What is a Sustainable Hotel?

At Puerto Valle, we know that being a sustainable hotel means a commitment to the environment, to ensure its care and preservation for future generations. Eco-friendly hospitality has reshaped the way both travellers and hotels relate to wildlife, flora, ecosystems and landscapes,

Nature is one of the most beautiful things on the planet. Its care and preservation should be everyone’s responsibility, with the hospitality business being no exception to this. Read more about our initiatives at Puerto Valle Hotel de Esteros and what it means to hold a sustainable hotel certification like we do.

Hotel’s Design and environmental commitment

Sustainable hotels have been designed or redesigned with an architectural infrastructure that is respectful of the environment. These accomodations are designed to blend into their surroundings in various sustainable ways.

What makes a sustainable hotel? To qualify as such, certain requirements must be met:

  • Rooms and facilities design based on environmental, social and cultural principles.
  • Hospitality services that respect for the social and natural environment.
  • Development of the community by supporting local businesses.
  • Promotion of local products.
  • Use of renewable energies, energy-efficiency and water-saving systems.

Certified sustainable hotel in Argentina

Our very own Hotel Pueto Valle, is a sustainable hotel because we are committed to our environment in the Wetlands, in Esteros del Iberá, Argentina. We believe we are all responsible for taking care of nature and the entire region, and for that reason we constantly emphasize eco-friendly education, and we share with our guests all our engagement with environmental preservation activities.

Puerto Valle Hotel de Esteros is one of the 142 hotels that are certified by the “Hoteles Más Verdes” (Greener Hotels) network in Argentina. Ours is the only hotel with this certification in Corrientes province.

If you want to learn more about our commintment to the environment and sustainable tourism, you can read our sustainability policy, a key pillar for our Sustainable Hotel certification. We are proud to be part of a group of hotels that chooses a more eco-friendly future.

Workers of the sustainable vegetable garden of the hotel puerto valle

What is Sustainable Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) defines sustainable travel as:

“Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.”

UN World Travel Organization

Sustainable tourism has an impact at three levels:


Sustainable tourism is a factor that can make a positive contribution. It creates job opportunities; however, it can also be accompanied by actions that do not contribute to a sustainable future, therefore, attention must be paid to tourism infrastructure and management.


Ecotourism has a great impact on the host society. Sustainable tourism is based on respect for local communities and highlights the local traditions of society. 


Last but not least, sustainable tourism is the engine for every aspect of an environmentally friendly hotel. Building infrastructure or producing pollution can have a direct impact on the environment, so tourism should serve as a tool to care for and conserve the environment and biodiversity.

Hotel Puerto Valle, a sustainable hotel

At Puerto Valle Hotel de Esteros, our main goal is to help the community by encouraging and disseminating the consumption of local products and services. In this way, we can have a positive impact not only on the environment but also on society.

Join us and live a unique vacation experience, surrounded by nature in a lodge that takes care of the environment and the planet for a better future. 

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