A year just started and there’s a whole world to discover: what are the best destinations for eco-travelers of 2019? Choose your next destination among these incredible sustainable destinations, which have stood out in recent months for their attention to nature and their environmental policies. Eco-travelers prepare to discover breathtaking locations, indescribable landscapes, ancient cultures, to experience adrenaline adventures, to taste new flavors, to create indelible memories, in Indonesia or among small treasures hidden in Italy, on the top of the Norwegian mountains to the forests of the Center America.
Here are the 10 sustainable destinations we have chosen for you, selecting them among the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations.
Costa Rica, an exceptional biodiversity
In recent years Costa Rica is becoming more and more synonymous with ecotourism and could not be missing among our destinations for eco-travelers for this 2019. Some say it is the happiest country in the world, without a doubt it is a wonderful place: the 25% of its territory is covered by natural parks, on one side there is the Caribbean Sea, on the other there is the Pacific Ocean, amid active volcanoes, rivers and tropical forests. Trekking between monkeys and sloths, relaxing in pristine beaches, snorkeling on the beautiful coral reefs, working or visiting a chocolate factory and getting to know a life-loving people are just some of the things you can do in this country, which wants to become the first free emissions country by 2021.
Villasimius, pearl of Sardinia
Among the sustainable destinations of 2019, selected by the Sustainable Top 100 Team, there are also two Italian ones. The first stop is Sardinia. In the south of the island there is Villasimius, a small seaside resort that is working together with the “Capo Carbonara” Marine Protected Area more and more about the environmental sustainability. It is a dream location where some of Italy’s most beautiful beaches are hidden. Here you will find white beaches, a crystal clear sea, an urban center on a human scale, food and wine festivals, an intense scent of myrtle and the typical Sardinian hospitality.
Your eco-friendly lodge: Residence la Chimera
Ljubljana, a lively multicultural city
Copenhagen, the colors of Northern Europe
Here is another city to live by bike: the capital of Denmark is among the most livable cities in Europe and the world. In recent years, Copenhagen has focused on organic food, clean technology and renewable sources, demonstrating that sustainability can go hand in hand with economic growth: the city is always greener and richer. From the Little Mermaid to the Tivoli Park, from the ancient district of Indre By to the modern design district of Ørestad and to that of Christiana, alternative and original area of the city, here in Copenhagen there is so much to explore, to get to know its different souls.
Your eco-hotel in Copenhagen: Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers.
Gozo, rural atmosphere between hills and sea
Bali Barat National Park, less known Indonesia
Palau, a unique and pristine archipelago
Chumbe Island, a tropical forest and a pristine sea
Off the coast of Zanzibar is the Chumbe island. Think of a typical tropical island and you’ll almost be able to imagine it, it’s the perfect place to live a Robinson Crusoe-like experience. The Chumbe Reef sanctuary and the Closed Forest Reserves form a private Nature Reserve, where you will find lush vegetation and a coral reef with more than 200 species of corals and 400 of fish that inhabit it. Staying in zero impact housing, with solar panels, rainwater harvesting systems, composting toilets, you will experience nature like never before. On the island there are also the cephalopus of Aders, a small endangered antelope, and the coconut crab that is the largest crab in the world.