SUSTAINABLE TOURISM – ECOTOURISM – GREEN HOTELS, RESORTS & LODGES IN COSTA RICA AND NICARAGUA
What is the ideal symbiosis of a luxury hotel experience and sustainable tourism?
The Cayuga Collection Hotels and Lodges are 100% committed to sustainable tourism practices and work diligently to seek out and implement sustainable practices at all levels of operation. At the same time, we consistently look for ways to make the vacation experience for our guests most comfortable and memorable, integrating the highest standards of gastronomy and hospitality.
“Sustainability as a model for development establishes the need to satisfy the requirements of today’s society without making it impossible for future generations to satisfy their own.” The development of a country cannot be achieved by the unrestrained exploitation of its resources-natural, cultural, social-to the point of eradicating or destroying them. Moreover, it is paramount to the livelihoods of local communities to fulfill their needs of the present population with food, housing, health and work.
For tourism, sustainability is not only a response to the demand factors of the industry; it is now an indispensable condition to be able to compete successfully and survive into the future. Today’s tourists are seeking a more interactive tourism, one that garners greater respect for the socio-cultural and ecological interests of the local communities, demands higher standards of service, and wholly takes into consideration the preservation of the natural environment and local customs. More and more hotels today are being created to meet the demands of these “conservation tourists” and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability throughout their organization.