Over the past few years eco-friendly traveling has really taken off and it’s a great way to reconnect with nature while not harming the environment. According to a Booking.com survey, 70 percent of people said they’re more likely to choose an accommodation if it’s environmentally friendly. We’ve come up with a list of five eco-friendly travel destinations that are as luxurious as they are sustainable.
DuVine Cycling & Adventure Co.
Bike on back roads, eat at family-owned restaurants, support local artisans, and stay in small ins with this company that brings tourism to small towns throughout the U.S., Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. If you love wine, there’s even a cycling trip through wine country!
Kasiiya Papagayo has seven eco-friendly wilderness suites across 123 acres across the Costa Rican coastline. The suites are built from sustainable materials and powered by solar energy and while staying in them, you can enjoy the sounds of the waves and the feel of clean, fresh air.
1 Hotel West Hollywood
When you think of Los Angeles, sustainability isn’t the first word that comes to mind, but this hotel located in the Hollywood Hills happens to be one of the most energy-efficient in the area and they have an organic sustainably grown vegetable garden. They even have a farm stand in the lobby with imperfect seasonal fruits, for guests to take so they don’t get thrown out.
You’ll be surprised to learn that this swanky hotel located in Copenhagen was once a post office. The city of Copenhagen hopes to be the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025 and this hotel is already converting waste into green energy, creating furniture from recycled ocean waste, and using renewable energy.
The Lodge at Gulf State Park
Located in a state park in Gulf Shores Alabama, you’ll have access to 28 miles of hiking and biking trails, a butterfly garden, a nature center, and the beach. Perhaps what’s most impressive about this lodge is that the landscaping was designed to create habitats for birds and sea turtles.