19 Best Eco-Friendly Resorts in the Philippines: Sustainable Hotels, Beach Resorts, Farm Stays

19 Best Eco-Friendly Resorts in the Philippines: Sustainable Hotels, Beach Resorts, Farm Stays

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Fundacion Pacita and Iris Island Eco Resort

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Pristine beaches, azure waters, and breathtaking landscapes are the top images when you search about the Philippines. Wherever you find yourself in the country, beautiful tropical destinations like Philippine beaches are accessible via land, air, or sea. Beyond these stunning Philippines tourist spots, however, is the constant threat of climate change. As a country made up of different-sized islands, the Philippines is among the group of nations hardest hit by the serious effects of the climate crisis. 

For locals, storms and floods are unfortunately nothing new to our daily lives as well. While the intensity of these natural disasters varies, the most intense ones can wreak havoc on our paradise-like destinations, leaving only ruins of their natural beauty behind.

Despite this problem, there are always ways to help protect our surroundings. As travelers, we can commit to following sustainable habits and supporting environment-friendly hotels and resorts in the Philippines that follow and promote eco-friendly practices such as conserving water and minimizing the use of plastic. 

To help you plan a memorable and sustainable adventure, we’ve rounded some of the best eco-friendly hotels in the Philippines that should include in your Philippine itinerary and book as part of your Philippines vacation


19. Circle Hostel (La Union)

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Circle Hostel is an eco-friendly accommodation located in San Juan, La Union. This seaside province is located in the northern part of the Luzon region is often called the “Surfing Capital of the North” thanks to the constant waves that lap its shores throughout the year. It is also 270 KM away from Manila, the Philippines’ capital city, making it a popular spot for weekend trips.

To help preserve the top La Union tourist spots like the province’s beaches, Circle Hostel uses eco-bricks, which are plastic bottles filled with plastic waste such as wrappers. After collecting these eco-bricks, they are then stacked horizontally and covered with cement to create walls for non-weight-bearing structures. Guests are encouraged to participate in the effort by placing all of their plastic trash in a plastic bottle during their stay. 

Along with their sustainable efforts, the hostel comprises 2 bunkhouses that have a total of 53 beds. They also have a common area where you can chill out on the floor or lay back in the hammocks as you feel the breeze. As the hostel does not feature any private rooms, this is better suited for solo travelers, couples, or groups of friends who prefer mingling with fellow guests.

18. Kwentong Dagat (Zambales)

Glamping tents in Kwentong Dagat

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Built along the serene shores of a fishing village in Zambales, Kwentong Dagat offers a laidback escape for travelers. The province of Zambales is situated in the western region of Luzon and is also only about 250 KM away from Manila City. As a coastal province, it is home to outdoor Zambales tourist spots like coves, mountains, and farms.

Kwentong Dagat features a camping ground where you can rent a tent and enjoy the sea breeze as you rest. If you prefer accommodation with air conditioning, you can instead stay in their abaca rooms or nipa huts complete with thatched roofs.

The resort makes an effort to promote a sustainable and healthy lifestyle through its 100% plant-based dishes. Included in their menu are vegan versions of classic Filipino favorites. To cut down on the use of plastic, the resort only provides basic toiletries for guests.

You will also have access to the resort's books, board games, and outdoor movie nights during your stay. With so much to do, this is an ideal escape for couples, friends, and even families with kids. 

17. Crusoe Cabins (Batangas)

Crusoe Cabin's beachfront rooms

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Crusoe Cabins is a beachside property that lines the shores of Calatagan in Batangas, which is only about 100 KM from Manila City and is known for being home to some of the best Batangas beach resorts and beach resorts near Manila. As the cabins sit in one of the accessible beach destinations near the metro, the property has made sure to blend in with their natural surroundings through their design.

Exterior of room at Crusoe Cabins

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The most noteworthy design choice is the resort's use of upcycled container vans, which they transformed into guest rooms. Along with finding a second life for these container vans, the resort also revitalizes them by using rustic decor to give them a refreshed look that matches the beach ambiance. Outside of the cabins, the resort has built tree-lined walkways and bike lanes to help keep the property naturally protected from harsh sunlight while providing guests with scenic views. 

Guests also have the option to go paperless during their stay as they can instead check-in, check-out, and request additional services via the resort's app. On top of these policies, the resort has put in place a water recycling system that has reduced their water consumption by 57%. Their environment-centered thrusts have also gained them the first Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) certification from the Philippine Green Building Initiative, Inc. All of their cabins have Family and Barkada versions as well, making the resort a perfect escape for groups. The family rooms feature one queen-sized bed and one double deck bed, while the barkada rooms have two double-deck beds.

16. Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge (Batanes)

Fundacion Pacita atop a hill in Batanes

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Sitting atop the hills of Basco town in Batanes is a picturesque resort called Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge. The whole structure is mainly made out of large stones that are characteristic of the homes in Batanes. The province itself has become a popular spot for anyone seeking a break from urban life as Batanes is located in the northernmost part of the Philippines. It is best known for Batanes tourist spots like rolling hills, unobstructed views of the sea, and the laidback lifestyle of its locals.

A suite in Fundacion Pacita

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Due to its remote location, the resort's staff mainly sources their ingredients from their local farms. This not only helps them cut carbon emissions but ensures that they can use the freshest ingredients in their dishes. 

Each of their rooms is well-equipped and feature en-suite bathrooms and cozy interiors. Since the resort was initially made as a vacation home for internationally acclaimed artist Patricia Abad, you will also find her artworks displayed in various areas. The resort's remote location, quiet atmosphere, and delicious food make this a suitable destination for couples wishing to enjoy each other's company.



15. West 35 Eco Mountain Resort (Cebu)

West 35 Eco Mountain Resort

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Built atop the mountains of Balamban town in Cebu province, the West 35 Eco Mountain Resort has an unrivaled view of the area's natural scenery. This seaside province is found in the Visayas region in the Philippines and boasts white sandy beaches and historical spots along with its lush mountains.

Since the resort is nestled among verdant trees and vegetation, the staff created an on-site vegetable farm to promote sustainable farming. The produce they grow is then used to create different dishes served at the resort's restaurant.



West 35 Eco Mountain Resort's basil suite

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Aside from farming, this eco-tourism resort also promotes an appreciation for nature through its viewing decks that provide a picturesque 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains and forests. Travelers can even soar above the canopies by trying out the resort's zipline.

The resort's biggest rooms can fit nine people, making it an ideal vacation spot for large groups or families. Couple your getaway with a Cebu tour package to see the various Cebu tourist spots.

14. Nature’s Village Resort (Bacolod)

Nature’s Village Resort's pool

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Set against the backdrop of Negros Occidental's Mt. Marapara, Nature's Village Resort is a peaceful garden paradise perfect for nature lovers. The resort sits in Bacolod City, part of the Western Visayas region. The city is also commonly known as the "City of Smiles" due to its local Rio Carnival-like MassKara Festival that features vibrant masks with smiling masks. 

Nature’s Village Resort's room

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From the beginning, Nature's Village has taken concrete steps to promote sustainability. Construction of the resort began with planting eucalyptus trees way back in 1992. Putting green practices first, the staff are trained in proper waste management and recycling. Biodegradable items are also composted so they can later be used to fertilize the resort's farm. Guests can stay in any of their spacious air-conditioned rooms complete with cable TV and refrigerators.

Along with your room, you will also have access to the resort's idyllic swimming pool, outdoor park, and organic farm. With so much open space and a calming ambiance, this is a great getaway spot for families. 

13. Bohol Bee Farm Resort (Bohol)

Poolside in Bohol Bee Farm

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Set on the shores of Panglao town in Bohol province is the rustic Bohol Bee Farm Resort, one of the best resorts in Bohol. Recognizing the importance of the environment, the resort has taken concrete actions to nurture the verdant vegetation and trees that lend the property a peaceful air.

At the top of their sustainable practices is their commitment to sticking to an organic farming method. The fruits of their labor are then used for cooking delectable and hearty dishes in their open-air restaurant, where you can also enjoy the view of the sea. Any organic waste is then composted to transform into fertilizer for the soil. 



Produce growing in Bohol Bee Farm

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Their environmentally-friendly policies, together with their spacious accommodations, have made Bohol Bee Farm a prestigious eco-resort in the Philippines and one of the top Bohol tourist spots. Their largest room features two bunk beds and two queen-sized beds, making it suitable for large groups and families. For a hassle-free trip, check out some of our Bohol tour packages that already cover your accommodations.



12. Nurture Wellness Village (Tagaytay)

Poolside of Nurture Wellness Village

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Nurture Wellness Village stands out on this list as one of the most relaxing eco-friendly hotels near Manila City. This hotel spa is situated in Tagaytay City, about 67 KM away from Manila. At the core of the hotel's service is their range of ecotherapy treatments and farm-to-table dining that center around their commitment to sustainability. It's also one of the top Tagaytay hotels

In the on-site organic farm, you will find fresh crops like lettuce, kale, and tomatoes. These are then used in their restaurant creations, ranging from Filipino favorites to international recipes. Many herbs planted in their farm are also used in their spa and wellness treatments to provide a relaxing and holistic experience. 

Their rustic and Filipino-themed rooms complement the lush surroundings and give guests different views of the gardens. The majority of their accommodations are best suited for couples hoping for a relaxing time together. During your stay, it is highly recommended to try out any of their spa and wellness treatments as well.



11. Mount Purro Nature Reserve (Antipolo, Rizal)

Mount Purro Nature Reserve's pool area

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Tucked near the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Mount Purro Nature Reserve provides a quiet paradise for nature lovers. The resort also stands about 20 KM away from Antipolo City in Rizal. Aside from the nature reserve, you will also find lush forests, historic churches, and beautiful museums in Antipolo.

In the reserve, you will immediately see tall green trees and gardens. The reserve also describes itself as an eco-park and takes pride in its sustainable efforts. Among them is the no air conditioning policy as the reserve's rooms and common spaces are open-air. 

A room in Mount Purro Nature Reserve

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Sticking to their commitment to nature, the resort does not provide modern amenities such as WiFi, but you won't have to worry as there are many activities to try out during your stay. There are forest hikes, river walks, and leisurely dips in the infinity pool. The biggest private rooms can fit up to 8 people, while their dorm-style accommodation can sleep 15, making it an ideal option for getaways with large groups.



10. Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary (San Vicente, Palawan)

Secret Paradise Resort and Turtle Sanctuary's beachfront

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Home to a 4.1 KM coastline, 4 private beaches, and waterfalls, the Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary stays true to its name. This slice of heaven is located in San Vicente, Palawan. While Palawan Island boasts many beaches and lagoons across its different municipalities like El Nido and Coron, this small town stands out for having the longest beach in the Philippines as one of the tourist spots in San Vicente.

The resort's turtle sanctuary is a haven for turtle and tropical fish that have called its two house reefs home. Named Turtle Bay, this habitat has been under the protection of the resort for 12 years. In line with their conservation efforts, the resort has been named an accredited turtle sanctuary by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development.

Thanks to the resort's initiatives, the bay, and its surrounding areas are teeming with wildlife, making them a prime spot for snorkeling and diving. As for their accommodations, groups and families can get a restful night's sleep in any of the rooms along the resort's Sunset Beach.



9. Iris Island Eco Resort (Busuanga, Palawan)

Aerial view of Iris Island Eco Resort

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Iris Island Eco Resort is an eco-sanctuary built on a private island in Busuanga, Palawan. Palawan has consistently remained a top destination in the Philippines due to its paradise-like beaches and lagoons. The resort respects Palawan's stunning natural environment by putting sustainability at the forefront of its operations.

In their effort to lessen the use of gas, the resort's staff mainly uses the sun's natural heat to cook their tasty meals. This is done through their special solar ovens and solar cookers on the roof of their restaurant.

Iris Island Eco Resort's solar cookers

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Another way they harness the sun is through solar panels that help power most of the resort. Their solar-powered rooms are equipped with environmentally friendly hotel amenities and have comfortable beddings, an en-suite bathroom with toiletries, a private balcony, and more. All of their rooms have a fantastic view of the sea as well and can sleep couples and small families. 



8. Lotus Shores Yoga and Surf Retreat (Siargao)

Lotus Shores Yoga and Surf Retreat's pool

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Lotus Shores Yoga and Surf Retreat offers a peaceful space where visitors to Siargao Island can recenter and reconnect with nature. Siargao is among the finest surfing destinations in the Philippines. As a retreat, Lotus Shores prides itself on creating a place that is perfectly in tune with the surrounding environment.

They put their commitment to nature into practice by creating dishes out of the vegetables from their garden. When growing their vegetables, the retreat's staff sticks to organic farming methods to ensure that the harvests are free of any harmful chemicals. 



Lotus Shores Yoga and Surf Retreat's single beds

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Together with providing guests nutritious meals, the retreat holds yoga classes to encourage everyone to reconnect with their surroundings. Solo travelers can find solace here without spending too much by choosing a spot in their shared room.

Tourists who prefer all-inclusive vacations may also book Siargao tour packages for a worry-free trip. Meanwhile, couples who wish to go on a retreat together can choose among our vacation packages for couples for a memorable trip.



7. Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort (Puerto Princesa, Palawan)

Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort's beachfront cabanas

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Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort is found along Sabang Beach, one of the best shores of Palawan Island, and sits about 80 KM from Puerto Princesa City. In Puerto Princesa, you can also find the world-famous Puerto Princesa Underground River, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines

The resort makes sure to care for Puerto Princesa's tourist spots and natural beauty by committing to various eco-friendly policies such as using solar and heat exchange technology. Their beachfront cabanas were also constructed using sustainable materials and features cogon roofs that help keep the rooms naturally cool even during the summer season.

In recognition of their sustainable efforts, the resort has received 3 ASEAN Green Hotel Awards. Guests staying in any of their 25 rooms can help boost environmental initiatives by adding at least PHP50 or $1 to their room bill. The donations are then used for the World Wide Fund-Philippines' local conservation projects. 

Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort's outdoor pool

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Coupled with the resort's outdoor swimming pool, private beach, and outdoor lounge areas, Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort has made a name for itself as a top sustainable resort in the Philippines. Its biggest cabana can even fit a maximum of eight people, making it an ideal option for a family-friendly vacation in the Philippines.



6. Mandala Spa and Resort Villas (Boracay)

A massage hut in Mandala Spa and Resort Villas

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Mandala Spa and Resort Villas has made a name as one of Asia's best eco-friendly spa resorts. The resort is nestled along Station 3 in Boracay Island, which is world-famous for the stunning white-sand beach called White Beach.

The resort sticks to several eco-conscious practices. One of the most notable initiatives is their farm-to-table philosophy that their on-site restaurant abides by. The restaurant sources majority of its ingredients from the resort's organic farm. 



Mandala Spa and Resort Villas' interior

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The resort's management began planting trees in 2001 to help preserve the environment. Thanks to their initiatives, Mandala is a recipient of the ASEAN Green Hotel Award and has been recognized as the first eco spa in the Asia Pacific region. Guests can also enjoy the resort's lush gardens when spending a night or two in their hilltop villas that are only about 700m from White Beach.

After a day of exploring Boracay tours and going on Boracay island hopping, you can try out one of their award-winning treatments. The resort's treatments and eco-conscious accommodations are a great option for couples seeking a quiet vacation on Boracay Island. Include Boracay tour packages in your holiday schedule to make the most of your trip.



5. Atmosphere Resort and Spa (Dauin, Negros Oriental)

Aerial view of Atmosphere Resorts and Spa

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Known for its prime location on diving spot Dauin, Negros Oriental, and near Dumaguete's shores, Atmosphere Resort and Spa provides a holistic experience for travelers with its top-notch wellness treatments, Known as the "City of Gentle People," Dumaguete is home to welcoming locals that will happily direct you to their historical structures, pristine beaches, and diving spots like Apo Island.

While the resort works to give their guests a restful stay, the staff also follows sustainable practices to reduce their operations' impact on the environment. The resort employs several environmental policies such as using solar power units to heat water, installing energy-saving air conditioning units, and providing guests with reusable aluminum water bottles.



Spa pavillions in Atmosphere Resorts and Spa

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As a beachfront property that's also accessible to Dumaguete tourist spots, Atmosphere's marine biologist leads reef clean-ups to ensure that the nearby marine life remains unharmed. Meanwhile, their rooms come with first-class amenities like outdoor bathrooms and access to the swimming pool. Their family villas can sleep groups of four while the rest of the accommodations can comfortably fit up to three people.

4. Amarela Resort (Bohol)

Exterior of Amarela Beach Resort

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Amarela Resort sits along the shores of Libaong Beach in the province of Bohol. This island province is situated in the Central Visayas region and is famous for its natural attractions, such as the iconic Chocolate Hills. From the Amarela Resort, you also get a panoramic view of the Bohol Sea and access to the property's private beach.



When it comes to the environment, the resort goes the extra mile to keep its surroundings clean. Amarela Resort has various sustainable practices such as solid waste segregation, composting, and water recycling through rainwater collection. Its efforts have also made it one of the top green hotels in the Philippines and have earned it the ASEAN Green Hotel Award.

Along with having some of the best environmentally friendly policies in hotels, Amarela promotes farm-to-table dining by growing their own vegetables on their organic farm. When booking a stay here, you can choose from seven types of accommodations that all feature eco-friendly designs and local art pieces. Boasting a calm atmosphere and wonderful view, this resort is best suited for small families with kids who want a change of scenery from their day-to-day.



3. Two Seasons Coron Island Resort and Spa (Coron, Palawan)

Aerial view of Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa

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Two Seasons Coron Island Resort and Spa is a 5-star eco-friendly resort in Coron, Palawan. While its luxurious villas are outfitted with modern amenities such as air-conditioning and flat-screen TVs, the resort also takes the time to invest in its surroundings.

To cut down on unnecessary emissions, the resort uses solar energy to power water heaters. They also maintain their desalination and sewerage systems. Their desalination plant converts seawater to nonpotable water that can be used for showering. 



Interior of Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa's Island Tip Bungalow

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Apart from making sure no pollution goes into their surrounding waters, the resort also sources local materials like cogon to make sustainable roofing. The resort also extends this care to the wildlife that calls the shores and the sea their home.

Giant clams stay beneath the sea's surface while turtles come to the beach to lay eggs during nesting season. Their hilltop bungalows, one of their most spacious rooms, is perfect for small families or groups as it can easily sleep four people.


2. The Farm at San Benito (Batangas)

The Farm at San Benito's pool area

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Known as one of the top luxury hotels in the Philippines and one of the best wellness resorts in the Philippines, The Farm at San Benito offers wellness treatments and features elegantly designed villas. The resort is located in the province of Batangas, which is famous for its beaches and Batangas resorts. Aside from its sandy shores, Batangas is also home to thriving greeneries, which is exactly what you can find at The Farm at San Benito.

This 5-star property safeguards its natural surroundings by implementing sustainable practices throughout the whole area. The most prominent is their commitment to farm-to-table dining by growing their produce in their organic gardens. Aside from using their fruits and vegetables in their plant-based menus, The Farm also incorporates plants into their award-winning wellness treatments. 

Following your nutritious meal and revitalizing treatments, you can relax in any of their accomodations. Guests can stay in rooms that range from villas and suites that feature private pools. As an exclusive wellness retreat, this is one of the most coveted destinations for couples looking to reconnect with themselves.



1. El Nido Resorts Group (Palawan)

Aerial view of El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island

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The El Nido Resorts Group comprises four resorts located along the shores of four different islands in Palawan. Namely, Pangalusian Island, Miniloc Island, Lagen Island, and Apulit Island. These resorts in El Nido are home to pristine waters and green forests that make them some of the best 5-star hotels in the Philippines. They are also recognized as models for sustainable tourism in the country due to the eco-friendly policies implemented in each property.



El Nido Resorts Lagen Island

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As a tropical getaway, the beach is a major attraction for guests. The staff takes extra care of their shores, and the animals found here through their Marine Ecosystems Preservation and Protection program. This involves coastal cleanups, installing eco-reefs, and safeguarding sea turtle nests. In addition, the resorts take pride in running sustainable operations by maintaining their sewage and water systems. 

Each resort also boasts a private beach, outdoor pools, fitness centers, and other top-notch amenities perfect for an exclusive family vacation. However, the private ambiance of the resorts is also great for couples, especially those availing of Philippines honeymoon packages



Escape to these Best Eco-Friendly Resorts in the Philippines

Lotus Shores Yoga and Surf Retreat

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Immerse in the beauty of the outdoors without harming the environment during your vacation in the Philippines by staying in any of these eco-friendly resorts and sustainable hotels in the Philippines. Include Philippines guided tours in your itinerary as well to fully appreciate the important role nature plays in our island getaways.

Along with supporting sustainable tourism, you can make your tropical holiday hassle-free by booking any of our all-inclusive vacation packages. The Philippines is abundant in both natural wonders and world-class eco-resorts, so you won't have to look too far to find the perfect spot for you in some of the best places in the Philippines. Whether you want to work from beach on Boracay or swim in Palawan's azure lagoons, you can rest easy knowing that there are places that support sustainability and welcome eco-conscious travelers with open arms.



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