Mexico is one of the hottest travel destinations in the world right now. With its infinite cultural and culinary heritage, its endless beaches and amazing landscapes, our neighbor country really has it all... including the first sustainable tourist city in the world.
Amaitlán, which means "The Land of Rest" in Nahuatl, is being built on the Mexican Pacific coast in an area called Isla de la Piedra (Stone Island). This is a unique project that aims to become the first sustainable tourist city in the world.
Taking advantage of its privileged weather, Amaitlán will boast a tropical architecture combined with green technologies and renewable energies that will keep the city going. In a nutshell, this city will implement recycling, residue management, green recreational areas, clean transportation and an environmentally friendly lifestyle for its residents and visitors.
Imagine a city where 70% of the surface is green
Architect Jaime Lerner is the mind behind this master plan. Lerner has been recognized by United Nations as the "greatest urbanist humankind has ever seen". Through this huge project, he wishes to prove that a balance between environment, society and life quality can be achieved, as these elements do not necessarily conflict with each other.
The city's residential areas, recreational zones, hotels, parks, schools and hospitals will stretch out over two thousand hectares. All these establishments will enable the creation of more than 370 thousand jobs.
Thanks to its careful planning, Amaitlán will be able to reuse all of its water and recycle 100% of the garbage generated. For more information, visit Amaitlán's official website.