Cayuga’s Innovation Contest during the COVID-19 Crisis

The word “crisis” in Chinese is composed of two characters—one representing danger, the other opportunity.  A crisis presents a choice.  This is particularly true today. In late March of 2020 when we had to close all Cayuga Collection Hotels & Lodges in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama due to the worldwide travel ban and closing […]

Travel Within Your Social Bubble: Private Takeovers of Our Hotels & Lodges

In a time where we’re all traveling less, our travels need to be better. More immersive, more meaningful, more revitalizing, and as stress-free as possible.  Escapes located in remote natural settings or small communities like most of the Cayuga Collection Hotels are in great demand.   And of course, we need to feel safe in this […]

Hospitality without Guests – A Peek Behind our Closed Resort Doors

At the Cayuga Collection, we live our passion for service, people’s wellbeing, and sustainability through luxury hospitality. Unfortunately, right now we’re living it without guests. Just like the rest of the tourism industry around the world, we have been hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis. But through it we’ve stayed optimistic. Strong today and extraordinary tomorrow. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Undertourism – This Destination needs your Attention

National Geographic recently published an article about the “destinations that want your attention” vs. the many other destinations that are swamped and suffering from over-tourism. Last year saw a number of destinations finally put the brakes on over-tourism.  Venice announced payments for entry, Bruges cut the number of cruise ships and Paris declared intentions to […]

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, […]

What is the Cayuga Collection? An Elevator Pitch.

We are an award-winning Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels & Lodges in Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.  We are recognized as World Leaders in our field and have set the benchmark for sustainable tourism for almost 20 years.  Our guests, staff and hotel owners are raving fans of The Cayuga Way, our signature style of […]

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 […]