Commitment with NatureBahia adheres to the highest standards of sustainability and conservation
The Resort is set within a community committed to the preservation and enhancement of the environment. It adheres to the highest standards of sustainability and conservation of nature. The Resort has been designated as a Certified Gold Audubon International Signature Sanctuary; the first and only resort in the Caribbean to earn this distinction. Over 65% of the property has been preserved as green areas, sanctuaries and nature trails.
As an environmental sustainable development, we work together with the following collaborating entities:
- Audubon International
- El Yunque Rainforest
- Caribbean Stranding Network
- Puerto Rico Natural Resources Department
- Fundación Luis Muñoz Marín (Parque Doña Inés)
- Public Schools in the surrounding area
- University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez
- University of Puerto Rico Humacao
Environmental Outreach Program
“Soul of Bahia” is a comprehensive program focused on environmental education and outreach for residents, guest, staff, contractors, and particularly the surrounding community.
- Save a Sato Foundation
- Puerto Rico Conservation Trust Fund
- Hogar Teresa Toda
Our state-of-art Plant Nursery is dedicated to the propagation of native and naturalized plants. A section of this Greenhouse is focused on the development of fruits, vegetables and herbs processed in a hydroponic system. Guests and residents are able to buy fresh products. Most of the herbs used at our restaurants are a product of this venue.
Tree Planting Program
We have transplanted more than 5,000 trees with an 80% success.
The area offers a wide variety of natural species including marshes, lakes, a coconut plantation, fresh water swamps, mangroves, sandy beach, coral reef and secondary forests. Our zone is a natural environment of great value for wildlife. Protecting and enhancing habitat are the main tools for wildlife conservation. Endangered species like the leatherback turtle and the Caribbean Manatee are protected in coordination with public and private organizations .
The nature center is located at the Boathouse and it serves as a laboratory for environmental education.