Adventure & Experiences
What is Verified?
Sustainable tourism is a way of travelling and exploring a destination while respecting its culture, environment, and people. Here's what we verify before considering to work with a sustainable tourism business:
Generates greater economic benefits for local people
Improves working conditions
Involves local people in decisions that affect their lives
Makes positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage
Protects natural environment, wildlife and natural resources when developing and managing tourism activities
Encourages respect between tourists and hosts while building local pride and confidence
Sierra Gorda is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve where 97% of the land is owned by Locals who have gathered to create businesses and opportunity. There are locally built lodges and food tours along the hwy. Zip line, hiking and historical sites are just a few of the tours given by locals.
The Hurtigruten Foundation was established to ensure that guests of tomorrow can enjoy the same meaningful travel experiences as guests do today. The foundation supports protecting the polar bear population, fighting plastic and marine pollution, and raising awareness in the areas explored. Cruises go to Antiartica, Caribbean & Central America, Norway, Alaska, Europe and more.
Photo Karsten Bidstrup/Hurtigruten
Spain has been leading the world in Blue Flag Certification for their Coastline. There are over 500 of the cleanest most beautiful Beaches in the World here. Grab your bathing suit and enjoy some some fun in the sun. The food the culture and the architecture is not to be missed.
Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula and take along a local guide to show the best Cenotes to visit outside of town and away from the risk of water contamination, where you can dive, swim or snorkel.
Your guide can teach you about their greatly respected Mayan visiting the Tulum Ruins. Don't miss a visit to the Sian Ka’an Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a tropical papradise and when done right it is a win for everyone.
Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula is one of the most biologically intense places on the Planet where you can go horseback riding on the beach, kayak in the ocean or whitewater rafting in the rivers. Take a trip to visit jungle communities where locals are provided sustainable ways to earn an income.