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Costa Rica – the Happiest Island in the World?

No, of course Costa Rica is not an island.  But, it is astonishing how many people think that Costa Rica is exactly that – an island in the Caribbean.  We get a number of requests that read “Which is the best part of the island to visit?” or “How do I get around the island

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On a Business Trip to Tropical Beaches and a Tropical Rain Forest

When one gets to head to ‘work’ in Costa Rica or Nicaragua, there is not much else that can compare. I recently returned from (let’s say my 15th) visit to Costa Rica. Each time I learn something new, meet incredibly amazing people and indulge in all that my favorite country has to offer. After a spectacular visit

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The Osa Peninsula – Costa Rica’s Biodiversity Hotspot

You may have heard the impressive stat that Costa Rica hosts approximately 5% of the world’s biodiversity.  And given that Costa Rica only occupies 0.03% of the planet’s surface, this is an astonishing fact. There are roughly 130 species of freshwater fish and 160 species of amphibians.  Add to those 208 species of mammals, 220

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Five Trends in Sustainable Luxury Travel & Tourism for 2018

Every year we create a list of trends based on observations at our hotels and lodges, as well as conversations and feedback from our guests.  One thing is crystal clear to us: our guests are looking for intelligent luxury and genuinely authentic experiences.  Here are 5 top trends for 2018 that we have identified. Five

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Feedback on a Stay in Lapa Rios Lodge from a Travel Expert

During the green season, we invite travel agents for so called “Fam” Trips.  (Fam stands for Familiarization).  Here is a great report from one of those agents back to his peers at Costa Rica Vacations.  Thanks Aaron for such a great review. Lapa Rios was one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had in Costa

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Imagine an Island all to yourself…

Share on facebook Share on twitter Isla Palenque, Golfo de Chiriqui, Panama:  Your Beach & Rain Forest Sanctuary from Civilization Imagine an undiscovered 160-hectare island of lush jungles and untouched beaches in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean all to yourself and your loved ones. The Cayuga Collection is in the process of offering a new sustainable

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