ECO-FRIENDLY TOURISM

Eco-friendly tourism at the Maya Mountain Lodge in San Ignacio, Belize strives to provide a model for the community. We focus on how people and communities can live in balance ecologically with the vibrant rain-forest that surrounds us. The principles of permaculture are our guideline as we strive for a sustainable relationship with our planet.

 

Please consider some of the efforts we are and have made towards this model:

ECO-FRIENDLY CONSERVATION EFFORTS:
-Biodegradable packaging for take-out & paper cups
-Zero use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers
-Over 70% of the grounds is preserved rainforest habitat with walking trails
-Our deluxe cottages are made with traditional thatch roofing bay leaf palm natural building
-Regenerative farming style and organic garden practices

 

SOCIAL AWARENESS DEMONSTRATES ECOTOURISM IN ACTION:
-We cater to a wide variety of dietary needs (Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, ect.)
-Belizean youth program teaching kids about gardens, tasting local teas, medicines and home remedies.
-All tour guides are trained with ecological and sustainability principals
-Teaching healthy eating, nutrition & wellness programs with local health departments and organizations

 

BELIZEAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION NIGHTS:
We help preserve culture by celebrating the natural diversity of Belize, hosting regular cultural activities:

-Come celebrate Garifuna drumming and dancing
-Explore the vast reaches of the ancient Mayan empire's temples, cave systems, and learn to make stone-ground chocolate
-Taste the Mestizo culture with Fiesta De Maize
-We also feature Lebanese and Asian cuisine with Kebab's and Pad Thai

 

GUEST EDUCATION ABOUT ECOTOURISM AND CONSERVATION:
-All Belizean tour guides are trained with eco-friendly ecological and sustainability principals
-Educational walks discovering medicinal plants class Monday mornings
-Local plant identification signs for flora and fauna throughout the property and gardens

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