Global Tourism Challenges have arrived in Costa Rica  

Global Tourism Challenges have arrived in Costa Rica     Last month, we were invited to present on the topic of “The Future of Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism” as keynote speakers at an important travel event called Remote Latin America.  On the horizon, we identified three main challenges that are slowly but surely creeping up on Costa Rica. … Read more

Why are there almost no Boutique Luxury Hotels & Resorts in Panama?  

When you do a search for “Luxury Hotels and Resorts in Costa Rica”, there is a long list of boutique hotels that a visitor can choose from along the Pacific coast.  Among them Arenas del Mar in Manuel Antonio, Kura in Uvita, Latitude 10 in Santa Teresa and the Harmony Hotel in Nosara.  But in … Read more

Senda Monteverde – We have Received our First Guests!

The Cayuga Collection received their first guests at a reimagined sustainable luxury hotel in the enchanting cloud forests of Monteverde, Costa Rica The official opening is on December 15th, but we have received our first group of nature enthusiasts.  The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.  Our General Manager Rolando Guzman and his team are currently … Read more

Cayuga People – Meet Diamanda of Jicaro Island Lodge, Nicaragua

Diamanda del Socorro Jimenez Zapata – an impressive full name to say the least – has lived in Granada all of her life.  She has seven brothers and sisters, is married and has an eight-year-old daughter called Isabella.  She is also currently taking classes in business administration at UHISPAN in Granada. Diamanda started working at Jicaro … Read more

Salmon in the Tropics – Is that Luxury?

Last week, we were invited to the trade show “Remote Latin America” as Keynote Speakers.  Our presentation was:  The Future of Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism.  Not an easy task since our crystal ball got misplaced recently (-:   Besides talking about topics like over-tourism, climate change adaption and transformational experiences in hospitality, the topic of sustainable food at … Read more

“A Breath of Fresh Air” – Cayuga is about to open Monteverde’s Newest Hotel

The Cayuga Collection will open Senda, a new, sustainable luxury hotel in the Cloud Forest of Monteverde on December 15th.  Starting November 15th, we will have a “soft opening” for Friends, Family and Industry Fam Trips to test and fine-tune the operation.  We are ready to take your reservation inquiries. This is the first “Mountain Hotel” in … Read more

Hope Turns to Excitement – Grand November Reopening of Jicaro Island Lodge, Nicaragua

Nicaragua: a beautiful and safe country that quickly became recognized as the hottest new travel destination – a destination even fit for a royal engagement.  It was well and truly on the map for all of the right reasons; for its endless adventures, rich culture, sprawling beaches and charming colonial towns with centuries of stories to … Read more

“A Hotel that will do Wonders to your Relationship!”

Please meet Mark.  He and his partner have fallen in love with the Kura Hotel in Uvita, Costa Rica.  He considers himself an absolute “hotel snob”, who travels the world and is always looking for “that place” with “the extra something”.  He says that at Kura he has finally found it. Mark is from London and lives in … Read more

How we turn Happy Guests into Raging Fans

Come see for yourself!  We are transparent in what we do.   All back of the house areas are accessible to our guests.  When you walk the talk of sustainability, there is nothing to hide.  And we have found that our guests honor that – no, they love it! At every Cayuga Collection Hotel in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama, … Read more

Lapa Rios Guide School for Guests – Meet Our First Graduates

Earlier this year, we proudly launched the brand new Guide School for Guests at Lapa Rios Lodge.  Following months of careful program planning, the team successfully put together an exciting itinerary featuring everything from Lapa Rios classics to newly curated Osa experiences in collaboration with the community.  Mixed in too were masterclasses from our experienced guides on special … Read more