Mexico Ecotourism

February 13th, 2014 by
Categories: Activities, Destinations, Tourism

Mexico vacation opportunities

Mexico AgaveMexico is chock-full vacation opportunities. With 5800 miles of coastline in Mexico, there is an abundance of sandy beaches to explore. The climate varies from temperate to tropical, making it a very popular destination for "snow-birds" from Canada and the United States. For those who like to take a look back in time, there are numerous Aztec and Mayan archaeological sites throughout the country. It has long been a favorite destination for bird watching. Mexico is also a great place to go to for ecotourism.

Mexico is the birthplace of ecotourism

Mexico is considered by many to be the birthplace of ecotourism. The term "Ecotourism" was first popularized by Hector Ceballos-Lascurain. In 1983, while serving as the Director General of Standards and Technology of the Mexican Ministry of Urban Development and Ecology, he became the founding president of Pronatura Mexico. While there he developed a strategy that would both preserve the wilderness and nature of the region, while at the same time creating employment opportunities for the locals.

Ecotourism is increasing in popularity

Ecotourism has continually been increasing in popularity as consumers world-wide have become more and more concerned about conserving the environment and minimizing the negative impact that their travels have on native cultures.  Ecotourism promotes bio-cultural diversity while encouraging the protection of both natural and cultural heritage. The goal of ecotourism is to create sustainable travel through responsible practices that preserve the environment while promoting the well-being of the local people. It is meant to increase awareness about other cultures and encourage respect for their ways of life. It also benefits the local people financially.

Ecotourism resorts in Mexico

When you really want to get away from it all and immerse yourself in wilderness, Mexico has many great ecotourism opportunities. Ecotourism resorts in Mexico minimize their impact on the environment by using indigenous plantings, organic products, biodegradable fuels, water treatment/recycling and alternative power sources, such as solar powered ceiling fans. Some resorts will also exclude any TVs, air conditioners or phones, making them a great place to visit, for those seeking peace and quiet.

You will need Mexican insurance if you plan to drive

If you are planning to drive your vehicle into Mexico for your next ecotourism adventure, you can get comparative quotes from "A rated" insurance carriers, purchase a policy and print out your insurance documents in a matter of minutes at: Mexpro.com