Ecotourism Awards

Our conservation projects and our ecotourism efforts have won a number of awards and acknowledgments over the years.



National Geographic Traveler April 2011

Worlds Best Hotels - South America STAY LIST.
Black Sheep Inn is one of eight listed here in ECUADOR!


Winner - International EcoClub EcoLodge Award

In both 2006 for building Chugchilán's recycling center, and the second time in 2008 for adding a tree nursery to the site.


Winner - 5th Annual Skål International Ecotourism Awards

In the category of Rural Accommodation in 2006. We were invited to Thailand to receive the plaque. How cool is that?


Finalist for Tourism for Tomorrow Award

World Travel & Tourism Council

Highly Commended, Best in Mountain Environment

First Choice Responsible Tourism Awards

Winner in Conservation

Smithsonian Magazine/Tourism Cares for Tomorrow Sustainable Tourism Awards

2002, 2003 & 2004

  • Short-Listed – Responsible Traveler Award 2004
  • Top 10 Ecolodges in the World – Outside Magazine 2003
  • Eco-Certified – by Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism and the Ecuadorian Ecotourism Society, 2003
  • Best Website – Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism in 2002