Eco resorts comprises vacation situates and accommodations that focuses to preserve and protect the natural environment. They operate in a manner that caused the least negative impact on the land, community, and environment in which they operate.
This means, extreme care is taken to avoid the destruction of forests, ocean, lakes, and rivers through the act of pollution. Air pollution, as well, is important and factored in. Additionally, lead operators of eco resorts and lodges support their local community. This is achieved in a number of ways; including buying only from local and organic farmers and hiring skilled workers in the immediate community, before hiring out. In some cases, associations are set up to highlight the works of local artisans, farmers, and indigenous tribes.
Eco lodges are complemented by eco resorts. This is, eco lodges are categorized as the structures and eco resort is the wider physical environment such as the land, estate, and/or immediate community.
Green hotels on the other hand tend to be larger hotel chain accommodations. These types of hotels will implement environmentally-safe features to their already built structures.
Solar panels, water conservation systems, green cleaning products, and eco mattresses and linens may include some aspects of the “green” initiatives of “green hotels.
But since many eco resorts and lodges inherently abides by a system that has been around for centuries, these types of accommodations are considered “true eco”. Some example of authentic eco lodges are those thatch houses built by native or original people or through sustainable architectural designs. The structures noted for their sustainability also include buildings constructed from recycle and local materials that will not deplete any resource. One type of a sustainable building material is bamboo. This is because it grows rapidly, requires little to no on-going maintenance, and is sturdy, flexible, durable, and naturally beautiful.
Eco resorts and lodges presented by L’ EcoResorts are located in selected destinations.
In the Amazon rainforest, the eco resorts are sited in Peru, Brazil, and Ecuador. Other foremost destinations for ecotourism holidays in the L’ EcoResorts’ collection are Costa Rica, New Zealand, Australia, Guatemala, Belize, the Caribbean, Chile, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, England and France.
Selected African eco resorts and lodges are located in Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa.
Asian eco resorts and lodges are in the countries of China, Bali, and Thailand.
And additionally, eco resorts, wilderness resorts, and dude ranches are in some areas of Canada and the United States.