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Is it Safe to Travel to Costa Rica in 2018?

Share on facebook Share on twitter In times of uncertainty, or what Skift Magazine calls “Travel in the Age of Perm-anxiety”, Google search terms around safety are on the rise: Is Costa Rica safe to visit? Safety concerns about Costa Rica 2018? Is it safe to travel with my family to Costa Rica?  It’s understandable – we

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Cayuga Talks Luxury and Ethics in London

Share on facebook Share on twitter When it comes to sustainable hospitality, Costa Rica certainly springs to mind before London.  In fact, earlier this month Costa Rica hosted its biennial International Sustainable Tourism Conference, at which Cayuga’s CEO Hans Pfister spoke on green-washing.  Just a week later on the other side of the world, London welcomed

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The week after Tropical Storm Nate in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Share on facebook Share on twitter We would like to thank everybody that reached out to us in the last two weeks to ask how our hotels and lodges were dealing with the impact of tropical storm Nate.  Thankfully, none of our infrastructure nor hotel operations were negatively affected.  Our employees and their families are safe.  We

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Pura Vida Wellness at the Cayuga Collection Hotels and Lodges

Share on facebook Share on twitter The marketing directors at Costa Rica’s Tourism Ministry attributed the “invention” of the term Pura Vida Wellness to Hans Pfister, CEO of the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges.   The term had come up in a workshop a few years ago on how to make Costa Rica more competitive in

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Is Costa Rica a Luxury Travel Destination?

Share on facebook Share on twitter Costa Rica is traditionally known as a Nature- or Ecotourism destination.  But ten years ago, the Four Seasons Papagayo Resort opened its doors and Costa Rica was placed on the map of Luxury Travel.  But the vast majority of the guests that visited the Four Seasons stayed in the “bubble” and

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The most important week of the Year

Share on facebook Share on twitter The so called “low season” is for some of us, the busiest time of the year.  We are working on strategic plans and operating budgets for the next year.  We are doing mayor construction and remodeling at the hotels and lodges and we focus on training.   Staff members

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