When retirees buy Playa del Carmen real estate they are buying much more than an excellent property, ; they are buying a lifestyle. An important part of this lifestyle in Playa del Carmen is the option of excellent ecological tours.
While a great variety of nature tours and environmental-focused tourism is available in the area, on special event which recently took place summarizes the richness of this kind of experience for Playa del Carmen retirement. To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, Grand Velas Riviera Maya has created their Ecological Experience Tour, which offers retirees and tourists from around the world alike the opportunity to experience nature and adventure in this luxury resort, which has actually been certified by Green Globe.
In this exclusive package, retirees living in the area can join tourists to get to know the natural beauty of the Caribbean and learn about cenotes – natural pools at the entrances to the underground waterways, a number of which are within the resort - plant a mangrove tree with their name on it in the jungle surrounding Grand Velas, which includes a certificate with coordinates so participators can watch their trees grow from over the internet on Google Earth.
While this is just one event special for Earth Day, it reflects the ecological focus available for tours and outings in the area. This hotel has been specifically designed and is operated in such a way to be certified as "green;" along the same lines, retirees can choose to buy Playa del Carmen homes for sale which have been constructed to be environment-friendly and minimize impact on the area's natural features.
The area also offers a variety of events and organizations allowing retirees to dedicate free time to promoting environment-friendly concepts and helping the community.
The tour from Grand Velas offers "intense contact with nature," and guests enjoy an explanation on the Conservation of Reef Tourism, followed by a snorkel tour to Coral Reefs. They also have the option to visit the Sian Ka'an Biosphere, a World Natural Heritage Site which is one of the most biological diverse areas in the world, Contoy Island, where the Ixlache reef is located, or the Natural Park called Xcaret, which offers an interactive visit with the area's natural phenomena and Mexico's rich history and culture.
Retirees, whether environmental activists or simply people with an interest in doing their part, and learning a little more, will find an excellent opportunity to get back in touch with nature in Playa del Carmen.
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