The subject may be fashionable, ecotourism remains a committed and responsible travel choice that contributes to the protection of the environment and the well-being of local populations. Due to global warming and its heavy consequences on the planet, everyone has a role to play on a daily basis to take care of this nature which is so dear to us. This also concerns the field of travel and there are countries in the world for which the discovery of natural resources must rhyme with thoughtful behavior. seraviral-ova has selected for you the Top 10 sustainable destinations for responsible holidays.



The State of Oceania is one of the world's most ethical destinations and a must-see for eco-travelers. The archipelago relies on the development of blue tourism. Crystal clear waters and coral reefs are off-limits to fishing. A stay in this earthly paradise is also a great opportunity to observe a multitude of multicolored fish during snorkeling sessions. The forests are just as beautiful and unspoiled, as are the long sandy beaches. You can also stay in small, indigenous-style, eco-friendly hotels.



Forests, lakes, mountains and natural parks constitute its main tourist attractions. Here nature reigns supreme and the country has understood that it has to protect it. Thus, he made the choice of responsible tourism, having a low impact on the environment and helping local actors. Thanks to its large parks, the country protects an impressive concentration of wild animals that can be observed by going on an eco-safari. Other experiences are offered in Tanzania, always with the greatest respect for nature and populations, such as going to meet the Maasai or trekking on the essential Kilimanjaro.

Saint Lucia (Caribbean)


This island paradise, which despite everything remains unknown to the general public (probably not for long!), Offers an intact and rural charm, still preserved. Its particularly rich and fragrant flora, its emerald green mountains and its sublime beaches are the subject of sustained protection and invite you to travel responsibly. The hikes allow you to discover the great riches of the island, by strolling in the tropical forest, along the rivers or by stopping for a refreshing moment at the foot of the waterfalls. Everyone is invited to move around with the greatest respect for the natural elements, and simply to marvel at the breathtaking panoramas, before diving into the turquoise waters.



The world's first nation in terms of the use of renewable energy, the Island of Ice and Fire is frequently recognized for its "sustainable" and "ethical" approach to tourism. Icelanders are imbued with a strong ecological conscience. During a trip to this northern island, we discover nature in its purest form, and the great beauty of the landscapes can only invite the deepest respect. Upon entering the territory, travelers are invited to commit to sustainable tourism. A nature-friendly behavior which must be shown during the various possible activities such as navigation in the middle of glaciers, visiting the depths of a volcano or even swimming in a hot spring.



Nicknamed the "Switzerland of Africa", the Democratic Republic of Botswana encourages and supports environmental policies, thus aiming for ecotourism that respects its incredible fauna and local populations. It is not for nothing that the country hosted in 2016 the tenth Conference on Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism (ESTC). The incredible landscapes of the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and the presence of numerous wild animals are all reasons for Botswana to encourage travelers to adopt responsible behavior during their expeditions and to promote construction. of lodges according to very strict standards.



Authentic and unspoiled destination, the island of Madagascar offers an astonishing diversity of landscapes, a fabulous living sanctuary (5% of animal species on the planet) and infrastructures adapted to responsible tourism. The island thus offers the possibility of staying in hotels offered by the locals or directly with the inhabitants of the villages. Many circuits also offer to cross the island and the reserves protected by Madagascar National Parks. The price of the tickets partly finances the preservation of the premises. The purchase of crafts and local products is also a great way to support the inhabitants, while indulging in the best that Madagascar has to offer.


Spared by mass tourism, Slovenia offers protected nature and is increasingly opening up to sustainable practices, notably with the creation of eco-labels. The Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, was elected Green Capital of Europe in 2016; a city which has distinguished itself in particular by its policy of sustainable mobility and improvement of air quality. In a country where 60% of the territory is occupied by forests and where 800 animal species coexist, biodiversity is doing wonderfully. In terms of accommodation, establishments receive the Slovenia Green label from the government when they meet standards that are beneficial for the environment. For all those looking to do ecotourism in Central Europe, Slovenia is undoubtedly a territory to favor.



Between eastern and western Europe, still little known to French tourists, this small Baltic country is home to many natural treasures. For example, you can hike in the Curonian Spit: the largest wandering dunes in Europe, a breathtaking virgin and unspoiled environment. Whether you decide to reach the shores of a crystalline lake, a marsh full of mystery or even centuries-old forests, there are a thousand ways to realize that in Lithuania, man lives in harmony with nature. . Although not very extensive, the Lithuanian coastline is also worth a detour. The natural space protected at the level of the Curonian peninsula reveals sand dunes which shelter several rare birds and plants.

Costa Rica


A famous ecotourism destination, Costa Rica is a hotbed of biodiversity, a true paradise for nature lovers. The country has adopted a tourism sustainability certification label to classify businesses according to their consumption of natural resources. Nature-loving travelers enjoy exploring the rainforest as well as its coastlines and pristine beaches that overlook the Pacific on one hand and the Caribbean on the other. The discovery of national parks can be done after spending the night in ecological accommodation. In Costa Rica, ecotourism is a political choice, making the country a world reference in the field.

New Zealand


The New Zealand nation relies heavily on green tourism: many examples of sustainable development are flourishing across the country. The challenge for the Kiwis is to preserve their grandiose landscapes, their exceptional biodiversity and their Maori culture. Even though the country is on the other side of the world, it has become a flagship destination for nature lovers and ecotourism enthusiasts. How not to fall in love with the beauty of the volcanoes of Tongariro National Park and the Tasman Glacier which covers 40% of the area of ​​Mount Cook National Park? Responsible camping and trekking, on the other hand, is the delight for those who enjoy spending time by the lakes and rivers in Nelson Lakes National Park.