At Amazing Philippines we want to positively impact and engage with locals by creating jobs and facilitate sustainable development.
We want to give back to nature, to the small local island communities and especially to the beautiful sea, which is the foundation of it all. At the same time, we strive to put the environment on the agenda of all our guests and the people we work with. Therefore, all guests who visit Secret KiteCamp must pay an environmental fee and local community donation of ₱115 per day. This fee is included in the accommodation price.
Our initiatives range widely and will cover everything from local development projects and sport festivals, to beach clean-ups and life guarding. Read more by clicking on the topics below!
For us, local development is a broad term for a desire to give back to the locals. For example, it could be as simple as helping repaint the sports yard at the local high school, teaching the kids, or teaching them a new game.
The cultural meeting is incredibly authentic as you find places where there are no other tourists nearby.
In the long run, Amazing Philippines is working to secure better drinking water at Nangalao, improve waste management and create more jobs for the locals.
In cooperation with DGI (Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations), we organize sporting events every year in selected villages in the Busuanga area. The concept is that voluntary DGI coaches and instructors organize sporting events for the local population to encourage participation in bridging national, ethnic, social and religious divides.
There are only few places on earth where there is no sign of man-made pollution of one kind or another. What we encounter most often is plastic in all shapes and sizes found on beaches and other coastal areas.
We regularly conduct clean-ups in the local area in order to raise and share awareness about plastic pollution and the use of plastic in everyday life. By doing this we change peoples mind regarding waste separation and disposal which is as crucial for a brighter and cleaner future.
We are really happy about everyone who wants to help us to clean the beaches around us. We have collection bins ready and guests or locals who hand in a bin filled with beach waste will be rewarded with a free sundowner. When collecting plastic be on the lookout for smaller pieces and take the time to grab them – they are more easily ingested by small animals than a whole coca cola bottle.
Recycling is still limited in most of the Philippines so collected beach waste is sorted and handed over to waste operators in Coron. We are constantly looking for partners and possible solutions to better manage the waste. One thing is certain, though, every piece of plastic removed from the beaches minimizes pollution and the risk of it being consumed by animals.
Every time one Dane dies in a drowning accident, 56 Filipinos die in a drowning accident. Therefore, we have partnered with Den Nordsjællanske Kystlivredningstjeneste (Life rescue service in Denmark) to offer Ocean Rescue courses.
The collaboration allows passionate lifeguards to travel to the Philippines to teach the locals how to swim.
One of the major environmental culprits is the transport area, where air traffic in particular is burdened with its high CO2 emissions.
Smart brains are working on devising new technologies that can reduce or completely eliminate this discharge – But it takes time.
Unfortunately, on overseas stretches there is only few opportunities that can replace getting on an airplane and therefore it will be virtually impossible for most guests not to have to fly when getting to or from our distinations.
We therefore recommend that all guests CO2 neutralize their travel activities. It is a small patch on the climate wound, but we basically believe that this can help shape future environmental enthusiasts and thereby make an bigger difference in the future. Feel free to contact CO2kredit.nu if you would like them to help compensating CO2 emissions involved with your travel activities.
Amazing Philippines will henceforth calculate ‘on-site emissions’ associated with our activities and compensate for the emitted CO2 emissions. The accounting will appear on this page in May 2020.
At both our destinations we generate electricity with by wind turbine and solar cells.