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Kura Design Villas

Kura Design Villas is a stylish and exclusive boutique hotel in Uvita on Costa Rica's southern coast, where jungle-covered mountains spill onto pristine beaches. This superb option for couples and honeymooners is a perfect place to indulge your senses.

Costa Ballena, Manuel Antonio & Uvita, Costa Rica
Kura Design Villas
  • Superbly stylish, perfect for couples and honeymooners looking for pampered relaxation

  • Breath-taking views over the Pacific Ocean and Punta Ballena beach

  • Glass-fronted, individual villas set amongst lush vegetation, with 180 degree ocean and rainforest views

  • 19-metre infinity salt water pool surrounded by a gorgeous poolside bar and lounge

Built on an impressive mountain ridge, Kura's tropical minimalist architecture provides a luxurious jungle experience with breathtaking Pacific Ocean views.

Each of the eight stylish one-bedroom villas is glass-fronted and surrounded by lush vegetation, with views of the ocean on the horizon. Neutral interiors are decked out in slate, with bamboo ceilings, teak shutters and local-wood furnishings. Picture yourself in a private exclusive villa, surrounded by nothing but lush rainforest where the only sounds you hear are those of the local wildlife.

Beyond the villas, there is a 19-metre infinity salt water pool, spectacular outdoor poolside lounge and spa room, a restaurant that specialises in organic and locally sourced produce, and plenty of activities and wildlife excursions on offer, including jungle hiking, boating trips, white-water rafting, zip lining, waterfall rappelling and surfing lessons, as well as trips into the biodiversity hotspot of the Osa Peninsula. This Southern Pacific region has the largest area of protected land in Costa Rica, with Corcovado National Park, Caño Island Biological Reserve, the Terraba-Sierpe Mangroves, Manuel Antonio National Park and the Ballena National Marine Park all within easy reach through Kura's hiking and boating trips.

Designed by Costa Rican owner and architect Martin Wells, Kura has admirable eco credentials. The pool is salt-water and chemical-free, energy comes from solar panels, and rainwater is recycled.

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Top tip:

Order the smoked wahoo carpaccio, not only does it have a funny name it really is one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten.

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Costa Ballena, Manuel Antonio & Uvita, Costa Rica

Kura overlooks the Southern Pacific coastline of Costa Rica. Kura is not on the beach but perched remotely on the coastal ridge sloping five kilometres above the shoreline, just a 15 minute drive away from the main road. This position provides cool breezes, panoramic views of the ocean and jungle view to the east, making this a great isolated place to go for an unforgettable, non traditional honeymoon. Daily scheduled shuttles up or down the ridge are included.

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