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One Island – Seven Tropical Beaches – Isla Palenque, Panama

We are weeks away from inaugurating The Cayuga Collection’s newest sustainable luxury resort in the Gulf of Chiriqui on Panama’s Pacific Coast.  We invite you to get to know this island paradise… With its 400 acres of ancient tropical forest, coconut groves, lagoons, and mangroves, Isla Palenque offers a multitude of opportunities for hiking, exploration and wildlife sightings, but

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Travel Safety – Check out this Map!

We now operate Cayuga Collection Hotels and Lodges in three different countries (Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama) and when talking to guests in one country about travelling to another, a prominent question is:  “Is it safe to travel there?” The US State Department came out with an updated website and an interesting map that shows the “risk level” per country by color. 

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“No matter how you cut it – a tree left standing is worth more”

This is the Mission Statement of Lapa Rios Lodge on the Osa Peninsula in southern Costa Rica.  A founding member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World and the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges. Twenty five years ago today, the lodge received their first guests.  All of those years, Lapa Rios lived its vision

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Would you consider Panama for a Boutique Luxury Vacation?

The Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges is expanding. We are in the process of building a Luxury Boutique Resort of 12 suites and beachfront casitas on a private island off the Pacific coast of Panama.  We are set to open to guests in June and are now stepping up our efforts to “get the

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Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2018 – We are Finalists!

What a great way to start the year.  We are finalists of the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards and will be travelling to Buenos Aires in April to hopefully win this prestigious award. At the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels & Lodges, our teams constantly strive to deliver unparalleled guest experiences while seamlessly blending sustainability and luxury. This has

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Diving in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Santa Teresa and Malpais on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica are better known to be hip surf towns than a diver’s paradise.  The premier diving destination in Costa Rica is Coco’s Island way off the Pacific coast.  But things might be changing. Juan Pinto was the General Manager of Cayuga Collection’s Lapa Rios Lodge on the

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