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Measuring the Success of Tourism – It’s not All in the Numbers

“Tourism acts like fire.  If used right, it can change the world for the better.  But if it gets out of control, its powers can be highly destructive.”  Those are the wise words of Costas Christ, one of the world’s most renowned sustainable tourism consultants, shared in a meeting at National Geographic last month.  His comments come at

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What is the Weather Forecast for the rainy season in Costa Rica?

If you live in a place like London, New York, Chicago, Berlin or Toronto, most likely you are planning your activities and travel around the forecasts of your weather app.  If you live in the tropics, you probably learned quickly, that a weather app for a place like Costa Rica is completely useless.   Here is why…

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We planted 721 Trees:   Anniversary Celebrations – The Cayuga way!

During the month of May, we celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the Cayuga Collection.  We wanted to leave a positive impact and decided that this could best be achieved by planting trees.  It started on May 2nd, the actual anniversary date with the Cayuga corporate team planting 50 trees in the mountains of Escazu, about a one

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Santa Teresa’s Best Fish Tacos:  From Housekeeper to Chef

Meet Lauren Francini Cruz.   She is responsible for the fresh and delicious food that our guests at Latitude 10° Resort in Santa Teresa enjoy every day.  No, she is not a culinary school graduate, nor does she have any formal training in the kitchen, but, she does bring platefuls of passion to her food, and she’s a quick-learning, hard-working

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We Smell Change in the Air

Why do we accept flying on airplanes as completely unsustainable experiences? At the Cayuga Collection, we are considered world leaders in sustainable hospitality.  Our strong ethos guides each and every one of our actions, and we’re always on the lookout for ways to be even more sustainable.  Over the last 15 years however, we’ve been focusing entirely on

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Isla Palenque – Island Luxury and Sustainability in a class of its own

On July 1st, 2018, Isla Palenque will join the Cayuga Collection as its first Panamanian Hotel.  It will redefine sustainable luxury in Panama.  Here is why we think that Isla Palenque will be extremely popular, even within the first months of its operation. Beaches, Beaches & More Beaches. This is Isla Palenque’s main beach with the restaurant, beachfront casitas. Ideal for

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