Green Globe member, the Chepu Adventures Eco Lodge, located at Chepu, Chiloe Island, Insular Patagonia, in the south of Chile, was named one of the Top 10 Eco-Stays for 2014. Editors and travel experts at Lonely Planet have curated a list of outstanding eco-friendly hotels and resorts around the world, and hand-picked 10 of the best green stays.
Chepu Adventures is an award-winning site of innovation in sustainable living and tourism, featuring alternative energy and low-impact activities. Eco Lodge owners Amory Uslar and Fernando Claude have designed everything at this eco-fierce property with the end goal of complete self-sufficiency, from infrared solar showers to wind-generated electricity to wood-alternative fiber construction.
“Sustainability to us is not only our way of life – it is our passion!” said Amory Uslar, Owner of Chepu Adventures Eco Lodge. “We do have to take good care of nature, as it is our main supplier. For my husband and I, this is our life project to accomplish 100% sustainable living – to live in perfect harmony with our environment.”
Visitors can monitor their own water consumption via a computer-fed feedback on the amount of water they are using. If customers keep “within their eco limit” they get a choice of either planting a tree in Patagonia, or receive a discount on their hotel bill.
In line with their green philosophy, Chepu Adventures invites guests to respect the limits of the resources available. The Eco Lodge exists to share, protect, and preserve the pristine beauty of its natural surroundings, while promoting local community involvement and culture. Local art and handicrafts, based on the area’s history, are exhibited on a regular basis at the Eco Lodge.
Other inspiring Eco Stays 2014 include Lapa Rios, Peninsula de Osa, in Costa Rica, Bulungula Backpackers in South Africa, Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Aguas Calientes, Peru, Maison Anglaise, Taroudant, in Morocco, Earthship Rentals, Taos, New Mexico, USA, Dana Guest House in Jordan, Nuli Sapi in Papua New Guinea, Baikaler Eco-Hostel, Listvyanka, in Russia, and Chole Mjini, Chole Island, Mafia Archipeleago, in Tanzania.
About Chepu Adventures Eco Lodge
Chepu Adventures Eco Lodge is located at Chepu, Chiloe Island, at the southern tip of Chile. It is a three-hour flight from Santiago to Chiloe, bus, taxi and ferry service is available to get to the island. The property features 4 cabanas and 2 shared dormis, all with a great view over Chepu River Valley and River Puntra, completely surrounded by nature. Guests can enjoy home cuisine with local products and organic vegetables grown by neighboring farmers. Self-guided adventure tours, such as ‘kayak at dawn’ or ‘kayak during the day’, discovering surprising scenery, are available. The eco systems at Chepu are formed by rivers, wetland, forest and the Pacific Ocean coast, providing a wide biodiversity, and a wide variety of birds – a paradise for bird watching! Chepu has been defined as a reliable spot for southern river otters, the world’s rarest otters. Chepu Adventures offers a unique experience, in a stunning setting, for those looking for Eco Travel in Chiloe.
Amory Uslar & Fernando Claude
Chepu Adventures Eco Lodge
Camino a Chepu, km 13.2
Phone: 569 9379 2481/569 9227 4517 (from outside Chile)
9379 2481/9227 4517 (from inside Chile)
About Green Globe Certification
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