At Albergue Ecologico El Beso we prepare vegetarian food, and ample options for vegan pilgrims, why?

The main reason for us is that we have made an ethical decision. Even though you can eat meat and fish, your body doesn’t need it in order to sustain itself. Causing suffering and death for no other reason than our vice is not acceptable for us.

Being the above the main reason, another important reason for not eating fish or meat is that by being vegetarian we reduce our environmental footprint. The animal industry is highly responsable for climate change, soil and drinking water contamination. All food and land used for animal production is deteriorating the soil through elevated needs for mono culture to obtain the quantities of food for the animals. The land used is no longer apt for vegetables by compacting the soil and loss of nutritional properties required in the soil for natural vegetable growth without fertilisers.