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Author: Felipe

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Felipe

Felipe writes about responsible and sustainable tourism initiatives in Latin America. He has travelled the continent extensively, always looking for great and non touristy destinations for our travellers. He particularly writes about connecting with local people and nature in an authentic and meaningful way.

Posts by Felipe

Xandari, a sustainable lodge in Costa Rica

Responsible Tourism

Costa Rica

Our last blog post was about Simone sharing her thoughts on organic farming and rural tourism in Costa Rica. Today we turn our eyes to what Jocelyn from the Xandari Resort and Spa writes about the great work that is done at the lodge in terms of sustainability. They work very hard, in partnership with the local community, to improve the sustainability of the area. …

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Finca Sura: Tourism and Organic Farming in Costa Rica

Happy Travellers

Costa Rica

Welcome to the third post of the blog series about ecotourism and rural tourism in Costa Rica. Simone, blogger and member of the Ethical Influencer Network, writes about Finca Sura and the exquisite agricultural products it has to offer.

I’m going to be totally honest. I had no idea where I was going. I had freed myself of all expectations and had given everything …

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What I Learned About Slow and Sustainable Food in Costa Rica

Happy Travellers

Costa Rica

This is the second in a series of blog posts about ecotourism and rural tourism in Costa Rica. Last month, we organised a tour for Hannah, Kasi and Simone, bloggers and members of the Ethical Influencer Network. Kasi continues the series by sharing her insights about agriculture, gastronomy and sustainable food in Costa Rica:

The idea of ‘slow food’ is everywhere.
Consumers are more …

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The Juanilama Community: Rural Tourism in Costa Rica

Happy Travellers

Costa Rica

This is the first of a series of blog posts about ecotourism and rural tourism in Costa Rica. Earlier this month, we organised a tour for Hannah, Kasi and Simone, bloggers and members of the Ethical Influencer Network. Hannah kicks off the series by sharing with us her experience at the Juanilama community:

A little over two weeks ago, I was sitting in …

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Organic chocolate tour in the Amazon rainforest – An Ecuador Adventure

Ecotourism

Ecuador

Last week we shared Elena’s blog post about Whale-watching in Colombia – Exploring the Pacific Coast, where she explored the Choco Region of Colombia. She came up close with these magnificent mamals and also explored the rich nature around Nuquí. Today, photographer Kris Davidson shares with us her experience of a chocolate tour we organised for her in Ecuador. She spent a few unbelievable days in the Amazon Jungle learning …

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Visiting the Huasco Coast – Whale-Watching in Chile

Happy Travellers

Chile

In our Happy Travellers category, we have had many generous travellers sharing their experiences, with words and/or pictures, to show the incredible places they visited in Latin America. Recently we’ve had Carolina and Camilo sharing pictures of their rural homestay near Bariloche (Argentinean Patagonia), and Matt, who shared some pictures of his Amazon rainforest adventures in Peru and Colombia. This time we travel to Chile, where Gabriele …

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Trekking in Puerto Williams: the Southernmost City in the World

Ecotourism

Chile

Ever dreamed of reaching the southernmost city in the world? Here we share Juan’s first-hand experience, after he travelled to this region in the south of Patagonia. We can now be sure that trekking in Puerto Williams is an unforgettable experience! In his own words:

The southern part of Patagonia has always been the most mysterious land in the world. Famous (and unknown) …

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Scenes from a rural homestay in Argentina

Happy Travellers

Argentina

Following on from our short but sweet photo journey through the Colombian and Peruvian Amazon last week, in this post we thought we’d offer you a glimpse of a rural homestay in Argentina. Once again, the lovely photos come courtesy of some of our Happy Travellers – and offer a new insight into this huge and mesmerising land: Patagonia.
Rural landscapes around Bariloche
Bariloche is …

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An Amazon Adventure – Photos from the Peruvian and Colombian Jungle

Happy Travellers

Colombia, Peru

About a year ago we sent Harry and Danny on an epic South American Adventure. They came back with lots of stories and some great pics, which they shared with us through their #AdventureLust series. We have also had great photo posts from some of our many Happy Travellers. But it has been too long since our last photo post, so we’re …

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Fair Trade Adventures of a Lifetime – Small Group Tours to Latin America

Responsible Tourism

Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru

If you are reading this blog post, most likely you consume fair trade products on a regular basis. The fair trade movement has grown considerably in recent years, but tourism is one industry where it is failing to establish itself. It is pretty simple to find fair trade coffee or bananas in a supermarket, or fair trade handicrafts online. But …

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