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Uvita & Beyond

Kurà In The Community

At Kurà, we believe the concept of “local” is key to sustainable hospitality. That’s why we hire local and buy local, and make sure that our community and natural surroundings are well taken care of.

Sustainable Development

Supporting Our Community
Local Staff

Meet our Kurà family and connect with our local community

The staff at Kurà adds a human touch to a high design experience. Chatting with them is a wonderful window to our rural tico culture. We hire exclusively Costa Rican staff predominantly from the local area – no expat managers in sight! In many cases, their educational level and skills are limited when they start with us, and we invest heavily in their training and professional development. Unlike many other hotels that lay off a high percentage of their staff during low season, we provide ours with year round employment and plenty of opportunities for growth.

Local Products

From our restaurant to our spa, immerse yourself in everything Uvita

At Kurà, we make a conscious effort to source as many products as we can from as close to home as possible. Much of our restaurant food comes from just around the corner and our minibars are stocked with local drinks and snacks. Guests can enjoy sumptuous 100% Costa Rican spa products and bathroom amenities at Kurà too. On a design level, the Boruca masks you’ll see around the resort also come from a local tribe.

Supporting The Local Community

Our sense of community extends beyond the Kurà family

We work with a non-profit organization to support a school in Uvita. Through the generous donations of our guests, we have been able to fund infrastructure projects such as building new classrooms, as well as provide teaching materials and essential school supplies.

In the summertime we also support our local fair by helping collect litter to keep the town clean during these times of celebration. All the money raised during the fair goes towards community development projects.


“Kura goes the extra mile to work with all the neighbours in the area. We chatted with several of them and everyone spoke very highly of Kura’s involvement and concern for the community. First rate all round!”

– Glenn, Canada