The great myth of ecotourism

Ecotourism is becoming a great option when choosing what trip we want to do. Ecology is the strong point of this type of trip. As a good eco-traveler, you must achieve great respect for the local culture and traditions of the selected place. On the other hand, flora and fauna must also be protected and cause the least possible impact in the area. The area of ​​the visit could be a fragile ecosystem and could be a protected sanctuary.

Of course, although ecotourism is a very novel option, a series of myths have already been created that must be broken in order for it to continue on the rise. One of these myths is the economic issue. Many think that it is something really expensive and this is the first misconception. Most tourism companies try to take advantage of this experience so that the most new to the subject may end up paying exorbitant figures.

An ecological holiday does not have to cost more than € 10 a day if it is well organized and one “immerses” well in the local environment. Ecotourism is often assumed to be going on safaris and staying in tents in some remote corner of the globe. This is because ecotourism is advertised with photos of tribal villages, forests, animal life, and lodgings in tents or tree houses.

The fact is quite the opposite. An eco-traveler can travel in the cheapest way possible: with his backpack and on foot. Once you arrive at a place you must look for a cozy place to stay . It does not have to be a five-star hotel in which they offer us chocolate massages in the afternoons.