Gourmet getaways in Costa Rica? They aren’t just for guests!

Ask any of our guests and they’ll tell you, food is a memorable part of the Cayuga experience. Whichever hotel you visit you’ll find menus packing tasty local ingredients and fusion flavors, putting a most delicious spin on our region’s favorite dishes. And behind those menus are our talented chefs, always keen to experiment and … Read more

The Cacao Ceremony at the Kinkara Glamping Retreat in Costa rica

Could Cacao Hold the Secret to an Open Heart? Cacao – alongside coffee, it’s one of our most beloved Costa Rican treasures, not least for the part it plays in making the mouth-watering magic we call chocolate but packed with nutrients and antioxidants, it’s earned itself superfood status too. Once the food of the gods, … Read more

Should We All Stop Flying on Vacation?

Will “flygskam” (“flight shame” in Swedish) be the buzzword of this year’s summer holiday?  Forbes Magazine recently posed the question and it’s got us thinking. It might be too early to tell, but the concept of flygskam isn’t at all too far from reality. Inspired by Gretha Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement, many … Read more

Planning Your Costa Rican Adventure – Monteverde or Arenal?

Both tucked away up in the northwest of the country, Monteverde and Arenal are undeniably Costa Rica’s most popular mountain destinations.  And it’s often difficult to choose between the two. Rightfully world-famous for its mystical cloud forests is mountain-top Monteverde, while Arenal is known for its now dormant volcano which once spewed lava on a … Read more

Life will Thrill You, if You Let it – Whale Watching in Panama

Acting as the bridge between Central and South America, adventure-seeking travelers are spoiled for choice when it comes to exciting things to do in Panama. But with so many traditional activities like sport fishing or jungle hikes to enjoy in this beautiful sliver of country, it’s easy to overlook those more niche adventures. And they’re … Read more

The Great Dilemma of the Ecolodge Owner – Resolved Today!

In the late 1980s, John and Karen Lewis, two former Peace Corps volunteers from Minnesota, came to Costa Rica. What they had in mind was to purchase a parcel of endangered rainforest for conservation, build a school for the local community, and develop a high-end ecolodge to generate conservation funds, employment and offer an inspiring, … Read more

Tight on Time? Here’s Where to Experience the Essence of Costa Rica

Compact in size it might be, but Costa Rica is home to enough wonders to keep you exploring and inspired for a lifetime. And with so much to discover, it’s no surprise that the country has famously become a multi-stop destination. But that’s not to say you can’t experience the essence of Costa Rica in … Read more

8 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica during Green Season

Are you considering a vacation to Costa Rica between May and November?  We call this time of year “Green Season” and there are some classic myths associated.  For one, you might be worried that your trip of a lifetime will be a washout – we assure you otherwise!  And for good measure, here are a … Read more

Four Trends for the new Luxury Traveler of today

  At the Cayuga Collection, we’ve spent the past few months in the thick of our high season, welcoming thousands of guests from around the world to our hotels and lodges in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. A great many of our luxury travelers come in search of inspiring experiences, and often enjoy their first … Read more