Is Enthusiasm for Sustainability Fading?

Earlier this month, these two headlines in the Wall Street Journal caught my attention:  “Sales of all-electric models in the U.S. have plateaued” and “Investors pulled more than $14 billion from sustainable funds this year.” What is going on?  Are the tough realities of today’s geopolitical situation and the government’s struggle to deal with new […]

“Soy Cayuga” – Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

This week we finished a series of training sessions for our management teams at the Cayuga Collection Hotels. Andrea Bonilla, one of the co-founders of Cayuga was in charge of the training sessions that started in June and focused mostly on culture. We could not agree more with management guru Peter Drucker when he said […]

I love getting e-mails like this – wouldn’t you?

Running a luxury hotel on a remote island in Panama is not easy, but it is all worth it when – out of nowhere – a guest sends you an e-mail like this. A special thanks to Aldair, Xavier, and the local team of young men and women at Isla Palenque who create this kind […]

Possibly the Best Hotel Rooms on Central America’s Caribbean Coast

We just finished building two new tropical bungalows, tucked within two acres of lush gardens on Playa Chiquita. Filled with art and soul within the Costa Rican jungle, Cayuga Collection’s Aguas Claras Hotel in Puerto Viejo created a new room category with the addition of the deluxe bungalows – the perfect complement to the hotel’s […]

“Papa, is it too late to do something about Climate change?”

This is what my daughter Lara asked me at dinner the other night. She seemed to contemplate “giving up” and just accepting that we are doomed. Wow… My first thought was, where did she get this? Probably some sensationalist TikTok, but she told me that it was her science teacher who told her in class. […]

Should I visit La Fortuna / Arenal or Monteverde / Santa Elena?

Our reservations agents are often asked if they should go to La Fortuna where the Arenal Volcano is located or better to see the world-famous Cloud Forest in Monteverde. Many guests want to know where they can see more wildlife and where there is more to do in terms of tours and activities.   Choosing […]

Wildlife Season is Training and Volunteering Season at the Cayuga Collection

We started Wildlife Season in Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua.  From May to November is the best way to observe wildlife in and around our hotels.  That means “Training and Volunteering Season” for the team at the Cayuga Collection.  It is the time to learn new skills and give back to nature and the communities […]

Sweet Culinary Training Sessions

At the Cayuga Collection, we work with local talent only and in order to keep up with the expectations of our guests, we need to continuously invest in training.  Especially in culinary training. Last week, we brought together the culinary teams from the different Cayuga Collection Hotels in Costa Rica at Arenas del Mar in […]

Are you annoyed by all the talk about sustainability?

Are you sick and tired of doomsday messages and all the things you are not supposed to do anymore in the name of “sustainability”?  Or maybe you just don’t want to be bothered?  You are not alone.  According to the Ecole Hotelier de Lausanne Study, more than 46% of consumers find nothing attractive in sustainability.  […]

Welcome to the 2023 Wildlife Season at the Cayuga Collection

Your stay benefits communities, wildlife, & forests

We often get asked when is the best time to visit Costa Rica.  If you are purely looking for sun and beach, it is probably the high season on the Pacific coast between December and March.  But if you look for more than that and are not a big fan of crowds the time has […]