The Hostal Spa Empuries is located in L’Escala, Spain and is in a restored building, yet overlooking the Mediterranean. Not only is this hotel the first in Europe with LEED Gold Certification. Yet the Hostal Spa Empuries also promotes the “Cradle to Cradle” Principle (“C2C”).

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That’s meaning it aims to use materials which are sustainable and host a useful life past their original intention. In addition, the hotel produces approximately 1/3 of the energy they consume. So all the hotel’s electricity is obtained from renewable resources.

Hostal Spa Empuries people walking around the premises.

As we know, the interest in eco-tourism and ‘green’ travel on the rise. So more and more hotels are working hard to achieve eco-friendly certifications. That’s helping the appeal of the growing traveler interest. Also I love the electric vehicle charging stations installed too.

Why do I like electric vehicle charging stations installed there? Because people with Tesla’s or Plugin hybrid BMW or Audi can come through and charge up!  They will come like in the movie Field of Dreams  Built it and they will come!

According to TreeHugger.com this is a gorgeous LEED gold certified hotel. For it is also located in the perfect spot to relax for a few days. Also even to go and work from. Because you’re right on the beach of red L’Escala and North of Barcelona. So they love the Hostal Spa Empuries.

Finally, the Hotel Spa Empuries is near the Greek and Roman ruins and amongst pine trees. So this building from 1907 has undergone a recent renovation. Yet it is now one of the most eco-friendly hotels “I have ever come across”. Yet at the same time one of the most beautiful!

Source: Booking.comHostal Spa Empuries

Hostal Spa Empuries photo from Booking.com