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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World’s Tastiest Tuna Tartar

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What goes best with an ice cold glass of champagne and our Sky Lounge’s 360 degree rainforest view? Why our Tuna Tartar, of course! Here at Kura we do a lot of things well—costumer service, cocktails, sustainable energy— but one thing we hear all the time is how well we make our tuna tartar! Guests always leave Kura wanting more of this tasty treat, so we decided to fork up the recipe so they can enjoy it at home (Sky Lounge or no Sky Lounge.) TUNA TARTAR WITH FRIED PLANTAIN…


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Kura’s Coco Passion Mojito

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The best way to enjoy the summer is with a good book in one hand, and Kura’s Coco Passion Mojito in the other. Transport yourself back to our poolside with this summery cocktail – Adam shows you how. Hint: It pairs best with sunshine and a cool rainforest breeze. Kura’s Coco Passion Mojito Ingredients: 2 fl. oz of passion fruit juice. 6 fresh mint leaves 2 tea spoons of raw sugar. 2 fl. oz of Coconut Rum. 6 ice cubes. Soda. Preparation: 1. Use a muddler to crush the mint…


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Harvesting the Sun: Our Solar Panels Explained

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Here at Kura we’re all about sustainable energy sources that help keep our rainforests healthy. What’s our favourite way to heat water and generate electricity? The sun, of course! Poke around the property and you’ll find sleek solar panels everywhere from the rooftops to the underside of the infinity pool. Besides adding a futuristic flare to the place, each solar panel works to generate around 200 watts of energy. Here’s how they do it (brace yourself, science lesson ahead!) Kura uses what is known in the science community as “Photovoltaic…


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More than just a pretty face: A look Behind Kura’s Boruca Masks

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Kura may be one of the most peaceful, isolated resorts in Costa Rica but—wander around the property—and you’ll find you’re never alone. There are plenty of faces to see…and we’re not talking about your fellow guests. We’re talking about the hand carved Boruca masks hanging around the property!  Do these guys look familiar? Both terrifying and beautiful, these masks are alive with local culture and history.  Here is everything you need to know before taking one home. The Craftsmen Each of these intricately designed art pieces is hand carved by…


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5 Times Kura Proved the Sky Isn’t Blue

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Comfy hammocks, sweeping ocean views, mouthwatering food, you won’t find anyone feeling blue here at Kura…..apparently not even the sky. These images taken by our guests managed to capture Kura’s skyline at its most colourful. Orange is the New Black? More like orange is the new blue. Taken by the poolside, this picture perfectly captured the fiery evening sky.   If it’s yellow…take a picture of it! This shot proved the sun isn’t the only one who gets to be mellow, yellow, and in the sky.   If a pink…


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4 Reasons to Take a Second Honeymoon

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Us romantics here at Kura believe a couple’s “honey moon period” should last forever, which is why we love when guests come to visit us for their second, third, or even tenth honeymoons! A second honeymoon at Kura is a chance to fall in love all over again. Here’s why you need to plan one right now. Rediscover Each Other Changing and evolving as individuals is an important part of every relationship but—with the hustle and bustle of everyday life—it can be easy to lose touch with the new person your…


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