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Before destinations became wonderful places to visit, they were home to people who lived there, shaped the cultural traditions, and grasped the land’s unique contours for outdoor play. For 2020, it’s these characteristics that can create memorable family holiday destinations. Here is Green Loon’s list of best ecotourism destinations for 2020 by season.

Winter Ecotourism Destinations

Costa Rica (December)

Costa Rica is widely recognized as a leading ecotourism destination and for good reason. Firstly, it is known for its beautiful beaches, unpredictable volcanoes, and incredible biodiversity.  The country is also crammed with wildlife which includes a variety of monkeys, exotic birds, and frogs. You can go whitewater rafting in the rainforest in the morning and be back at your hotel in a cloud forest or a spectacular beach setting by evening.

South Africa (January)

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Explore Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Swellendam, Plettenberg Bay and Hermanus to name but a few scenic destinations. 

Adding that you can stay in a stylish, eco-conscious hotel while experiencing “jazz safaris”, Big 5 game viewing, township bike tours, wine tastings, whale watching, shark cage diving, birding and horseback riding.

Take comfort, as all the while you’ll be supporting local businesses that are helping their communities and nature socially and environmentally one guest at a time.

 

  Galapagos (March)

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 Of course, these islands off the coast of Ecuador are on many travellers’ bucket list. 

Explore these remote islands by small boat or by island-hopping and staying at local eco-lodges – never missing any wildlife whichever option you choose.

Either way, you can observe species not found anywhere else in the world whilst observing how ecotourism positively impacts local communities.

 

Spring Ecotourism Destinations

Nicaragua (April)

Nicaragua has been on adventure travel bucket lists for a few years.  However, of late this destination has been developing its own ecotourism experiences that in some instances, rival its more crowded neighbours, Costa Rica and Panama.  Take Ometepe as an example, a destination that offers kayaking and lots of wildlife observation.

United States (May)

Not many people realize that the United States is one of the top ecotourism destinations in the world! June is a great month to discover the National Parks or to go on a road trip through the wild spaces of America. The weather is not too cold and not too hot, and best of all, the most famous attractions aren’t yet overcrowded with tourists. Have you ever considered to experience glamping? It’s a fantastic way to get in touch with nature without sacrificing all the comforts of a luxury hotel.

Brazilian Amazon Rainforest (June)

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I don’t think anyone can ever get enough of the rainforest. 

Whether it’s the Peruvian Amazon, Ecuadorian Amazon or Brazilian Amazon, each has its own distinct attributes, wildlife, and even climate. 

However, our number one choice is the Brazilian Amazon for the fantastically unique food, safe adventures, and family-friendly vibe. 

June is a fabulous time to visit as the waters are lower enabling you to see more wildlife.

 

 

Summer Ecotourism Destinations

Iceland (July)

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Visiting Iceland during July means taking advantage of the midnight sun. 

Luckily, with almost 24 hours of daylight, you can truly make the absolutely most of each and every day! 

In terms of ecotourism options, exploring the country’s various mountains and beaches and villages are the main attractions.

Spoiled for choice between waterfalls, glaciers, dramatic fjords, volcanoes, cracked lava fields, gushing geysers and geothermal lagoons, Iceland is a country defined by its outdoors, with an inspiring scenery around every corner.

Scotland (August)

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Scotland is all about family, fun, and adventure. 

Whether you are an avid biking, hiking or wildlife watching family, there is just so much to keep everyone enchanted.

Meander from castle to loch to nature reserve and back again. 

The better weather in August makes

it a very special time to visit due to the Highland Games, which dates back to before the Olympic Games as clans would compete for (now) bragging rights.

  

Fall Ecotourism Destinations

Vietnam (September)

In this extraordinarily scenic country, one of the best eco-tourism spots in Vietnam is Mai Chau, a village located 55 miles north of Hanoi. This is an enchanting valley made of paddy fields and lush green hills.  While staying at a beautiful eco-lodge, learn how to make soya sauce, bike through the villages and meet the hospitable people of the area.  Moreover, September is a great month to visit northern Vietnam; the weather is more comfortable than in the middle of the summer.

Portugal (October)

Portugal is pleasant any time of the year due to its almost 300 days of sunshine per year.  But, October is one of the best months to visit because the weather is still warm and there are hardly any tourists.  Take time to go off-the-beaten-track from Lisbon or Faro toward the many religious sites as well as culinary and nature-based experiences.

Jordan (November)

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Jordan’s varied landscapes offer something for everyone.

From pine forests in the plenty nature reserves to desert landscapes in Wadi Rum.

Petra, the Dead Sea and Jordan’s Roman ruins are its popular draws to any traveller. Jordan boasts with several ecotourism sites including Fenyan Eco-Lodge, which is solar-powered and offers amazing hospitality, star gazing, and hiking.

Additionally, Jordan offers programs that benefit the local community and helps to preserve its natural and historical wonders. We recommend you visit Jordan during November when temperatures are bearable.

 

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