Getting to Kurà 2018-06-26T20:15:53+00:00

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Getting To Uvita

Kurà Design Villas is perched on a coastal ridge overlooking Uvita and the Marino Ballena National Park in Southern Costa Rica. Our privileged position provides cool breezes, panoramic views of the ocean, and deep jungle views to the east.

Reaching our remote location is easy. We’re a 15 minute drive from the main road and 60 minutes from Manuel Antonio. There are 3 ways to get to Kurà Design Villas: Fly, Drive, or take our Private Shuttle Service. See below for details on each.

Allow us to assist you with all of your domestic travel arrangements to Kurà. We’re happy to arrange flights and ground transportation for you – just ask us!

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Transportation Options



Flight: 30 mins + Airstrip Pick-Up: 60 mins = 1 hour 30 mins Total Travel Time

The easiest and fastest way to reach Kurà Design Villas. It’s carbon neutral too.

Fly from our capital city, San Jose, to Quepos airstrip (20 mins.). Sansa Airlines offers daily flights from San Jose. Once in Quepos, it’s a 1-hour drive to Kurà Design Villas. We can pick you up from the airstrip or arrange for a 4×4 rental vehicle to be delivered for your arrival.

Alternatively, charter a helicopter (40 mins) and land at our nearby helipad, just 10 minutes from the hotel.

We will gladly assist you with airline tickets for domestic flights and helicopter charters – just ask us!


  • Sansa Airlines: Flights depart from a new terminal within walking distance of SJO
  • All domestic flights operated by Sansa are certified as Carbon Neutral
  • Flight schedules can be found on the airline website or Contact Us for more info
  • Detailed helicopter information upon request
Private Shuttle Service

Shuttle Service = Approx. 3.5 hours Total Travel Time

As an alternative to flying from SJO, sit back and enjoy a scenic ride to Kurà Design Villas. The highways from San Jose to Uvita are safe, fully paved and well-maintained all year round. You’ll travel in an air conditioned 4×4 vehicle and your private driver will be happy to make stops along the way for bathroom breaks and photo opportunities such as the famous crocodiles of the Tarcoles River.


  • Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • In-Vehicle: Complimentary Water & Snacks

Drive to Kurà Design Villas = Approx. 3.5 hours Total Travel Time

Rent a car and explore Uvita and Costa Rica at your own pace.

If you’re planning to rent a car in Costa Rica, let us know and we’ll provide you with detailed driving instructions on how to reach Kurà Design Villas. Highways are well-maintained and safe throughout the country. Expect several river crossings by bridge along the way from San Jose too.

Once in Uvita, you’ll drive up our mountain gravel road accessible only by 4×4. The journey up to Kurà is around 15 minutes and the road is rugged and steep in parts. If you prefer not to drive uphill, we provide safe parking for your rental in Uvita. From there, we’ll take you up the mountain in our luxury 4×4. Remember to rent a 4×4 if you plan to make the drive up – it is quite an experience in itself!

Our coordinates: 9.1963° N, 83.7444° W

Our Address

Kurà Design Villas
Uvita de Osa, Puntarenas
Costa Rica

Insider Tip: Be wary of using WAZE and Google Maps in rural areas of Costa Rica. If you are planning to drive to Kurà, it is best to contact us for help in planning a safe route.

Remember to stick to highways and keep in mind that Kurà can only be reached through the town of Uvita.

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Kurà Design Villas

Uvita de Osa, Puntarenas

Costa Rica 60504

Coordinates: 9.1963° N, 83.7444° W

Hotel Tel: +(506) 8521-3407

Reservations Tel: +011(506) 2104-0592



“Kura is perched up on the mountain overlooking Uvita, the Whale’s Tail and the Pacific, so crazy views are pretty much always guaranteed. It’s an adventure getting up to the resort but they make it easy. We got Kura to organize all our domestic transport so we could just sit back and enjoy the (bumpy!) ride to paradise.”

– Marissa, London