Amidst growing concern over the effects of tourism on the earth's natural wonders, ecotourism is the latest travel trend. Intended to support conservation efforts and not have a detrimental effect on the environment, these are the best places to go to get your eco-adventurer on.
Costa Rica may be small but, when it comes to ecotourism, it sure is mighty. With spectacular cloud forests, incredible biodiversity, 800 miles of beautiful coastline and locals who live by the motto pura vida, it isn't difficult to see why it is one of the biggest destinations for sustainable travel on the planet. The country is home to the largest percentage of protected areas in the world and 5% of the earth's biodiversity.