Location: Ahuachapán, El Salvador
In a 19th century townhouse in Ahuachapán, El Salvador, one can find the Hotel La Casa de Mamapán. It is part of the national heritage of El Salvador and is one of the many emerging small-scale ecolodges in South America. Only an hour away from San Salvador, this ecolodge has recently joined a scheme set up by EplerWood International which, among other things, aims to link ecolodges with tour operators.
La Casa de Mamapán is well positioned in a sustainable tourism value chain. The owners use organic food and home-grown ingredients to serve their customers, and they organize fairs that showcase the talent of local artists. In 2005, despite being showered by volcanic ash and shaken by an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, La Casa de Mamapán has been restored. Not only have the owners shown resilience, but they also continue to serve their community. Seminars, workshops, and neighborhood cleanups are regularly organized to raise awareness of the environment.
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Environmental Impact: Avoided deforestation and reduced waste
Measurement: Eco Experiencias El Salvador
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