7 Tips for a Great Spa Day

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Time to get pampered! When you are on an exciting vacation, in the heart of beautiful nature in Costa Rica, strolling on the velvet sandy beaches, what would be the cherry on top in this paradise? A day of heavenly massages, hot tub, sauna, body scrubs and all relaxing goodness. Here are some tips to prepare for your special spa day and make the most of it: Food and Water Eat lightly before going to the spa, being too full or too hungry would make it difficult to relax. If…


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A Romatic Escape

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Strolling hand in hand, with toes in the sand and the sun kissing your skin, watching a mesmerizing sunset with a chilled glass of wine, surrounded by pristine nature whether you’re indoors or outdoors, a romantic dinner under the stars; Kura is the perfect romantic escape. With 6 sexy villas and tucked in the stunning South Pacific coast of Osa Peninsula, Kura is the ultimate romantic destination. Open Design Kura has a minimalist and unique open design that allows the interiors to blend with the exterior nature. Everything has a…


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The story of Kura Design Villas

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Kura was born out of the concept of combining luxury with sustainability.The owners, Alejandra  Umana ( biologist) and Martin Wells (architect) combined their passion and expertise to create something special. Kura Villa Design is a minimalist and boutique hotel that brings a new ecolodge to Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Therefore, Kura’s design became a model for sustainable development in the region. The managers of Kura Design Villas are a Costa Rican couple. They grew up in San Jose, but having fallen in love with the southern Pacific coast, they moved to Uvita…


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Water Heaven; Would You Dip or Dive?

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Where there is water, there is life. Ocean is a mysterious yet very intriguing place. Beneath the powerful waves live many creatures, they cannot be counted! There are also splashing gushes of life rushing to crash into the ramrod rocks, waterfalls. Costa Rica has it all! Blissed with both natural phenomena, at Kura you can dive in the ocean or swim in refreshing waterfall pools . Waterfall Pools Natural waterfall swimming pools are numbered and rare. Although you might find a considerable number of waterfalls, not all of them are…


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Dinosaurs of Costa Rica: Kura’s Coolest Reptiles

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The original Juarssic Park was set in Costa Rica and, although you won’t find any tyrannosaurus rex roaming the forests outside your jungle villa, you will find several interesting reptiles reminiscent of the prehistoric creatures that strutted across the big screen several years ago. Here are a few reptiles to look out for. Black Ctenosaur This massive land reptile reaches up to 1.5 meters in length and is often spotted soaking up the sun on rocks, boulders, and fallen trees. It is a greyish brown colour with faded dark grey stripes…


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The Mystery of Cano Island’s Spherical Stones

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Just a short trip from Kura Design Villas, lies one of the world’s most magical islands. Overgrown, shrouded in mist, and full of wildlife, Cano Island is an absolute must see for lovers of nature, beauty, and mystery. Yes we said mystery. Whispers of pirates, treasure, and ancient tribes float about the island piquing the interest of locals and tourists alike. One of the most fascinating mysteries of Cano Island is the perfectly spherical stones scattered about its forests. The granodiorite spheres range in size from 2cm to 2m in diameter…


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Best Quepos Eateries to Try on Your Way to Kura

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Planning a trip to Kura? The fastest way to get here is by flying straight to nearby town Quepos then driving 50 minutes up the road to Uvita. But don’t be too quick to hop in the car once you touch down on the tarmac. Quaint port town Quepos is the perfect place to stop for a bite. Here are the eateries you have to try. Z Gastrobar With its three open sides, slick white decor, and sand floor (yup you heard that right,) Z Lounge is as much a feast for…


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Kura’s Creatures of the Night

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The rainforest surrounding Kura is chalk full of exotic creatures that you’re likely to see scurrying, flying, and swooping through the trees all throughout the day. However, some of Kura’s coolest creatures you won’t see during the day. These are the creatures who thrive when the sun dips beneath the sea and the rainforest is plunged into darkness. They are some of the most majestic, interesting, and downright bizarre species you’ll never see without a headlamp. Here are three of Kura’s coolest creatures of the night. Jaguar Jaguar sightings are extremely…


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Saving the Planet One Student at a Time

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One night at Kura is all it takes to fall in love with the natural beauty of this country. Home to several of the earth’s rarest ecosystems and most biologically intense zones, Costa Rica is a country full of natural wonders cherished by locals and visitors alike. Located smack dab in the middle of a lush rainforest, we’re passionate about preserving Costa Rica’s untouched ecosystems. This is why we teamed up with Earth Equilibrium! Earth Equilibrium is a non profit organization committed to advancing sustainable living by educating and engaging schools, communities,…


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Kura’s Cutest Creatures

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Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Kura is Corcovado National Park, a natural wonder containing one of Central America’s last remaining old growth wet forests. With 13 major ecosystems that support a wealth of plant life and wildlife, it’s one of the world’s natural gems. Take a hike through the park and you’ll spot several animal species swinging through the tries and scuttling across the forest floor. Some of them majestic, some dazzling and others…well…just plain cute. Corcodova National Park just might have enough cute animals to break the internet….


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