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Essential Guide to Andalucia

By nomat, 04/01/2015 - 14:07

Andalucia sits at the bottom of Spain and has attracted eco conscious travellers since hippies were heading to Morocco back in the 60s. The brilliant climate and low cost of living make it the perfect place to do some low-impact travel. Whats more the attractions listed below sit along a modern train route meaning you can ditch the rental car and enjoy some green travel. Orgiva and Las Alpajurras are a hotspot of eco-friendly living if you’re looking for a greener place to grow set down some roots.

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Yasuni National Park - Ecuador

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.

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The Hoge Veluwe National Park

Any green traveller planning a visit to the Netherlands to enjoy it national parks won't be disappointed. The country has a virtual plethora to choose from which is not surprising for a country that has a reputation for being so beautifulWhilst it is permitted to drive around certain areas of the park cycling would probably be far more appealing to the environmentally conscious eco-tourist. What is more, there is no need to take a bicycle along.

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The Northeast Greenland National Park

To try and understand just how big the Northeast Greenland National Park is it is considerably bigger than many countries. At nearly one million square kilometres this is one national park that visitors will have to plan a visit to before heading there.

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Ballycroy National Park Republic of Ireland

Ballycroy National Park is Ireland's sixth National Park and was established in November 1998. Situated in northwest Mayo on the Western seaboard, it is comprised of 11,00 hectares of unspoilt wilderness - mountain ranges, Atlantic blanket bog, and marshes. Green travellers who are looking for a hiking adventure will find acres and acres of open country to explore.

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Pirin National park - Bulgaria

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.

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Nikko National Park

Just 125km from Tokyo you come across one of Japan's most beautiful natural experiences, Nikko National Park. Towering forests, cascading waterfalls, peaceful plateaus and serene lakes are surrounded by ancient bridges, temples and shrines, combining the unparalleled beauties of nature with some of the most pristine and decorative ornaments Japanese heritage. It as an absolute must for any green traveller looking for scenery and quietude.

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Korup national park - Cameroon

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.

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The Bavarian Forest National Park - Germany

There can be few more beautiful sights in Europe than the Bavarian forest. Tens of thousands of beautiful trees stretching out in to the wilderness as far as the eye can see in all directions.

The green traveller won't have any trouble finding suitable accommodation during a trip to the Bavarian Forest. There are plenty of eco-friendly options ranging from camp sites to apartments where you can enjoy a break.

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Ulu Temburong National Park

For eco tourists who enjoy a touch of adventure when they go travelling the Ulu Temburong National Park in Brunei is just the thing. Located in the Temburong district of Brunei the park covers an area of over 500 square kilometres and is only accessible by boat.

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