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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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Hospitality Training in the Sustainable Luxury Segment

Share on facebook Share on twitter At Cayuga, we believe that our local staff is our biggest asset.  This is why we are committed to year around employment, something that is not usually done in highly seasonal destinations like Costa Rica and Nicaragua.  We take advantage of the lower occupancy months to invest in our

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What is the Weather Forecast for Costa Rica Today?

Share on facebook Share on twitter Forecasting the weather in Costa Rica is a tough job.  Nobody takes the weather forecasts here seriously as the weathermen are notorious for consistently getting it wrong.  That’s no surprise in a country with hundreds of micro climates and where conditions usually don’t depend on high or low-pressure systems,

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