Our Story

When the concepts of ultimate luxury and astonishing design met with environmental awareness and sustainability, Kurà Design Villas was born. Architect Martin Wells and biologist Alejandra Umaña blended their visions and inspirations, personalizing their commitment to nature and art in an extreme tropical setting. From the extraordinary, breath-taking views to the custom-built glass, double-rain shower in each seductive villa, every detail at Kurà was crafted to bring guests the most exclusive and unique experience possible.

Want to learn more about the history of Kura and how it was financed by “drug money”? Read on here

Is Kurà for Me?

Prepare for an experience like no other. Kuràs architecture blends seamlessly with the rainforest´s elegance. Here, ensconced in tranquility, luxury, privacy and comfort, the city is left behind and genuine relaxation begins. Enjoy traditional Costa Rican food fused with superb culinary expertise. Relax with a handcrafted, refreshing cocktail at the spectacular but soothing saltwater infinity pool. We can arrange endless activities for guests that crave adventure. Learn to surf and snorkel at the infamous Caño Island or simply walk along the pristine, untouched Southern Pacific beaches.

Kurà welcomes guests into an authentic experience free of distraction. Each villa is equipped with an iPad and free WiFi but television is not available.

Guests under 16 years of age are not permitted, but they are welcome when the hotel is occupied by one party.

Uvita hotel with organic meals and local produce.


Kurà is committed to preserving our planet and all of its natural beauty. The seductive, luxurious hotel design seamlessly incorporates a system of sustainability. Energy conservation, sustainable development and water and waste management operate in the most natural and environmentally safe way. Enjoy the hotel´s five-star amenities while preserving the beautiful nature that surrounds you.

Download a copy of our Guide to Sustainable Luxury Travel in Costa Rica and Nicaragua (Apple Store eBook)

Building for the Future

We are partnered with the non-profit Earth Equilibrium (www.earthequilibrium.org) because of our shared vision about improving education to live more amicably with our planet. The children of Uvita live in a biodiverse and fragile ecosystem, so learning to be stewards of their land and water is key for development of a sustainable community.

Equilibrium’s environmental education program, Learning is Change, teaches the children of Uvita School how to be better stewards of their environment. Equilibrium also supports the improvement of infrastructure as a way to strengthen the overall education experience.

This year, help us build a green classroom for kindergarteners and children with special needs!

Fundraising goals:

Learning is Change, environmental education
$4,000 ($100/child)

New classroom

Send Checks to:

Earth Equilibrium Inc.
1061 Mountainview
Duxbury, Vermont 05676
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