Pico Sands Hotel and Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club strengthen its commitment to environmental responsibility as they continue to make significant changes to promote eco-friendly practices throughout the property. For this year, the holiday decors are themed “Joys of the Sea,” which feature different sea creatures to promote marine protection.
Giant Christmas Tree
The 30 ft giant Christmas Tree is currently displayed at Pico Beach, adorned with colorful sea creatures made from upcycled materials. Handcrafted by a small team led by Housekeeping Supervisor and Chief Designer Mr. Florencio Garcia, using old fishing nets, plastic bottles, and recycled cardboard, the sea creatures were made of papier-mâché, wherein each one represents a different kind of joy, from the joy of swimming in the ocean to the excitement of finding a new treasure.
Tree of Hope
The Tree of Hope will be in several locations throughout the property such as the lobby of Pico Sands Hotel, Lagoa at the Country Club, and the lobby of the Beach Club. To support the Tree of Hope project, for Php 300, guests can purchase a pack of coconut leaf fish ornaments handmade by the students of Bulihan Elementary School, hang the ornaments on the Tree of Hope, and proceeds from the sale will go to funding computers for the Bulihan Elementary School.
Craftmas with Love
Craftmas with Love are upcycled Christmas décor and novelty products handmade by the Housekeeping Team. Proceeds from the sale will go to funding computers for the Bulihan Elementary School. Festive products available for sale include limited edition table centerpiece, wooden reindeers, native coinbank, table lamp, wreath, pen holder, table centerpiece, Christmas tree trinkets in natural and colorful colors, condiments bottle, native bag (bayong), clay planters, kokedama, and garden essentials (coconut husk, coconut chips, wood chips, and coconut fiber mulch). The Housekeeping Team made use of locally sourced and recycled raw materials such as discarded linens, upcycled wine bottles, dried coconut leaves, coconut husk, dried seeds, driftwood, and bamboo.
Pico de Loro Cove’s festive initiatives are a sparkling reminder of the magic of the holiday season and the importance of protecting our planet. Their commitment to nature is inspiring, and it shows that it is possible to celebrate the holidays in a way that is both festive and environmentally friendly.