Ecotourism, an interesting way to visit Balearic islands
Ecotourism is responsable travel to fragile, pristine, and usually protected areas that strive to be low impact and (often) small scale (as an alternative to mass tourism). Its purpose is to educate the traveler; provide funds for ecological conservation; directly benefit the economic development and political empowerment of local communities; and foster respect for different cultures and for human rights.
Ecotourism is a form of tourism that involves visiting natural areas -- in the remote wilderness or urban environments. According to the definition and principles of ecotourism established by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) in 1990, ecotourism is "Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people."
One movement related with Ecoturism is “Slow Food” that promotes the spread of a new philosophy that combines pleasure and knowledge through gastronomy local traditions with products and farming methods.
Also activities related with nature as trekking, Bicycle touring or bird watching are part of ecoturism.
Make ecoturism is a reality in Balearic Islands and a great alternative to the classical sun and beach tourism. Trekking in Serra de Tramuntana in Majorca, bicycle touring in Minorca, make natural therapies in Ibiza or visit salt evaporation ponds in Formentera they are only a few examples of ecoturism you can do in Balearic Islands.
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