Good Traveller Golden Rules

Good practices recommended to our guests during their stay in Santa Mónica Suites Hotel, Gran Canaria.

  1. VALUE YOUR HOSTS AND COMMON HERITAGE:
  • Find out which are the local customs, traditions and life conditions before starting your journey, so you will understand the local community better.
  • Learn some words in the native language – it will help you to get a better communication.
  • Enjoy and respect their history, architecture, religion, dressing codes, music, art and cuisine.
  • Ask for permission to take pictures to any local.
  1. TAKE CARE OF OUR PLANET:
  • Save water and energy any time that is possible, recycle according to the current residue regulations in the area you are on holidays, and produce as less residue as possible.
  • Reduce paper use by using digital format.
  • Reuse your towel.
  • Do not waste food.
  • Respect the ecosystem: if visiting countryside or beaches, get informed on how not to degrade it, by respecting their wildlife and natural habitat.
  • Avoid purchasing endangered flora and fauna species containing products.
  • Be especially careful in places where fire is used.
  • Respect the pathways or allowed access areas when visiting protected natural areas.
  • Do not disturb wildlife when visiting the countryside – try to not be loud, and do not touch birds’ eggs or nests.
  • Inform the authorities if injured or ill animals are found.
  • Respect the hunting and fishing designated areas and seasons.
  • Do not participate in activities involving animal abuse.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint by using public transport.
  1. SUPPORT LOCAL ECONOMY
  • Purchase products and local craftwork products for a fair price, therefore you will be respecting local sellers’ source of livelihood.
  • Do not purchase forgeries, which are not allowed by national and international regulations.
  • Hire local guides who know the area well.
  1. BE WELL-INFORMED AND ENJOY YOUR ADVENTURE
  • Adopt the appropriate sanitary precautions before and during your trip.
  • Be informed on how to receive medical assistance, or how to contact your embassy in an emergency.
  • Be well-informed beforehand when joining a volunteering.
  • Choose tour operators which have environmental policies.
  1. BE A RESPONSIBLE TRAVELLER
  • Follow the law and national regulations.
  • Respect the human rights and protect the children (exploitation and abuse are a crime)
  • Support local charities or community projects.
  • Take pictures, not pieces from cultural or natural goods as your trip memorabilia.
  • Once you are back home, leave honest reviews and spread your positive experiences.