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Appropriate technology on Adventure Island

The  Slickrock water sports resort at Long Caye, Belize  is an impressive example of appropriate technology in action! The island is 35 miles off shore, outside the barrier reef. People live simply here, but they have quite an array of comforts. Each cabana has a solar-powered light. The cabanas are oriented toward the trade winds for natural cooling breezes — no  AC here! — and no

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Belize leading move toward sustainable tourism

As tropical resorts go, our Adventure Island on Long Caye occupies a rather unique niche in the travel industry because it is so remote, unpopulated and has been developed in such a low-impact, eco-friendly way. But it turns out we’re not alone — the Belize tourism industry as a whole is at the leading edge of what is now being called the move toward a more “sustainable tourism.&

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The epitome of ecotourism

The other day someone at the office mentioned the term “ecotourism” and a debate ensued as to what exactly that term means now-a-days. So I decided to look it up on Wikipedia and was surprised to find that the description fit Adventure Island to a “T”. Ecotourism is responsible travel to fragile, pristine, and usually protected areas that strive to be low impact and (often

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