International Volunteer Day

December 5th, 2024 was International Volunteer Day. It was also the day of our End of end-of-year get-together at Cayuga. Volunteering in our communities is an important part of “The Cayuga Way” and throughout the year, many of our team members, often accompanied by guests, head out to help locals in need, plant trees or clean up beaches and rivers.

Beach Cleanup earlier this year at Isla Palenque in Panama.

This December, the Cayuga Management and Corporate Team headed to Poas Volcano on International Volunteering Day. We were asked to help with the maintenance of the park infrastructure under the guidance of Proparques, which is a non-profit organization in Costa Rica that works to promote the conservation and sustainable management of protected areas.

We arrived at the Poas National Park before 7 am (it was still quite cold) and had the national park to ourselves for over an hour. A truly magical experience.

Yovanka, our GM at Hotel Aguas Claras in Puerto Viejo, and other team members painted the rails of the visitor area at 2,967m above sea level.

Costa Rica’s National Parks are one of the most important tourist attractions in Costa Rica, so we thought helping to maintain them was a good way of giving back.

Back in San Jose, we enjoyed a meal together and celebrated the great year 2023. The best in Cayuga’s history. Cheers, and thank you to an amazing team!

Meanwhile, the team of our Centralized Reservations Office had a very different and unique end-of-year activity. They explored the bioluminescence of the Nicoya Gulf.

Our reservations team is a 100% remote team spread out from Coast to Coast and the mountains in Costa Rica. Therefore it is very important to bring them together several times a week to make sure they stay “connected”.

And just in case you have not seen it. Here is the recap of our Cayuga Week 2024. This is our most important event of the year, when we bring to together middle management from the hotels for a few days of training, motivation and fun.

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