Mexico Eco Lodges-Tours
Central America – Ecotourism in Mexico
Mexico is one of the most visited countries in the world. The country has an area of 1,972,550 km2 and an estimated population of 22 million people. Mexico is especially known for its rich culture, history and many archeological sites dotted all over the country. Lots of tourists also visit Mexico for its tropical climate and beautiful beaches. The Mexican cuisine has recently been declared by UNESCO as a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”. To read more about this go here: Traditional Mexican Cuisine
Almost every known ecosystem can be found in Mexico. Desert, rivers, mountains, tropical rainforest, coral reefs and canyons; the possibilities are endless for people looking to combine adventure with nature. There is something to do and see for all types of visitors.
Tourism is the second most important source of income. Over 20 million visitors come annually to Mexico. This has created a lot of jobs. Unfortunately there is also a downside to this. Mass tourism is also responsible for many ecological problems in the country. One of the most obvious examples is Cancun. From a small fisherman’s village it has been rapidly converted into an international resort destination. In order to construct golf courses, turf was imported from Florida. But with the turf came a disease that wiped out the local coconut palms. Mangroves are a natural habitat for many species. Huge areas of mangrove have been destroyed to construct big hotels.
Luckily the Mexican government has learned from this. They seem eager to protect the environment. For the past 15 years many new laws have been passed. Various regions throughout the whole country have been declared protected areas. They have applied environmental legal restrictions on construction projects. Small-scale tourist infrastructure has been improved. Prices of solar panels have dropped during the past 10 years. Investors are encouraged to build small scale Mexico Eco lodges-Tours. Many Mexico Green Hotels have opened their doors as well as Mexico Eco Tour companies.
Nowadays more and more people are looking for eco- friendly places to spend their holidays. In our directory we have not only listed Mexico Eco lodges, but also Mexican Eco tour operators. Most of our Mexico eco lodges-tours are located on the beach. Three of them are located on the Caribbean coast. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is just offshore.
To see all our Mexico Eco Lodges-Tours and Resorts go here: Mexico Eco Lodges-Tours