Let’s Recycle as little as possible!

We try to recycle as little as possible. Especially plastic. Because if you are forced to recycle, you did something wrong in the first place. It is our last resource. Here is why. We REFUSE excessive packaging. We have not used plastic bottles for water for over ten years at our hotels, resorts, and lodges. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Global Tourism Challenges have arrived in Costa Rica  

Global Tourism Challenges have arrived in Costa Rica     Last month, we were invited to present on the topic of “The Future of Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism” as keynote speakers at an important travel event called Remote Latin America.  On the horizon, we identified three main challenges that are slowly but surely creeping up on Costa Rica. […]

No One Cares about Sustainable Travel? We Beg to Differ

We are big fans of Skift.com and its founder and CEO Rafat Ali. We love how he speaks up and challenges industry leaders and politicians on travel-related issues.  Last month, Ali published a great article entitled “The 21 Uncomfortable Truths That I Have Learned About the Travel Industry”.  In it, he says that some of the learnings […]

Measuring the Success of Tourism – It’s not All in the Numbers

“Tourism acts like fire.  If used right, it can change the world for the better.  But if it gets out of control, its powers can be highly destructive.”  Those are the wise words of Costas Christ, one of the world’s most renowned sustainable tourism consultants, shared in a meeting at National Geographic last month.  His comments come at […]

We Smell Change in the Air

Why do we accept flying on airplanes as completely unsustainable experiences? At the Cayuga Collection, we are considered world leaders in sustainable hospitality.  Our strong ethos guides each and every one of our actions, and we’re always on the lookout for ways to be even more sustainable.  Over the last 15 years however, we’ve been focusing entirely on […]

How we do Sustainability – The Cayuga Way!

We strive to create the perfect symbiosis of Sustainability and Luxury for our guests in our Hotels, Resorts and Lodges in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama.  Sometimes we get asked what we understand by “being sustainable”.  Here a quick summary of our actions and initiatives that we think have a big impact on protecting the environment and really make a difference in […]

Trends? Sometimes we prefer to stick to the Cayuga Way.

A few weeks ago, the New York Times published an article  in the TRENDING section of their newspaper under the title: “How Skipping Hotel Housekeeping can help the Environment and your Wallet”.  It explained how certain hotel chains are promoting sustainability by offering food and beverage credits and other perks for guests who forgo housekeeping services. Several readers responded quite […]

Five Trends in Sustainable Luxury Travel & Tourism for 2018

Every year we create a list of trends based on observations at our hotels and lodges, as well as conversations and feedback from our guests.  One thing is crystal clear to us: our guests are looking for intelligent luxury and genuinely authentic experiences.  Here are 5 top trends for 2018 that we have identified. Five […]