your tailored travel
adviser in Catalonia
Tell me how you live and I’ll tell you who you travel with
Do you recognize yourself in any of these phrases?
- You prefer to use public transportation or bicycles to get to work.
- Km 0 and seasonal products have priority on your table.
- You love to shop in the neighbourhood where you are greeted by name.
- Single-use plastic? That’s out of (or almost out of) your life. 😉
So when organizing holidays you demand the same deal:
- Enjoy the local gastronomy and forget about fast food.
- Breathe the history of the place at your own pace, without rushing or crowds.
- Connect with the real stories behind each business.
- Relax knowing that you are with responsible and conscious people.
But finding something like this takes dozens of hours in front of the computer looking for alternatives, comparing contradictory opinions and making leaps of faith, because nobody assures you that they are going to give you everything they promise.
t’s frustrating, isn’t it?
That’s why EcoTravelDesign was born, your agency for advising and planning sustainable trips around Catalonia
To make your dreams come true without sacrificing your values.
And here you have its story. My story. Maybe your own story.
Do you remember your favourite superhero?
You wouldn’t guess mine in a million years:
“The Capità Enciam”, Captain Lettuce in Catalan.
Just as kids today play Batman, Spiderman or Superman, I made his motto “Small changes are powerful” my own one; I put on the cape of protecting the environment and I revolutionized my home with new recycling systems.
Now that I think about it, I’ve never stopped “playing” Captain Enciam.
That’s why when I arrived at the university it was clear for me. I chose Environmental Sciences, convinced that I would discover my great little power to take care of the planet.
You think I found it?
Nothing could be further from the truth.
When I finished, the career had swallowed my motivation and I ended up accepting the first job I was offered.
It barely had anything to do with what had led me there. However, it allowed me to do something that would mark everything that would follow: travel.
Thank goodness, because I still had a long way to go…
Orongo has a message for you
… 13,695 Km to be exact.
When you reach Orongo it is easy to understand why the inhabitants of Easter Island consider it a sacred place.
Will it be the contrast of the colours between the meadow and the sea?
Or the way the sun shone that day? The truth is that the landscape captivated me.
Imagine what my astonished face must have been like for one of the caretakers of the place to whisper to me:
“Sorry for all this beauty”
At that moment, I understood:
You should also have the opportunity to be touched this way, either in Orongo, Buthan or Barcelona.
Discover without colonizing.
Enjoy without destroying.
Live and learn to live together.
Making it possible for the people who welcome you to their land to be proud to do so with a: “Sorry for all this beauty”.
Orongo means in rapanui “The Call”. Coincidence?
Come to Catalonia with EcoTravelDesign
I had found my superhero cape, my own motto.
A Master’s degree in Ecotourism, two trips to Costa Rica and Buthan (referents in sustainable tourism) and the beginning of my collaboration in Travindy finished to shape the project of my life:
EcoTravelDesign, your personalised advicer on sustainable trips in Catalonia.
- Because you deserve the holiday you dream of.
- Because it hides so much more than what Lonely Planet tells.
- Because I love being able to say: “Sorry for all this beauty”.
Do you know what corner of Catalonia you’re going to fall in love with?
The holidays that will change the way you understand travel are just one click away.