Sustainable tourism in Dalat, Vietnam
Restaurants, hotels & shops for your sustainable vacation in Dalat
Are you wondering how to be a sustainable tourist when visiting Dalat City in the Central Highlands of Vietnam?
Would you like to know to which places to go for sustainable tourism in Dalat?
Here is our advice: visit Dalat Eco Map and find all the places your green heart is beating for.
Sustainable hotels and accomodations in Dalat
For example, sustainable hotels in Dalat that offer eco-friendly soaps, save water and electricity, compost their organic waste and/or ban single-use toiletry items.
We warmly recommend you Kadupul Homecation, The Lake House Dalat, Komori House, The Clover's Home and The Little House, when it comes to sustainable hotels in Dalat.
Read more about each of these accomodations and find out why they are sustainable on Dalat Eco Map! Check the "accomodation section". =)
Sustainable restaurants and cafés in Dalat
Or how about sustainable restaurants in Dalat that offer food made from locally grown ingredients, that are composting and sorting their garbage, banning straws and plastic bottles?
In this case you can check out Brew and Breakfast (a fantastic vegan restaurant and café), One More Café (western food and English Breakfast) and K'Be Wood Fired Pizza (as the name says, excellent pizza and home-made beer).
But Dalat is also the city of gorgeous cafés and coffeeshops. Sometimes we all need a place to chill and sip a nice locally grown cup of coffee or delicious smoothie. In this case, you should go to Vĩ Tuyến Số Sáu (forest café in the middle of the forest), Green Box Café (for the best smoothies), La Viet Coffee (iconic café and meeting point in Dalat) and Quán Cà Rem Bông Bông (cutest icecream spot in a very hidden gem location).
Read more about each of these restaurants and cafés and find out why they are sustainable on Dalat Eco Map! Check the "restaurant section". =)
Sustainable shops in Dalat
We are super happy and proud of this particular section because of so many great initiatives and kind-hearted shop owners in Dalat.
First of all, we have a zero waste shop, called Litterless Refillery and Coffee. You can go and refill a ever growing number of food items such as grains, nuts, rice but also some vegetables, selected ceramics, reusable bags and many more. You absolutely have to visit this shop if you are into Green Living!
Then, if you crave natural soap bars and essential oils produced in Dalat you should visit Quán Của Thời Thanh Xuân, translated the café of the youth, where people with hearing losses get jobs and training as baristas and soap bar production. This place not only is environmentally valuable but also socially.
Moreover, there is also a place that makes and sells local handicraft. Labata Handmade Shop is famous for its signature notebooks but also cute souvenirs, accessories, jewellery and more - all handmade.
What's missing? The clothes. But we got it all here. At the n°3 Black Cat Second Hand stores in the city you can find selected secondhand clothing items for women, babies and men! We also list other secondhand stores on the map, find them all 😉
Read more about each of these shops and find out why they are sustainable on Dalat Eco Map! Check the "shop section". =)
Sustainable farms in Dalat
We couldn't talk about Dalat, without mentioning farms, since the city is an agricultural hub for the whole country of Vietnam.
Yet, we have specific requirements when recommending farms. They should function in a way that is also working well for bees, meaning banning the use of herbicides, pesticides and possibily including flowers that keep pollinators alive and happy all year round.
Some of the farms on the map are also vendors at the Organic Farmer's Market Dalat. We encourage you to visit and talk to the farmers there or contact them through the contact info we provide you on the map in the farm section.
There are several beautiful coffee farms for example: Bui Farm, Midori Farm, The Story Coffee
And one super lovely female goat farmer: Gates of Dawn Garden
Vegetable farmers: Smile Garden, Happy Garden
Essential oil herbal farmer: The Seed Garden
Read more about each of these farms and find out why they are sustainable on Dalat Eco Map! Check the "farm section". =)
For us, these places represent options to establish a sustainable tourism in Dalat.
If you can include one or more of these places in your travel itinerary and support their environmental choices, the earth would be happy too.
Enjoy your stay in Dalat! <3
About the author:
Leonie is the founder of bees4life.org and has been living in Dalat since 2018.
Since then, she got to meet all these wonderful of hosts and people who care about the environemnt.
In a self-learning experiment, she created Dalat Eco Map.