Travel is slowly starting to open up and these gorgeous ecotourism destinations are here to get you inspired for your future getaways.
Whether or not you're looking to travel on a budget (we're all about wallet-friendly hotel room hacks), the eco experts at SaveOnEnergy found 10 Instagrammable ecotourism destinations that are bound to include something perfect for you.
Rather than sticking to a resort, get out and explore the breathtaking natural wonders of the world with these stunning locations. So grab your vaccine passport and let's get wanderlusting!
10 ecotourism destinations to add to your travel list
1. Boracay, Philippines
Enjoy sipping tropical drinks on the pristine white beaches of Boracay. This is considered the number one destination to visit for its views that are sure to make all your Instagram followers jealous. According to SaveOnEnergy it's also the most used destination hashtag, with over three million people on Instagram using it.
2. Wadi Rum, Jordan
Located in southern Jordan, this protected desert features dramatic sandstone mountains and natural arches that are perfect for stepping up your feed. With over 400,000 hashtags on Instagram, it's definitely a social media favorite—and with views like that, we can see why.
3. Siargao Island, Philippines
Feel like you're on your own private island with a trip to the teardrop-shaped island of Siargao. For the adventure-seeker, this destination provides jaw-dropping tropical surroundings and crystal-clear waters.
4. Suomenlinna, Finland
Step back in time by visiting this 18th-century sea fortress and nature area. With waterside restaurants and a brewery, enjoy picturesque views as you eat a meal by the sea. Later on, you can walk along the various trails that lead you to attractions such as the Submarine Vesikko, a restored 1930s vessel which is is open to travelers to explore. Photo op anyone?
5. Komodo National Park, Indonesia
You won't regret exploring this national park, which is famous for preserving the ancient and rare Komodo dragon. You may even catch sight of one as you take in the gorgeous mountain ranges and Pacific ocean around you.
6. Parque Nacional Galápagos, Ecuador
Nature is at the center of this world-famous ecotourism destination (Charles Darwin is said to have based his natural selection theory on research made during his time on the Ecuadorian islands). Considered the first national park of Ecuador, nature and animal-lovers are sure to find awe-inspiring views and vistas to post on their feed.
7. Bunaken, Indonesia
There's a reason scuba divers are attracted to this island getaway. Featuring breathtaking ocean and mountain scenes, the island of Bunaken also provides beautiful marine life below the surface that divers just can't get enough of.
8. Lost City, Colombia
No resort can offer backdrops like these. Go to the ancient ruins in Colombia's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and pose in front of structures rumored to have been built about 650 years earlier than Machu Picchu. The vacation spot has been photographed so often that more than 96,000 people have used the location hashtag on Instagram.
9. Taman Negara, Malaysia
Drift along the waters of Taman Negara, Malaysia and snap a cute photograph on one of these boat rides or resting along the shores. Whether you're hiking or relaxing on the beach, you're sure to capture some Instagrammable content with which to refresh your profile.
10. Ningaloo Coast, Australia
While Australia may be known for its wildlife, it also features serene sandy beaches along the west coast of the country. Go from spending the day with kangaroos to winding down on a relaxing beach and dipping your toes into the clear waters that surround the coast.
Rylee is a U.S. news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life who primarily covers lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. At times, she also reports on beauty, royals, entertainment, health, and travel. The latest fashion and beauty trends, along with any quirky travel destinations are her favorite topics to write about.
Before coming to woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee originally studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.
When she’s not writing articles, you can find her testing out one of the many restaurants New York City has to offer and planning her next travel destination. Her other hobbies also include hiking, ballet, yoga, and reading practically any book TikTok recommends.
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