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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.

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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Trekking in Puerto Williams: the Southernmost City in the World

Ecotourism

Chile

 
Ever dreamed of reaching the southernmost city in the world? Along with our partners in Chile, Travolution.org, we have made this possible! 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 …

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The crees foundation: supporting a sustainable Peruvian Amazon

Ecotourism

Peru

This blog post introduces the crees foundation’s great work supporting a sustainable Amazon. The crees foundation is a conservation and sustainable development organisation that has worked for over a decade to promote sustainable resource management in the Manu Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Peruvian Amazon. Since 2012, the Manu Learning Centre has opened its doors to travellers to help …

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Exploring Nicaragua – the Land of Lakes and Volcanoes

Ecotourism

Nicaragua

This blog post falls somewhere in between our Happy Travellers and our #AdventureLust posts, and provides a bit more of a personal insight into our new Unexplored Nicaragua Tour. I recently returned from two weeks exploring Nicaragua and the trip has been a revelation. The countryside was stunning and varied, the people warm and engaging and I was able to learn about the …

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A Stay in a Blue Marine Paradise – Providencia Island Tour

Ecotourism

Colombia

 
It’s sunset and the small plane is about to land on Providencia Island. We left San Andres, the largest island in the archipelago 20 minutes ago, and the view is simply stunning: a tiny island with big mountains, surrounded by the blue Caribbean sea. The beautiful shades of blue are too difficult to describe, so instead I’ll let the pictures …

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Ethical, Cultural Tourism In Argentina

Ecotourism

Argentina

 
You can’t really go to Buenos Aires without seeing a couple dance the tango, that sensual, slinky mix of Latin, African, and European influences that was magically brewed up by immigrants and sailors in the bars and ports of the River Plate sometime in the 1890s. But to add something different, how about joining an ecotourism programme run by local …

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Little Fishing Villages, Big Vision of Ecotourism in Brazil

Ecotourism

Brazil

 
As you might have noticed when browsing this website, we support a business model chosen by local communities who want tourism to provide a complementary, rather than the sole source of their income. The difference is critically important. We believe that mass tourism is unsustainable and prefer an approach focused on more diversified livelihoods. We wrote recently about how community-based tourism …

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