SUSTAINABLE TOURISM. 5 DESTINATIONS TO ENJOY ECO – EXPERIENCE
Sustainable tourism is born to counteract the negative effects of conventional tourism. More and more people are looking for a complete ecological experience on their trips. For this, the choice of destination is essential. Therefore, today we share 5 sustainable destinations in Spain to enjoy great landscapes: sights, beaches, forests… among others.
This village is located in the province of Pontevedra (Galicia), is included in the «Top 100» of the most sustainable tourism destinations in the world by the Green Destinations association.
It has two natural and marine protected areas, members of the Natura 2000 network. Among these areas, we can find the Rías Baixas. Almost all the estuaries have fishing and sportive ports and many of them are considered interesting tourist centers due to their architectural and cultural charms.
This small town located in Cantabria, like the previous destination, is included in the «Top 100» of the most sustainable tourist destinations in the world of the Green Destinations Association, being valued for the management of its nature, landscapes, environment, Culture, traditions and social welfare.
Noja, is part of the Natural Reserve of Santoña and Noja due to its area of wetlands of great ecological value, from where you can do bird-sighting.
In addition, it has two natural beaches: Trengandin and Ris. Both are part of the 75% of protected areas of Noja and are linked through paths to enjoy walks by the sea.
Sierra Nevada (Andalusia)
This mountainous massif is located in the province of Granada and Almeria, which has been maintained in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the National Park for its botanical, landscape and natural values.
With the exception of the ski resort and surrounding villages, this protected area has a landscape free of human infrastructures.
The activities that take place in Sierra Nevada coexist with perfection with nature, being skiing and hiking the most popular.
Lanzarote (Las Palmas)
This island belongs to the Canarian archipelago, located in the province of Las Palmas, it becomes a perfect destination to escape and evade due to its spectacular nature.
Lanzarote has been in constant development in relation to environmental awareness. It has the Timanfaya National Park, considered an area of great geological interest due to the presence of more than 25 volcanos.
Moreover it has the Responsible Tourism Biosphere certificate for considering the preservation and sustainable use of natural resources.
This well-known place by its luxury and sunny values in the southcoast of Spain is the great promise for the future in terms of eco-experiences. It has also an environmental program to promote also this experiences with the oppotunity of belonging to the Costa del Sol. Marbella’s hidden potential its based on the Natural Park of Sierra de las Nieves, a perfect place for the landscape sighting of Costa del Sol. There is also a trend in this city that is making it grow as a non-pollution place to live. Due to its living advantages and its fame around the world as a top destination, there is a focus on getting a better tourism not only by their budget, but also on their lifestyle. People who are looking for relax outwards big cities full of air and noise pollution. There are local agencies such as Vreim that are positioning on a new concept of housing with an environmental sight through consciousness-raising in architecture and construction.
Sustainable tourism is a gift for nature lovers and for those who wish to live different experiences. However, currently, it is a concept that maintains in low demand but with high future potential, so it is necessary to promote their development through public and private collaboration as well as its dissemination to Spanish and international users.