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Discover an underground world at Rio Secreto

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

 Rio Secreto underground caves

Some eco-tours will take you on an exploration of what exists in the rainforest–the beauty in the landscape, in the trees, or on the water–but what about under the Earth? The Rio Secreto in the Yucatan Peninsula holds some spectacular secrets. But in order to uncover those secrets you have to follow the winding river where it flows.

Your reward is spectacular caves decorated with stalagtites, stalagmites, helictites, dropstones, flowstones and columns. Part of the Riviera Maya, the underground river is the longest and most spectacular of the region. Admire these stunning geological structures that surround you as you dive in numerous pools of crystal clear water. These crystalline pools provide more than 400 feet of straight line visibility. Sunlight streams in through several entrances creating a truly magical effect.

Rio Secreto is a unique place in the world and one that isn’t explored often. That is because until recently the cavern systems in the Riviera Maya where the Rio Secreto runs have been flooded and accessible only to a few specialized cave divers. These days anyone can explore these special geological characteristics that are unique to the Yucatan Peninsula.

 Rio Secreto

The Riviera Maya stretches along the coastline of the Carribbean Sea of the Yucatan Peninsula for 72 miles. Located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo the Riviera Maya begins south of the Cancun International Airport and ends at Punta Allen, a small fishing village within the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.

 Learn what secrets you’ll uncover by visiting Travel Services of Akumal .

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Stay green when visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park by lodging at the Volcano Guest House

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The Hawaiian Islands are one of those places that tend to generate visions of something along the lines of a tropical paradise. Typical day dreams of Hawaii include beautiful beaches lined with coconut palms where surfers ride massive, tubular waves on a blue ocean under a hot sun, waterfalls that rush through luxuriant jungle vegetation, and soothing Hawaiian music with the whispering sea as a backdrop.

Hawaii does showcase such appealing images but eco-travelers planning a visit to the islands should also be aware of the incredibly fragile and endangered nature of Hawaiian ecosystems. As is common with island flora and fauna that are left to evolve into strange and amazing forms all on their own, the plants and animals of Hawaii are easily outcompeted by introduced species. To help native Hawaiian species as much as possible, it’s especially important to go green when visiting Hawaii.

One of the greener choices for accommodation near the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is at the Volcano Guest House. A cozy little hotel where the owners live on the premise, this bed and breakfast-like place was partly constructed with recycled wood and has a number of green features.

Guests will be happy to know that the sun is heating their hot water showers and was used to dry their bedding, rain water is captured by the hotel buildings and then made drinkable through filtration and treatment with UV rays, and recycling is a basic component of the business.

The owners enjoy educating guests and visitors about the sustainable practices at their hotel for the present as well as the future. One of these projects involves gardens with native plants to investigate restoration of surrounding rain forests.

Its location is also perfect for experiencing the unique habitats of Hawaii in being found just outside of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The high elevation forests of this park can be visited to see a number of endangered bird and plant species, some of which can also be found in the six acres of native habitat that grows on the grounds of the hotel. There are many economical Hawaii flights available and carbon offsets can be purchased.

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