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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.

We benchmarked Sello S label against the GSTC standard

 Sello S is compliant with following hearts of the 

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Sello S standard performed as the Greenest Choice, according to the our staygreencheck methodology. All the accommodations certified by Sello S will have the 4 heart staygreencheck. You can recognize them as follows:

 

 

Eco-certification

The National Tourism Service of Chili (Sernatur) created the DTS Program, responsible for encouraging the tourism industry to develop in a more sustainable way, promoting active action in environmental, socio-cultural and economic fields. The program is recognized by the Mesa Nacional de Sustentabilidad Turística (MNST) of Chile and GSTC.

 

  • The certificate is valid for 2 year.
  • Sello S auditing process is done by independent auditors
  • See Sello S standards here
  • Do you want to know more about Sello S click here

 

Best practices

The Eco camp Patagonia, located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, is an accommodation certified by Sello S. Eco camp 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 neighbouring farm and other waste to Punta Arenas for recycling. Their accommodations are shaped like domes, to conserve neutral energy and heat.

Weisserhaus Hotel

Located at San Pedro 252, Puerto Varas, Chile.

Weisserhaus Hotel offers 10 tastefully decorated rooms with touches of rustic wood and cable TV. All rooms have private bathrooms with showers, and some of them feature baths. The hotel has achieved Sello S certification. just 200 meters from Llanquihue Lake. Picturesque Puerto Montt is only 25 km away. Wi-Fi and private parking are free.

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Hotel Boutique Casadoca

Located at Av Borgoño 22090, Concón, Chile.

This hotel offers 6 bright and spacious rooms. Some rooms feature views of the ocean, while some have a garden view. Sello S certified for sustainable practices. There is a common living room for guests to relax. Serving gourmet dishes and homemade desserts, there is a restaurant is available for guests to request a personalized breakfast, lunch and dinner. Valparaiso and Viña del Mar are 20 minutes away by car.

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Hotel Rey Don Felipe

Located at Armando Sanhueza, 965, Punta Arenas, Chile.

The 45 comfortable heated rooms are spacious and equipped with cable TV and a minibar. Some rooms feature a private spa bath. Awarded Sello S certification. The hotel is situated in Punta Arenas, the world´s most southern city, and 2 blocks from the main square.

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Hotel Bellavista

Located at Avda Vicente Perez Rosales, 060, Puerto Varas, Chile.

The 70 rooms at Hotel Bellavista have parquet floors and modern furnishings. They come equipped with a safety deposit box and a minibar. All rooms have views of the volcano. Awarded Sello S certification. Located 34 km from El Tepual Airport and 20 km from Puerto Montt. Nearby leisure activities include river rafting, skiing and golfing.

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