We Enrich the Lives of
Curious Travelers,

Why The
Cayuga Collection

We’re on a mission to break new ground in eco-luxe travel, and enrich the lives of curious travelers, everywhere.

Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality is dedicated to managing and developing small, sustainable luxury hotels, resorts and lodges in Latin America. From our home base in San José, Costa Rica, we’ve proudly led ecolodge and boutique hotel management in Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua since 1999.

The owners of Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality are Andrea Bonilla and Hans Pfister, both graduates of the Cornell University Hotel School and dedicated ecotourism professionals.

The Cayuga Collection is made up of 7, independently-owned hotels in different regions of Central America. The collection represents sales of more than US$20M and offers year-round employment to more than 450 local staff, and protects more than 1500 acres of rainforest (pre-Covid).

Sustainable Hospitality


Honorable Recognition for our Sustainability Efforts

People Award, 2018
World Travel & Tourism Council, Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Earth Changers Award, 2017
National Geographic World Legacy Awards

World Saver Award, 2012 & 2010
Condé Nast Traveller

Environmental Leadership Award 2010
Travel & Leisure Global Vision Awards

Dean’s Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series, 2012
Cornell University


Are you a Hotel Owner committed to Sustainable Hospitality? We offer a full suite of hospitality solutions so you can step back from day-to-day operations. Learn more about our Management Services.

Our Philosophy


Ready to travel The Cayuga Way?

With every decision we make we ask ourselves, “How can we create authentic and truly meaningful experiences for our guests? And how do we do this while positively impacting the surrounding ecosystems and communities?”

For us, it’s all about achieving the ultimate symbiosis of sustainability and luxury.

When our guests can experience, learn, connect, and relax in some of the most inspiring settings on Earth, we believe that vacations can become truly transformative:               

Travel Authentically

Experience a way of travel that gets you closer to local people, places and ways of life.

Travel Deeper

Connect with the locals, connect with the heart of a place.

Travel Locally

Give back to the communities and watch them transform.

Travel Meaningfully

Arrive as strangers and leave as friends.

World Leaders in Sustainable Luxury Hospitality

“Cayuga is an inspiring new sustainable business model for specialist lodges which places local community training at its heart…What Cayuga has achieved, by adding business value as well as social value to their communities and creating a sustainable framework, is truly inspiring.”

– Fiona Jeffery OBE, Chair of Tourism for Tomorrow & Just a Drop

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