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Ecotourism in Spain | Environmental and Agro Tourism | Eco Friendly Holidays in Spain

Castellón, an emerging sustainable tourism destination

Castellón de la Plana, on the East coast of Spain, is not a major tourism destination. This fact makes it more interesting for those travellers looking for eco holidays in Spain. Castellón has become a place to gain authentic experiences and discover new places in a region full of natural parks and green spots, where small communities preserve a strong sense of tradition and where the cultural heritage is accessible to all. Castellón is an emerging region within the slow travel movement: maybe not as popular as the French Provence or the Italian Tuscany, but it offers an amazing Mediterranean climate, wonderful landscapes and some lovely hosting facilities and activities’ providers that endorse agritourism principles. In Castellón area, visitors will discover charming small hotels, traditional country houses and rural cottages where hosts pamper their guests with the best typical cuisine, local products and a closeness that helps the visitor to involve in the community and the traditions. Local companies organise all kind of activities, with an emphasis on enriching personal experiences and environmental awareness through interpretation and appreciation for nature, local society, and culture. Pure environmental tourism! Some experiences to be enjoyed in the region of Castellón are hiking guided tours in the Penyagolosa Natural Park, walking along a green way over the Mediterranean Sea in Serra d’Irta, wine-tasting in a small local cellar, savouring Km. 0 products and slow-food in a cosy rural restaurant or enjoying yoga holidays in a sustainable country house. Slow travel and agro tourism, both can be possible here in Castellón. Let yourself be inspired by these proposals of eco friendly holidays ...
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Principles of Ecotourism

Ecotourism is linked to conservation and sustainable tourism. In the last years, it is associated to a new travel trend worldwide: the slow travel. Ecotourism is meant to minimize physical, social, behavioural, and psychological impacts on the territory and to build environmental and cultural awareness and respect. It should provide direct financial benefits for conservation and generate financial benefits for both local people and private companies. The eco friendly holidays should also provide memorable interpretative experiences to guests that raise awareness to host country’s political, environmental, and social reality. Those operating in the sustainable tourism sector, design, construct and operate low-impact facilities and services.

Ecotourism

According to the International Ecotourism Society (www.ecotourism.org), ecotourism is now defined as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education". You can enjoy eco friendly holidays in Castellón de la Plana (Spain), a perfect region that combines unspoilt natural areas both in the countryside and in the coastline. Visitors will find a land that provides positive experiences for them and for the hosts. A land where those who implement and participate in the ecotourism activities and lodgings follow the main principles of this way of travel.

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