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Lapa Rios Guide School for Guests – Meet Our First Graduates

Earlier this year, we proudly launched the brand new Guide School for Guests at Lapa Rios Lodge.  Following months of careful program planning, the team successfully put together an exciting itinerary featuring everything from Lapa Rios classics to newly curated Osa experiences in collaboration with the community.  Mixed in too were masterclasses from our experienced guides on special

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Jicaro Island Lodge in Nicaragua Set to Reopen Nov 15th, 2018

High Season 2018 was the very best period for tourism in the history of Jicaro Lodge and Nicaragua.  The country received endless international praise for its authentic travel experiences, and visitors flocked to Nicaragua to visit its unspoiled beaches, volcanoes and cultural landmarks, and to meet its friendly and upbeat people.  Iberia had scheduled direct flights from

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No One Cares about Sustainable Travel? We Beg to Differ

We are big fans of Skift.com and its founder and CEO Rafat Ali. We love how he speaks up and challenges industry leaders and politicians on travel-related issues.  Last month, Ali published a great article entitled “The 21 Uncomfortable Truths That I Have Learned About the Travel Industry”.  In it, he says that some of the learnings

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When is the best time to see Sunsets in the Tropics?

Most people visit Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama when it is cold up north from November through March.   The dry season in Central American happens around the same time as winter in North America and Europe. But if you are looking for the most amazing sunsets, you might want to visit in June, July or August.  Here are pictures that

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Bright Light City – Get Me Out of Here! Right NOW

In June of this year, the Cayuga Collection’s Kurà was accepted as a Preferred Partner into Virtuoso.  We are very proud of this.  Virtuoso connects the world’s premier travel consultants and some of the best hotels, resorts, and lodges of the world.  They hold their annual event with an attendance of over 6,000 industry professionals in Las Vegas.  Yes, Las Vegas. We

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Employees of the Cayuga Collection: Meet Allan of Arenas del Mar Resort

At the Cayuga Collection, we’re lucky enough to work exclusively with extraordinary people.  They’re 100% dedicated hospitality professionals and their passions shine through.  While many have had no formal education in the industry, with us, they often discover an ambition to grow through the ranks and experience every side of hotel life – we’ll always give

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