Design Your Dream Cayuga Vacation in Costa Rica & Nicaragua


Jicaro’s management company, Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality, is excited to announce a new contest where you design your dream 6-night Cayuga Costa Rica/Nicaragua vacation! What adventures will you have, who will you meet and how will you relax? Click here to learn more and enter today!

Contest Instructions:

Select a minimum of 2, maximum of 3 of Cayuga’s 9 properties in Costa Rica and Nicaragua and write about what you will do at each property during your six night dream vacation. In your essay, be sure to answer this question…how will you Experience, Learn, Connect and Relax® at each Hotel you want to visit?

Essays should be no more than 500 words and must be written in English.  Contest is open from October 1-31, 2012.

Grand Prize:

Grand prize winner will receive their dream Cayuga vacation: room, meals, non-alcoholic beverages, activities and in-country transportation for two people. Not included: alcoholic beverages, transportation to/from Costa Rica and/or Nicaragua, additional services, travel fees, exit taxes, etc. Vacation must be taken during the 2013 Cayuga green season and is subject to availability at the hotels. Activities are dependent on weather conditions.

2nd prize

One second prize winner will receive a 3 night stay for two people (lodging, food and non-alcoholic beverages) at Jicaro Island Ecolodge in Nicaragua during the 2013 green season.

3rd prize

One third prize winner will receive 2 nights of lodging and breakfast for two people at Latitude 10 Resort in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica during the 2013 green season.

Enter today and be sure to share this with your friends! If they win, hopefully they’ll take you with them!


Prize winner will be selected by a panel of 3 judges:

Hans Pfister is the President and Co-owner of Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality. Hans brings over 20 years of experience in the hotel business in all capacities from trainee to General Manager, and currently focuses on marketing, finance, strategy and new projects.

Deirdre Campbell is the Owner and President of Tartan Group and is one of the most recognized and respected PR professionals in the industry. With a passionate interest in sustainable tourism, Deirdre has worked with the Cayuga properties for the last 4 years and is dedicated to fostering appreciation and stewardship for the natural environment, regions and communities.

Chrissy Gruninger is the Owner of Rich Coast Experiences and author of Vicarious Adventures on the Rich Coast, a travel guide and memoir.  She created her own dream eco-vacations by traveling to, and writing about, each of the Cayuga properties in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Contest dates:

  • Contest begins: October 1, 2012
  • Deadline to enter: October 31, 2012
  • Nov 1-10: Public gets to vote on their favorites
  • Nov 11-14: Judges review entries and determine winners
  • Nov 15: Winners are contacted/announced


In view of the majestic Mombacho Volcano near the Granada Isletas, Jicaro caters to honeymooners with exceptional food and relaxing spa services.