To develop a low-density multidisciplinary hospitality project
at a large site with a unique ecosystem that we can take care of.
Combine that environmental philosophy with an inspiring built environment
while implementing sustainable design principles and local materials.
And to create staffing, training, and collaborative programs
to serve local small businesses and emerging professionals
from diverse backgrounds.
· The Boca de Agua site consists of 82 acres with 260 meters of lagoon frontage, 90%+ of the land remains untouched
and will be part of a conservation and regeneration program.
· The treehouses are built using locally sourced, tropical hardwoods from nearby tree farms with felling programs
certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and are elevated from the ground
to minimize their impact and footprint on the site.
· Waste waters go to a MBR (membrane bioreactor) water treatment plant. The treated water is then used
for WCs and irrigation. No waste will ever end up in the lagoon.
· Every mangrove specimen on site was properly mapped and the elevated wooden walkway was built around them.
Not a single mangrove plant was removed or damaged.
· One hectare of the nearby mangrove ecosystem that had been previously impacted by human activity was replanted.
· Furniture and amenities are mostly made with recycled materials by local artisans.
· Local NGO, Con Mono Araña, studies the behavior of spider monkeys that live in the Boca de Agua natural reserve
while implementing programs focused on protecting and expanding the natural conditions that allow them to thrive.
· Electricity is provided by Ammper, Mexico-based renewable energy supplier.
· Amenities and consumables are custom made with natural and biodegradable materials by Laguna Cyprien.
For every single one of these decisions, there was a quicker,
more affordable alternative. We could’ve skipped many studies
and mapping. We could’ve overdeveloped and overbuilt.
We could’ve taken down trees for easier access. There are infinite
“we could’ve”,and traditional “business” values will tell you that
we’re not very bright. But we, as a project, believe that the traditional
model for tourism in emerging destinations must change – we are
obsessed about it. We believe that regenerative hospitality does not
have to be uncomfortable nor ugly, that regenerative hospitality
is valued by travelers, and therefore, that projects like ours
can become self-sustaining ventures.
Founder Boca de Agua