10 Eco-Friendly Hotels and Resorts

Sustainable practices and green initiatives set these ecotourist resorts apart.

By Seleena Kate Male
March 16, 2012

Abundant in natural resources and considered one of the biologically richest countries in the world, it's easy to see why the Philippines is a hub for ecotourism. Diving, snorkeling, hiking, and mountaineering are only a few ways tourists can enjoy the beauty of the different islands. To preserve this richness and biodiversity, a number of hotels and resorts around the country are taking steps to further environmental sustainability and responsible tourism in their respective locales.

There are a number of reasons a hotel or resort can be considered eco-friendly. Some of these include whether they were built using sustainable materials and/or techniques, the use of alternative sources of energy, the prudent use of resources, the implementation of environmentally-friendly practices, and the creation of environmental programs to educate staff and guests.

With global interest focusing on ecotourism, the number of eco-friendly hotels and resorts in the Philippines is slowly growing. From the pristine beaches of Palawan, to the lush landscapes of Davao, tourists looking to bask in the natural beauty of the Philippines with minimal environmental impact have a number of options to consider.