Criteria and Indicators for the Development of Sustainable Tourist Sites

  • Silvia Arias
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The project shows the delimitation of the different hotel areas of Banderas Bay on the border between Jalisco and Nayarit. Recent environmental damage that manifests itself in Bahía de Banderas is a consequence of inadequate regional and local planning by the official sector, as well as of the inadequate territorial occupation by the tourist and real estate sectors mainly, which have not provided for the possibility of sustainable development consistent with biodiversity in the area. The environmental implications associated with the establishment of tourism development translate into an outlet of awareness for the preservation of the natural environment of tourist buildings, through sustainable and environmentally reasonable development, maintaining the original conditions and preserving the natural attraction of the tourist beaches. The aspect of study focuses on the analysis of the visual impacts arising from tourist developments in the natural territory, as well as the generation of criteria and indicators for sustainable building to mitigate these impacts.


Visual impact Quality landscape Sustainable development Tourist sites Environment 



We are grateful to the organizing committee of the 9th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium (IEEES-9), of Split (Croatia, EU), and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB), University of Split, for sending in time and satisfactorily the necessary information. We are also grateful to the National Council of Science and Technology, of Mexico, for the support offered to the research projects realized under their support, in previous stages, for which it was possible to obtain the summary for the present document.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvia Arias
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  1. 1.Department of UrbanismUniversity of Guadalajara MexicoGuadalajaraMexico

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