Eco-friendly Practices You Should Do When Staying in Hotels

Staying at eco-friendly hotels and resorts has become popular for the environment-friendly people and it’s a great thing that the number of such establishments is steadily increasing. But if you really care for Mother Earth, you don’t have to stay in eco-friendly hotels everytime you travel, for surely there are times that you will have to settle with whatever is available at the moment or a place that suits a modest budget.

When this situation occurs, you can always make up for it by doing eco-friendly practices befitting a responsible traveler. Here are some of them which you can easily do in whatever type of lodging you are staying.

  • Maximize the use of towels and sheets


Majority of people have their towels and beddings changed everyday when they are staying in hotels. They think that it’s part of the fee that you’re paying the hotel and besides, it’s not often that you have the luxury of having fresh beddings and towels every single day, right?

Well, not if you’re trying to be an eco-friend individual and if you’re staying there for three nights or even a week. You can inform the front-desk beforehand that you would rather keep your towels and beddings until you check-out. You can also hang the Do Not Disturb sign in your door to prevent housekeeping from changing your stuff.

While you’re at it, minimize towel usage during your stay. No, you don’t have to skip showering. It’s just a matter of using your bath towel to wipe your hands after washing instead of using a fresh hand towel.

  • Don’t waste the toiletries

If you’re the type to bring your own toiletries whenever you travel, then you can easily forego using the hotel’s stuff. If you opt to stock toiletries, try not to waste it. If you weren’t able to empty those small plastic bottles, just bring them with you for your personal use later on. See, hotels will not save those leftovers, they will just throw the stuff away even if they are just half-empty.

Also, don’t open stuff you don’t plan to or won’t be able to use. You can’t really finish two bars of soap during your stay, so just open one and leave the other bar alone.

  • Turn off lights and appliances when not in use

This is true especially if you don’t plan to stay in your room all day. Lots of people have the habit of leaving the lights, the TV, and the air-conditioning on before they leave the room. Yes, you paid for it, but just because you can doesn’t mean you should. When you’re in the room, turn off lights that you’re not using; switch off bathroom and hallway lights when you’re in bed.

  • Don’t waste buffet food

It’s so easy to go crazy at the breakfast buffet, especially if it comes with the room rates. We couldn’t miss putting all that stuff on our plate even though we know we couldn’t finish it all or we don’t usually eat a particular dish – it’s free anyway, right? Not if you think about all the food waste that such spread produces. Take only what you can finish, it’s not illegal to go back to the buffet table if you want more food.

Of course, staying in an eco-friendly hotel or resort is always the best option for Eco-conscious guests. If you’re traveling to Quintano Roo in Mexico, why not stay at Yum Kin Ecological Resort? It is a family-friendly haven that houses accommodations and activities that brings you closer to nature. Here you can have fun and marvel at nature as you enjoy the open spaces and facilities that bring comfort, leisure, and excellent food choices.

Stay at the resort’s rustic cabins and experience relaxation amidst simplicity. The dwellings have bare walls and floors that serve as serene backdrop to minimal furnishings and wooden accents. Each room is equipped with wooden beds, electric fans, bathroom, and towels.

You also get fantastic sunset and sunrise views. A refreshing experience that soothes the senses is what the resort’s accommodations offer for guests.

There’s something for everyone at Yum Kin Ecological Resort. Guests of all ages will surely have fun during their stay. Enjoy access to well-maintained facilities such as swimming pool, restaurant, sporting and camping areas, and park. The resort also provides aquatic activities for those who enjoy the water.

Yum Kin Ecological Resort is situated in Leona Vicario, which is less than 50 kilometers from Playa Del Carmen. From the resort, you can easily get to other tourist attractions such as Puerto Aventuras and Puerto Morelos. The property is also near Cancun Airport.

Interested? You can visit the hotel website for direct reservations. You can also check out their Facebook page for more information.