Mérida was named the American Capital of Culture for a second time in 2017. Here’s what makes it so special and how to enjoy the city in a thoughtful way.
Confused about the difference between ecotourism, responsible and sustainable tourism? Not sure what makes a hotel ‘green’?
Costa Rican ecolodges are arguably an integral part of the country’s sustainable tourism efforts. Worryingly, some hoteliers respond to the growing green travel trend by using the ‘eco’ label unscrupulously and rack up the price tag without necessarily concerning themselves with the environment.
Sea turtle nesting in Ostional, Costa Rica, has become the next big eco-tourism attraction. The turtles used to struggle against vultures and dogs. Are tourists their next threat?
For those seeking a meaningful interaction with other cultures, ethnic tourism can be very rewarding. However, with volumes of visitors increasing rapidly, issues have been raised about its consequences for indigenous lifestyles and traditions.
Nicaragua is a strong competitor for the title of the new ecotourism hotspot. It’s jewel – Granada – is the perfect blend of nature and culture. No trip to the “Land of Lakes and Volcanoes” is complete without a few days of soaking up the colonial charms of the city.