The first and only hotel on the island of Barú and in the Colombian Caribbean to have LEED certification, the most recognized worldwide for sustainable buildings. This endorsement demonstrates the hotel’s commitment to achieving a friendly and sustainable operation with the environment in its 19,750 square meters of built area.
This is a commitment that evidence that the respect for the environment is not an intention but a reality that is reflected in concrete facts of optimization, efficiency and economy of the use of energy, water, use of local materials and/or recycled materials, materials from forest crops or from the development of construction processes in which nature was cared for and preserved, among many other aspects that qualify for obtaining an environmental certification.
From the beginning, the project design was conceived with low buildings and all oceanfront rooms in order for the hotel to offer guests a wonderful view of the sea. Biodiversity is the most important aspect of this project and therefore, as time passes and the preserved trees recover and the sown species grow, the animals that live in this environment will very soon return. This will achieve the ultimate goal of “disappearing architecture” in the environment and coexisting with nature.
Barú is an island steeped in history. Sofitel Barú Calablanca Beach Resort and Arquitectura y Concreto began a process of building a relationship with the community, seeking an inclusive development based on their traditional tasks and achieving a joint working relationship with the locals that leads to the social and economic growth of the island.