protecting our environment

Casa José Ricardo: a Green Key holiday home

The Green Key award is the leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. Having been awarded with this prestigious eco-label reflects our commitment to adhere to the strict criteria set by the Foundation for Environmental Education. A Green Key stands for our promise to our guests that by opting to stay at Casa José Ricardo you are helping to make a difference on an environmental level. The high environmental standards expected of Green Key holiday homes are maintained through rigorous documentation and frequent audits.

We love Sintra and decided to make a special effort to protect the environment and therefore the climate. We made improvements to ensure that both we, and you as our guest, are “greener”, without loss of quality or comfort, and comply with various environmental Green Key requirements. For instance we reduce energy and water consumption through efficient equipment, we sort waste, use environmentally friendly cleaning products, promote organic products, avoid chemical herbicides and much more. And since 2019, our electricity comes exclusively from 100% green sources: zero emissions!

By staying at Casa José Ricardo, you not only reduce your carbon footprint but also contribute to sustainable tourism in Sintra. Find out more at or