Although Anguilla is small, and rugged in places, the island's terrain is suitable for hiking and biking. There are also countless opportunities for watersports and adventures. While travelers have several options for eco-tourism activities, campsites are not to be found on the island.
Travelers seeking campgrounds and large swaths of rainforests to explore should consider visiting another Caribbean island. Neither the beaches nor the island's interior have any official campgrounds. Immigration officers will ask travelers for the address of their resort or rental property upon arrival to the island.
Although Anguilla is not a popular eco-tourism site, vacationers can indulge in mountain biking and hiking along trails in the island's interior, or take a horseback ride along the beach. Birdwatchers can look for more than 100 bird species on the island. The Anguilla National Trust was established in 1993 to oversee the protection of natural resources and land, and has undertaken projects such as the restoration of beach dunes.
Eco-tourism activities can also be enjoyed in the water. Take a glass bottom boat to enjoy the underwater scenery. For an even closer look, enjoy snorkeling on one of the island's 33 beaches. Several excellent scuba dive sites are located along the northeast coast.
Although vacationers may come to Anguilla primarily to relax on beaches such as Shoal Bay, active travelers can indulge in several eco-tourism activities to get a sense of the local flora and fauna. Read more about nature in Anguilla by clicking here.
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