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Monteverde Footprints Tour: Exploring the cloud forest in Costa Rica

Responsible Tourism

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is renowned for its natural beauty and rich flora and fauna, with the core of the country’s tourism offer lying beyond its cities, towns and developed coastal zones. Costa Rica offers tourists countless ecotourism possibilities in both exotic seaside locations and mountainous regions. Monteverde, located in the northern part of Puntarenas province, is one such example, a destination …

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Alternative Lima city tours, an example of responsible tourism in Peru

Responsible Tourism

Peru

Lima has recently undergone a rebirth and is now vying for travellers’ attention alongside some of Peru’s top tourist attractions. It hasn’t yet shaken off its grimy urban feel, or developed a functional transport system, but it lures travellers with promises of world-class gastronomy, a buzzing contemporary art scene and vibrant nightlife.
Due to significant internal migration, Lima is also a …

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Villa Pardo – Sustainable rural tourism in Buenos Aires Province

Ecotourism

Argentina

Villa Pardo is much more than a rural tourism destination; it is a small town that has harnessed its history, identity and natural heritage to look towards the future. Located just 220km from the Argentine capital,  members of the community have come together to reverse the town’s decline and champion a kind of tourism firmly rooted in the principles of …

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Indigenous tourism in Mexico: a story of women’s empowerment

Responsible Tourism

Mexico

Cuetzalan del Progreso, located in the state of Puebla, Mexico, is a town steeped in indigenous legacy. Due to its climatic and geographic characteristics, many refer to it as a sanctuary of biodiversity and the area is indeed known for its dense vegetation, mountain ranges and multiple waterfalls. The indigenous inhabitants of Cuetzalan maintain their traditional culture and way of …

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Rural tourism in Chiloe Island, one of Chile’s hidden gems

Responsible Tourism

Chile

 
Every Chilean has heard about Chiloe Island. If you ask anyone in Chile, they will tell you Chiloe is a place of magic, where witches and mythological creatures still wander around. And if they are lucky to have visited the island, they will definitely speak about the friendliness of its inhabitants, known as chilotes. When I first went to the …

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From turtle predators to anonymous heroes – Responsible voluntourism in Mexico

Responsible Tourism

Mexico

 
In the community of Escobilla (Oaxaca, Mexico), the beach is 25 km long and is the favorite nesting spot for two species of sea turtles in danger of extinction: the green and the leatherback turtles. This beach is also important for the olive ridley sea turtle, which is almost constantly spawning. It sounds exciting, right? Well… not so many years …

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What is a homestay in Guatemala really like?

Responsible Tourism

Guatemala

 
In recent years the popularity and visibility of homestay lodging experiences has grown and attracted many tourists. Homestays offer a wide range of experiences, from staying in a beautiful cottage on a farm to sleeping in a hammock! Depending on the level of adventurousness or comfort you prefer, you can choose from an abundance of hosts and locations. Sofia and …

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How Community Tourism Can Create Positive Change in Urban Neighborhoods

Responsible Tourism

Brazil

 
Since the beginning of the first urban community tourism initiatives, the idea has been controversial. ‘Slum visits’ in Brazil, India and South Africa are often compared with safaris and zoos. Those who are against this type of poverty tourism say that it’s disrespectful to the local community – and they are right.
Though tourism that is not carried out in a …

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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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