Do you know Sello S? Or maybe you have heard of SERNATUR? Sello S is the ecolabel for tourist accommodations operating in Chile, and has been acknowledged and is supported by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). Sello S guarantees that their accommodations meet the criteria for global tourism sustainability in the social, cultural, environmental and economic fields. Sello S is our esteemed ecolabel partner in Chile!
Located in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park is the worlds’ first dome hotel, EcoCamp Patagonia, modelled like the ancient shelters of the region’s Kaweskar people. The Ecocamp Patagonia is an amazing accommodation certified by Sello S. You probably don’t know this yet, but in 2008 the EcoCamp became a Carbon Neutral Company!
EcoCamp Patagonia actively supports the three pillars of sustainability, known as the triple bottom line, and works to ensure a positive outcome for people, planet and profit. They are proud supporter of the Zeitz Foundation who advocate the 4Cs of sustainability – Conservation, Culture, Community and Commerce. The ethos of EcoCamp focuses on supporting these 4Cs and all its activities ensure that EcoCamp is a best practice of sustainable tourism in the wilderness!
They take a lot of measurements to make sure that hardly any paper, tin and plastic ends up in the wilderness. The organic waste goes to the pigs on their neighbouring farm and other waste goes to Punta Arenas for recycling. Do you know why the accommodations are shaped like domes? The low impact design of the dome is designed to conserve natural energy and heat! The domes are built on raised platforms, so the wild animals can pass underneath! This means you can wake up to hearing wild animals graze next to your dome; how cool is that!?
Connect with nature, while still enjoying the modern amenities and delicious meals. At the EcoCamp you can participate in many different activities; from ice trekking to trail running! We would love to stay here, what about you? Book your stay at EcoCamp Patagonia at bookdifferent.com.