Believe with us in a Future for Travel

April, we’re happy to see you. I’m sure I am not the only one who felt like March 2020 was a full year of work, and at that, it happened to be the most difficult and emotionally taxing professional year of our lives.  And experts say that we’re not even halfway through this crisis.  But, […]

Cancellations in Times of Covid-19: Why don’t you just give me my money back?

The month of March 2020 will be remembered as the month that the world stopped traveling.  Borders closed, airlines grounded their planes, cruise ships docked and the tourism industry imploded. Every day brought a new change or rule, enacted for the greater human good but with devastating effects on the global economy, particularly for the fields […]

Let’s Recycle as little as possible!

We try to recycle as little as possible. Especially plastic. Because if you are forced to recycle, you did something wrong in the first place. It is our last resource. Here is why. We REFUSE excessive packaging. We have not used plastic bottles for water for over ten years at our hotels, resorts, and lodges. […]

Can my Luxury Vacation in the Tropics be Sustainable?

Guests tell us that what most impressed them about staying at a Cayuga Collection Hotel, Resort or Lodge in Nicaragua, Costa Rica or Panama was the fact that they felt that they actually made a positive contribution to nature conservation and community development when they stayed with us. Typically, travelers don’t think that sustainability and […]

Handprint vs. Footprint – How to travel in a sustainable way?

This is a Guest Blog written by Carolin Seiferth. A student at the Hochschule Stralsund in Germany. She will finish a 6-month internship at Senda Monteverde, a Cayuga Collection Hotel next month. When I told my friends last year that I would like to put a heavy emphasis on sustainability in tourism during my internship […]

Why don’t you Serve European Wines at the Cayuga Collection Hotels?

Once in a while, we get a complaint from a guest (often European) why we don’t have French or Italian wines on our menu?  We then explain that we try to be as local as possible with our culinary offerings by serving food that is locally grown or harvested in our restaurants.  In the case […]

Top Travel Trend #3: Slo-Mo is the new #FOMO

It is the time of the year when 2020 Tourism and Hospitality Trends are published.  What is the new hot thing next year?  Here is one that caught our eye.  Booking.com predicts these Top Travel Trends.  Read more here.  Trend #3 in this article is about “taking it slow”.  While FOMO – the Fear of […]

How about Surfing Lessons for your kids?

Wondering how to get your son or daughter off the electronic device? How about a surfing lesson? Not only does it create a great connection with nature and the ocean, but it also helps the improvement of local communities in the tropics. Here is how it works. Surfing is cool. Surf culture is cool. Most […]

Should We All Stop Flying on Vacation?

  Will “flygskam” (“flight shame” in Swedish) be the buzzword of this year’s summer holiday?  Forbes Magazine recently posed the question and it’s got us thinking. It might be too early to tell, but the concept of flygskam isn’t at all too far from reality. Inspired by Gretha Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement, […]

Tight on Time? Here’s Where to Experience the Essence of Costa Rica

Compact in size it might be, but Costa Rica is home to enough wonders to keep you exploring and inspired for a lifetime. And with so much to discover, it’s no surprise that the country has famously become a multi-stop destination. But that’s not to say you can’t experience the essence of Costa Rica in […]