Eco Tourism

Mexico’s Thatched-Roof CocoCabañas Resort is Powered Entirely by Solar Energy

Mexico’s Thatched-Roof CocoCabañas Resort is Powered Entirely by Solar Energy

Resort life at CocoCabañas is more like an intimate bed and breakfast than a large luxury hotel. Visitors will find themselves in a beach getaway fantasy, complete with comfortable bi-level thatched roof

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PHOTOS: Disconnect at the Gorgeous and Remote Villa del Palmar Eco-Luxury Resort in Baja

PHOTOS: Disconnect at the Gorgeous and Remote Villa del Palmar Eco-Luxury Resort in Baja

Villa del Palmar is a short drive from the small town of Loreto, Mexico, an environmentally conscious town just a two hour flight from Los Angeles. The area is rich with both history (having been founded

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Rintala Eggertsson Architects’ Smoke Sauna Rests on Stilts by a Stunning Norwegian Lake

Rintala Eggertsson Architects’ Smoke Sauna Rests on Stilts by a Stunning Norwegian Lake

Located on the banks of the beautiful Seljord Lake, the black shelters were raised on stilts with minimal impact on the ground. They were created as part of a workshop with the help from students and

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Kids’ Learning Centre in Thailand Looks Like a Giant Bamboo Manta Ray

Kids’ Learning Centre in Thailand Looks Like a Giant Bamboo Manta Ray

Located within Thailand’s Koh Kood Island and steps away from the sea, this gorgeous learning ‘den’ was made by 24H-architecture in collaboration with local firm Habita architects. Measuring 540

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Het Arresthuis: Historic Jail Transformed into a Luxurious Modern Hotel in the Netherlands

Het Arresthuis: Historic Jail Transformed into a Luxurious Modern Hotel in the Netherlands

Guests of Het Arresthuis shouldn’t expect to be confined in close quarters like a prisoner during their stay. The 150 holding cells that once held some of the Netherlands’ finest criminals have been

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Top 6 Sustainable Winter Resorts for Snowboarding and Skiing in the US

Top 6 Sustainable Winter Resorts for Snowboarding and Skiing in the US

Snow is a critical factor for skiing and snowboarding, so if your favorite ski resort hasn't made the connection between climate change and their resort, they clearly don't get it. Your resort should be

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First Phase of Aedas’ Seaside Eco-Resort Opens in Guangdong, China

First Phase of Aedas’ Seaside Eco-Resort Opens in Guangdong, China

Aedas recently announced the completion of the first phase of its seaside eco-resort at Huidong, Guangdong, China. The natural setting of this seaside town, located 40 miles from Shenzhen, is the perfect

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Tentsile’s New Stingray Hanging Tent Lets You Sleep Comfortably Suspended in the Trees!

Tentsile’s New Stingray Hanging Tent Lets You Sleep Comfortably Suspended in the Trees!

Forget about soggy sleeping bags and competing with rocks and debris on the cold, hard ground on your next camping trip - Inhabitat favorite Tentsile just launched a brand new suspended tent called the

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Soak Up the Sun at Casa de las Olas’ Solar Powered Eco-Escape in Tulum

Soak Up the Sun at Casa de las Olas’ Solar Powered Eco-Escape in Tulum

Located just south of the touristic city of Cancun, Tulum attracts an array of eco-tourists seeking the adventure within a natural and barely touched landscape. Days are spent exploring the world’s

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Studio 2G Architects’ LEED Gold Shale Oak Winery is Constructed With Reclaimed Materials

Studio 2G Architects’ LEED Gold Shale Oak Winery is Constructed With Reclaimed Materials

The owner of Shale Oak Winery came to Studio 2G Architects with a vision that complimented the designers’ passion for the environment. Shale Oak wanted to blend the beautiful natural surroundings of the

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Ephemeral Screen Printed Ice Decorates a Room at Sweden’s Ice Hotel

Ephemeral Screen Printed Ice Decorates a Room at Sweden’s Ice Hotel

Lit with blue glowing LED lights, Sziksz and Carroll’s designs are backlight by the sun during the day. Scattered across an arched wall, Sziksz’s screen prints act as tiny port holes. Each is made up

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Mexico’s Hotel Básico is Designed with Recycled Petroleum Industry Materials

Mexico’s Hotel Básico is Designed with Recycled Petroleum Industry Materials

Located in Playa del Carmen in one corner of La Quinta Avenida, the main avenue of the city, Hotel Básico is a 1,600 square-meter, mixed-use building reflecting a Brutalism style through its bold use of

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Luxury Buenos Aires Grand Hotel Aims for LEED Certification

Luxury Buenos Aires Grand Hotel Aims for LEED Certification

The Buenos Aires Grand Hotel may have just opened in October, but it is already gunning for LEED certification.  The modern hotel has all the comfort and amenities of a luxury hotel, with the

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Rustic, Solar-Powered Villa Santa Cruz Goes Off-Grid in Todos Santos, Mexico

Rustic, Solar-Powered Villa Santa Cruz Goes Off-Grid in Todos Santos, Mexico

A true eco-luxury resort, the gorgeous Villa is centered around a historic reclaimed cantera stone fountain. The hacienda hosts only four suites, making the escape  a truly private one. Each of the rooms

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Inkaterra Amazonica is an Eco Retreat in the Rainforest With its Own Private Treehouse!

Inkaterra Amazonica is an Eco Retreat in the Rainforest With its Own Private Treehouse!

Stretching almost 30,000 acres, the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is at the heart of an expansive ecological reserve in the Southern Peruvian rainforest. Set along the Madre de Dios River, thirty-five

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Relax on a Private Ecological Reserve in Mexico at Eco-Luxe Resort Cuixmala

Relax on a Private Ecological Reserve in Mexico at Eco-Luxe Resort Cuixmala

The land along the Pacific Ocean was a favorite spot of the late Sir James Goldsmith. He loved the are so much that he decided to establish an ecological reserve alongside his family’s vacation home.

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Report Shows That Protected Wilderness Areas Are Excellent Drivers for the Economy

Report Shows That Protected Wilderness Areas Are Excellent Drivers for the Economy

It is true that money does not grow on trees, but it could come from people traveling to see them. A report titled “West Is Best: How Public Lands in the West Create a Competitive Economic Advantage,”

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Cities Without Ground: A Handy Guidebook That Maps Out All of Hong Kong’s Pedestrian Walkways

Cities Without Ground: A Handy Guidebook That Maps Out All of Hong Kong’s Pedestrian Walkways

Cities Without Ground: A Hong Kong Guidebook is a new book that maps 32 networks of interconnected above- and below-ground pedestrian walkways in Hong Kong. Written by a team of architects (Jonathan D

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What the Phonics? Helps Non-Danish Speaking Tourists Navigate the Streets of Copenhagen

What the Phonics? Helps Non-Danish Speaking Tourists Navigate the Streets of Copenhagen

WTPh? (What the Phonics) is an interactive installation made by Momo Miyazaki and Andrew Spitz. Street names in Denmark are close to impossible for foreigners to pronounce, so they did a little

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Lush Pastures: An Eco-Friendly Country Retreat near Adelaide, South Australia

Lush Pastures: An Eco-Friendly Country Retreat near Adelaide, South Australia

Owners Andy and Cheryl, dreamed up Lush Pastures after they retired and sought out a life where they could entertain guests, grow their own food and cook up amazing meals. They found their dream property

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Explore the Amazon River in Style Aboard Aqua Expeditions’ Floating Eco-Hotel

Explore the Amazon River in Style Aboard Aqua Expeditions’ Floating Eco-Hotel

Up to 32 guests can travel the waters of the Amazon River through the Peruvian rainforest and beyond. Each of the cozy guest rooms features a large picture window, bringing guests up close and personal

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Ibuku Constructs Three New Bamboo Homes in Bali’s Gorgeous Green Village

Ibuku Constructs Three New Bamboo Homes in Bali’s Gorgeous Green Village

Designed by Ibuku, the Green Village is a neighborhood of beautiful bamboo houses in Bali. Built in much the same way as the nearby Green School, the unique homes are constructed around radial clusters of

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Elqui Domos Hotel: A Star-Gazer’s Paradise Tucked Among The Chilean Mountains

Elqui Domos Hotel: A Star-Gazer’s Paradise Tucked Among The Chilean Mountains

Elqui Domos was originally built about 10 years ago in an area known for amazing weather and night sky views. It consisted of some small cabins and a series of small geodesic dome-like structures with

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Google Adds Underwater Panoramic Sea Views To Study the World’s Reefs & Promote Awareness

Google Adds Underwater Panoramic Sea Views To Study the World’s Reefs & Promote Awareness

Earlier in the year, Google Maps and the Catlin Seaview Survey began their project to document some of the world's most beautiful reefs. The goal of the project was two-fold; first to give everyone the

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World’s “First Floating Village” Unveiled by Baca Architects and ZM Architecture Design for Glasgow

World’s “First Floating Village” Unveiled by Baca Architects and ZM Architecture Design for Glasgow

Baca Architects and ZM Architecture have teamed up with Floating Concepts to design what has been dubbed the world’s first “floating leisure village” at Canting Docks in Glasgow. The

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X-Studio’s Lightweave Palm Observatory is Made Entirely From Palm Leaves

X-Studio’s Lightweave Palm Observatory is Made Entirely From Palm Leaves

Located on the Island of Itaparica, the largest of the 56 islands in Brazil’s Bahia de Todos os Santos (or All Saints Bay), the project highlights the ecosystem of the area. By weaving together the palm

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BIG’s Connecting Greenland: AIR + PORT Exhibit Proposes a New Future for Greenland

BIG’s Connecting Greenland: AIR + PORT Exhibit Proposes a New Future for Greenland

Currently, Greenland residents rely heavily on air travel to get around, but are plagued by empty flights and staggering prices. BIG and its cohorts are proposing to address this domestic problem with a

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Wheels Of Change Sends a Shipping Container Filled with 300 Bikes to Namibia

Wheels Of Change Sends a Shipping Container Filled with 300 Bikes to Namibia

Although we may ride them every day, we don't often think of our bicycles as life-changing tools of empowerment. In Africa, however, access to a fully-functional bicycle opens up a world of transportation

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Ta Phin’s Bright Red Solar-Powered Community House is Made by and for Local Vietnamese

Ta Phin’s Bright Red Solar-Powered Community House is Made by and for Local Vietnamese

Easily visible from afar, the Ta Phin community house sits amid a verdant setting 17km from Sapa, which is popular among tourists. It comes with an herb garden to promote sustainable agriculture, along

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