The Cayuga Eco Honeymoon Experience

June 9, 2015

It’s difficult to think of a type of travel planning that is more challenging than the planning of your honeymoon. Of course, it needs to be perfect – but is done during a whirlwind time of wedding preparation, anticipation and life changes.

I work in the hospitality industry – and Chloè, my wife, teaches yoga in New York. Having observed Hans Pfister’s innovation in hospitality at the Cayuga Collection from afar, experiencing it first-hand was something I had wanted to do for a long time. This, combined with Chloe’s work in holistic wellness – and the need to have a complete break from urban living, made some time in Costa Rica a very attractive proposition.

We ended up spending 10 days visiting a number of Cayuga’s locations around Costa Rica, and wanted to share our eco honeymoon experience as it may help you as you plan your own honeymoon.

TIP: Cayuga has an Eco Honeymoon Mini-Guide for download. If you’re planning your itinerary now and an eco honeymoon is up your alley, definitely get the mini-guide to see how their collection of hotels can fit into your plans.

Stop #1: Finca Rosa Blanca

Stepping off the plane in San Jose’s Juan Santamaría airport, we picked up our rental car and began our Costa Rica adventure. Our first impressions on arrival at Finca Rosa Blanca were incredible. The reception staff provided a warm welcome and made everything effortless, arranging for our luggage to be brought to our room and the car parked for us. After 9 hours of traveling, you’re just tired and hungry…and maybe a little grouchy 🙂

A brief tour of the hotel property led straight to the restaurant so we could settle into our stay. Gazing out over the city of San Jose in the valley while we sipped a welcome drink and learned about the history of the property and coffee farm was the perfect opening to our eco honeymoon experience.

Eco honeymoon welcome drinks at Finca Rosa Blanca

There’s something about looking out over a city that is profoundly relaxing for me. It’s the perfect way for me to put distance between the hectic months leading up to that moment – to stop, take a deep breath, and tell myself, “I’m on my honeymoon now.”

Sherman & Alejandro provided above and beyond service at the restaurant, with the perfect mix of professionalism and friendliness.  Everyone remembered our name and preferences so well. The front desk stuff was very helpful during our stay, with the receptionists making numerous calls to check on local activities for us. I sensed that the staff actually love working there – which is all-too-rare in hotels.

The Finca coffee tour in the morning was a highlight. For me, that’s real luxury – experiencing local treasures with a very knowledgeable guide.

Eco honeymoon "Cupping" session on the Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Tour

Sustainability is something you hear about frequently from the Cayuga team, and I was looking forward to experiencing their interpretation of it myself. The company takes a very comprehensive approach to sustainability, which you can read about in detail in the guest welcome book found in the rooms. It’s clear extensive planning goes into this, and community engagement is a core objective for their operation. Cayuga is investing into each area of the local ecosystem – something that’s required to foster an truly flourishing community.

In general, I feel that the Finca Rosa Blanca experience is an ideal honeymoon getaway. Not hours from the airport (which would be exhausting after the 9 hour flight), yet seemed a world away.

The abundant freshness everywhere we went was the perfect New York detox and much needed after all the stress of a wedding. Everything seemed alive around us.

But there was more to come…

Stop #2: Arenas Del Mar

The second hotel on our stay was the eco-resort Arenas Del Mar. Substantially larger and different from Finca Rosa Blanca, this property has a privileged position along the Pacific coast. Upon arrival, proactively warm and helpful service again made us feel special and cared for from the start. The concierge team went out of their way to help us find things to do.  We loved the little electric cars to navigate the hilly property!

The suite size and views were among the best we’ve seen around the world. Very spacious. Having a hot tub on the porch with an ocean view was incredible and something we really enjoyed. Room service here is something you’ll probably find yourself ordering more than once – delicious food and private ocean views are hard to beat.

But you’ll want to check out the restaurants as well. One is located on the beach (with chairs & tiki torches in the sand!) and the other on the higher level, overlooking the ocean. The incredible views and service continued:

Our eco honeymoon at Arenas del Mar with private ocean views over breakfast. Hard to beat!

New activities are shared every day: Movie night, nail painting, bird watching and more. The nature tour provided by the hotel was a can’t miss activity. Hannia, our guide, was  knowledgable and made the experience very enjoyable.

The end of day happy hour at this hotel is a fun way to mix and mingle with guests. We enjoyed this each day at this property.

Stop #3: Harmony Hotel

Travel can be exhausting. The moment I finally arrive and step foot on property, I don’t just need a “hotel” – I need hospitality. A true welcome. We’ve been looking forward to your visit. The feeling of being expected  and among friends.

Real friends – and great hosts – anticipate needs and state of mind.

This is completely dependent on where I’m traveling and what my expectations are. Am I staying a week on my honeymoon? Welcome me with a drink, whisk my bags to my room, and have the general manager give a tour around the property to make me feel like a VIP.

That’s exactly what happened when we arrived at Harmony Hotel. Andres, the general manager,  met us at the entrance and personally oversaw the whole check-in process. Explaining the history of the property, sharing which amenities he personally enjoys the most, and introducing us to staff throughout the property.

By being genuinely excited to see us, and taking time out of his busy day to do this tour, we felt like VIPs. Yes, the room and hotel amenities were incredible, but it’s the personal expression of hospitality that set the tone for the rest of the stay.

Andres understood that.

Our drive here was beautiful, but the final hour on the unpaved road wasn’t meant for the small car we had! Make sure to rent a 4WD truck or arrange transportation if you are driving here.

Andres’ love of yoga and surfing is contagious, which lent authenticity to his work and host-manship on this property which is very oriented around these things.

We loved the fast Wi-Fi, outdoor shower and reusable water bottles and explanation of how everything is created on property. Finding a great bottle of wine & candles coming back into the room one evening was a fun surprise.

We felt this hotel did a really good job promoting other services & businesses in the community. Referrals to adventure activities such as standup paddle boarding (SUP) were great.

Delicious food and drinks on our Eco Honeymoon at Harmony Hotel

See more pictures from our eco honeymoon at: An incredible journey to Costa Rica, enjoying the hospitality of Cayuga Collection’s hotels and resorts

I was consistently blown away by how delicious the food and drinks on property were. The Pescado del Dia at dinner was amazing. Opting for smoothies instead of wine some nights seemed so natural.

The massages here are great, and pricing is very reasonable. On-site yoga was a very authentic amenity – and a great way to recharge during the day.

For some local reading material for down at the beach, the book shop on property was something that authentically shared the brand values of Cayuga – very cool.

Cayuga: a restoring Costa Rican eco honeymoon experience – and much more

Luxurious hospitality used to be all about ornate buildings, gilded interiors, and white glove service. Then the tides changed. Distinctive, boutique, original, bespoke, tailor-made, popup – these are the labels of a new generation of hotels. But even these can become the mundane. I work with so many hotels that constantly try to out-do each other with luxurious amenities, celebrity designers and exclusive bars & clubs.

Yet diminishing returns kick in for each of those. It’s harder and harder to out-do the next hospitality group or travel experience provider, and harder and harder to make the same “WOW” impression on someone as the bar gets set higher and higher in luxury or distinctive design.

I believe we’ve entered a new era for distinguished hospitality. One that truly understands how to serve today’s stressed, overworked traveler. The person who not only wants to have more, not only wants to experience more, but wants to be more.

A hospitality experience that sets the stage for a flourishing heart, mind, body and soul for their guests. Fostering relationships, and acting as embassies of beauty and creativity in their neighborhoods. “Humble luxury.” Acting as a catalyst for transformation that not only changes the travel experience, but changes me as a person long after I’ve left the hotel. (Which will not soon be forgotten.)

Cayuga Collection is perhaps the best hospitality group that I’ve seen in this regard, and it’s refreshing to see their approach to sustainability – moving beyond hotels’ typical “we’ll-only-wash-your-towels-on-the-floor-to-save-water” – to working towards creating a flourishing community through guest education and corporate financial support.

Cayuga not only works towards creating a flourishing community and surrounding area, but they also work towards the flourishing of their guests as people:

Their physical wellness.

Their intellectual stimulation.

Their sense of connection.

The sense of awe and wonder at the surroundings.

The sense of belonging.

The sense of home.

The sense of mental clarity.

The sense of having everything taken care of for you.

… And that’s what I remember weeks, months, years after I stay there. It’s not about threadcount to order the drinks at the bar or the food at the restaurant – it’s something different – and something inside of me that I cannot forget because I am the one who has changed.

– Josiah Mackenzie, Cayuga Collection Guest


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Is this your idea of an Eco Honeymoon?

October 28, 2014

Simone was invited to Costa Rica with her husband Rich to experience the Cayuga Eco Honeymoon. We asked her to send us a note on how it went.  They chose Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Kura Design Villas as their honeymoon spots.  Is this what you have in mind when you think of an eco honeymoon?

After a year of planning, our wedding day was finally here”¦and then it was gone! Suddenly you realize you are sitting with family and friends at your Sunday morning sendoff brunch and you both have shiny new rings on your fingers. Before panic strikes that the fun is all over, you remember”¦.your honeymoon is around the corner, so all is well in the world!

We left on Tuesday morning, following our Saturday night wedding. This gave us couple of days to spend time with our guests who traveled around the world to celebrate our big day. By Tuesday, still on cloud nine, we were ready to be alone and enjoy the first time out as a married couple.

view from kura guest room
Kura only has six rooms. All have spectacular views to the Pacific Ocean.

After extensive research, we chose Costa Rica for our honeymoon, and our first stop was Kura Design Villas in Uvita. This was truly one of the most amazing destinations we have ever been to. We would rank this as a top luxury beach resort, even better than the resorts we have visited in the Maldives, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. And from NYC it is only a 4 hour flight (vs some of our other trips which were 36+ hours travel time)! The intimate size of the resort (6 Villas, for a maximum of 12 guests), the mind-blowing views, and the amazing service, makes it the perfect destination to honeymoon. Another HUGE perk at Kura is that children are not allowed at the resort, which guaranteed a relaxed and quiet resort. The last thing you want to deal with on honeymoon are screaming kids at the pool or restaurant.

We found online reviews so helpful in making our travelling decisions, so we have summarized all aspects of the resort below”¦we hope this helps you with your planning and journey!

Getting There: We chose to drive in a rental car from SJO. It was about 3.5 hours, and it was fun to see the Costa Rican landscape. Once you get to the dirt road off the highway which leads you up the mountain to Kura, however, it gets a bit tricky. If you don’t have a good 4×4 rental or are unsure of driving up very steep dirt roads, have the hotel pick you up at their lower parking lot ““ it will be their pleasure. Don’t worry though, once you get to the top, your delicious welcome drink and one of the top views you will ever see in your life will be waiting for you. When we go back next time, we will probably arrange for someone from the hotel to pick us up at the airport. There is also an option to take a short flight from SJO to a local airport only 50 minutes from Kura.

solar panels next to infinity pool
The Kura Concept combines design, luxury and sustainability. Solar panels to generate electricity just below the infinity pool.

Room: All of the rooms are stunning!! The views are fantastic and the best we have ever seen in a resort. The attention to every detail and all of the glass (instead of solid walls) makes you feel like you are part of nature”¦truly amazing! We spent a few nights in the Suite Villa, and the other nights in the Infinity Villa. The 2 rooms were very similar, and both were spectacular. Housekeeping did a great job and made sure to come whenever we were out of the room, and they never bothered us while we were sleeping or relaxing in the room. Furniture was modern and felt very new and clean. The bathroom products were fabulous, and the double shower overlooking the magnificent view of the forest/beach below was out of this world. We ended up taking an afternoon siesta every day because it was so serene and beautiful.

Food/Restaurant: The food was top notch, five stars. The sushi in particular was totally unexpected and we must have ordered it as an appetizer for almost every meal. The smoothies were amazing, and all specialty cocktails were awesome. We would often tell the bartender to surprise us”¦and we were never disappointed. We already miss all of the delicious Costa Rican cuisine, with too many highlights to list them all (Mahi Mahi grilled in a banana leaf, rice/beans/plantains at every meal, filet mignon, tuna sashimi, and the list goes on and on”¦).

restaurant view of Kura with infinity pool
View over the infinity pool from the restaurant. Ready for lunch? How about some ceviche?

Pool: Kura has the most beautiful pool we have ever seen! The salt water infinity pool overlooks the most brilliant view below. The staff told us that we would find a surprise when we went into the water”¦and boy were they right! We were shocked to find that there are underwater speakers in the pool. This felt like a true luxury and displayed once again how Kura pays attention to ALL details. It was so romantic to spend the day at the pool on the 2-person lounge beds. We had the option to eat lunch poolside, or just a few steps away at the outdoor restaurant. As if this pool couldn’t get any better”¦at night it miraculously turns into a fire pit, which you get to enjoy during your romantic dinner outside.

Kura pool in Uvita, Costa Rica
The pool is a masterpiece. The perfect infinity pool with highest quality speakers for underwater music and a “fireplace” in the pool. Learn more about our pool at www.kuracostarica.com

Excursions: One morning we did an amazing 3 hours excursion to a local waterfall on horseback. The guide was very accommodating and made sure we were on suitable horses for our level. We went through the rain forest and saw a lot of wildlife, and we even rode the horses through rivers! All honeymooners should book this excursion”¦it is a perfect way to start your day before relaxing at the pool for the afternoon.

We also spent some time at the local beach which the hotel provides complimentary transportation to. It was very relaxing and not crowded at all (we only saw 4 other people all day). They resort will pack you a cooler of ice cold beer and fresh fruit, and will set up lounge chairs and an umbrella for you.

Next time we go back we want to go on the half-day boat excursion to nearby islands for snorkeling. You are almost guaranteed to see Whales along the way because they are very popular in this area.

Spa: We spent time at Kura’s amazing spa almost every afternoon. Adriana is wonderful and keeps a very clean, modern and beautiful spa. It was only built about 1 year ago, and it has the best views and ambiance of any spa we have ever been to. Our favorite treatment was a couple’s massage/scrub/wrap. This was a 2 hour treatment that left us feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and refreshed. At the end of each treatment, Adriana served cinnamon-infused water which she makes herself. We are going to try to make some ourselves at home!

We could go on and on about this slice of paradise found on a Costa Rican mountaintop. Truly a trip of a lifetime, and we are already planning our next trip back! We would recommend spending 7 nights for honeymoon here because there is so much to do. Also, the luxury, comfort, views, service and food cannot be matched at any other resort! This is a true 5 star winning resort which caters to a romantic couples retreat.

After leaving Kura, we were very sad!  We didn’t want to leave”¦.but our final stop at Finca Rosa Blanca was incredible and exceeded all expectation! This hotel and property is unlike any we have ever visited, and it is truly a hidden gem. It is also conveniently located only 20 minutes from the airport, so it was the perfect spot for us when we had a 6:50 am flight home! We had only planned one evening here”¦which was a HUGE mistake!! We needed at least 3 or 4 nights here in order to take advantage of everything the resort and location had to offer. Details on our stay are below:

www.fincarosablanca.com
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn in the Central Highlands of Costa Rica

Arrival: Nice personalized greeting by the staff members who served us a delicious welcome drink. They took care of parking our car, and made sure we were relaxed and care free once we arrived.

Room: We stayed in the ” Rosa Blanca Suite,” which was an absolute dream! This suite (really a large apartment) was spectacular and had the most character of any hotel we have ever visited. Upon walking in, we felt like we had arrived to a honeymooner’s paradise. The first level of the Suite included a living room/bar area with private deck, changing room and the most spectacular bathroom. Then you take a spiral staircase up to the second level, which is the bedroom and another bathroom. This circular bedroom elicits 360 degree views, and you feel like royalty in the magnificent bed. It was honestly difficult to tear ourselves away from the suite to tour the rest of the resort because it was so beautiful. By far the most unique and spectacular suite we have ever stayed in! Book this room if it is available!!!

Food/Restaurant: The restaurant was indoor/outdoor and had stunning views of the surrounding neighborhood and San Jose. It was quaint and beautiful and the food was delicious! Because we had a very early flight the next morning, they gave us a boxed breakfast to take with us on the road”¦a very sweet gesture!

Pool: The pool was quiet and we were the only ones there. We also enjoyed the hot tub on the top deck, and we fell in love with the tranquility and privacy of this resort. Since we were on our honeymoon, we really enjoyed the privacy and we felt like we were the only ones staying there.

Our only regret of our trip was that wished we had stayed longer at Finca Rosa Blanca! It is the ideal setting for honeymooners”¦private, beautiful, and centrally located for daily excursions. We plan to come back and spend a few nights here. There are full-day and half-day excursions to nearby volcanoes that you will want to check out”¦as well as white water rafting and hiking adventures. Do not miss this resort!

Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality

We want to thank everyone from the Cayuga Collection for a trip of a lifetime! Our honeymoon exceeded all our expectations. We are already planning to come back in 2015!

The Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Resorts also welcomes honeymooners at Lapa Rios Eco Lodge on the Osa Peninsula, Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort in Manuel Antonio, the Harmony Hotel at Playa Guiones Nosara, the Grano de Oro Hotel in San Jose, Latitude 10 Beachfront Resort in Santa Teresa and Jicaro Island Ecolodge in Nicaragua.

Lapa Rios Eco Lodge Osa Peninsula
One of the Cayuga Collection Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Eco Lodges. Lapa Rios on the Osa Peninsula.

 

Eco Honeymoon Consultants to arrive in Costa Rica this Week

August 19, 2014

Six months ago, we started to look for three couples that could help us perfect the Eco Honeymoon Experience at the Cayuga Collection of sustainable luxury Hotels and Lodges.  We received an overwhelming response from newlyweds all over the world.

eco honeymoon quest in Costa Rica
We received an overwhelming response to our announcement of the eco honeymoon quest.

In May after a tough and very competitive selection process, we announced the three couples that would come to Costa Rica and help us in our quest to create a honeymoon that is not only luxurious and romantic but at the same time meets the highest standards in terms of sustainability.

eco honymoon quest winners announced
In May, the three couples that would go on the honeymoon quest to Costa Rica were announced.

Travel time has come.  This week Josiah and his wife Chloe as well as Simone and her husband Richards will start their travels in Costa Rica.  The hotels that they have chosen for their eco honeymoon are  Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Inn, Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Kura Design Villas, The Harmony Hotel and the Grano de Oro Hotel.  The third couple had to postpone their visit to May and will most likely visit Lapa Rios Ecolodge and Latitude 10 Resort.

Scarlet Macaws mate for life
We love scarlet macaws and think they are a great symbol for the honeymooners as they mate for life.

The honeymoon couples have some hard work ahead of them:

* Eating gourmet meals in the restaurants or in other romantic places such as their suite’s balcony, on the beach or on a rain forest deck.

* Test out different massage and wellness treatments that might include hot stone massages, couple’s massage and maybe a yoga class.

* Partake in the activities offered at the different hotels and lodges with a focus on “Experience – Learn – Connect – Relax” such as cooking lessons, cocktail mixing classes, coffee plantation tours and cupping, salsa dance lessons, etc.

eco honeymoon at the Cayuga Collection Hotels
Honeymooners at the Cayuga Collection Hotels. How can we create the best Eco Honeymoon experience in the world?

And of course, they will have to write a report on their experience and how they think we could improve. What activities to offer, how to minimize the impact on the environment and identifying opportunities to improve service.

Once we have received their reports, it is up to us at Cayuga to implement those recommendations and get ready for the honeymoon season 2015.

Stay tuned for their blog posts, social media updates and stories.

 

 

Cayuga’s Eco Honeymoon Quest featured in NY Times

April 14, 2014

Last week, the Quest for the Perfect Eco Honeymoon was featured in a New York Times Blog written by Charu Suri.  As a result, we have received many more applications of couples that  would like to visit our sustainable luxury hotels and lodges in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.  We are excited to get so much press for this initiative and look forward to very valuable feedback from the three winning couples.

In case you are interested in applying, you have time until May 1st, 2014.  Click here for the application.

Below is the complete article as featured in the New York Times Blog:

Designing an Eco-Friendly Honeymoon

By  CHARU SURI
Kura Design Villas, a Cayuga resort in Costa Rica.

Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality, a Central American eco-lodge operator with eight properties, is looking for newlyweds to help perfect the ” eco-honeymoon” experience.

Cayuga is offering  what could be called eco-internships  to three couples. Applications are available on the Cayuga website, and the internships will cover all costs related to lodging, meals and activities (airfare and property transfers are not provided).

The selected couples will act as designers and provide recommendations on experiences like settings for romantic dinners; they will also test bamboo linens and consider details like ” is air-conditioning really necessary on an eco-honeymoon?” said Hans Pfister, president and co-owner of Cayuga.

The Cayuga lodges are in Costa Rica and Nicaragua; the couples can customize their itinerary according to their geographic interests and across any number of properties for seven to 10 days.

Mr. Pfister said that because the hotels and lodges were developed with sustainability in mind, amenities like organic wine, farm to table cuisine, biodegradable toiletries and organic linens are a given.

The idea behind the internship is to determine which features (including community-enhancing activities couples can do while enjoying their quality time) can be included in romantic packages.

” Honeymooners want to have authentic experiences that they can remember together,” said Mr. Pfister, who noted that couples are increasingly asking not only for tandem massages and wellness experiences but also for ways to help local schools, plant a tree in a reserve or assist with organized beach cleanups.

Submissions must be received by May 1 and the chosen honeymooners will be announced by May 30.

How to plan a Eco Honeymoon in Costa Rica or Nicaragua?

December 26, 2013

During the holidays, many young couples start to plan their honeymoons.  Here are some tips if you are interested in a “green” or “eco” honeymoon to Costa Rica or Nicaragua.

The Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges are very popular with honeymooners.   Every year, especially between May and November, we receive hundreds of newlywed couples that start their marriage in one of our sustainable resorts or eco lodges.   We love having them as our guests because they chose our hotels and lodges because they wanted much more than sipping cocktails with paper umbrellas by the pool in a 5 Star resort.   They were looking for an experience that allows them to connect with their destination and leave a positive impact behind. Here some tips for planning not only a sustainable or eco honeymoon, but also to make sure you get the most out of your honeymoon.

www.kuracostarica.com

Don’t move around too much:   Costa Rica might seem like a small country, but it is mountainous in its center and the roads are not always in top condition.   This is especially true for the green season months from May through November.   We recommend a combination of beach and a stay in the Central Highlands.   A sample honeymoon itinerary can be found here.

Find that perfect balance between luxury and sustainability:   You want to stay at the nicest hotels possible.   After all it is your honeymoon.   To stretch your dollars, look into green season promotions available between April and December.   But also make sure that you stay in hotels that care about the local community and help to protect the natural beauty of the country.   Some green travel tips can be found here that help you to plan a guilt free honeymoon.

www.latitude10resort.com

Don’t plan too much:    Many of our honeymoon guests arrive totally exhausted at our hotels and lodges.   Planning a wedding, getting married and then traveling to Costa Rica is exhausting.   So make sure you take a few days to relax and take advantage of the spa services that are offered.   Plan time to do nothing and just ” hang”.   Don’t overdo it.   The biggest mistake we see honeymooners do is to arrive late at night and then have a 6 am wake up call to go rafting the next morning.   Not a good idea.   Relax.   You are on vacation.

Spend some time exploring the local community:   You will find the rooms and facilities at the Cayuga Collection Hotels and Lodges to be very comfortable.   But make an effort to leave the premises and explore. Have a meal at a local restaurant, buy some things at a local store, sit on a bench and observe the locals at what they are doing.   Connect.   Be a part of the experience.   If you need help, our staff will be happy to help you set things up for you.

Costa Rica Eco Resort
www.laparios.com

If you are looking for a honeymoon full of wildlife and adventure, take a look at Lapa Rios Ecolodge on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

If you are looking for a small and intimate hotel right on the beach, check out Latitude 10 Resort in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

If you are looking for a design hotel that has become famous to be Costa Rica’s sexiest hotel, check out Kura Design Villas in Uvita, Costa Rica.

If you are looing for a Coffee Plantation Inn in the Central Highlands that allows you to explore volcanoes and cloud forests, Finca Rosa Blanca is a good choice for you.

If you are looking for more comfort, restaurants and a spa and a combination of 5 Stars with 5 Sustainable Leaves, take a look at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

If you are looking for a surfing and yoga honeymoon, the Harmony Hotel in Nosara, Costa Rica is for you.

If you are looking for a honeymoon in a place that nobody else has been to, check out the secluded island getaway Jicaro Ecolodge in Lake Nicaragua near the colonial town of Granada.

When arriving to Costa Rica and you need a place to stay in San Jose, look at the Grano de Oro Hotel that feature’s the city’s best restaurant.

We would be happy to help with more tips and ideas.   Send us a note to info@cayugaonline.com.

Romantic Dinner Latitude 10 Eco Resort

August 22, 2013

Romantic dinner on Santa Teresa Beach

Share a romantic evening with your loved one by enjoying a private dinner near the deserted Santa Teresa beach Latitude 10 Exclusive Beach Resort.

Indulge in the three-course meal prepared by Sebastian the ” local” French chef.   Paired with an organic wine at a private beach location, this dinner will be the definition of romance.   Perfect for your Costa Rica honeymoon.

Create lasting memories on your honeymoon at any one of Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality’s eight eco resorts and lodges.