How to be a responsible tourist?
- Be sure to turn off lights and not use the fan if it is not necessary when you're in the hostel.
- Reduce your consumption of water in the hostel
- Protect the flora and fauna
- Do not take photographs of species in danger of extinction as this promotes the capture of specimens.
- Use land transport.
- A room of a Hostal may require up to 2,500 liters of water a day. Reduce consumption of this nonrenewable resource.
- Respect the environment. All the places you visit during your trip preserve history, culture, natural values, and businesses. Inform yourself about these subject so that your behavior will not cause damage to them. For example, do not walk without shoes or shirts in the streets of the city.
El Albergue recommends to practice eco-tourism to be happier
- Empathize with the environment. You can put yourself in the situation of people (or animals) to better understand your effects on their presence.
- Learn to adapt to new environments. Traveling is the best learning experience.
- Impact positively on the environment with your presence, favouring fair trade and local enrichment, while minimizing your ecological and cultural footprint.
- Respect local customs in how you dress and behave in public.
- Demonstrates patience and understanding to situations strange or absurd by your standards.
- Recognizes the importance of the dignity of both parties, local and foreign.
- SAVES RESOURCES using less polluting ways and choosing routes reasonable in terms of distances and time.
- Help protect natural ecosystems, respecting the local fauna and flora, and not polluting.
- Educate and teache as well. Especially to children, to which the traveler is not a walking gift.
- Buy only items that do not damage local ecosystems, nor that are prohibited.