World’s Sexiest Flower

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Coming to Kura for a romantic couples vacation? You may want to avoid picking your sweetheart a bouquet of these funky flowers. Why? First, they’re an endangered species (no picking allowed!) Second, their official nickname is “Hooker’s Lips”— which are never a good way to start a romantic retreat… For years these fascinating flowers—which blossom on Costa Rica’s Psychotria Elata plant— have enchanted and enthralled both scientists and civilians with their uncanny lip-like look. More than just a pretty pair of lips, the plant evolved into this shape to better attract pollinators…


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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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6 Times Guests Took Pictures by Our Infinity Pool and Absolutely Nailed It

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Kura is known for many things—its breathtaking views, stunning architecture, mouthwatering cuisine (to name a few)—but perhaps most famous is its infinity pool, which juts out over the rainforest like a shimmering sheet of glass. Pictures of our guests lounging in this legendary pool have surfaced on many Facebook pages and Instagram accounts over the years but these six guests truly nailed the “Kura Infinity Pool Pic.” 1. This guest who proved you really can do yoga anywhere… 2. This couple who let the infinity pool photo bomb their wedding photos….


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Your Cheat Sheet for Costa Rica’s Whales

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Humans aren’t the only ones who travel to Uvita to bask in the warm weather and tropical waters. It’s also a hot destination for a much larger mammal….whales! These mighty mammals love to bask in nearby Marina Ballena National Park where the water is temperate. Here is a cheat sheet on everything you need to know about the mighty creatures with whom we share our waters. The Humpback Whale   Every year 700 northern hemisphere humpback whales travel 18,000 km to Ballena Marina National Park to mate and give birth…


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Trendiest Ways to Remember your Honeymoon

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A honeymoon in Costa Rica is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience but here are a couple trendy ways to make sure you remember it forever (just in case.) Coffee Table Book The scrapbook’s classy counterpart, a coffee table book is the perfect way to commemorate your honeymoon. Slick and modern, these are perfect for the couple that loves to take pictures. And, there are several online platforms that let you design your own trendy travel journals including Blurb— an easy-to-use site that guarantees a professional looking final product. Blurb lets you…


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