May we let you know that last September 06th the Government approved the Environmental Sanitation fee, as part of its work to preserve the extraordinary natural beauty of the area, and effective October 1, 2017.
The entity of Solidaridad “ Playa del Carmen “ will begin charging this fee to all hotel and resort guests in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya. This new initiative includes members and guests staying at The Le Reve Hotel & Spa.
In accordance with Municipal Finance Law, the Environmental Sanitation Fee will be charged to your account is as follows:
Guest Staying in 2017 the fee is of $10 MXN per room per night
As from January 01st 2018 the fee is $20 MXN per room per night.
What will be used for?
Will be used to contribute to environmental protection and sanitation initiatives such as:
• Beach conservation and upkeep.
• Implementation of an integral Waste Management program in urban areas.
• Elimination of open-air garbage dumps.
• Reduction of carbon emissions by installing LED lighting systems in public areas.
• Other programs geared towards making the Riviera Maya a sustainable destination.
Why is it needed?
The Riviera Maya is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Its white sand beaches are legendary and the world’s second longest coral reef is just offshore, its jungles and wetlands are home to rare species and it boasts the world’s longest underground rivers discovered to date. Yet increasing visitor numbers and population growth are outpacing public services and more action is needed to improve waste management and other services for the health of the environment and area ecosystems. The new Green Fee charged by the Solidaridad Municipal Government will be used for such programs.
This new Environmental Fee will only be charged to Riviera Maya hotel guests. It does not apply to Cancun or Puerto Morelos.