Eco Hotels in
environmentally aware and ethical
hotels in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador,
Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela
- sustainable and ethical travel
Campo Aventura, Cochamo
Specialist tour operator based on 90 Ha of untouched nature in the
scenic valley of the Rio Cochamo. Home made organic cookery is
on offer, and you can stay in the riverside hostel or mountain
lodge. A wide range of activities include hiking, kayaking, birdwatching
and in particular horse riding. The have a clear philosophy of
Responsible Tourism and protecting the environment. We especially
like the character profiles on the page describing their team.
Chile, Puerto Natales -http://www.indigopatagonia.com
Stunningly modern hotel designed by acclaimed architect
Sebastián Irarrázaval. Just 29 rooms and one suite,
most overlooking the Fjord of Last Hope and Glacier Balmaceda
in Torres del Paine National Park. The building is a fusion
of natural materials around a central void, divided by an
impressive vertical curtain of eucalyptus.-see the photos. The
spa includes the most amazing outdoor jacuzzis plus massage room
and sauna. Activities including trekking in Torres del Paine,
kayaking through the glaciated fjord, horseriding in Patagonia
and glacier cruises in a typical cutter.
Mountain Hotel ,Huilo
Hotel and two lodges designed to integrate into the landscape
at the Huilo Huilo reserve. The Montana Magica Lodge is built
cave-like into the mountain and the Baobab Hotel is built around
an oak tree. There are also hostels and shelters,, Neltume and
Puerta Fuy in the forest for travellers on a budget.
The website describes it as a non traditional hotel concept,
an agrotourism complex based on eco beliefs where the exotic
and the fantastic are merged together in overwhelming surroundings.
Accommodation is in a number of cabins in a variety of situations
-the Beach House located in a small arrayán forest
on the beach of Lago Puelo Inferior, the Farmhouse overlooking
the organic farm, the Guesthouse Lago Las Rocas and the
Main Lodge with its family atmosphere. Their aim is to generate
ecological awareness through the activities in ecotourism as
well as in Web communities. A magical location.
Black Sheep Inn, Chugchilán,
Inexpensive eco bed and breakfast located in the heights of the
Ecuadorian Andes. They serve gourmet vegetarian food with
produce from their organic gardens. Eco-Certified by
the Ecuadorian Association of Ecotourism and Ministry of Tourism
in Ecuador, they have won many awards as one of the top ecolodges
in the world. This initmate hotel has just eight rooms with wood
burning stoves. They are big on environmental awareness and are
responsible for numerous projects supporting the local community.
The hotel is a permaculture demonstration site, has composting
toilets and recycles their waste....but there is much more and
you should read their environmental statement.
- Eco Inn,
- A chain of hotels in Lima, Cusco,
Arequipa, Titcaca. Features include natural materials used in
construction, solar heating system for water and energy, waste
recycling, natural cleaning materials, organic food and local
environmental programmes. The website also includes an incredibly
annoying sound track. Other hotels at Cusco, Lake Titicaca, Colca
Valley and Sacred Valley.
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