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El Monte Sagrado

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A bridge overlooking a tranquil pond at El Monte Sagrado in Taos, New Mexico

NEW MEXICO

Taos
El Monte Sagrado

El Monte Sagrado deservedly takes pride in utilizing alternative energy and committing to sustainable practices without sacrificing luxury. Surrounded by stunning mountain views, this eco-resort enjoys a symbiotic relationship with its natural environment. Solar panels and geothermal temperature regulation provide heat and cooling, but the most notable feature is The Living Machine system, housed in a Biolarium. This greenhouse-like eco-structure is used to create a self-sustaining ecosystem and includes the collection, filtering and re-circulation of fresh rainwater to irrigate the grounds. The result is a landscape lush with plants, many of which are used at the Living Spa. For those who want their travels to contribute to a healthier planet, there is no better way to enjoy New Mexico's dramatic high desert country.

For an enviromentally sustainable stay, visit El Monte Sagrado's official website

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