How to practice ecotourism

The aim of being an ecotourist is to ensure that the natural world is preserved and kept intact. Ecotourism focuses on conservation.

Ecotourism refers to a specific type of travel that focuses on conservation and the preservation of communities and ecologies, which is how to be an ecotourist.

The aim of being an ecotourist is to ensure that the natural world is preserved and kept intact.

That is why in this blog we will look at some key points to consider when practising more sustainable tourism.

1. Use local guides

 They can also take you to departure locations you might not otherwise have known about and offer personal suggestions on how to get the most out of your trip.
 Tourism or travel companies that employ local staff often work on projects that give back to the community. They are a good example of what to look for in ethical tourism companies.

2. Stay in EcoLodges

Ecolodges are located in ecologically important natural sites and have conservation programs. They promote ethical employment generation practices that reduce energy consumption and achieve better waste management. 

Ecotourist - Pura Vida Ecolodge - Namubak
Pura Vida Ecolodge

The best ecolodges ensure that your accommodations are consistent with the natural environment and local communities, as well as incredible cultural experiences so you can get to know the area better.tribute to the local economy.


3. Make sure that the ecotourism project is honest.

It is very common to see organisations marketing their products as ethical and environmentally friendly to attract people who want to have a positive impact, when in reality they are doing the least to support the environment. This is known as "greenwashing".

Ecolodges must have detailed information about their environmental efforts and are sometimes backed by a green label.

To avoid becoming a victim of greenwashing, make sure that the organisation is transparent about its operations.

If you have any questions, read the reviews or contact them directly.


4. Respect wildlife and the environment.

It is very important to respect wildlife, observe it from a safe distance and do not attempt to feed it.


5. Choose Ecotourism DESTINATIONS

Ecotourism aims to provide tourists with an insight into the impact of humans on the environment and to foster a greater appreciation of our natural habitats.

It is often associated with somewhere particularly biodiverse and tropical, but in reality it can be found all over the world.

One of the easiest ways to become an ecotourist is to visit a destination known for its ecotourism initiatives.