Kura Design Villas
What We Love
- Jetsetter rate includes daily à la carte breakfast and one roundtrip transfer from Uvita to Kurà (to be arranged with the property)
- Villas feature expansive private balconies, double rainfall showerheads, supercomfy beds and red lights
- Top-notch cocktails and fusion cuisine (note: portions are gigantic)
- Service is prompt, intuitive and personable; everyone will know your name
What To Know
- It's best to rent a 4x4 or take the hotel shuttle – there's a steep gravel driveway up to the hotel
- There is decent WiFi but no TVs on the property
- Kurà is adults-only unless you reserve the whole place
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
What do you get when you cross a Costa Rican architect with a Costa Rican biologist? The answer, apparently, is the nature-focused minimalism of Kurà, which its owners have achieved with abundant glass, shiny teak and sleek steel. Add to that some oversize purple hammocks, an L-shaped infinity pool and some well-placed his-and-hers white lounge chairs, and presto: a Bali-style lovers paradise. Eye-catching masks, an important cultural symbol of the nearby Borucan tribe, complete the polished look.
Bed and Bath
The first thing you’ll notice about the room is that the plush King bed is right in the middle, which is in line with the hotel’s emphasis on, ahem, intimacy. The glass walls invite nature in, while teak shutters and opaque exterior side walls allow the utmost privacy. Bathroom elements are compartmentalized, with stone sinks at the back of the bedroom, a small toilet station behind frosted glass and a bathing chamber featuring double rainfall showerheads using solar-heated water and sensual red lighting, which can also be activated in the bedroom.
There is no better place to watch dramatic sunsets and sit down to dinner than Kurà’s open-air restaurant, which serves up Costa Rican fusion cuisine with local, organic ingredients. (The tuna tartare, an off-menu selection, was delicate and plentiful.) Next door, the Diablitos Bar offers a range of cocktails, including the signature Jaguar Colada: passion fruit, coconut crème, mint and Cacique, a well-known Costa Rican liquor. At the edge of the property, Spa Shà offers a popular “Kurà Paradise” couples massage that lasts an hour, and down the mountain the hotel has a private beach entrance, to which you can be shuttled with a stocked cooler.
In the Area
Down the Pacific coast from the touristy Manuel Antonio, the jungle-covered mountains of Uvita offer a high-caliber, adventure-packed vacation without the maddening crowds. The few visitors have access to some of Costa Rica’s best kayaking, surfing and hiking; Corcovado National Park is the country’s most beloved, and it can be explored for a day or, even better, overnight. Foodies will rejoice at Playa Ojochal, an unexpected enclave of fine dining where highlights include Exotica, a gourmet fusion restaurant, and Citrus, which serves New World cuisine. Back north, on the road to San Isidro de El General, there’s also Charter — a fantastic new airplane-themed restaurant with its own Boeing 727.
How to Get There
Amazing views of the Pacific, as it sits on top of Uvita’s mountains.
Beautifully designed, cozy common areas, top notch infinity pool, great personalized service, attention to details and hospitality.
Special Thanks to Manuel & Douglas!!
Great food options as well.
Master Suite is the most spectacular room you can imagine. Private plunge pool, terrace, outdoor shower, in room amenities, mind blowing shower, ...
if you are visiting Costa Rica, and you are looking for an unforgettable experience, check out Kurá and Cayuga hotels collection. You won’t be disappointed.
Needless to say, we love Kura! We spent 4 nights here during our 3rd anniversary trip and are already planning our 6th visit for 2020! Staff is superb, food terrific and the new Master Suites are to die for--- We stayed in Suite 8 which has a beautiful tree framing the view from the plunge pool area--- We also love the rainy season as well-- it doe snot rain long and when it does it is nothing but gorgeous;
Spa is terrific and when the day is done, ti always comes back to the excellent staff at Kura! Pura Vida!!--John & Marjorie
We are staying here 5 days now and will remain another 3 . I was thinking all the time what I could complain about ????,but there is nothing. Just a dream. May be that despite rainy season weather is still good?
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