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 […]

Cayuga People – Meet Diamanda of Jicaro Island Lodge, Nicaragua

Diamanda del Socorro Jimenez Zapata – an impressive full name to say the least – has lived in Granada all of her life.  She has seven brothers and sisters, is married and has an eight-year-old daughter called Isabella.  She is also currently taking classes in business administration at UHISPAN in Granada. Diamanda started working at Jicaro […]

Hope Turns to Excitement – Grand November Reopening of Jicaro Island Lodge, Nicaragua

Nicaragua: a beautiful and safe country that quickly became recognized as the hottest new travel destination – a destination even fit for a royal engagement.  It was well and truly on the map for all of the right reasons; for its endless adventures, rich culture, sprawling beaches and charming colonial towns with centuries of stories to […]

Jicaro Island Lodge in Nicaragua Set to Reopen Nov 15th, 2018

High Season 2018 was the very best period for tourism in the history of Jicaro Lodge and Nicaragua.  The country received endless international praise for its authentic travel experiences, and visitors flocked to Nicaragua to visit its unspoiled beaches, volcanoes and cultural landmarks, and to meet its friendly and upbeat people.  Iberia had scheduled direct flights from […]