Five Tips for an Environmentally Friendly Vacation


At home it’s easy to make environmentally friendly choices. But what about during a vacation? Here are five easy ways you can increase your green factor while traveling.

Go Paperless

Unplug your printer and instead, use an app like TripIt to digitally organize your travel itinerary. It’s an easy way to keep track of everything from travel points, to hotel reservations, to event tickets, and more. Once you’ve arrived at the resort, our Casa de Campo app will help you keep track of all of your activities, bookings, itinerary, even your dinner reservations, from your phone or tablet.

Rather than buying magazines for your flight, consider subscribing to an app like issuu, Texture, or Zinio. Every magazine imaginable will be at your fingertips on your iPad or tablet.

Use Eco-Friendly Products

When you’re visiting a warm and sunny Caribbean destination like Casa de Campo, sunscreen is on your packing list. But did you know that some sunscreens leave a chemical residue when they wash off in the ocean?

Before you travel, pick up a safe, nontoxic, eco-friendly sunscreen that will help protect both your skin and the environment. Sunscreens that are biodegradable and cruelty-free include Badger, Kiss My Face, JĀSÖN, Goddess Garden and True Natural.

At Casa de Campo, we’re proud to use L´Occitane products, which are certified organic as well as Le Couvent des Minimes, an all-natural skincare line with a commitment to environmentally friendly production and development.

Leave Nature Clean and Undisrupted

Casa de Campo has a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy, both at our 7,000-acre resort and the local surroundings. Go for a walk along the beach, snorkel in the Caribbean Sea, or kayak down the Chavón River.

Beyond our amazing beaches, guests can visit historic sites, take a Catamaran to Catalina Island, explore the depths of Las Maravillas Cave, zip line over the lush flora of the Dominican Republic, and more.

The best way to have an eco-friendly vacation is to leave the areas you visit just as you found them. As the saying goes, “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints”.

 Eat Local

This is easy at Casa de Campo, where Chef Anthony Masas has created an acclaimed culinary experience focused on fresh, local, seasonal flavors with a global influence. One of the most exciting aspects of travel is getting to try new food.

If you love fresh seafood, don’t miss eclectic Asian-inspired dishes at Pubbelly Sushi, innovative cuisine with Caribbean flair at The Beach Club, and traditional Dominican fare at Lago Restaurant.

 Connect With Nature in Mind, Body, and Spirit

Spend time at Casa de Campo connecting with nature, and yourself. Our equestrian center and guided horseback rides are a wonderful way to take in the sights and embrace La Romana’s beautiful natural surroundings.

At the Casa de Campo spa, we use organic ingredients, elixirs, and aromas to help you feel refreshed, reinvigorated and inspired. Enjoy a spa experience that’s good for your body, your soul, and the planet.

With these helpful tips in mind, you’re all set to enjoy an enjoyable and eco-friendly Caribbean vacation at Casa de Campo. See you soon!