Biosphere Hotel Certification

Position your hotel to receive higher quality tourism

What is the Biosphere certification for hotels?

Biosphere is the tourism certification designed to help your hotel comply with international sustainability requirements. It positions sustainable hotels so that responsible tourists find them first. The certification also provides knowledge, success stories, consultancy and a certificate that guarantees that your hotel is an example to follow.

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Save energy and water

Thanks to the Biosphere methodology, guides and tools you can reduce consumption, saving costs and improving your profitability in the medium and long-term. We put 20 years of experience and know-how at your service to improve your efficiency.

Increase occupancy

Demonstrate that your business reduces its emissions, recycles and passes our audits that position hotels and improve the perception and loyalty of customers.

Appear on sales channels

The Tour operators and online sales channels position in a prominent way the companies that receive our certification. We send our list of sustainable entities to international tour operators regularly to ensure that our certified hotels have the highest market visibility.

Discover the Biosphere Hotel Community

Hotels from around the world certified with Biosphere join forces in a community
to share experiences and resources.

Biosphere  Hotels Community

Hotel Gran Rey

Since first opening, the Hotel Gran Rey has sought to integrate fully in its natural surroundings, avoid causing pressure on the environment and satisfy the need for a hotel of this type in an area of growing tourism importance.

H10 Gran Tinerfe

Located in front of the famous beach Bobo in Costa Adeje, it has been completely renovated with a modern and transparent design. Its main restaurant has a large terrace where you can enjoy lunch and dinner outdoors.

Twentytu Hostel

A leading reference in the very professional and experienced hotel sector, such as sustainability, management efficiency and the promotion of different tourist environments.

Appear in Booking Channels

Brands and businesses that promote, recognize and locate the Biosphere certified businesses and destinations

How to obtain the Biosphere Certificate

Our process is quick and simple


Register on our platform

Fill our application form with the information of your hotel or aparthotel, specifying the number of rooms that it has.


Implementation of requirements

Adoption of international sustainability criteria and requirements approved in conferences sponsored by UNESCO and UNWTO. You can do it independently or with the help of our associates.


External audit

Once your hotel is ready, a qualified external auditor will check the compliance of the requirements and the continuous improvement actions that you have provided. When you pass the audit, your hotel can receive the Biosphere certificate.


Accommodation units

Annual certification price

1 - 10 200 €
11 - 25 400 €
26 - 50 600 €
51 - 100 800 €
101 - 300 1,000 €
More than 300 1,200 €

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my entity is ready to be certified?

The goal of the Biosphere certification is to spread sustainability to the highest number of companies, destinations, and tourists around the world. If you think you are not ready to obtain the certification, at Biosphere, you will find all the documentary support and help to know what you must do to be more sustainable.

How is the Biosphere Audit done?

Within a maximum period of 10 days, an independent auditor of the Responsible Tourism Institute will perform an audit based on the evidence provided by the entity. The audit report may indicate issues to be improved or fixed. Once this report is made and validated by the RTI's Technical Committee, the RTI issues the entity's certificate.

How do I renew my certification?

Once the entity has obtained the certification, it will have to renew it on the same date of the following year. The renewal process consists of providing the results of the Action Plan developed by the entity in the previous year, as well as updating the out-of-date or incomplete evidence and paying the annual fee.

What requirements must one meet to be certified?

The corresponding Biosphere Standard gathers the requirements an entity must meet to obtain the certification. This standard includes mandatory and voluntary requirements. The entity must comply with the first ones and interpret the second ones as continuous improvement objectives that should be achieved to become more sustainable.

How does an entity get certified?

To obtain the certificate; the entity must answer the requirements, through the 100% online certification system, by attaching evidence of compliance, as well as creating the minimum number of continuous improvement actions required.

Will I always pay the same fee?

Yes. The entity will pay the same fee every year based on its characteristics. In any case, through the management software, you can hire additional services (more precise analytics, training courses, etc.) at a competitive price, which will help you to improve your position in the tourism sustainability market.