5 Coolest Eco-Hotels In South America To Escape The Winter Cold
Photo Credit: Credit: Maria Orlova

Photo Credit: Credit: Maria Orlova

5 Coolest Eco-Hotels In South America To Escape The Winter Cold

living abroad , Argentina , Chile , Ecuador , Peru , solo travel
Amara Amaryah
Amara Amaryah Dec 28, 2022

As the winter cold settles in, a getaway to retreat in some of the best eco-hotels in South America sounds like a dream. There are very few things that a summer vacation in the dead of winter can’t cure. Even better when the vacation is centered around caring for the environment. South America’s lush pastures are more than picturesque, they’re now center-stage for some of the world’s most booked eco-lodges.

In this Travel Noire article, we highlight some of the coolest and most sustainable eco-hotels in South America. These are hotels to bring you well-deserved rest in the most eco-conscious way possible.

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Mashpi Lodge - Mashpi, Ecuador

 

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Blending perfectly into the jungle, this is an ecolodge worth all of the hype. Ecuador is a top destination for eco-tourism and Mashpi Lodge certainly has a lot to do with this. The hotel and its stunning contemporary design has been praised for using the latest techniques in sustainable construction. With modern glass walls, 500 species of birds in the jungle, and opportunities to hike in it, the hotel is in the perfect location to appreciate Ecuador’s biodiversity. Find booking information here

Titilaka, Peru

 

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Titilaka’s commitment is focused on supporting sustainable economic development of villages surrounding the ecolodge. It is a favorite eco-hotel option in Peru for this reason. Not only does the hotel offer well-paid jobs that complement the traditional agricultural lifestyle, but three quarters of the staff come from local communities. The hotel also sources ingredients locally, from food crops to Andean textiles. Aside from being a stunning place to lay your head while traveling Peru, the hotel has qualified for the CALTUR government certification every year. Booking information here. 

Awasi Iguazú, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina

 

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This hotel eliminates one-use plastics, provides guests with reusable water bottles and (no exaggeration) looks like the definition of peace. This luxury eco-lodge is located on the Argentinian side of Iguazú Falls which forms a natural boundary between Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. The lodge understands luxury as well as it does environmental friendliness. Each of the villas at the lodge have an assigned private guide and a vehicle. Booking information here

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Peru

 

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Dubbed as the world’s most ‘unexpected 5 star hotel’, Inkaterra is an unimaginable destination. Preserving the environment, native cultures and developing sustainable tourism in Peru, Inkaterra is a top choice for cool eco-hotels in South America. With several sustainable targets outlined in their policy on the website, it is clear that the lodge has fully defined intentions to  respect cultural, social and environmental values. The stripped back though high-quality nature of the hotel makes this eco-lodge an irresistible stop in Peru. Booking information here.

Explora Patagonia, Chile

 

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Top of most traveler’s lists in South America lies Patagonia. Thankfully, there is an impressive eco-lodge for travelers to fall in love with and support. Explore Patagonia is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. It allows you to explore Patagonia’s most stunning glaciers, granite spires, shimmering lakes and unforgettable fauna. The hotel is founded upon sustainability and conservancy which is seen in the program created on the grounds. Perhaps most impressively, Explora encourages travelers to get to know the natural land, in its wildest most undisturbed form, helping bring tourists into the reality of being a good guest when visiting new pastures, learning about them and how to proactively protect them. Booking information here.

Sustainable travel never looked so stylish. This is our list of top 5 coolest eco-lodges when visiting South America, and we know this is just a fraction of the growing sustainable travel industry that is unraveling. Where will you visit first? 

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