Ecuador

Ecuador eco resorts and lodges are haciendas, accommodations that are located in areas such as the high Andean plains, the Oriente, and the Amazon basin. Ecuador eco resorts and lodges are mainly within some secluded forest regions. At the properties, travelers can delve wholeheartedly in nature’s elements.

Ecuador eco resorts and lodges when combined with nature tours take travelers on some extraordinary experiences of the region. These include traversing the cloud forests and rainforests, which are teaming with some unique species.

In addition to the mainland, the Galápagos Islands, which are located in the Pacific, formed the Ecuador. The country is appreciated for its ecology and is home to an array of endemic plants and animals.

Compared as a country that is merely the size of Nevada, Ecuador depicts impressive, yet ruggedly beautiful landscapes. The country has almost twice the bird population of the United States and more plant species than all of North America.

For some, the word “ecotourism” may echo a broad notion. In fact, many hoteliers are suspects in greenwashing. Terminologies such as “green”, “eco”, and “sustainable” have been used in instances undeservingly.

Ecuador eco resorts and lodges, in our estimation, are “true eco lodges “. These are accommodations that have been operating in unison with nature and the natural environment, and caring for the local community long before the word “ecotourism” became main-stream in the travel industry.

UNESCO on ecotourism in Ecuador:

Indigenous Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: The Case of Río Blanco, Ecuador.
Ecotourism has attracted increasing attention in recent years, not only as an alternative to mass tourism, but as a means of economic development and environmental conservation. Proponents and some scholars believe that it can potentially focus the benefits of tourism on the local population and environment while minimizing negative impacts. Other observers remain skeptical, warning that ecotourism has not yet been proven to be either beneficial or sustainable. A growing number of researchers agree that local control is key to avoiding many problems resulting from ecotourism development. By scaling down production processes and returning power to local units of governance, ecotourism may reduce economic leakages, minimize negative impacts and concentrate the benefits locally. However, the international nature of tourism creates many obstacles for localities wishing to maintain control of their tourism industry. Too often, local people have neither the political power nor the business connections to compete at an international level with metropolitan tour agencies. Nevertheless, ecotourism’s rapid growth has attracted the attention of many people and communities in low-income countries. In the Ecuadorian Amazon, a growing number of indigenous Quichua communities are turning to ecotourism as an alternative to expanded commercial agriculture. Río Blanco has joined a network of Quichua communities which are developing their own ecotourism projects.

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