How to travel sustainably?

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June 10, 2024

How to travel sustainably?

Imagine walking through the streets of Barcelona, sailing on the crystal-clear waters of the Balearic Islands, and admiring the landscapes of the Costa Brava, all while protecting the environment around you.

At This is Med, we give you some tips to transform your travels into a sustainable and memorable experience. Get ready to embark on a conscious and environmentally friendly adventure!

9 Tips for Sustainable Travel

1. Choose responsible transportation

When it comes to traveling, transportation is a key factor. For short trips, consider using public transportation, bicycles, or even walking. In places like Barcelona, the public transportation network is excellent, and there are numerous bike rental options. For longer distances, trains are an eco-friendly alternative to planes. If you must fly, consider offsetting your carbon emissions through reforestation programs or other environmental initiatives.

2. Yacht Rental with Consciousness

If you're thinking of renting a yacht in Barcelona or the Balearic Islands, look for companies that offer more sustainable options. This may include yachts that use cleaner fuels, onboard recycling practices, and promote respect for marine life. This way, you'll not only enjoy the sea but also contribute to its preservation.

At This Is Med, we offer a luxury yacht charter experience in Barcelona and the Balearic Islands that not only guarantees exclusive and comfortable sailing but also is committed to sustainability.

Our boats offer fast navigation, superior stability, and less movement, ensuring that your journey is not only enjoyable but also shorter.

3. Eco-friendly accommodation

Opt for hotels or accommodations with sustainability policies. These places often use renewable energies, recycling systems, and offer local and organic products. In Barcelona and the Balearic Islands, there is a growing offer of eco-friendly accommodations that combine luxury and sustainability.

4. Support for the local economy

An important part of sustainable tourism is supporting local communities. Prefer restaurants and shops that sell local and handmade products. This will not only give you a more authentic experience but also help keep the local culture alive.

5. Participation in sustainable activities

Whether in Barcelona, the Costa Brava, or the Balearic Islands, choose activities that respect the environment. This may include ecological tours, hiking, responsible snorkeling, or even volunteering in conservation projects. Participating in these activities allows you to enjoy the natural beauty of the place in a respectful and enriching way.

6. Responsible consumption of resources

Be mindful of resource consumption such as water and electricity during your stay. In regions where tourism is high, responsible consumption of these resources is crucial for sustainability.

Prefer short showers, turn off lights and electronic devices when not in use, and use air conditioning moderately. Many eco-friendly accommodations already implement technologies to reduce resource consumption, but your individual contribution also makes a big difference.

Additionally, it is essential to reduce the use of single-use plastics during your travels. Choose to bring your own reusable containers, water bottles, and cloth bags.

7. Use of sustainable products

Choose eco-friendly and biodegradable personal hygiene and cosmetic products, especially if you will be near bodies of water such as the sea. Look for brands that use recyclable or reusable packaging and do not contain harmful ingredients to the environment. Also, when buying souvenirs, opt for those made from sustainable materials and that support local craftsmanship.

8. Respect for flora and fauna

When visiting natural places, maintain an attitude of respect towards flora and fauna. Avoid disturbing natural habitats, stay on designated trails, and follow local regulations regarding interaction with wildlife. Remember that you are in their home, and it is crucial to minimize your impact.

9. Education and awareness

Learning about sustainable practices and environmental issues at the destination is essential. This will help you make informed decisions and be a more conscious traveler.

Traveling sustainably is more than a choice; it is a necessity in our current world. By making conscious decisions, from transportation to accommodation and activities, we contribute to a more responsible and environmentally friendly tourism.

Barcelona, the Costa Brava, and the Balearic Islands offer wonderful opportunities to explore and enjoy sustainably. Let's remember that every small step counts on our journey towards greener and more conscious tourism.

Conclusion

Traveling sustainably involves adopting responsible practices that minimize the environmental, social, and economic impact of our journeys. From choosing efficient and low-impact transportation to supporting local businesses and respecting the cultures and ecosystems of the destinations we visit, every decision counts in building a more balanced and respectful future for the planet. By adopting a conscious approach committed to sustainability on every trip, we can enjoy new experiences while positively contributing to the care of the environment and the communities we encounter along the way.

The Catamaran Experience
Sail along the coast of Barcelona and enjoy a swi…

Come aboard our exclusive catamaran and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the sea while you enjoy spectacular vie…

The Catamaran Experience
Sail along the coast of Barcelona and enjoy a swim during the day or at sunset.

Come aboard our exclusive catamaran and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the sea while you enjoy spectacular views, moments of fun and an incredible feeling of freedom with a drink in your hands. 

The experience begins in the exclusive port of Marina Vela, right next to the renowned W hotel and Barceloneta beach. Upon arrival, the crew will welcome you on board with music, a courtesy drink and a typical local tapa to start the experience in a Mediterranean style. Discover all the areas of the catamaran and make yourself comfortable where you prefer. You can sit in the shaded aft seats to feel the sea breeze, or lie on the forward nets in the sun to tan and be closer to the sea. You will leave land to set sail out to sea for 2 hours. 

If you have selected the daytime option, the boat will make a 30-minute stop to take a dip with inflatables in the blue waters of the Mediterranean. If you have selected the sunset option, you will have the opportunity to admire the fantastic sunset over the Barcelona skyline. 

 

The catamaran has enough space to accommodate a small group of only 30 people with its captain and sailor in a spacious and comfortable way. It is also a fully equipped boat and one of the most stable.

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The Catamaran Experience

Sail along the coast of Barcelona and enjoy a swim during the day or at sunset.

Come aboard our exclusive catamaran and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the sea while you enjoy spectacular views, moments of fun and an…

The Catamaran Experience

Sail along the coast of Barcelona and enjoy a swim during the day or at sunset.

Come aboard our exclusive catamaran and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the sea while you enjoy spectacular views, moments of fun and an incredible feeling of freedom with a drink in your hands. 

The experience begins in the exclusive port of Marina Vela, right next to the renowned W hotel and Barceloneta beach. Upon arrival, the crew will welcome you on board with music, a courtesy drink and a typical local tapa to start the experience in a Mediterranean style. Discover all the areas of the catamaran and make yourself comfortable where you prefer. You can sit in the shaded aft seats to feel the sea breeze, or lie on the forward nets in the sun to tan and be closer to the sea. You will leave land to set sail out to sea for 2 hours. 

If you have selected the daytime option, the boat will make a 30-minute stop to take a dip with inflatables in the blue waters of the Mediterranean. If you have selected the sunset option, you will have the opportunity to admire the fantastic sunset over the Barcelona skyline. 

 

The catamaran has enough space to accommodate a small group of only 30 people with its captain and sailor in a spacious and comfortable way. It is also a fully equipped boat and one of the most stable.

AC37: Practice Days
Sail along the coast of Barcelona and enjoy a swi…

Come aboard our exclusive catamaran and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the sea while enjoying spectacular view…

AC37: Practice Days
Sail along the coast of Barcelona and enjoy a swim during the day or at sunset.

Come aboard our exclusive catamaran and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the sea while enjoying spectacular views, sailing through the America's Cup racecourse.

The experience begins at the exclusive Marina Vela port, right where the base of the Italian team, Luna Rossa, is located. Upon arrival, the crew will welcome you on board with music, a complimentary drink of your choice, and a typical local tapa to kick off the experience in true Mediterranean style. Explore all areas of the catamaran and get comfortable wherever you prefer. You can sit in the shaded aft seats to feel the sea breeze or lie down on the sunny fore nets to sunbathe and be closer to the sea.

You'll leave the land behind to set sail out to sea for 2 hours, from 13h30 to 15h30. We'll pass by the racecourse, and if you're lucky, you might encounter some of the AC37 boats as we'll be sailing at the same time as their practices!

Once the captain gives the order, the boat will make a 30-minute stop for you to take a dip with inflatables in the blue waters of the Mediterranean. The catamaran has enough space to comfortably accommodate a small group of just 30 people alongside its crew. Additionally, it is a fully equipped and one of the most stable vessels.

The catamaran has enough space to accommodate a small group of only 30 people with its captain and sailor in a spacious and comfortable way. It is also a fully equipped boat and one of the most stable.

From:

AC37: Practice Days

Sail along the coast of Barcelona and enjoy a swim during the day or at sunset.

Come aboard our exclusive catamaran and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the sea while enjoying spectacular views, sailing through the Am…

AC37: Practice Days

Sail along the coast of Barcelona and enjoy a swim during the day or at sunset.

Come aboard our exclusive catamaran and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the sea while enjoying spectacular views, sailing through the America's Cup racecourse.

The experience begins at the exclusive Marina Vela port, right where the base of the Italian team, Luna Rossa, is located. Upon arrival, the crew will welcome you on board with music, a complimentary drink of your choice, and a typical local tapa to kick off the experience in true Mediterranean style. Explore all areas of the catamaran and get comfortable wherever you prefer. You can sit in the shaded aft seats to feel the sea breeze or lie down on the sunny fore nets to sunbathe and be closer to the sea.

You'll leave the land behind to set sail out to sea for 2 hours, from 13h30 to 15h30. We'll pass by the racecourse, and if you're lucky, you might encounter some of the AC37 boats as we'll be sailing at the same time as their practices!

Once the captain gives the order, the boat will make a 30-minute stop for you to take a dip with inflatables in the blue waters of the Mediterranean. The catamaran has enough space to comfortably accommodate a small group of just 30 people alongside its crew. Additionally, it is a fully equipped and one of the most stable vessels.

The catamaran has enough space to accommodate a small group of only 30 people with its captain and sailor in a spacious and comfortable way. It is also a fully equipped boat and one of the most stable.

WATCH AC37: front line with Eco Sail
See the America´s Cup competiiton in front-row ab…

Experience luxury at its finest during the Copa America with our CATAMARAN PACK aboard our Eco Sail. This catamaran, with a …

WATCH AC37: front line with Eco Sail
See the America´s Cup competiiton in front-row aboard Eco Sail

Experience luxury at its finest during the Copa America with our CATAMARAN PACK aboard our Eco Sail. This catamaran, with a capacity for up to 150 people, awaits you and its crew at Port Vell to embark and begin the experience of watching the regatta like a true VIP.

This is a shared sailing to watch the competition with exclusive front-row views. Choose your seat, and get comfortable to enjoy the spectacle while indulging in top-tier catering service provided by the prestigious official restaurant of the Copa America, Vraba.

Additionally, our onboard open bar service ensures that your experience is unparalleled. If you wish to watch the regatta while sunbathing, you can relax on the forward nets or on the rooftop with 360-degree views. However, when you seek some shade, you can follow the event from the boat's covered lounge while enjoying a refreshing cocktail at the indoor bar. Furthermore, to ensure you don't miss any details, Eco Sail features live TV transmission from the official AC37 channel.

Eco Sail is named the largest hybrid eco-friendly sailing catamaran for passengers in Europe. We guarantee not only an exceptional experience but also a commitment to sustainability and environmental respect.

Reserve your spot now and get ready to experience the excitement of the 2024 Copa America from a unique and privileged perspective!

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WATCH AC37: front line with Eco Sail

See the America´s Cup competiiton in front-row aboard Eco Sail

Experience luxury at its finest during the Copa America with our CATAMARAN PACK aboard our Eco Sail. This catamaran, with a capacity for up to 150 pe…

WATCH AC37: front line with Eco Sail

See the America´s Cup competiiton in front-row aboard Eco Sail

Experience luxury at its finest during the Copa America with our CATAMARAN PACK aboard our Eco Sail. This catamaran, with a capacity for up to 150 people, awaits you and its crew at Port Vell to embark and begin the experience of watching the regatta like a true VIP.

This is a shared sailing to watch the competition with exclusive front-row views. Choose your seat, and get comfortable to enjoy the spectacle while indulging in top-tier catering service provided by the prestigious official restaurant of the Copa America, Vraba.

Additionally, our onboard open bar service ensures that your experience is unparalleled. If you wish to watch the regatta while sunbathing, you can relax on the forward nets or on the rooftop with 360-degree views. However, when you seek some shade, you can follow the event from the boat's covered lounge while enjoying a refreshing cocktail at the indoor bar. Furthermore, to ensure you don't miss any details, Eco Sail features live TV transmission from the official AC37 channel.

Eco Sail is named the largest hybrid eco-friendly sailing catamaran for passengers in Europe. We guarantee not only an exceptional experience but also a commitment to sustainability and environmental respect.

Reserve your spot now and get ready to experience the excitement of the 2024 Copa America from a unique and privileged perspective!

WATCH AC37: front line with BIG FISH
See the America´s Cup competiiton in front-row ab…

Experience luxury at its finest during The America's Cup with our PREMIUM PACK aboard our BIG FISH. This luxurious catamaran…

WATCH AC37: front line with BIG FISH
See the America´s Cup competiiton in front-row aboard BIG FISH

Experience luxury at its finest during The America's Cup with our PREMIUM PACK aboard our BIG FISH. This luxurious catamaran with capacity for up to 30 people, awaits you and its crew, at Marina Vela Barcelona, ​​to embark and begin the experience of watching the regatta as a true VIP.

It is a shared sailing to watch the competition with exclusive views from the front-row. Choose your spot, and get comfortable to enjoy the show while you delight in a top-level catering service provided by the prestigious official restaurant of the America's Cup, Vraba.

In addition, our open bar service on board ensures that your experience is unmatched. If you want to watch the regatta while sunbathing, you can relax in the bow nets, however when you want a little shade, you can follow it from the boat's covered chill out. Also, so as not to miss any details, BIG FISH has direct transmission on TV from the official AC37 channel.

Book your place now and get ready to experience the excitement of the Copa América 2024 from a unique and privileged perspective!

 

INCLUDES: 

  • Exclusive front-Row view of the competition
  • Open Bar (water, soft drinks, beer, white wine and cava)
  • Official A.C. Catering Vraba Restaurant (Gourmet Menu and waiters)
  • Streaming (TV facilities and sound system stereo)
  • Professional Crew, Fuel and insurance
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WATCH AC37: front line with BIG FISH

See the America´s Cup competiiton in front-row aboard BIG FISH

Experience luxury at its finest during The America's Cup with our PREMIUM PACK aboard our BIG FISH. This luxurious catamaran with capacity for up to …

WATCH AC37: front line with BIG FISH

See the America´s Cup competiiton in front-row aboard BIG FISH

Experience luxury at its finest during The America's Cup with our PREMIUM PACK aboard our BIG FISH. This luxurious catamaran with capacity for up to 30 people, awaits you and its crew, at Marina Vela Barcelona, ​​to embark and begin the experience of watching the regatta as a true VIP.

It is a shared sailing to watch the competition with exclusive views from the front-row. Choose your spot, and get comfortable to enjoy the show while you delight in a top-level catering service provided by the prestigious official restaurant of the America's Cup, Vraba.

In addition, our open bar service on board ensures that your experience is unmatched. If you want to watch the regatta while sunbathing, you can relax in the bow nets, however when you want a little shade, you can follow it from the boat's covered chill out. Also, so as not to miss any details, BIG FISH has direct transmission on TV from the official AC37 channel.

Book your place now and get ready to experience the excitement of the Copa América 2024 from a unique and privileged perspective!

 

INCLUDES: 

  • Exclusive front-Row view of the competition
  • Open Bar (water, soft drinks, beer, white wine and cava)
  • Official A.C. Catering Vraba Restaurant (Gourmet Menu and waiters)
  • Streaming (TV facilities and sound system stereo)
  • Professional Crew, Fuel and insurance
WATCH AC37: front line with CATA36
See the America´s Cup competiiton in front-row ab…

Experience luxury at its finest during The America´s Cup with our PREMIUM PACK aboard our CATA 36. This luxurious cata…

WATCH AC37: front line with CATA36
See the America´s Cup competiiton in front-row aboard CATA 36

Experience luxury at its finest during The America´s Cup with our PREMIUM PACK aboard our CATA 36. This luxurious catamaran with capacity for up to 30 people, awaits you and its crew, at Marina Vela Barcelona, ​​to board and begin the experience. to watch the regatta like a true VIP.

It´s about a shared sailing to watch the competition with exclusive views from the front-row. Choose your spot, and get comfortable to enjoy the show while you delight in a top-level catering service provided by the prestigious official restaurant of the America's Cup, Vraba.

In addition, our open bar service on board ensures that your experience is unmatched. If you want to watch the regatta while sunbathing, you can relax in the bow nets, however when you want a little shade, you can follow it from the boat's covered chill out. Also, so as not to miss any details, CATA 36 has direct transmission on TV from the official AC37 channel.

Book your place now and get ready to experience the excitement of the America´s Cup 2024 from a unique and privileged perspective!

 

INCLUDES: 

  • Exclusive views on the front line of the competition
  • Open Bar (water, soft drinks, beer, white wine and cava)
  • Official A.C. Catering Vraba Restaurant (Gourmet Menu and waiters)
  • Streaming (TV facilities and sound system stereo)
  • Professional Crew, Fuel and insurance
From:

WATCH AC37: front line with CATA36

See the America´s Cup competiiton in front-row aboard CATA 36

Experience luxury at its finest during The America´s Cup with our PREMIUM PACK aboard our CATA 36. This luxurious catamaran with capacity for u…

WATCH AC37: front line with CATA36

See the America´s Cup competiiton in front-row aboard CATA 36

Experience luxury at its finest during The America´s Cup with our PREMIUM PACK aboard our CATA 36. This luxurious catamaran with capacity for up to 30 people, awaits you and its crew, at Marina Vela Barcelona, ​​to board and begin the experience. to watch the regatta like a true VIP.

It´s about a shared sailing to watch the competition with exclusive views from the front-row. Choose your spot, and get comfortable to enjoy the show while you delight in a top-level catering service provided by the prestigious official restaurant of the America's Cup, Vraba.

In addition, our open bar service on board ensures that your experience is unmatched. If you want to watch the regatta while sunbathing, you can relax in the bow nets, however when you want a little shade, you can follow it from the boat's covered chill out. Also, so as not to miss any details, CATA 36 has direct transmission on TV from the official AC37 channel.

Book your place now and get ready to experience the excitement of the America´s Cup 2024 from a unique and privileged perspective!

 

INCLUDES: 

  • Exclusive views on the front line of the competition
  • Open Bar (water, soft drinks, beer, white wine and cava)
  • Official A.C. Catering Vraba Restaurant (Gourmet Menu and waiters)
  • Streaming (TV facilities and sound system stereo)
  • Professional Crew, Fuel and insurance
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