Genuine Sustainability Efforts, Luxury Honeymoon, Five Star Hotels and Resorts, Rain Forest Family Vacations: The best of Costa Rica and Nicaragua
The Cayuga Collection consists of eight properties located in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Find the hotel, resort or eco lodge that best fits your needs or occasion. While they all share a strong commitment to sustainability and high levels of customer service, they all have a very distinct personality and different feel.
Are you looking for a unique luxury honeymoon destination? A place to learn how to surf or paddle board? An authentic cultural experience in a colonial city? A lodge to explore the flora and fauna of the tropical rain forest? An immersion into the Costa Rican Coffee Plantation culture? Plan an activity packed family vacation on the beach?
Lapa Rios is an upscale 16-bungalow ecolodge protecting over 1,000 acres of preserved rain forest on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, an area prized for its biodiversity and soon to be named World Heritage Site. The 50-plus staff members are from the local isolated area, and environmental education is fundamental to the employees and international guests’ experiences. The development of the local primary school is entirely funded by the lodge’s Travelers Philanthropy outreach. This model ecolodge has been consistently voted as one of Latin American’s top resorts by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure and Andrew Harper.
Kurà Design Villas is an exclusive boutique hotel on the Southern Coast of Costa Rica where the rain forest covered mountains tumble on to pristine beaches. Built on an impressive mountain ridge, Kurà’s tropical minimalist architecture provides a luxurious jungle experience and breathtaking Pacific ocean views. Featuring 6 luxury villas, an infinity salt water pool, spectacular outdoor poolside lounge and spa area, Kurà is the perfect base for aquatic and nature tours in this tropical paradise.
Latitude 10 Resort was built as a private resort and is now available to the public. As the winner of the 2008 Grand Award in the International Class for second homes, the resort leaves nothing to be desired in luxury and elegance in its natural setting, providing interaction with the jungle and it’s beachfront location. Staying at Latitude 10 is like staying with good friends at their luxury beach house. You will experience personalized service and attention to detail in a relaxed, yet classy atmosphere.
Developed in harmony with the surrounding nature and local community, Jicaro Island Ecolodge is Nicaragua´s most upscale nature resort located on a private island in Lake Nicaragua. Nine private two story casitas serve as the perfect setting for romantic escapes and wellness retreats on this secluded island getaway. The open kitchen serves Nicaraguan fusion cuisine using local and organic ingredients in an open air setting overlooking Mombacho volcano. Immerse yourself into a magical island experience filled with peace and tranquility and access to a wide variety of activities ranging from hiking or zip lining on volcanoes, bathing in hot springs and exploring the colonial treasures of Nicaragua.
Arenas del Mar is a 38 room upscale beach and nature resort with spectacular views of the Manuel Antonio National Park on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, nestled in eleven acres of rainforest with private trails and two tree-shaded sandy beaches. The resort offers two restaurants focusing on fresh local ingredients, pools with views of the national park and the beach as well as a spectacular spa. Arenas del Mar is the perfect base to engage in tours and activities such as: whitewater rafting, mangrove kayak and boat tours, guided rainforest hikes, ocean kayaking, canopy tours and horseback riding excursions.
The first boutique hotel and the most exclusive hideaway in Costa Rica offers 13 unique suites focused on coffee culture, comfort, art and design. Surrounded by volcanoes, the Inn is only 20 minutes from the international airport. Finca Rosa Blanca features a restaurant and bar with magnificent views, a full service spa, private tours of the Inn’s organic shade grown coffee plantation as well as guided volcano, bird-watching, nature walks, horseback tours, and an infinity swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
Hotel Grano de Oro is a sanctuary in the heart of San José, 20 minutes from the international and 10 minutes from the domestic airports. Converted from a Tropical Victorian mansion, the 40 room hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home with all the amenities of a fine hotel. The hotel is ideally located for exploring San José and its museums and other local sites as well as for enjoying a host of daytrips to the rainforest, volcanoes or experiencing the thrill of white water rafting.
The Harmony Hotel located on Guiones beach is inspired by the old school tropical destinations of eras that appreciated low key glamour and total escape; this is the perfect for people to get in tune with their natural rhythm. The Harmony is a 25 room hotel with a strong focus on sustainability trying to show an alternative development model taking into consideration the local community and the surrounding nature attractions. It caters to upscale surfers, yoga enthusiasts as well as honeymooners and families with older children looking for an authentic and relaxed Guanacaste experience.