Good practice business NATURA GLAMPING

Contributor Herbert Hamele
Country Portugal
Keywords
  • ETGG2030-GP
Organisation NATURA GLAMPING
Postal address Natur Glamping, Sektion 4, 6230-909 Fundão, Portugal
Webpage https://naturaglamping.com/
Release date 08/04/2022
Landscape type Rural
Topics
  • Good Governance & CSR
GSTC Criteria for Industry
  • A3 Reporting and communication
  • A4 Staff engagement
  • A9 Information and interpretation
  • D1.1 Environmentally preferable purchasing
  • D1.3 Energy conservation
  • D2.1 Greenhouse gas emissions
  • D2.4 Solid waste
  • D3.1 Biodiversity conservation
  • D3.2 Invasive species
Marketplace category Camping Camping
Type Best Practice Business (Best Practice Business)
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Category:

Glamping domes

Size:

Small

Protected areas nearby:

 Serra do Gardunha

Certifying body:

Biosphere Certification

 

Outstanding contributions

Natura Glamping provides seven luxury glamping pods in the form of geodesic domes, together with a restaurant.  The enterprise offers various activities, such as yoga classes, horse riding, cycling, swimming pool/jacuzzi, various types of massage, hiking and photographic tours along the 130 km of walking paths spread throughout the Serra da Gardunha. The enterprise stresses its concern for nature and sustainability.  It has adopted a Responsible Tourism Policy which is introduced on its website, which also refers to its certification by Biosphere.

Key areas of action include the reduction and separation of waste, measurement of carbon footprint, prioritisation of fresh products with limited packaging, use of local and environmentally sensitive suppliers, and the elimination of plastic.  Green areas have been created between the domes, partly to reduce the effects of heat islands on the site and also to promote biodiversity. Native species are used and exotic and invasive species are controlled. Guests and employees are provided with information about the management of natural resources.

 

Key SDGs related to this action

   

See: Tourism for SDGs - Recommendations for Companies