If you want to get away from the stress of day-to-day life, pack your bag and head to some secluded eco-friendly beaches around the world where flora, fauna and adventures thrive.
According to CNN, Whitehaven Beach on the Whitsunday Islands in Australia has been given many awards, including Cleanest Beach in Queensland. The 4.3-mile stretch offers white sand and sparkling water. In order to access the area, visitors must register with a tour guide and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
Costa Ricas Playa Matapalo on the Osa Peninsula offers the perfect balance of a dense forest and pristine beach. The Osa Peninsula is known as the lungs of the earth, as a tribute to the fact that half of the 500,000 species of flora and fauna in the country can be found here. The area is popular with surfers and leads into the Portalon National wildlife Refuge, where you can visit the turtle protection project.
While Thailand is a very popular vacationdestination, escape from the large groups of tourists and venture out to the Trang Provinces Koh Libong Island. The province is well known for its commitment to sustainability and ecotourism. Koh Libong, a protected island that doesnt get many tourists, lets wildlife thrive on the golden sandy beaches that surround the island.
The best way to visit any of these eco-friendly beaches is with a small group, in order to make the least amount of negative impact on the ecosystems.
Best eco-friendly beaches around the world
Posted on Monday, July 19th, 2010