesy of Delek