We Are Cayuga

World Leaders in Sustainable Luxury Hospitality
We Stand For

The Ultimate Symbiosis of Sustainability & Luxury

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 Jose, 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 ten 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.

As sustainable hospitality pioneers, our mission is to break new ground in eco-luxe travel, and enrich the lives of curious travellers, everywhere

Award-Winning Hospitality

Honorable Recognition for our Sustainability Efforts

People Award, 2018
Tourism for Tomorrow Awards
The World Travel & Tourism Council chose Cayuga in recognition of our dedication to improving career opportunities in the locations we operate.
Earth Changers Award, 2017
National Geographic World Legacy Awards
This award recognizes our cutting-edge leadership in environmentally friendly business practices and green technology, from renewable energy and water conservation to zero-waste systems and carbon-emissions reduction.
Environmental Leadership Award 2010
Travel & Leisure Global Vision Awards
World Saver Award, 2010 & 2012
Condé Nast Traveller
Recognized in the category of Small Hotel Chains (2010) and the second for Poverty Relief Efforts (2012).
Dean's Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series, 2012
Cornell University
As graduates of the Hotel School at Cornell University, Cayuga’s Co-Founders were the first to be invited to the Hotel School to speak about sustainability — an important honor given that previous speakers have included industry icons such as Bill Marriott.

World Leaders in Sustainable Hospitality​

“Cayuga is an inspiring new sustainable business model for specialist lodges which places local community training at its heart. Creating unique tourism experiences in remote, rural areas, Cayuga’s model helps reduce migration to the cities, provide valuable local employment, and engender real pride within the local community.

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 and Just a Drop

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