If the term 'eco lodge' fills your mind with images of thatched roofs, swaying palm trees and pristine swimming holes - you are not far from the truth! However, a true eco lodge offers much more than just the chance to be in nature. They are places where your stay actively supports efforts to conserve wild places and improve the lives of people in local communities. It's about doing some good, while you explore amazing natural wonders and connect with new cultures.
Unfortunately, lots of lodges these days claim to be eco lodges or 'green' without actually doing much to live up these values. There are so many false claims out there that it can be difficult to find an option that matches your appetite for adventure and your desire to live your values. And do it without spending dozens of hours in tedious research.
At Lokal, we hope to be part of the solution! We carefully choose every experience on our site and only feature lodges and adventures that are managed by community cooperatives, family businesses and local operators that are committed to truly sustainable travel. Check them out for yourself!