Central America

| Green Travel News | Two years after the initial launch of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program, it’s now gone under into Australia and New Zealand, reports Green Lodging News. The program, which ranks hotels and B&Bs on their eco-friendly features, encompasses more than 8,000 properties in 67 countries (including 170 new entrants in Australia and New Zealand)—making it […]

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| Green Travel News | Leonardo DiCaprio’s next big starring role: developer of “the world’s most sustainable island resort” at Blackadore Caye, Belize. Upon completion (scheduled for 2018), Blackadore Caye promises to be the greenest island resort ever built, says DiCaprio, an avid scuba diver and one of Hollywood’s most environmentally active stars. He and his business partner, […]

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| Green Travel News | Envision Festival returns to the breathtaking shores of Uvita, Costa Rica, February 26 through March 1, 2015. Co-founded by organic entrepreneur Steven Brooks (Kopali Organics, Kopali Communities), Envision, now in its fifth year, brings together renowned international DJs, world-class yoga teachers, eco-adventure and more—all with an underlying commitment to environmental sustainability. […]

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| Green Travel News | United Eco-Skies Vacations, a new United Airlines travel program, offers sustainable and environmentally responsible vacation options. The airline is working with global nonprofit Sustainable Travel International to launch the vacation program. Initial destinations are in Costa Rica, a destination known for stunning biodiversity, beaches, rain forests and a commitment to sustainable tourism. “United […]

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Enter online to win a week in Costa Rica at eco-luxe lodgings, with organic meals and travel on the world’s first certified carbon-neutral airline.

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| The Americas’ Greenest | Costa Rica and eco-travel have long been synonymous. And for good reason. Although smaller than West Virginia, this tiny Central American country is home to nearly five percent of all species on Earth, and over 25 percent of the Costa Rica has been permanently protected as national parks or nature […]

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‘Tis the season for looking ahead to 2013. Here are eight New Year’s resolutions to enrich and broaden the horizons of any green traveler.

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Every year, Ethical Traveler reviews the policies and practices of the world’s developing nations, then selects the ten that are doing the best job of preserving their environment, promoting human rights and creating a sustainable, community-based tourism industry. By visiting these destinations,

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| Agua Muy Potable | Chocolately organic coffee and colorful Mayan handicrafts aren’t the only highly prized products from Guatemala’s UNESCO World Heritage town of La Antigua. Nearby, on a finca(ranch), is its greenest spot. For here, day after day, the greatest environmental threat to the health of Guatemala—and the entire underdeveloped world—is combated. We’re […]

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| Greening in Guatemala | They ate so many avocados they became known as panzas verdes. Green bellies. That’s about all there was to eat after the earth shook Guatemala’s capital to pieces in 1773. The Spanish rulers decreed the city dead, but a foolhardy few chose to remain behind to live amid the rubble. […]

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