We help destinations and tourism businesses become sustainable.

"The BIOSPHERE Certification distinguishes us as a leader in sustainable tourism"

Bom Bom Island Resort, Sao Tome e Principe, BH 010/2013

"BIOSPHERE provides an assurance of sustainability to our customers"

Hotel Jardim Atlantico, Madeira, BH 005/2008



The sustainable tourism certification with the widest international recognition

In Biosphere we are pioneers in sustainable tourism. Our certification was born with the support of United Nations through the First World Conference on Sustainable Tourism. Since then, we have had the support of UNESCO, UNWTO, UNEP and, recently, the Paris Climate Change Conference

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Benefits of BIOSPHERE


More than 20 years of experience helping the tourism industry and destinations to be more efficient


More than 30 million tourists per year visit hotels and destinations distinguished with the Biosphere certification

Global reach

With a wide presence and support of international organizations, Biosphere is the guarantee of authenticity most recognized worldwide


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BIOSPHERE RESPONSIBLE TOURISM is the sustainable certification program designed for the tourism industry with more credibility and confidence of the international market. More than 30 million tourists per year visit destinations and hotels whose guarantee of authenticity is backed by Biosphere.

Our certification was created and developed by the Responsible Tourism Institute at the request of the 1995 World Conference on Sustainable Tourism, a milestone promoted by the United Nations through UNESCO and under the auspices of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the leading associated international organisations and related programmes, such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the MAB Programme (Man and the Biosphere), the World Heritage Centre, the European Commission and the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development.

The Biosphere certification was the first to be approved by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) worldwide, and is the only one to incorporate the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the main guidelines of the Paris Climate Summit.

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Located in Arguedas, next to the Bardenas Reales (declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO), Navarre’s Adventure and Fun Park for the entire family offers visitors the chance to see more than 200 animals belonging to 80 different species, make the most of its more than 30 attractions (like its two tubing courses, Explore 3D, the Big Zip-Line and Bobsleigh) and enjoy its shows (the bird of prey in flight display or the Circus).



Escorca is considered a "sustainable tourist destination" and a great tool - a platform for dialogue - to promote new patterns of production and tourist consumption that favor cultural diversity, peace and sustainable development, thereby contributing to the creation of a world based on understanding and respect for the common cultural and natural heritage of mankind.



Sitges, with its year-round mild climate and coastal location, offers a wide range of sports and water-sport activities. Numerous sports events are held throughout the year such as the Mitja Sitges (Half Marathon), the annual Triathlon, Beach Rugby 7, sailing regattas, 3x3 basketball and football tournaments.