Life & Culture

Green Travel Destinations

Jul 19, 2022 ByAndrew Parker

Suppose you’re a tourist who cares about their influence on the ecosystems of the planet and Indigenous communities. In that case, you undoubtedly want to pick your travel destinations and service providers wisely, whether you call it eco, green, or sustainable travel. However, being a safe traveler doesn’t have to ruin the experience. The sky is the limit when it comes to when and where people desire to encounter places in significant, thrilling ways. From pristine diving reefs, trekking inaccessible mountaintops in the world’s most incredible national parks, watching Africa’s wildlife, and digging wells in a rural settlement.

While the abundant shores of Lake Como may draw elevated celebrities, bigger is superior when it comes to A-list destinations that are ecologically friendly. The biggest lake in Italy, Lake Garda, not only has a straight rail link to Milan, enabling travelers to leave their automobiles at home, but it also has one of the nation’s greenest resorts. The lovely Lefay Resort and Spa offset all its CO2 emissions, and 60% of its energy is generated from renewable resources.

Since a few years ago, Nicaragua has been gaining popularity as a tourist spot. It’s even nicer than more well-known ecotourism locations like Costa Rica and Panama since it’s less developed and somewhat unexplored. Traveling within this pristine nation is still far less expensive. Ometepe is one of the most incredible locations to benefit from sustainable activities. Beyond the country’s prohibition on plastic bags, Rwanda’s ecotourism industry has grown because of the nation’s lush landscape, animal conservation initiatives, and the famed gorilla population in Volcanoes National Park, which was once in danger of extinction but is now a major draw for tourists. Rwanda offers landscapes in addition to hiking among the gorillas, lions, and rhinos that have been restored to the country’s biodiversity.

Hiker with yellow coat walking in the deep forest of the Palma island. Paseando por los bosques verdes de Laurisilva de la isla de La Palma

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Numerous resorts in the Bahamas are protecting the environment more actively. Consider The Other Side hotel, which is entirely solar-powered, or Kamalame Cay on Andros Island, which encourages visitors to eat lionfish. These undesirable species prey on native fish and disturb the local aqua environment. All items utilized at Tiamo Resort are thoroughly inspected to reduce the possibility of contamination, and solar energy panels are employed to assist with water heating.