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Author: Michael

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Michael

Michael spent several years in Costa Rica and is now based in Colombia. He works as a journalist and writes about his travels for different publications. For us, he has written and curated articles about ecotourism, ethical tourism and community-based tourism in Latin America, focusing on off-the-beaten path destinations.

Posts by Michael

Ecotourism in Costa Rica – A Trip Through Gorgeous Nosara

Ecotourism

Costa Rica

 
While not being much into yoga or surf, I didn’t know what to expect from my first trip to Nosara, a beach town in Guanacaste dominated by the two activities. After having lived in the country for several years, I traveled to the idyllic beach known for big waves and good vibes in search of other ways to enjoy sustainable tourism …

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Exploring the Andes – Photos from Life in South America’s Magnificent Mountains

Ecotourism

Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile

 
As the dominant mountain chain of South America and one of the longest-running chains in the world, the Andes is central to a number of holiday destinations in the region. Whether it be in the cities like Medellín, La Paz or Quito carved into the mountains, or in the far-off and isolated countrysides that awe with spectacular scenery, the mountain range …

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Community-based tourism in the Colca Valley: Building together in Coporaque, Peru

Happy Travellers

Peru

 
When thinking about tourism in southern Peru, most destinations go often overlooked beneath the fabled Machu Picchu. Though the famous Incan site can always make for an incredible journey, other parts of the Andes Mountains in Peru’s south have proven to be well worth a visit as well. In recent years, world travelers have begun noticing the amazing sights and …

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Indigenous tourism and jungle adventures at Sani Ecolodge in Ecuador

Ecotourism

Ecuador

In the middle of the Ecuadorian rainforest exists a jewel of sustainable tourism. The Sani Lodge, named after the native people that host and run it, is an ecolodge in Ecuador. At the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Sani Lodge offers an up-close look at one of Latin America’s greatest natural wonders, which local indigenous communities are trying to preserve with the …

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Ethical Tour Operators Group – Promoting ethical tourism worldwide

Responsible Tourism

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru, Mexico, Nicaragua, Uruguay

 
Our friends at Tourism Concern are doing some amazing things to improve the sustainable tourism industry. As part of their model, they have created the Ethical Tour Operators Group (ETOG), which brings together travel agencies and tour operators that are promoting ethical practices like ecotourism or socially responsible rural tourism. As a proud member of ETOG, we are thrilled to share the …

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Community-based Tourism in Argentina – Traveling Through Beautiful Salta Province

Happy Travellers

Argentina

 
Happy traveler Margaux went on a week-long trip through Salta province with our trusted local partner in Argentina, where she visited local communities to learn about their way of life and share an incredible experience with her gracious guests. As she illustrates, community-based tourism in Argentina is an amazing opportunity to see a different side of the country, away from …

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