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 […]

Costa Rica in a Day? Go Coast to Coast the Cayuga Way

What if you could experience the essence of Costa Rica in a day? Just think, how memorable would it be to soak up two different cultures across two different coasts in the space of 12 hours? You could catch a sunrise on the golden shores of the Caribbean Sea. Spend a morning peddling along the […]

Want to connect with the “essence of life”? we’ll show you how

Earlier this month, Costa Rica’s tourism board (ICT) launched a new campaign branding the country as “an opportunity to connect with the essence of life”. And while many will associate Costa Rica with hiking in the rainforest, wildlife-watching and surfing Pacific waves, there’s actually far more to the tropical experience. At its core, you’ll find […]

Why don’t you manage hotels on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast?

It’s a questionwe get asked a lot at the Cayuga Collection. Everybody who’s ever seen our mapof hotels and lodges in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama has wondered why there’sa conspicuous lack of sustainable luxury hotels to be found on the CaribbeanCoast. Our explanation – until about two weeks ago – was that we just […]

The Cacao Ceremony at the Kinkara Glamping Retreat in Costa rica

Could Cacao Hold the Secret to an Open Heart? Cacao – alongside coffee, it’s one of our most beloved Costa Rican treasures, not least for the part it plays in making the mouth-watering magic we call chocolate but packed with nutrients and antioxidants, it’s earned itself superfood status too. Once the food of the gods, […]

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, […]

Planning Your Costa Rican Adventure – Monteverde or Arenal?

Both tucked away up in the northwest of the country, Monteverde and Arenal are undeniably Costa Rica’s most popular mountain destinations.  And it’s often difficult to choose between the two. Rightfully world-famous for its mystical cloud forests is mountain-top Monteverde, while Arenal is known for its now dormant volcano which once spewed lava on a […]