>> Monday, January 11, 2010
In an article on Earth911.com, Lori Brown lists Sian Ka'an among the top eco-destinations:
If your trip to visit the extended family didn’t qualify as a “vacation,” we’ve got the solution to the post-holiday-deflated-and-jaded feeling.
Whether you’re escaping the 9 to 5 grind or the stifling snowstorms that keep you locked inside, these destinations are sure to perk up your mood and kick off the New Year in ultimate eco-style. . . .
Centro Ecologico Sian Ka’an, Mexico - This small lodge located near the Mayan ruins of Tulum in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Sit and is truly an industry leader for its environmental initiatives.
Operating completely on solar and wind energy, the non-governmental organization center has developed a wetland waste treatment system to recycle greywater and treat blackwater and use a rainwater collection system for all non-drinking water needs.
The modestly priced cabins are perfect for the eco-minded traveler looking for an environmental education experience without all the unnecessary bells and whistles.