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Central America Green Travel
Horseback riding at the foothills of Cotopaxi volcano
A few weeks ago, I traveled to Quito, Ecuador to give a presentation at the Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC). Many speeches and declarations were made during the conference, but the most notable was when the Minister of Tourism, Sandra Naranjo, announced that Ecuador was partnering with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) to create standards...
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Recently, I read an article on CNN entitled ‘3 undeniable reasons to explore Mexico’ that discussed the notion that “the drug violence that grabs most of the headlines shouldn’t define a country so rich in world-class attractions”. Having visited the states of Chiapas in 2011 and Veracruz in 2012, I completely agree with that sentiment....
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Although a small country, Belize is host to more than 87 distinct types of ecosystems, which make ecotourism and agriculture the lifeblood of its economy. Slightly larger than Massachusetts, Belize is located in Central America at the southeastern tip of Mexico and east of Guatemala. The parliamentary democracy, which is part of the British Commonwealth,...
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Costa Rica is sandwiched between Nicaragua and Panama and is often called “the Switzerland of Central America” due to its politically stable democracy, technological advancements, high literacy rate, high standard of living and medical facilities, and no standing army. About the size of Vermont and New Hampshire combined, ecotourism is the lifeblood of this relatively...
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