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Chile Sistema de Distinción en Turismo Sustentable (SERNATUR)

In order to position Chile as a world-class tourist destination, and become recognized by having an attractive, diverse, sustainable and quality tourist offer, the Chilean National Tourism Service, SERNATUR, created Sello S, which is responsible of promoting a more sustainable tourist industry. Sello S guarantees to visitors accommodations that meet global tourism sustainability criteria in the social and cultural, environmental and economic areas. Sello S applies to tourist accommodations operated in Chile.

Eco certification

Sello S guarantees visitors that the tourist service that has this distinctive, meets global criteria for sustainable tourism in the socio cultural, environmental and economic areas.

For now, the Seal S applies only for tourist accommodation services, tour operators and travel agencies operating in Chile.


Best practice

The Ecocamp Patagonia, located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, is an accommodation certified by Sello S. Ecocamp Patagonia became a Carbon Neutral Company in 2008. They take a lot of measures to make sure as little paper, tin and plastic as possible ends up in the wilderness. The organic waste goes to the pigs on their neighboring farm and other waste to Punta Arenas for recycling. Their accommodations are shaped like domes, to conserve neutral energy and heat. Would you like to know more about Sello S, please visit their website

You can recognize eco-certified hotels by the logo of Sernatur!


Sernatur is accredited by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

Green Key is compliant with following hearts of the staygreencheck:


effective sustainable management and compliance with law

fair & local

fair and equal treatment for employees and destinations

culture friendly

respect for local traditions

nature & environment

taking care of mother earth

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