Ecotourism: 5 trip options for being a responsible traveler

Even more travelers are seeking for destinations committed to positive social and environmental impact. Are you one of them? If so, ecotouristic options should be on your next trip.

What exactly is Ecotourism?

According to The International Ecotourism Society, Ecotourism is defined as «responsible travel to natural areas that preserve the environment, sustain the well-being of the local people, and involve interpretation and education”.

A destination could be called an ecotouristic option if they allow you to visit natural areas while controlling energy, water, and landfill waste during your stay.

Explore ecotourism around the world

The following destinations not only allow you to see some extreme and beautiful natural wonders, they also ensure you do it in a responsible way.

1. Monteverde Country Lodge in Costa Rica

Located in the cloud forest, Monteverde Country Lodge is 100% committed to the environment, its proper use and conservation. They’re taking part in a national initiative sponsored by the Government of Costa Rica to become a Carbon Neutral country in 2021.

Monteverde is the best place in Costa Rica to practice canopy and enjoy the beautiful route of the hanging bridges through the cloud forest.

Do you need a car to travel to Monteverde? Rent it with us!

2. Tongariro National Park Villages in New Zealand

The Village is located near the base of Mt Ruapehu, inside the Tongariro National Park which is a dual UNESCO World Heritage Area. The Village offers accommodation, bars and restaurants, transport, guided walks, guided bike rides, guided kayak trips and so on.

Tongariro desert is a destination of adventure and contrasts: from active volcanoes to lush forests and snowy peaks.

We have 4 different locations in New Zealand. Check them out.

3. Banff Aspen Lodge in Canada

Specifically located near Banff Alberta, Banff Aspen Lodge incorporates low-flow toilets, motion sensor lighting in the hallways, and biodegradable amenity containers.

Banff is a resort town in the province of Alberta, located within Banff National Park. This park is a fascinating place with beautiful lakes, mountains, forest areas, glaciers, and icefields.

Canada is a great country to tour by car. Quote a car with us.

4. Camp Cabarita Eco Resort in Jamaica

¿Would you like to practice yoga next to a river surrounded by tropical flora? Camp Cabarita, with over 400 feet of frontage on the Cabarita River, offers you the opportunity to do so. Camp Cabarita makes emphasis in minimalist comfort and sustainable, practical luxury.

Jamaica is best known for its paradisiacal beaches, but it is much more than that.  You can hike Blue Mountains or explore the large biodiversity in Cockpit Country.

Craving to visit Jamaica? We provide you with the car.

5. Arctic SnowHotel in Finland

Constructed entirely by snow and ice, Arctic SnowHotel consists of ice suites, ice bars, igloo bedrooms and a sauna. Besides staying in a hotel build completely from environment-friendly materials you will have the chance to admire the impressive northern lights.

Finland is a country with strong and successful environmental policies, that’s why pretty much all the tourism is eco-friendly. In summer you can do some hiking or get on a bike to explore the countryside. During winter, skiing and snowboarding are the most popular activities.

We have a location right at Helsinki International Airport. Book a car now!

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