There are plenty of places for travelers to stay in Costa Rica, but those looking for luxury and romantic settings will need to plan their stay at the Kura Design Villas. This beautiful hotel can be found on top of a mountain overlooking the magnificent Pacific Ocean and the coast. Guests will need to take a forty-minute drive to reach this hotel, but the experiences from the drive makes every second of the journey worthwhile.
There are six exclusive bungalows that all offer amazing views of the ocean and guests will appreciate all the comforts of home after long days out exploring the nearby areas. Everyone can catch a free shuttle to the beach each day or they can venture into Uvita to do a little kayaking, hiking, and surfing.
The infinity pool always looks inviting and guests can often be seen sipping signature cocktails in between strokes in the saltwater. Those looking for a little pampering will find it over at the tranquil Spa Shà and there are numerous treatments for guests to choose from.
The on-site restaurant is perfect for those elegant and intimate meals and guests will want to linger even longer than usual afterwards, as the atmosphere and ambiance is so inviting and relaxing.
- Ocean Views
- Infinity Pool
- Fast Internet
- Eco Tours
- Fine Dining
- Forest Hiking
- Fitness Center
- Fine Dining
Highlights & Reviews
- The hotel is a bumpy 40-minute drive, usually undertaken in a private 4x4 away from civilization which is one of the best things about it. From this height, the views of the ocean, jungle-covered mountains and sunset are unparalleled, and the hotel provides all the indulgences and accoutrements a couple could ask for. A complimentary shuttle runs to the beach and back each day, and the town of Uvita offers kayaking, surfing, hiking and seasonal whale watching.
- Kurà means jaguar in the language of the Borucans, a local native tribe, and it is a fitting name for a stay that celebrates both wildlife and the indigenous. Devil masks – important cultural symbols for the Borucan people – are the dominant art in common areas and private quarters. Much of the property is constructed using glistening teak and translucent glass, the better to view the surrounding nature. The plush pool deck is adorned with modern Balinese furnishings and oversized purple hammocks.
- Guests can spend full days relaxing on the deck or cooling off in the saltwater infinity pool with a jaguar colada, a house special made with passion fruit, coconut crème, mint and Cacique, Costa Rican sugar cane liquor. Through a Vortex telescope, visitors can get a close-up of the distant coastline that resembles a whale’s tail at low tide and may be lucky enough to see real migrating humpbacks. At the edge of the property, the exceedingly tranquil Spa Shà features a variety of treatments including an hour-long couple's massage dubbed 'Kura Paradise'. Staff members are kind and well trained; upon arrival all guests are greeted by name.