Posted by: ecodestination | July 23, 2008

Tourism & cooperation through Puerta Verde

Finally, something is going right in the Yucatan! This just in from Cancun:

Cancun has taken another step forward in its commitment to sustainable tourism and offers since June a community network, appropriately called Puerta Verde (Green Door), which will allow visitors to travel with Asociacion Civil Kanche along a route of sea and jungle operated by 14 co-ops comprised of seven Maya communities from the municipality of Lazaro Cardenas. Twenty-three activities are offered, allowing a wide range of combinations: from one-day trips to a complete itinerary of four days and three nights. When visitors travel to Puerta Verde with Kanche, the co-ops are paid directly for their services and a percentage of the earnings are reinvested in projects to improve the natural and cultural wealth of the area.

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