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Category: Ecotourism

This blog category features ecotourism projects across Latin America. From small, community-based conservation projects to more established ecolodges or social enterprises.

An Ecotourism Adventure in Guatemala’s El Paredon Beach

Ecotourism

Guatemala

Located on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, El Paredón is a quiet village of fishermen near the Sipacate Naranjo National Park. Its mangroves provide a home for a vast biodiversity, and its volcanic black sand beaches are great for surfing. Each year, the humpback whale migrates along the coast. Also, hundreds of turtles nest and then embark on the journey …

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More than a turquoise river – Rio Celeste tour with culture, farming and wildlife

Ecotourism

Costa Rica

 
In the middle of the rainforest that protects Tenorio Volcano National Park, we visited a river that seems to come out of the tales of goblins; a turquoise-colored body of water which forms a majestic waterfall that pours its waters through the nearby town of Guatuso. Its name is Río Celeste. However, our adventure didn’t end with our Rio Celeste …

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The Green Gold of the Mayans – Rural tourism in the Mayan Riviera

Ecotourism

Mexico

 
Mexico is a country renowned for its crystal-clear waters, fabulous food, eternal sunshine and warm people. It also offers endless travel experiences which allow tourists to experience the depth of Mexico’s natural and cultural heritage. This is very much the case with several community-based projects promoting rural tourism in the Mayan Riviera. Through these programs, travellers have the opportunity to …

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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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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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Wildlife watching in Colombia – Touring the Amazon Jungle

Ecotourism

Colombia

Last time, Elena’s post was about La Guajira: Where Desert and the Caribbean Sea Meet. We got an insight look on the lifestyle in such unusual environmental conditions. Today we travel with Elena to one of the most magnificent places on earth: the Amazon rainforest. Her main focus was wildlife watching in Colombia, and this is the perfect location for this activity. On her own words:
The Amazon is …

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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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Whale-watching in Colombia – Exploring the Pacific Coast

Ecotourism

Colombia

Not so long ago we shared with you a blog post about whale-watching off the Huasco Coast in Chile, where our Happy Travellers Gabrielle and Ruth had the chance to see these incredible mammals and to explore the Atacama Desert as well. Now we travel to the north of South America for an experience of whale-watching in Colombia, where travel photographer Elena spent a …

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A thousand shades of green – Wildlife in Costa Rica

Ecotourism

Costa Rica

 
Having travelled for several months throughout South and Central America, and loving every minute of it, it was time to arrive in Costa Rica. Once we had entered the country via the southern border with Panama, we had a long bus ride until we reached San José. Amazed by how green this country is compared with many parts of Latin America, I was …

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