Travel ResponSIble

Ever since Hotel El Ganzo opened we have practiced a sustainable model, but this year being declared the Year of Sustainable Tourism by the United Nations we have put a stronger emphasis and actions to continue grow our sustainability efforts.

As a guest of Hotel El Ganzo we invite you to be part of this opportunity, to positively impact the people and environment of San Jose del Cabo and La Playita. Together, we can reduce some of the planet’s greatest environmental, economic, and socio-cultural threats.

We are working in five key areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, namely Energy, Water, Waste, Carbon, and Education.


  • Our Rooftop pool is heated with Solar Power


  • We use a Nopal (cactus) based laundry detergent that saves over 80% of water usage, 60% of electricity and 50% of gas.


  • Every room is equipped with its own branded a reusable, BPA-free water bottle guests can carry around
    the property and refill at the hotel’s many refill stations significantly lowering the use plastic.
  • The waste is separated and food waste deposited to make compost
  • Upon request we serve your cold drink with a biodegradable plant fiber straw. Read here why reducing the use of straws is important
  • If you can´t finish your lunch or dinner we will pack your goody bag with containers made of natural fibers


  • Our Herb & Vegetable Garden containing a variety of organic herbs, microgreens and vegetables is used by our Chef in daily cooking. This reduces the CO2 emissions and definitely brings local to our doorstep.
  • Our partnership with Huerta Los Tamarindos, a neighboring organic farm, provides us with fresh produce
  • Bath salts and toiletries in each guestroom are locally-sourced


  • Consistent training of our staff in different areas such as reduction, reusing and recycling of waste and other material, the mindful use of water and electrictiy usage is important in our sustainability actions.
  • El Ganzo Community Project – giving back to La Playita. Visit the official Page or Facebook

El Ganzo Community Project: In 2016, an opportunity came upon us to re-establish a free art program for the local kids. Everything started in 2015, when artist Francois Paris kick started the first free art program at a local art gallery resulting in a great success with the local children. Soon the children and Francois were left without a space to keep teaching and we decided to team up and built the community center in the empty land that is across the street of El Ganzo.

This new space is an Art Center where the local community can come together to explore endless creative opportunities to manifest the mind and the soul. We want to create a bridge between the local children, visitors and artists through an interactive process of art and music.

Stimulating children away of traditional technology will create sensitive beings that, amongst other things, will open themselves up to the opportunities available at El Ganzo. Who knows how many brilliant artists live in our local town, but it is only through projects like these that we can give a different option of personal and professional growth.

This project has the potential of setting the example of what can be achieved when the body, mind and spirit are nurtured. We see numerous benefits of exposing the local kids to Art and Music in a space that gathers visitors from all over the world and renowned artists.

As a guests staying at El Ganzo you can expect plenty of opportunities for rest, rejuvenation and pampering while interacting with the natural beauty of San Jose del Cabo, art, music and the local community.

Hotel El Ganzo is also a Platinum member of CREST, a policy-oriented NGO research organization dedicated to increasing the positive global impact of responsible tourism.