The county is one of the 100 most sustainable destinations to visit. Who says so are the Greens Destination Awards, the ITB Earth Award, one of the largest tourism fairs in the world, and the “Gold Award” of Quality Coast. A decision that does not surprise those who live there and those who visit. But the awards don’t stop there. In Cascais, Hotel Baía was also distinguished by Green Key, with an international award that promotes Sustainable Tourism in Portugal.
Cascais at its purest state
If the goal is to see the greenest part of the municipality, then the Cascais Natural Park is a mandatory stop. The cliffs, the low cliffs, the beaches, the dunes and the majesty of Cabo da Roca stand up to the infinite blue of the Atlantic. Together, they conquered the recognition of UNESCO, which placed the Park on its World Heritage List. But the colors of nature do not stop there. They also dot Cascais through small parks, gardens and pine forests. And you can get to know them all with the help of an e-bike from Fully Charged, a partner of Hotel Baía. When you do, don’t miss a visit to the nature that resides in Quinta do Pisão, to the coastal diversity of the Pedra do Sal Environmental Interpretation Centre, the first “zero energy building” in Portugal.
Sustainability hosted at the Hotel Baía
On the blue side of the coast, concern for the environment comes to the fore with the Cascaisea group, but also with the organization Movimento Claro that collects waste from the bottom of the sea. All this care allows the species to live well in their habitat and in peace with the species on the surface. Proof of this is the friendliness of the dolphins on Flamingo – Boat Tours.
Returning to land, we find a neighbor of the Atlantic for 60 years: the Hotel Baía. And here sustainability is also resident. The hotel opened its doors to environmental responsibility and welcomed it with the implementation of policies for water and energy reduction, waste separation and recycling, and the progressive attempt to eliminate plastic. However, without ever forgetting the social aspect with the donation of meals, clothes and equipment. And all this environmental awareness has been rewarded with time. Proof of that is the Green Key award, the Green Leader certification from TripAdvisor, and the participation in the program HOSPES – Sharing is Caring, from Associação da Hotelaria de Portugal.
There are plenty of reasons to get to know the sustainability of Cascais. Find out how to make the most of the nature that resides in the municipality with our article “Enjoying your vacation in Cascais always connected to the sea“.
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