Renewing body and spirit at an eco retreat can be a life-changing experience, one that helps you create a sense of balance within yourself and within your relationship to nature.
(The term eco retreat describes spas and retreat centers that offer nature-based vacations along with environmental education.)
Most spas and retreat centers offer outdoor activities, and many provide nature classes—but an eco retreat should do more than offer guests a natural experience, spa industry experts say. What happens behind the scenes, in terms of healthy environmental practices, is just as important.
Another thing they agree on: Resorts and spas are operating at varying levels of commitment to the environment; so several factors may affect how you choose your next getaway.