From major hospitality collections to one-off treasures, these gorgeous properties around the world are changing the experience of eco-friendly travel.
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Belcampo Lodge, Belize
Perched above 12,000 acres of rainforest, the 17-suite Belcampo Lodge is a paradise for gourmands. Roughly 80 percent of the cuisine is produced onsite from Belcampo’s own 3,000-acre sustainable farm, which guests can explore at their leisure, stopping to discuss invasive herbs with the resident forager or visit the livestock. In an effort to help develop Southern Belize’s crop market and foster the area’s sustainability, Belcampo employs local sugar cane, cacao, and coffee farmers, guaranteeing fair wages and ethical treatment. But there’s plenty to do here besides eat. The area offers excellent opportunities for bird watching, fly-fishing, mountain biking, and cultural experiences, as well as diving and snorkeling along the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest in the world. Rooms, from $445; 135 Laughing Falcon Reserve; 501-722-0050; belcampobz.com.