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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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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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