5 Ultimate Eco-friendly Destinations to Celebrate Your Marriage
Travelling is more than just going to another country, city or region. It’s the ultimate experience of meeting new people, encountering different cultures and enjoying the diversity of flora and fauna. There are places that make us better, help us know the importance of respecting nature and open the paths to our inner self. That’s why these are ideal destinations you can travel to and celebrate your marriage while helping to create a better world for the future generations.
You can start from the very beginning like Anne Hathaway and have a green wedding, and then continue being dedicated to the eco-friendly cause like Leonardo di Caprio and turn it into the lifestyle. And there is no better occasion to go green than on your honeymoon, so here are some suggestions for eco-friendly destinations you and your special one can visit.
Belize is a popular exotic destination because of its beaches and clear blue-green waters. Even though there are many luxury resorts which will be first to pop-up, this country is the home of vast rainforests once visited only by the toughest of explorers. Chaa Creek is one of the oldest eco-friendly lodges in Belize and is an ideal place for couples to spend their honeymoon. Equipped with the spa and sounds of rainforest in the evenings, it will provide a unique tranquillity and escape from the busy everyday life. If you more prefer to be surrounded by the waterfalls and rivers, book your stay at the Blancaneaux Lodge in the Mountain Pine Ridge Nature Reserve.
The Caribbean island of Tobago is for many travellers a paradise on Earth. It provides nature-based experiences and ideal destination for birdwatchers, hikers but also couples looking for that romantic and private getaway from the fuss of urban life. Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve is the oldest one in the western hemisphere and spreads on 9,780 acres of mountainous terrain. Tobago is also famous for providing an opportunity to visitors to help save endangered species of sea turtles by helping the little ones reach the water once they hatch. This land has been attracting the naturalist for decades since it’s considered the paradise for birds and was even frequently visited and featured by Sir David Attenborough.
Kerala is a state in South India famous for its eco-friendly tourist initiatives. The untouched landscapes covered in coconut palms are the testimony of natural habitats to many animal and plant species. This area is dedicated to sustainable development and eco-tourism. The beauties of Coconut Lagoon will leave anyone breathless before the unity between the historical heritage and testimonies of untouched nature. Accessible only by boat, this is an ideal spot to celebrate the beginning of a marriage privately and away from the modern world through backwater cruises and the Ayurvedic spa.
Vietnam’s offer has gone skyrocket in a past few decades and the offer varies from the grandly luxurious locations to those more humble and budget friendly. But no matter if you’re going to the five-star resort like Salinda on Phu Quoc Island or via 1000 Trees to more affordable accommodation, you can still visit the gorgeous national parks, lagoons, reefs and islands full of dense forests, emerald waters and natural wonders. You can experience the life of the hill tribe if you choose Bac Ha Trekking Tour, or hiking in the mountainous scenery of Ha Giang area.
5. Costa Rica
Ecotourism is very developed in Costa Rica that it became one of the key activities in the country. Costa Rica is considered a pioneer of ecotourism since by the ‘90s it already became one of the most favourable eco-friendly destinations. The country is full of national parks and protected areas like Crocodile Bay Resort, Osa Peninsula, Lake Arenal, rainforest canals of Tortuguero and Monteverde to name a few. The accommodations go as far as to be smaller in size, lacking modern appliances like television and air-conditioning units, but their sustainable practice still provides luxury and comfort.
There are many destinations in the world which will help you make peace with yourself, but there is a no better way to know yourself but through feeling the innocence of nature and its wonders. Meditating beside the peaceful sound of cascading waters or hiking through the untouched forests hand in hand are only some of the ways you can experience the bliss of ecotourism and truly be devoted to the future of all life that surrounds us.