On March 1, 2019, the Benito Juarez Municipal Government began charging an environmental tax to all hotel and resort guests in Cancun.
It will apply to members and guests staying at Royal Resorts and in accordance with Municipal Finance Law, the Environmental Sanitation Fee that will be charged to your account at check out is as follows:
Room: $25.35 pesos per night Suite: $25.35 pesos per night Villa: $50.70 pesos per night
This fee is not covered by the annual Club Service Fee for Royal Resorts members or by the REFINE All-Inclusive room rate.
What will the tax be used for?
The proceeds from this new Green Fee will be used to contribute to environmental protection and sanitation initiatives in Cancun, such as:
• Beach cleaning
• Water treatment
• Waste collection
• Reduction of carbon emissions by installing LED lighting in public areas
• Reef and wetland conservation
• Reforestation and other programs geared towards making Cancun a more sustainable destination
Why is it needed?
Cancun’s white sand beaches and coral reefs are world-famous and the jungles and wetlands of the Mexican Caribbean are home to rare species of birds and animals. Yet visitor numbers and population growth are outpacing public services and more action is needed to improve water treatment and waste management for the health of the environment and area ecosystems. The new Green Fee charged by the Benito Juarez Municipal Government will be used for such programs.
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