Kuyimá and Ecotourism
In Kuyimá, we are proud to practice ecotourism in
as beautiful and unique a place as the San Ignacio area. In
line with the objectives of ecotourism, our main concern is
not making profits but conserving the environment and helping
build sustainable development in our community.
As such, our work does not consist solely in attracting tourists
to our region, but in teaching people from all parts of the
world about the importance of our natural surroundings and
how to better care for them. In addition, our cabins and camping
areas offer rustic (yet comfortable) lodging built with regional
materials, and we heat water with a simple solar technique
to further our conservation efforts.
Likewise, Kuyimá's Eco-Lodge and
camping facilities in San Ignacio Lagoon have been
certified as low environmental impact accommodation.
- After a careful assessment process,
from 2007 Kuyimá's whale watching and cave painting
tours have been granted environmental certification by Green Globe 21.
We work as members of the community teaching kids, participating
in local cooperatives, and organizing educational events.
We encourage you to learn more about what
ecotourism is and the work that we do in our
community. We also have a list of articles
about our efforts should you want to read more.
Thanks for your interest and concern in preserving the environment!