Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Future Society is launching a Puerto Rican branch of its Ambassadors of the Environment program at The Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach Reserve slated to open this December. The program weaves together eco-education and land/sea adventure through a wide variety of group activities exploring Puerto Rico’s extraordinary natural wonders and cultural heritage.
The proposed activities include snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and a tour of an ancient Taino archaeological site on the hotel’s property. There is also the historic Rockefeller Trail weaving through the resort, originally conceived in the 1950s by Laurence Rockefeller, who placed a priority on environmental stewardship long before most other hoteliers.
“Our aim is to provide guests with the opportunity to become advocates of protecting and preserving the environment for future generations by using our surroundings as a natural classroom,” says Alejandro Helbling, GM. “Dorado Beach offers the perfect backdrop for this celebrated environmental program with its fascinating Sardinera Bay, biologically diverse coral reefs and lush tropical forest environments.”
The program’s epicenter is Jean-Michel Cousteau’s 5,000-sf Ambassadors of the Environment Center, presently undergoing LEED Platinum evaluation, the highest LEED rating possible.