vacationing can be difficult for an EcoGeek. It's best to find
something sustainable and close to nature...but only if there's high
speed internet. If you really want to get back to nature, without
losing touch, check out The Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
It is only a few miles from Belize City and it is located in Central
Belize. Monkey Bay is a very unique campground located within
1,070 acres of tropical forest, riverine and savanna habitats.
It also Borders the Sibun River which flows from the Maya Mountains
to the Caribbean Sea.
The majority of the drinking and bathing water in the
campground is supplied by rainwater. The showers are heated by passive
solar heating; they are simply stored in large black barrels and
gravity feed down to the shower stall. Another extremely interesting
part of the Monkey Bay campground is an unexpected relationship between
the outhouses and the kitchen. The outhouses are designed to capture
the methane gas from your waste and that gas is then transferred into
the kitchen to power the stove burners. Not only is this amazingly
sustainable, it's also just gross enough to give you an amazing story
to tell your friends.
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