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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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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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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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Dolphin and whale-watching in Marino Ballena National Park, Costa Rica

Happy Travellers

Costa Rica

 
Travelling in Costa Rica almost certainly means a stop at a beautiful beach to catch a tour to spot the magnificent whales that roam these warm waters. We recently spent a weekend whale watching in Marino Ballena National Park, on the Pacific Coast. Noted for its iconic whale tail formation carved naturally into the sand, visitors from across the world flock …

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Where Desert and the Caribbean Sea Meet – Indigenous tourism in La Guajira

Responsible Tourism

Colombia

 
Last time, Elena shared with us her stunning pictures of a whale-watching trip to the Pacific Ocean in Colombia. We are now moving to La Guajira, the driest region of the country, where Elena submerged herself in a different culture and way of living. Central to her experience was indigenous tourism in La Guajira – and the Wayuu are protagonists of her …

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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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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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Totonal Viajes: Pioneers of Responsible Tourism in Mexico

Responsible Tourism

Mexico

 
To introduce our latest local partner, Totonal Viajes que Iluminan, and our exciting Deepest Mexico Tour, we interviewed Totonal’s Director and Founder, Marisol Herrera. Totonal are a pioneer of responsible tourism in Mexico, and we are proud to have partnered with them to design a 15 day tour that enables inquisitive travellers to experience a little known side of the country that’s …

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

Responsible Tourism

Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia

 
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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