Eco Travel is a nature friendly name for travel that has become very popular in the recent years. Over the decades, society as a whole has become more aware of the human impact on environment, and awakening to the desire to preserve what is left of our natural resources, species and their habitats. This is why eco travel is based on high ecological and ethical standards for the environment. These include eco friendly transportation, lowest impact electricity generation and efficient waste disposal.
Eco travel depends largely on one’s outlook and admiration on life. Those who regard travel as a scenery change or an opportunity to hang out at the beach only to forget problems probably would not think too much about this. However eco travel can be appealing to many for few reasons.
- It gives the sense of accomplishment in preserving our beautiful planet while enjoying the holiday
- It is about peace and living in harmony with our environment. After all, we are only a part of the web of life!
- Being part of the environment with the rest of the life forms on earth can be just amazing
- Eco travel is usually cheaper than staying at a five-star hotel
Costa Rica and Eco Travel
If you want to travel in a nature friendly way, there is no better place than Costa Rica. Costa Rica is ranked #1 in the world for being the greenest by Happy Planet Index.
The bio diversity of Costa Rica is remarkable. There are varieties of forests to explore from rain to dry to cloudy. There are around 13,000 species of plants, 850 species of birds and 365,000 insects. So you can imagine the diversity of nature Costa Rica offers to travelers. This explains why Costa Rica in Spanish means ‘rich coast’.
Some Eco Friendly Parks You Can Visit in Costa Rica
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
this is great for plant lovers. There are about 2,000 plants, hundreds of species of orchids and more than 400 types of birds.
Corcovado National Park
is recognized by ecologists for its amazing biodiversity. What really get your attention are the big cats like the jaguars and pumas.
Tortuguero National Park
in English it means ‘full of turtles’ and this park is known for the yearly nesting of the endangered green turtle. There are other turtles as well such as the massive leatherback, hawksbill and loggerheads.
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