04/22/2013 02:50 pm ET | Updated Apr 22, 2013

5 Stunning Ecotourism Destinations In Latin America (PHOTOS)

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¡Feliz Día Internacional de la Madre Tierra! Happy Earth Day!

If there’s one special way to appreciate Mother Earth it’s by exploring it. Which is why the tourism industry has begun to tap into the multitasking business of supporting environmental sustainability while offering tourists breathtaking adventures at the world’s most pristine destinations. As the popularity of Ecotourism grows the hope is that so will environmental awareness and conservation.

In celebration of this and the very Earth on which humanity thrives we’ve gathered 5 stunning Latin American destinations whose Ecotourism offers visitors a view at some of the region’s natural beauty.

5 Stunning Latin American Destinations For Ecotourism