Design Hotels can be Sustainable

Ecolodges or ecoresorts fall into a category that sometimes are wrongly thought to be only rustic. The fact is that many are beautifully designed buildings with all the amenities of upscale hotels and retreats. This linked article from Cayuga Collection goes into more detail. The Cayuga Collection is a group …

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Costa Rica Rainforest Connection A la Carte

Bats! The kids loved them. Making chocolate from ground cacao was more my style. Then we sampled it. Wow! Watching the mother turtles dig their nests at night on the beach we felt like we were in the presence of something much greater than ourselves. We will never forget Costa …

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Curbing the North American Addiction to AC

Recently, Hans Pfister from Cayuga Sustainable Hotels in Costa Rica published an article on one hot topic: how do we get off our addiction to artificial air conditioning? Well, people do want to be comfortable when they vacation, certainly. So let’s explore if this a technical problem, or a marketing …

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Wedding Chapel Costa Rica

This Costa Rica vacation not only visits beautiful locations from cloudforest to pacific ocean, but also offers wedding services at a small private chapel in the pristine countryside. This program features two upscale, intimate, boutique resorts with spa facilities as well as many other natural amenities and activities. The program …

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Wellness Escape – Cloudforest Eco-Spa and Ocean Retreat

This semi-independent vacation not only visits beautiful locations from cloudforest to pacific beaches, but also has three of the best Green Hotels in Costa Rica. Two of them have spa facilities as well as many other natural amenities and activities. Day 1: Today you’ll be met at the airport by …

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Eco Explorer Nicaragua

The largest, and least known country in Central America is also the safest according to the Nicaraguan tourist board. A beautiful country awaits you with friendly smiles and few tourists. Day 1 Arrival at Managua Airport and welcoming by local guide. Transfer to a local hotel in the city centre. …

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Birds of Costa Rica

Costa Rica has an amazing variety of habitats from lowland humid forests to misty cool cloud forests. This program designed by one of Costa Rica’s top ornithologists, Leo Chavez, covers the top birding sites in Costa Rica, including the Costa Rican Birding Route. Day 1: San Jose Meet driver at …

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Eco Explorer Costa Rica 10 Days from San Jose

Take a journey through Costa Rica’s diverse ecological and climatic zones. First travel from the productive central valley to the cool mountains and cloudforests of The Los Angeles Cloudforest Reserve.  Then travel to the dry lava flows, hot springs and forest trails of Arenal Volcano National Park.  Drop deep into …

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Family Explorer Costa Rica

Take a journey through Costa Rica’s diverse ecological and climatic zones. First travel to the dry lava flows, hotsprings and forest trails of Arenal Volcano National Park.  Drop deep into the lush Caribbean lowlands for a night in the rainforest before continuing to the east coast and the turtle nesting …

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Costa Rica Mini Birding Tour

Lakes to cross, birds, wildlife and of course volcanoes:  this program explores a variety of distinct ecosystems ranging from the dry tropical regions of Rincon de la Vieja National Park, the cloudforests of Monteverde, the tropical humid area of Arenal Volcano National Park, and the watery world of Palo Verde …

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