- Type: Boutique Hotel
- Summary: Intimate hideaway perfect for couples and honeymoons
- Feature: Wonderful ocean views from the pool, restaurant and lounge
- Rooms: 8 suites
- Location: Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
- Nearest airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport
Location and transfer
Approximately a 3-hour drive from Juan Santamaría International Airport.
Tucked away in the hidden gem area of Uvita, Kura Design Villas are within easy reach of seven national parks and private reserves, including the wonderful Marino Ballena National Park, famed for the iconic Whale’s Tail sandbar, where you can swim the gentle waters. There is a fabulous array of activities to appeal to explorers, such as hiking or horse riding to the 120-foot Nauyaca Waterfalls, where you can cool off the in the refreshing pool below, or surfing the famed Costa Rican waves. You could also explore the mangroves on a paddle board or kayak, go rappelling down waterfall canyons, take a zip line canopy tour, an ATV tour and much more.
Guests must be aged over sixteen years to be able to stay at the resort, and the experience is designed to be enjoyed by couples and older guests. Perfect for a honeymoon, this boutique hideaway offers an intimate retreat, where you can relax or explore to your heart’s content. Lounge on your private terrace or by the scenic infinity-edge pool in a hammock and order a cocktail to sip as the sun goes down. For a night to remember, arrange for a private dinner to be held on the rooftop of Sky Lounge to dine in candlelight beneath the stars. You can also unwind in the evening with a romantic evening treatment at the spa, a sunset horse ride along the beach or spend the afternoon taking a ceviche masterclass.
Set on the jungle covered hills of one of Costa Rica’s most bio-diverse areas, Kura Design Villas are blessed with a stunning location amid a precious ecosystem close to Corcovado National Park, Caño Island Biological Reserve, Terraba-Sierpe Mangroves, Manuel Antonio National Park, and the Marino Ballena National Park amongst others. Rainforest birdwatching hikes will lead you through old cocoa plantations as you spot the tropical birds, while you can also explore underwater kingdoms as you snorkel down to the coral reefs. Humpback whales make their seasonal migration through the waters from mid-July to October.
Kura Design Villas are within a twenty to thirty-minute drive to the beautiful beaches of Marina Bellana National Park and offers complimentary shuttle transportation to Uvita Beach every day – here, you will find the Whale’s Tail sandbar, while the hotel will provide you with iced water, towels and beach chairs to make your day comfortable. At low tide, you can also explore the secluded beaches of Ballena and Arco, or head to the pebbled bay of Pinuela which has received a Blue Flag award for its cleanliness and beauty. Nestled in the mountains, Ventanas beach is one of the best secluded beaches, while surfers will love Dominical and Hermosa beaches.
The tropical paradise of Kura Design Villas offers a breathtaking place for a wedding. With just 8 suites, it is easy to hire out the entire property for up to twenty your nearest and dearest to join you in total privacy for your celebration. With a truly romantic setting, pop a bottle of Champagne at the Sky Lounge and sit back to watch the stunning sunset to begin a blissful married life.
Spa & Wellness
Spa Shà is cosseted by the beautiful rainforest surroundings with an open-air setting to offer unrivalled relaxation. With only the sounds of the rainforest to soothe your mind, the select menu offers an irresistible choice of rituals, massages and therapies, including exotic body scrubs, mini facials, lymphatic drainage and beauty treatments. Couples can enjoy treatments together for a romantic treat, while yoga sessions with an ocean view are the perfect way to stretch and de-stress during your stay.