There are more and more countries recognizing the importance of sustainability in tourism, and that means the list of best eco-destinations is becoming harder to narrow down to fewer choices – hoorah! In 2014, environmentally conscious travelers and tourists have some fabulous options. Here are some of the best eco-destinations.
1. Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Aguas Calientes, Peru
Tucked in the valley below Machu Picchu, this restored plot of the quickly-disappearing Andean cloud forest is one of the best eco-destinations in the world. Covering 12 acres, which include fruit and vegetable gardens and a tea plantation, the hotel is entirely formed of whitewashed cottages, known as casitas. With rooms filled with Peruvian art, ceramics and fabrics, you may not want to venture outside...but you’d be silly not to, because the real glory of this place is its mind-boggling surroundings. The enormously diverse ecosystem of the Peruvian forest houses colorful birds and butterflies fluttering about amongst stunning vegetation, including the largest collection of native orchids in the world. This place is like something out of a dream.