Green season delights at Kura Design Villas

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Who’s afraid of a little rain? When you hear about all the reasons to visit Costa Rica and Kurà Design Villas during Green Season, you’ll be packing your poncho and booking your stay in no time. The Return of the Whales Visiting Costa Rica’s aptly named Whale Coast in Green Season is the best time to witness the humpbacks with their young enjoying the warm tropical waters of the southern Pacific. On a global scale Costa Rica is a hotspot for whale-watching as it represents the northern-most limit for the…


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Uvita welcomes the Whale and Dolphin Festival

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September is a busy month at Kurà Design Villas. Down in Uvita, we’re receiving so many international visitors from as far afield as chilly Alaska and the furthest points of the Southern Hemisphere. They’re our most loyal visitors, coming every September without fail all in the name of a much-needed tropical vacation! This year is no exception. To welcome the return of our beloved Humpback Whales, the Whale and Dolphin Festival is in full swing in Uvita! Spread across three weekends in September, the Festival celebrates these gentle giants through…


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The Beauty Of Boruca Masks

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When staying at Kurá Design Villas, you’ll spot the vibrantly painted masks in every room. These gorgeous intricately carved masks are handcrafted by Boruca, an indigenous Costa Rican tribe from the area around Kurá. We are proud to showcase their crafts in our rooms, as we’re big believers in supporting local communities. And in fact, we owe our name to the Borucas: Kurà means “jaguar” in the native language. These ornate wooden masks are the pride of the Boruca people, the result of centuries of traditional mask-making. They come in…


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Proudly presenting our new Master Suites

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Hailed by Forbes as “the most glamorous romantic resort in Costa Rica”, Kurà has just got a whole lot more glamorous! Down in Uvita we are very excited to announce the completion of our much-anticipated Master Suites. From an already intimate and dreamy hotel, we’ve officially become the ultimate destination for romance as it’s never been experienced before. You’ll find the Master Suites right at the highest point of Kurà, so you can expect the freshest of sea breezes, the most impressive of views, and maximum privacy and intimacy. With…


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Whalewatching Uvita Activities

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If you’re looking to get out on the water to catch a glimpse of Costa Rica’s marine life, the Costa Ballena, or “Whale Coast”, is the place to do it. And good news, the best season for whale spotting is right around the corner. Imagine yourself sprawled out on a boat, cruising the waters of Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast. The gentle movement of the waves and the golden sun on your back is pure bliss and ultimate relaxation – everyday worries melt away. Suddenly, a spray of water bursts…


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Uvita Ultimate Beach Guide

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Located on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica is little, paradisiacal Uvita. This charming, tropical town is unspoiled and slow-moving, framed on one side with majestic rainforest mountains whose unexplored peaks disappear into the clouds and with palm-lined stretches of pristine, uncrowded beaches on the other. At low tide, these beaches seem almost as wide as they are long, and despite their warm waters, the footprints you leave in the sand might be the only ones for miles! Is Kurà a luxury beach hotel? Well, not in the traditional…


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Explore 7 national parks and protected areas surrounding Kurà

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The highlight of a stay at our hideaway, perched on a mountain ridge overlooking Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast, is its proximity to no less than seven national parks and protected areas. Costa Rica is known for its stunning biodiversity and especially on the Pacific Coast you’ll feel truly immersed in nature. To see mangrove forests, coral reefs, gorgeous coastline and even humpback whales when they migrate to warm tropical waters from June through October, head to Marino Ballena National Park. As Costa Rica’s only marine reserve, just offshore in…


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What is the Meaning of Pura Vida?

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Pura vida. Pure life. This pair of words explains Costa Rica’s way of life like no other. But to a first-time visitor, it may come as a cultural question mark that could use some background info. Everyone you meet at our retreat or the surrounding communities says pura vida, all the time. In fact, it is the Ticos’ (as Costa Ricans are known) favorite phrase. But what do they mean and why do they use it all the time, in every possible context? The expression has been around for over…


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Kura Design Villas – seductively sustainable

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A great example of how a seductive luxury hotel can seamlessly blend sustainability into its core, Kurà Design Villas is perched on a mountain ridge overlooking the ocean near the town of Uvita on Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast. A shared vision of an architect and a biologist, this hideaway is committed to preserving the fragile ecosystem that surrounds it. The founders are Costa Ricans who wanted to share their love of the country’s biodiversity with a hospitality experience that doesn’t compete with the surrounding wilderness, but rather enhances it….


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Romance meets adventure at Kura

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There are few places in the world as romantic as this secluded retreat perched on a mountain ridge overlooking the ocean near the town of Uvita on Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast. Kurà Design Villas present a dream hideaway for honeymooners and couples on a quest to spark up some romance. The boutique spa retreat is the just the perfect fit for a memorable getaway in an adults-only intimate setting.   With only four open-floor hillside units, Kurà Design Villas gives you as much privacy as you please, to relax together…


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