Ecotourism Philippines is a brand carried by communities engaged in mirco-enterprises that provide an economic incentive for the conservation of natural and cultural heritage. These communities were given assistance by Blue Water Consultancy and are implementing principles of wealth generation, creating both passive and active income for the community members.
The goal of Ecotourism Philippines is to expand the network of communities whose marginalised sector are actively engaged in the provision of service to visitors, allowing them to be stewards of their heritage while working towards financial stability and well-being. Purchase of any of the ecotourism products will provide you with a life-changing experience and an opportunity to contribute to community development and heritage conservation.
Not all areas indicated in this web site are ready to accept visitors. Some are still in their journey towards empowerment and capacity-building. We have included them just the same, in case there are some of you who wish to provide support. The places that are ready are found under the tab Ecotourism Products. Browse through the information provided here and expand your appreciation of the Philippine rural country-side where the most outstanding cultural and natural assets are found, but where the most financially challenged stakeholders also reside. Ecotourism Philippines visualises a nation where the true concept of inclusive growth is being implemented through enterprise development, especially to those who may not have the financial capital and education to venture on their own. Ecotourism Philippines believes in the power of social enterprise and supports communities that wish to blaze the trail towards financial inclusion and well-being.
NEWS FLASH: Learn about the newest Ecotourism Philippines product. For the first time, the Ivatan community in Batanes agreed to allow visitors to witness 2 rituals - the Diura Fishing ceremony and the Chavayan bayanihan to change the roof of an Ivatan house. Be part of these unique rituals and contribute to the conservation of the Ivatan heritage. Only 16 participants per batch will be allowed to sign up. Contact Iona Lacson-Dy at email@example.com or at 09175599221 for more information and to secure your slot.