Many people concerned about the well-being of our planet and wanting to participate in preserving it for generations to come. Eco vacations are becoming a leading choice for those planning their next trip. Of course, all experts agree that the best eco vacation is a ‘staycation’. In other words, it’s far better to enjoy your leisure time locally instead of adding to the pollution on the planet by taking a plane to a far-away location.

On the other hand, by traveling abroad, people are better able to appreciate other cultures and learn about the environment. Wishing to travel in a responsible and eco-friendly manner? We’ve looked at what experts have to say and compiled this list of five top eco vacations just for you.

  1. Slovenia

It is consistently found on every list of sustainable and environmentally friendly eco destinations. Slovenia is a  beautiful country, sitting between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, has long been committed to green policies. In its capital city, Ljubljana, Its buses run on natural gas and the trains run on electricity. Its target is to produce zero waste and its pollution levels are extremely low. Most of all it is a hiker’s paradise with some of the most stunning mountain trails in the world. For active, natural loving vacationers, this may be a great destination to consider.

2. Peru


First of all, 60% of Peru’s national territory is natural-growth forest housing three of the largest protected forest reserves in the world. Home to hundreds of indigenous tribes, speaking innumerable languages. It is one of the places where you can access the deepest rainforests for an authentic jungle experience. Interested in learning more about indigenous people in the Amazon territory? Visit their ancient temples while having some amazing experiences in a truly wild environment. Most noteworthy, Peru will be a great fit for you.

3. Costa Rica

It has mountains, jungles and great surfing. In addition it is also one of the most environmentally friendly countries to visit on earth. Hard to believe, but 4% of the world’s wildlife lives in the rain forests of Costa Rica. They have over 50 species of hummingbirds there, not to mention the monkeys, jaguar and sea turtles. Consequently, Costa Rica has become a model nation for its use of renewable energy. It manages to use almost no fossil fuels at all. Looking for a real adventure, tons of wildlife and a little bit of seaside fun? Costa Rica may be just the place for your eco visit.

4. Borneo

This is Asia’s largest island. Borneo has some of the oldest forests in the world. Home to a range of endangered species, Borneo attracts people with a passion for wildlife. The Borneo Orangutan is one of its most famous and charismatic inhabitants. Visitors love visiting them at the Orangutan Sanctuary in the National Park. There are many exciting natural attractions aside from the animals. Also, there are mountains and caves to explore as well as visiting and learning about the native Dayak culture. Finally Borneo is definitely one for those with an adventurous spirit.

5. Bhutan

Bhutan is listed as the most carbon negative country in the world. Located on the continent of Asia, this landlocked country is definitely one of the most eco-friendly places in the world. As a Buddhist country, they have focused heavily on tree planting. Even breaking a world record by planting 50,000 trees in one hour. The government have been working hard on teaching organic farming methods and hydro power is heavily utilized. Furthermore they have even included in their constitution that 60% of the country must be devoted to forests. Bhutan encourages homestay programs for visiting tourists. As a result, They are a wonderful way to get a real feeling of this extraordinary and beautiful country. If you’re interested in learning about local culture and participating in sustainable tourism, Bhutan is the vacation destination for you.