Celebrating International Turtle Day with Secrets Resorts & Spas!

Greetings from Secrets® Resorts & Spas! Today on the blog we have the pleasure of featuring a guest blog from the Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya e-concierge, Anahí Acosta!

Keep reading for a look inside this year’s International Turtle Day at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya!

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Guests and fans at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya celebrate International Turtle Day!

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Experience Secrets Akumal First with Low Introductory Rates!

The grand opening of the newest addition to the Secrets Resort & Spa family may be a year away, but it’s never too early to snag a fantastic deal on your next  Unlimited-Luxury® vacation! Reserve your stay at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya by February 28, 2015 and you’ll be one of the first to experience this incredible resort, at only $179 per person, per night.

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Ideally located in the heart of the Riviera Maya along the white sand beaches and calm, clear waters of Akumal, this stunning new resort will offer adults a charming, picturesque escape from the stresses of everyday life. Whether you prefer spending vacation days lounging by the pool or partaking in all sorts of fun activities, the opportunities at Secrets Akumal are endless.

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A rendering of the view from the lobby at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya.

Did you know Akumal actually means “Place of Turtles” in the ancient Mayan language? There’s certainly no shortage of these incredible creatures in Akumal, which is home to the highest population of green sea turtles in Mexico! Akumal is paradise for snorkelers and scuba divers. Both beginners and more advanced divers will delight in the rich marine life that calls the warm Caribbean waters off Akumal home.

Experience another world with scuba diving and snorkeling at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya.

Experience another world with scuba diving and snorkeling at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya.

There’s no time like the present to plan your vacation to paradise! Book your stay at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya today!

Spotlight on Eco-friendly Practices at Secrets Marquis

At Secrets Marquis Los Cabos, we are committed to a variety of environmentally-friendly practices to support and promote sustainable tourism efforts and social responsibility. We are lucky to be located in a place of incredible natural beauty and are proud to do our part to preserve both the land and sea environments around us for future generations and the creatures that call Los Cabos home. Below are some of the ways we work to promote sustainable practices at Secrets Marquis Los Cabos.

Natural beauty abound at Secrets Marquis Los Cabos, and we think that's something well worth protecting!

Natural beauty abounds at Secrets Marquis Los Cabos, and we think that’s something well worth protecting!

  • Rainforest Alliance Verified™
    Secrets Marquis Los Cabos earned this designation for its commitment to reducing its environmental impact within the resort and the surrounding community. This mark is awarded to tourism businesses that adopt best management practices and meet specific criteria developed and/or endorsed by the Rainforest Alliance.
  • Water Desalting Plant
    The Water Desalting Plant at Secrets Marquis Los Cabos is a vital initiative at the resort. This plant pumps in ocean water and sends it through a process to remove the salt from the water. Upon completion of this process, the clean, filtered water is used as the main water supply for the resort. In turn, Secrets Marquis is able to refrain from using the local water supply and preserve water.
  • Ecological Soap
    This environmentally friendly practice allows the resort to reduce its use of chemicals by providing guests with all-natural soap, made from cactus, right in the resort’s laundry room.
  • Composting
    Compost is made on site from the uneaten and unused vegetables and organic matter that is left over from the kitchen. The compost is then used as fertilizer in the resort’s gardens. The use of compost removes chemical fertilizers from the resort, providing the vegetation with all natural fertilizers.
  • Turtle Protection and Release Program
    Each year between the months of May and August, Secrets Marquis Los Cabos is dedicated to protecting the turtles that nest their eggs on the resort’s beachfront. Once the turtles hatch, resort guests are invited to participate in the turtle release. At this time, staff and guests protect and guide the newly-hatched turtles back to their natural ocean habitat.
The incredible beach at Secrets Marquis Los Cabos.

The incredible beach at Secrets Marquis Los Cabos.

When you choose Secrets Marquis for your next vacation, you can rest assured that you’re making a socially and environmentally responsible decision. Learn more about sustainability here and book your stay with Secrets Marquis Los Cabos!

Turtle Release at Secrets the Vine Cancun

Our resorts are located in some of the most scenic places on earth. Part of what makes their surroundings so beautiful is the vast array of wildlife, which we respect and take great pride in. Recently, hundreds of wild, baby sea turtles were due to be released into the ocean at Secrets the Vine Cancun–and our guests had the opportunity to lend a helping hand.

Guests look on in awe as the tiny creatures crawl their way towards the water.

Guests look on in awe as the tiny creatures crawl their way towards the water.

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Each guest gets his or her own special turtle to guide to the ocean.

Each guest gets his or her own special turtle to guide to the ocean.

Guests gather around the beach in preparation for the release.

Guests gather around the beach in preparation for the release.

A member of our entertainment team shows guests how to properly hold one of the fragile baby turtles.

A member of our entertainment team shows guests how to properly hold one of the fragile baby turtles.

What a special memory for everyone! Interested in making memories of your own? Visit online and book your stay today!