Life will Thrill You, if You Let it – Whale Watching in Panama

Acting as the bridge between Central and South America, adventure-seeking travelers are spoiled for choice when it comes to exciting things to do in Panama. But with so many traditional activities like sport fishing or jungle hikes to enjoy in this beautiful sliver of country, it’s easy to overlook those more niche adventures. And they’re […]

Isla Palenque becomes Panama’s First National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World

  “The Tropical Island Experience that you have been dreaming of!” Just months after the opening of Cayuga Collection’s first property in Panama, we are proud to announce that our award-winning island sanctuary from civilization is set to become the newest and youngest member of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, making it the […]

People of Palenque – Meet Benny

At Isla Palenque we like to think of ourselves as a little private island with a lot of personality. If you’ve visited our Panama paradise since our opening in 2018, you’ll likely have met a fair few memorable characters, and almost certainly our extraordinary Food & Beverage Coordinator, Benny Olmos.  He might have mixed you […]

The Perfect “Costa Rica – Panama” Itinerary

Have you been thinking about visiting Costa Rica this year? But then, you came across our new Cayuga Collection Hotel Isla Palenque in Panama and are getting second thoughts? No problem. You can do both. Here are some ideas on how to do the Pacific Trail along the coast of Costa Rica and Panama. If […]

When is the best time to see Sunsets in the Tropics?

Most people visit Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama when it is cold up north from November through March.   The dry season in Central American happens around the same time as winter in North America and Europe. But if you are looking for the most amazing sunsets, you might want to visit in June, July or August.  Here are pictures that […]

Understanding the Isla Palenque Experience

Cayuga Collection’s Isla Palenque Resort in the Golfo de Chiriqui in Panama has been open to guests for a month now.  Early bookings have exceeded our expectations and our guests are leaving the island fascinated with the experience on the island. We have launched our new website a few weeks ago and we are getting a lot of […]

Isla Palenque – Island Luxury and Sustainability in a class of its own

On July 1st, 2018, Isla Palenque will join the Cayuga Collection as its first Panamanian Hotel.  It will redefine sustainable luxury in Panama.  Here is why we think that Isla Palenque will be extremely popular, even within the first months of its operation. Beaches, Beaches & More Beaches. This is Isla Palenque’s main beach with the restaurant, beachfront casitas. Ideal for […]

Where to go when you have a week of vacation time in Panama

Disclaimer:  Yes, we are biased as we do manage Isla Palenque and believe it is one of the greatest places to visit in Central America.  But still, trust us on this one… If you have a week or a bit more to go on vacation and are thinking about visiting Panama, we recommend this luxury vacation itinerary.  We […]

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 […]