Railay Beach is located on the shores of picturesque Railay peninsula swept by the warm waters of the Andaman Sea in Thailand. Although it is connected to the mainland, the beaches may only be reached by boat. The peninsula is thriving with lush, tropical jungles and national parks home to unique indigenous fauna and flora, and stunning limestone cliffs which tower over the clear waters and white beaches.
Now a world UNESCO heritage site, the Pirin national park sits in the Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria. Covering around 270 square kilometres the Pirin national park is adorned with around 80 glacial lakes and forests that tower nearly 3000 meters high into the mountains.
Any eco tourists considering a visit should do so sooner rather than later. Despite the parks protected status, there are still ongoing threat to the countryside and there is no guarantee that the area will retain its astounding beauty forever.
Made up of series of sharp jagged mountain peaks, the Alps are arguably one of the most spectacular mountain ranges on Earth. About 1,200 kilometers long, they are spread across no less than eight European countries—France, Monaco, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein and Slovenia. A region of rugged snowcapped mountains and lush green valleys dotted with cows and lakes, the Alps are a spectacular place to explore on foot.
Any eco tourist planning a trip to Cameroon will not be disappointed with the wonderful array of flora and fauna that can be found. Cameroon is a beautiful country with many national parks worth visiting, however, today we are going to concentrate on Korup.
At over 120,000 square kilometres the Korup national park is regarded as one of the most stunning tropical forests in the world. Nature lovers will be astonished by the virtual plethora of amazing wildlife that calls Korup home.
The French Alps are a relatively young mountain range, and therefore offer some of the most breathtaking vistas - sheer, angular snow-capped peaks, with secluded valleys nestled between them. As a holiday destination, the Alps are most often associated with ski-resorts and over-priced chalets. Increasingly people are now flocking to the French Alps during the summer months thanks to numerous eco-lodges which have sprung up in the region over the last few years.
Towards the north east of Ecuador sits the Yasuni National Park. At nearly 10,000 square kilometres the park is renowned for being one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet. Any eco tourist with a love for fauna and flora will not be disappointed as Yasuni has an abundance of both to be enjoyed. It is said that almost half of all mammal species that live in the amazon make their home at Yasuni National Park.
The Dominican Republic has been blessed with numerous national parks, area of outstanding beauty and protected areas. As such it can be a little confusing knowing which area to visit when planning a vacation to the country.
Located in the beautiful mountains of Cordirella sits Jarabacoa, one of the most idyllic spots in the country and the birth place of Dominican Republic eco-tourism.
On the north coast of Spain lies the Ordesa National Park, the jewel in the crown of the Pyrenees and haven for any eco traveller looking for an idyllic destination to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The area itself has been a national park for almost a century but it wasn't until 1997 that it was upgraded to a UNESCO world heritage site in the interests of conservation.