New Municipal Government Environmental Fee for all Hotel & Resort Guests in the Riviera Maya

As part of its work to preserve the extraordinary natural beauty of the area, and effective October 1, 2017, the Solidaridad Municipal Government began charging an environmental tax to all hotel and resort guests in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.

This new initiative includes members and guests staying at The Royal Haciendas. In accordance with Municipal Finance Law, the Environmental Sanitation Fee that will be charged to your account is as follows:

Room/One-bedroom Suite   $20 pesos per night
Two-bedroom Villa                 $40 pesos per night

What will the tax be used for?

The proceeds from this new Green Fee charged to all hotel and resort guests in the Riviera Maya will be used to contribute to environmental protection and sanitation initiatives such as:

  • Beach conservation and upkeep
  • Implementation of an integral Waste Management program in urban areas
  • Elimination of open-air garbage dumps
  • Reduction of carbon emissions by installing LED lighting systems in public areas
  • Other programs geared towards making the Riviera Maya a sustainable destination

Why is it needed?

The Riviera Maya is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Its white sand beaches are legendary and the world’s second longest coral reef is just offshore, its jungles and wetlands are home to rare species and it boasts the world’s longest underground rivers discovered to date. Yet increasing visitor numbers and population growth are outpacing public services and more action is needed to improve waste management and other services for the health of the environment and area ecosystems. The new Green Fee charged by the Solidaridad Municipal Government will be used for such programs.

This new Environmental Fee will only be charged to Riviera Maya hotel guests. It does not apply to Cancun or Puerto Morelos.

To read the official press release click here.

 

 

 

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