The imminent reopening of Boracay Island following its temporary closure in April 2018 highlights the importance of greater sustainable and environmentally conscious travel.
Aside from ensuring travelers leave no waste behind, travelers can also help take care of the environment by choosing eco-friendly accommodation. Planning a local trip anytime soon? Whether you are heading to Boracay or further afield, Agoda, one of the fast-growing online travel agents (OTAs) shares these five options for a sustainable travel experience.
Live sustainably at Eco Hotel Boracay
Strategically located five minutes away from the island’s world-famous white sand beaches, Eco Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers looking to visit Boracay when it reopens in October. What’s cool about the hotel is that it’s literally all about sustainability from the ground up, having been built using refurbished wood. But it doesn’t stop there, Eco Hotel Boracay consistently implements environmental initiatives such as a recycling program, the use of low energy generators and highly efficient cooling systems.
Reuse and Recycle at Amorita Resort in Bohol
Located in Panglao Island, Bohol, Amorita Resort is a cozy beachside property that commits to reusing and recycling with its on-resort water waste treatment facility to recycle water to take care of its gardens. What’s more, aside from each room having a bamboo music amplifier, reusable glass bottles are also provided to guests in place of plastic.
Become an eco-warrior diver at Evolution Resort in Cebu
Evolution Resort aims to produce quality divers that are also stewards of the environment. Located in Malapascua Island, Cebu’s prime diving spot, the resort considers training and sustainable living as ways to preserve the island’s rich biodiversity.
Evolution is also a member of Green Finn, an organization that works towards environmentally responsible diving and snorkeling. They’ve also partnered with other dive centers in the island to form the Malapascua Protection Fund.
See renewable energy in action at Davao’s Home Crest Residences
Designed to make you feel at home in the country’s Durian capital, Home Crest Residences offers competitively-priced rooms maintained through environment friendly practices. With its “Live the Green Dream” advocacy, the facility uses solar heaters to conserve power and maximize renewable energy. Home Crest Residences is also a member of Zero Carbon Resorts, a project that aims to reduce carbon footprint through the use of renewable energy.
Replant with Indigenous communities at Circle Hostel, Zambales
Specifically catering to tourists who want to do more than just visit a place, Circle Hostel in Zambales promotes green initiatives such as the Tribes and Treks experience, which allows guests to visit Aeta communities and help them in replanting crops on their ancestral land so they can continue to harvest food from it.