Majahuitas Resort on Bay of Banderas, Mexico

Majahuitas Resort Mexico

Majahuitas Resort Mexico is situated in a secluded area of the Bay of Banderas

Just 15 minutes south of the bustling city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and yet a world away.  The only way to get there is by boat.  You are surrounded by the Pacific Ocean in front and the jungle in back which adds to the delightful feeling of seclusion. You are minutes from the hustle and bustle of a big city, yet feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere. At Majahuitas Resort Mexico you will feel be able to relax and enjoy the area in peace.

Come relax in seclusion with only 8 small cabins.  Here at Majahuitas Resort Mexico you can relax to your hearts content or if you’re feeling energetic, we have the following activities included with your stay:
Kayaks
Stand-Up Paddle Boards
Snorkeling gear
Beach Volleyball
Table Tennis
Daily Guided tour and hike to Quimixto Waterfall from 10-2pm.
Movie Night for classics on the beach once a week.

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Tranquil Seas Resort

TranquilSeas Eco Lodge

TranquilSeas has intimate boutique cabanas nestled amongst lush foliage. From your cabana you are just footsteps to the beach, snorkeling, private pool, bar a restaraunt. As you would expect from a tropical island, the lush green exotic jungle that laces Roatan provides a canopy for many indigenous birds and creatures that are the backbone for the golden palm-fringed beaches.

Tranquilseas Eco Lodge, Diving Center, Restaurant & Bar, Roatan, Honduras – Unique island accommodation & Padi Dive Resort set amongst beautifully landscaped tropical gardens, secluded from the hustle and bustle and yet easily accessible to some of the great adventures to be had on Roatan.

Whether you are looking for a Honduras or Roatan hotel or Eco Lodge, complete Padi diving resort for your Roatan diving experience, or are just passing through and want to spend a few nights vacation on the hidden gem of Roatan, Honduras; Tranquilseas Eco Lodge is where you will be able to do as much or as little as you like. Situated on the North side of Roatan, You will find our established Cabanas nestled in amongst exotic flora and fauna providing unique lodge accommodation in Roatan.

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Eco friendly tropical resorts and hotels

Eco Friendly Lodges & Hotels

Eco friendly tourism involves responsible travel to natural areas where they conserve the environment and improve the welfare of the local people. The lodges, resorts and hotels on this website are characterized by environmental and cultural awareness and respect. Often the goal of an eco friendly resort or hotel is to not only offer an environmentally responsible environment but also to educate their visitors on preserving the fragile ecology of the area.

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eco tours in Mexico by Eco Hub. Explore Mexico by foot, kayak, horse or bus

Eco Hub Mexico

Eco Hub Mexico was created by conservationists

They offer you some of the very best ecotours, adventure tours, conservation expeditions and vacations available in Mexico and beyond including kayaking, whale-watching, wildlife & nature,  snorkeling, surfing, scuba diving, white shark cage diving, backpacking, bicycle tours, cultural and sightseeing trips, conservation adventures and much more.

We are a family run business. The creators, Jazel Durazo and Jay Gittens, have personally travelled the length and breadth of the beautiful Baja California peninsula which gave rise to this unique collection of hand-selected ecotours, eco adventures, vacations and accommodations. Since then we have quickly expanded our services into the Yucatan peninsula, Chihuahua, Sonora, Nayarit, Oaxaca and Jalisco and are currently in the process of  expanding our booking services to cover other pristine, special or otherwise naturally beautiful areas of Mexico, central America and other Latin-American countries.

We are true travellers, ecotourists and conservationists with a passion for life and all that is natural (except mosquitoes!).

Our business is based upon being completely upfront and transparent to both you, the traveller, and the tour operators, conservation organisations and accommodation owners listed in this directory. In business, honesty is the most important thing.

Main objectives;

  • to supply a top quality, informative online resource for ecotours, adventure tours and other excursions in Mexico and beyond.
  • to promote tourism that has a limited impact on the environment and is sustainable for the long-term.
  • to support conservation efforts and encourage individuals to incorporate conservation into their everyday lives.
  • to always be creating new opportunities and business for ourselves and those we work with.
  • to be upfront and transparent in all our business dealings.
  • to always be progressing, working towards our many dreams and encouraging others to also.

Our Mission;

‘To be a leading choice for sustainable travel and adventure in Mexico and beyond.’ …… gradually transforming Eco-Hub Mexico into a living, breathing,organic resource packed with fun excursions, package vacations and a number of special once-in-a-lifetime adventure travel experiences.

Our Promise to you;

All ecotours offered by Eco-Hub Mexico are, to the best of our knowledge, provided by tour operators who have a passion for the environment and the interactions with the environment that they offer to you. Our team are committed to regular monitoring of our tour providers standards of service.

Conservation;

Eco-Hub Mexico, and our very own MarineScape Conservation, are supporters of a cutting-edge marine turtle conservation project in Jalisco, Mexico. Click here for more details.

Yoga is better when surrounded by nature, especially in the tropics

Guess What? Yoga is better in nature

Breathe deeply… The air is clean at tropical eco resorts in the heart of Bali, Indonesia. While Ubud is commonly considered the yoga capital of Bali, its rapid growth, traffic congestion and poorer air quality is now sending nature lovers further into the hills of central Bali where not only is the air clean, but you can also drink and bathe in pure mountain spring water and eat clean local food.

The traditional heart of Bali is rich in culture, the way Bali used to be before tourism ran rampant in the south of the island. Here in central Bali you navigate your way by which volcano you are on. The largest volcano, Mount Agung in the east rises to over 3,000m. The slopes are too cold and barren to be inhabited but Agung provides a stunning sky scape that can be seen from nearly anywhere in Bali. Heading west, the steaming active volcano of Yoga in nature in Bali, IndonesiaMt Batur rises inside the collapsed volcano of Kintamani.

On the western slopes of Kintamani at 1007m elevation, surrounded by nature, near Plaga and the famous big long bridge, is Bali Ecovillage. Here the days are mild but be prepared to rug up in front of an open fire of an evening. Bali Ecovillage provides two yoga spaces and free classes for guests when they have guest yoga teachers from April to November to help guests connect with the beautiful location. Yoga makes more sense in nature and many guests have experienced the joy of their very first yoga class here in the mountains. Both yoga spaces, one indoor and one large outdoor bamboo bale have views across a valley to a wall of trees where often the mountain mist can be seen rolling down the valley. The 19 bed resort is available to hire for yoga and health retreats. Bali Ecovillage has more of an earthy farm stay feeling than a resort and is a wonderful place to connect with nature.

Further west, closer to central Bali is Bedugal and another volcanic mountain Batukaru. On the south west slopes of Mt Batukaru, in north Tabanan district, you will find two Eco lodges in even greener rainforest surroundings.  Bali Eco Stay, a boutique and very comfortable 5 bungalow eco resort can expand to 14 beds for small retreat groups. The lovely rectangular timber yoga bale has food forest views and is available for self practice or for yoga retreats. The grounds of the resort have lovely mixed tropical gardens over looking rice paddies with views to the ocean. The resort sources the purest of water from a mountain spring and  is on the banks of a small mountain stream that tumbles down a stunning waterfall, providing hydro power to the resort. At only 400m elevation, the weather is mild and you only need a light cardigan on the coolest of evenings. www.baliecostay.com

From Bali Eco Stay take a 20 minute drive through jungle, food forest and coffee plantations, with a slight climb in elevation up to 750m, to find the award winning Sarinbuana Eco Lodge. It’s round yoga bale makes a stunning presence as you wander down a winding stone path towards the forest. With timber floor and a towering woven bamboo roof, this is a happy place to breathe in deeply the clean mountain air while you stretch and twist your body through yoga. The bale was built for retreat groups up to 14. Do your own yoga or book a private yoga lesson from Val who lives just 100 m up the mountain. www.baliecolodge.com

Val and her husband Craig plan to open their own rainforest retreat and spa, complete with forest yoga bale by mid 2014. www.balicascade.com So eco lovers… Head to the mountains of Bali to discover unique and wonderful Eco lodges where you can breathe in deeply the fresh clean air and stretch and twist to give your body a yoga holiday. Be prepared to get off the beaten track where the roads are bumpy, but doesn’t that just add to the adventure and make you feel clever for finding these special secret places in the heart of Bali. By Miss Ronnie Eco Tropical Resorts Journalist 2014.

Eco Lodge for sale on the Caribbean in Mexico

Eco Lodge for sale on the Costa Maya in Mexico
Maya Luna is located on beach front property on The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, a world class coral reef. The hotel offers diving, snorkeling, fly-fishing, trawling and bird watching. It is a small boutique type Eco Lodge on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. This is known as the Costa Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula, known as a desirable place to travel. The beachfront restaurant offers a daily variety of Mexican, Oriental and European flavors with staff well trained and willing to stay on.

Maya Luna is located near the small town of Mahahual. This is one of the most relaxing places and nature abounds. Tranquility is there in abundance in the unspoiled environment.

Hotel Maya Luna is located two miles south of the important Mexican-Caribbean cruise ship port and little fisherman’s town MAHAHUAL, known as Puerto Costa Maya. It is a 4.5 hours drive from the international airport of Cancun, at 360 km (219 miles). Chetumal, at 140 km (89 miles) and 1.5 hours, has a national airport with flights from Mexico City. There are daily bus services from Costa Maya to Cancun and Chetumal. Most tourists arrive in rental cars.

Maya Luna is owned by a Dutch couple. They built the resort in 2003. Their mission-statement: Maya Luna must be an eco-resort where the guests feel at ease, the Mexican employees gain a rewarding living and the owners make a fair profit.

The resort facilities include four spacious beach front bungalows that all have a beach terrace downstairs and a private roof deck upstairs, a king size bed or individual beds, bathroom, closet, hot and cold water, drinking water, beach chairs, and hammocks. One of the bungalows is fully equipped for wheel-chair travelers.
The two floor main building: Downstairs consists of a beach front restaurant, fully equipped kitchen, reception, palapa-covered patios, public toilets, and storage. Upstairs has two rooms, storage and a huge ocean view terrace.
All the buildings and parking places are situated in beautiful, tropical gardens.
The eco-resort runs 24 hours on a solar panel system with back-up generator, rainwater with big cisterns and septic tanks for the dirty water. Wireless and cellular telephone are available.
All the permits, land titles, environmental impact study and all business permits are in order. Tax and social security payments are up to date. Maya Luna has a permit to build 2 more bungalows. If you are interested, please contact the owners at info@hotelmyaluna.com.

Golfo Dulce and Eartwatch in peninsula Costa Rica

Golfo Dulce & Earthwatch in Costa Rica

The owners of Saladaro Lodge participated in an Earthwatch sponsored program recently.   They shared some of their thoughts and are taking an active role in a new study which will take place next year.

Centro de Investigación de Cetáceos CEIC – Costa Rica (CEIC) is a non profit working to help preserve Golfo Dulce. They have been studying the whales, dolphins and the supporting habitat of the Golfo Dulce since 2005 with the intent of collecting more knowledge and monitoring impacts. Some of the dolphins they have known during this time have an advanced fungus derived from chemicals used on the palm plantations. These groups help with collecting data on species, time, temperature, actions as well as identifying individual animals and comparing to previous photos. They also monitor people’s impact on the beaches surrounding it.

As a part of the program they also study poison dart frogs on the Osa peninsula and will be starting a new study of the Aguja (needlefish) at Saladero Lodge this coming July, 2014. Our location is one of the few critical areas for the aguja spawning on the west coast of Central America. The type of rocky beach and temperature is very important for the eggs to hatch. They are a primary food source for the dolphins.

Their primary goal is to prove that the Golfo Dulce is a unique marine area that needs to be protected and to influence the government into making all of it a Protected Marine Area.

For more information click here: Saladero Eco Lodge

Golfo Dulce and Earthwatch in the OSA peninsula in Costa Rica.

The owners of Saladaro Lodge participated in an Earthwatch sponsored program recently.   They shared some of their thoughts and are taking an active role in a new study which will take place next year.

Centro de Investigación de Cetáceos CEIC – Costa Rica (http://cetaceansgolfodulce.blogspot.com/) is a non profit working to help preserve Golfo Dulce. They have been studying the whales, dolphins and the supporting habitat of the Golfo Dulce since 2005 with the intent of collecting more knowledge and monitoring impacts. Some of the dolphins they have known during this time have an advanced fungus derived from chemicals used on the palm plantations. These groups help with collecting data on species, time, temperature, actions as well as identifying individual animals and comparing to previous photos. They also monitor people’s impact on the beaches surrounding it.

As a part of the program they also study poison dart frogs on the Osa peninsula and will be starting a new study of the Aguja (needlefish) at Saladero Lodge this coming July, 2014. Our location is one of the few critical areas for the aguja spawning on the west coast of Central America. The type of rocky beach and temperature is very important for the eggs to hatch. They are a primary food source for the dolphins.  

Their primary goal is to prove that the Golfo Dulce is a unique marine area that needs to be protected and to influence the government into making all of it a Protected Marine Area.

For more information click here: http://www.saladerolodge.com/

Clean up ocean efforts to preserve the ocean wildlife such as the sea turtles

Ocean Cleanup Project

Getting rid of the miles of trash that litter the oceans of the world should be a priority for all of us. Apparently a 19 year old student, Boyan Slat, is trying to do just that and is making good headway.  He, along with many helpers, is halfway through a feasibility project with his incredible design to rid a large swatch of litter from the ocean.  So far it looks very promising and he thinks the study will be done by the end of the year.  His system would only take about 1 1/2 years to do the job of cleaning the oceans.  What a novel and exciting Ocean Cleanup Project!
  Ocean trash taking over

If you would like to read more about this go here: Ocean Cleanup Project.  He is in need of monetary donations as well as people to help.  This is an incredible idea who’s time has come.  I can’t wait to see it up in action!

The Ocean Cleanup Project

Getting rid of the miles of trash that litter the oceans of the world should be a priority for all of us.  Apparently a 19 year old student, Boyan Slat, is trying to do just that and is making good headway.  He, along with many helpers, is halfway through a feasibility project with his incredible design to rid a large swatch of litter from the ocean.  So far it looks very promising and he thinks the study will be done by the end of the year.  His system would only take about 1 1/2 years to do the job of cleaning the oceans.

If you would like to read more about this go here: The Ocean Cleanup.  He is in need of monetary donations as well as people to help.  This is an incredible idea who’s time has come.  I can’t wait to see it up in action!