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A Commitment to Sustainability
The developers of Candela made it their mission to set a new standard for forward-thinking, environmentally sensitive, resource-efficient residential design in Tulum. From the initial concept of the master-plan to developing permaculture guidelines, Candela has gone to great lengths to protect its surroundings. The low-density community will preserve 71% of its 2.5-acre parcel of leafy jungle, maximizing the amount of surrounding greenery that will integrate within the living experience.
Constructing A Forward-Thinking Community
Candela was inspired by ancient Mayan culture, with villas rising up vertically through its natural surroundings in a pyramidal formation in order to minimize the jungle footprint. With low-density at the core of the community’s plan, each of the twelve private villas will come to life under strict building and construction practices, including utilizing eco-friendly building materials, setting limits for the acceptable distance of freighted materials, and designing efficient uses of walls and windows to naturally lower indoor temperatures and minimize energy consumption.
Implementing Environmental Initiatives
At the foundation of Candela, environmental initiatives have been implemented to ensure the community facilitates sustainable living practices far into the future. From installing water treatment facilities to creating strict waste management protocols, Candela will welcome guests to a community that operates with sustainability at its core.
Utilizing Permaculture Practices
With lush natural surroundings acting as the most precious resource to Candela, the community will oversee permaculture practices, including organic gardens and composting exercises, to influence a more regenerative, self-sufficient community system. Owners and guests will enjoy the benefits of these integrated, inclusive actions through access to locally grown, organic foods and beverages, all hand-crafted with natural ingredients and herbs from the surrounding lands.
Uplifting Local Communities
Candela supports local communities through developing economic and social partnerships. No detail is without purpose at Candela, ranging from sourcing locally made, biodegradable products crafted by local families to offering opportunities for guests to experience Tulum in a more authentic, culturally supportive way that is not often accomplished when establishing tourism programs.