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 […]

About Flying on Airplanes and the Coronavirus…

“It’s less risky than you may think, especially if you take some basic precautions.” Our guests at the Cayuga Collection Hotels have told us that once they are staying with us, they feel very comfortable and don’t even remember the situation with the Coronavirus, but the part of getting to our hotels on a plane […]

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. […]

Beachfront Lunch & Drinks in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

The name “Da Lime” translates to ” hanging out with friends” or socializing in Jamaican “patwah”. Da Lime is probably one of the nicest places on the whole Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica to enjoy lunch or drinks right at the beach.  DaLime is part of the Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras, a member of the […]

Fresh Local Sustainable Seafood – Dock to Dish at the Cayuga Hotels

We love food at the Cayuga Collection. And we understand how important a great culinary experience is to the guests at our hotels, resorts and lodges in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. We only employ local chefs, use the freshest ingredients provided by suppliers within a range of about 150 miles and focus on local […]

What are Visitors to Costa Rica looking for?

A Sense of Place

A recent study provided by an international research firm to the Costa Rican Tourism Ministry indicates that the main concepts associated by visitors to Costa Rica are:  Adventure & Adrenaline – Wild & pristine Nature – Rest for the mind & body – Reconnecting with oneself – Friendly and happy people – Beaches – Wellness. […]

Sophisticated, sexy and sustainable? Not all hotels are made equal

There aren’t many hotels out there that could call themselves sophisticated, sexy and sustainable. Sure, there are hotels and resorts that might qualify under one or maybe two of those categories, but Kurà in Uvita, Costa Rica hits them all. So for anyone who thinks that “sustainable” has to mean “rustic” – and invariably unsexy – allow […]

Magical Places don’t have Direct Flights from Major Cities

We spent last week visiting the top luxury travel agents in the US, telling them all about our Cayuga Collection hotels and lodges in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. The feedback we received from them about their clients’ stays with us was overwhelmingly positive, but what continues to surprise us is how many agents still […]