Support a local foundation working for a social cause.
Better understand some social and / or environmental issues of the visited destination, with the possibility to act for those who wish.
Support a local foundation working for an environmental cause.
In the case of Finca Exotica Ecolodge, in Costa Rica, the sea turtles conservation Cotorco program is supported through :
The hostel El Viajero Cali (Colombia) also supports a local association, in its case it’s “Circus for all.” Students of the association are doing shows at the hostel several times a week, and the hostel pays the foundation for this. This is a great opportunity for students who can practice in front of a real audience and even make international friends staying after the show to talk with hostel’s guests. It is also proposed to travelers to volunteer in the foundation.
Another example is Favela Experience in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). All profits that can be generated by the hostel are donated to a local NGO which offer sports and cultural activities for people of the community (favela Vidigal).
Do you know www.visit.org? This is a website that references tourist activities offered by NGOs around the world!
|Name||Type of facility||Environment||Country||Swap?|
|Favela Experience - Vidigal||Activities, Community based tourism, Funds and other organisations, Hostels, Hotels & guest houses||urbain, zone-chaude||Brazil||Yes|
|Creation of an educative center or a school||Heritage and Biodiversity, Local Development, Social Responsibility|
|Birdwatching tours||Heritage and Biodiversity, Travellers Awareness|
|Feeding birds||Heritage and Biodiversity, Travellers Awareness|
|Supporting Scientific Research||Heritage and Biodiversity, Travellers Awareness|
|Educational garden||Heritage and Biodiversity|