Red Mangrove Aventura lodge is operative now!

Red Mangrove Galapagos & Ecuador Lodges, is happy to announce that our Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge, located in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, which had suspended operations since March 12, has been reopened since Monday 18th of April.

We are committed to offer the best possible experiences to our guests therefore closing the Aventura lodge was not an option, but a must. Since March 12th, we had decided to stay closed for several weeks to make all repairs without any kind of disruption to our guests.

We apologize once again to all our Guests and Partners, for the considerable inconvenience and concern caused by the temporary closure. We had been working very hard to bring back our Aventura Lodge in the fashion it is known for.

At this time, we want to extend a formal -Thankful Note- to all the staff that worked long exhausting shifts to accomplish the goal and of course we want to Thank Our Guests and Partners for their understanding and outpouring of support.
Red Mangrove Aventura lodge is operative now!

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Lapathon Jungle Run Costa Rica 2011

April 19th 2011, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica – Lace up those sneakers and head down to Costa Rica for the third-annual Lapathon Jungle Run, a fundraising event that supports the needs of local schools in the Osa Peninsula.

As a project of the highly sustainable Lapa Rios Rainforest Ecolodge, this year’s 18-km run is limited to 300 participants and will take place on May 1, 2011 in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Cost to register is $20, with all funds raised going to fulfill infrastructure needs of local schools. Winners (first to finish and most pledges earned) will receive free nights and meals at one of the six Earth-friendly Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality resorts in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

“This is the third time we’ve held this wildly-successful event,” said Hans Pfister, CEO and principle of Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality. “In 2009, funds raised went towards equipping the region’s only ambulance with supplies and, in 2010, we helped to build a classroom for children with learning disabilities. All our resorts participate in programs like the Lapathon to help our environment, community and people – we like to think we’re doing our bit to make our corner of the Earth just a little better.”

Created in the ’90s under the philosophy that “a rainforest left standing was worth more than cut down,” Lapa Rios is set on a private nature reserve, spread over 1,000-acres of Central America’s last remaining lowland tropical rainforest. Over the years, Lapa Rios has been recognized for its Earth-saving ways by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, TripAdvisor, National Geographic and many more.

Donations or support to the runners are also accepted. For more information please contact Hans Pfister at hans@cayugaonline.com.

Cayuga Hospitality Discounts During Green Season

April 14th 2011, San José, Costa Rica – Budget-minded and adventure-seeking travellers who don’t mind a little rain are clicking their gumboot heels this month as a collection of award winning Central American ecolodges prepare to launch into “Green Season”.

The nickname comes from the increase in precipitation that Central America experiences from May through October – while regional rainforests return to their signature lush, green color, visitors benefit by getting to keep a few more greenbacks in their wallets.

During Green Season, discounted rates and packages can be had at any of the six Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality-managed resorts, hotels and ecolodges in Costa Rica or Nicaragua: Latitued 10 Resort , Lapa Rios Ecolodge, Finca Rosa Blanca Plantation, Arenas Del Mar Beach and Nature Resort, The Harmony Hotel and Jicaro Island Ecolodge. The high-end hotels, known around the world for their uber-sustainable and Earth-saving ways, are perfect for that dream family vacation and offer a number of kid-friendly activities, like white water rafting, nature hikes, zip lining adventures and snorkelling escapades.

“It’s a great time to visit Central America: temperatures remain high and it hardly ever rains the whole day through. Plus, there’s great surfing, outrageous wildlife-viewing opportunities and fewer guests at the resorts,” said Hans Pfister, CEO and principle of Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality. “And with summer vacation right around the corner, now’s the time for families to take advantage of these great Green Season rates. For the same price, where would you rather take your kids: Costa Rica or Disneyland?”

As an added bonus during Green Season, Costa Rica’s domestic airline, Nature Air, is offering free round trip tickets for two children accompanying two adults on flights within the country from May 1 through Dec. 15, 2011 (restrictions may apply).

Discounted hotel rates are in effect at each of the sustainable hotels from May 1 through Oct. 31, 2011. In addition, a number of other special promos are available to make the family vacation just a little bit easier on the wallet:

• Stay for five nights and pay for only four: this enticing offer is available from April 25 through Aug. 25, 2011 at Latitude 10 Beach Resort, Lapa Rios Ecolodge and The Harmony Hotel; and from April 25 through June. 30, 2011 at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort.

• Stay for three nights and pay for only two: this offer is available from April 25 through Aug. 25, 2011 at Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn and Jicaro Island Ecolodge; and from Aug. 26 though Nov. 20, 2011 at Latitude 10 Beach Resort, Lapa Rios Ecolodge, Arenas Del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort and The Harmony Hotel.

• Stay for two nights and pay for only one: from Aug. 26 through Nov. 20, 2011, stay at Jicaro Island Ecolodge or Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn and take advantage of this whale of a deal.

• Kids stay and eat for free: looking for an eye-opening family vay-cay? This offer is available June 15 through Sept. 15, 2011 at Lapa Rios Ecolodge, Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn, Arenas Del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort and The Harmony Hotel.

For more information please contact Hans Pfister at hans@cayugaonline.com.