A Love Affair with Puerto Viejo – The Story of an Unlikely Arts Boutique Hotel
The story of Hotel Aguas Claras in Puerto Viejo de Limón starts back in 1984. Elizabeth, the hotel’s owner, worked as a translator in Costa Rica’s capital city and was invited by a co-worker to come and check out Puerto Viejo. Back then, nobody from San Jose would ever consider going there. The trip would […]
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 […]
What is New Luxury?
Sometimes we struggle with the word “Luxury” when we talk about the Cayuga Collection Experience. One the one hand, we are a luxury experience because of the level of service and installations we offer – and of course also because of our premium rates. But on the other hand, we don’t fit into the profile of […]