Kura Design Villas

Uvita de Osa, Bahía Ballena, Costa Rica

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Hotel Description

Not only is it adults-only, but its owners admit it was built with drug money. Not to worry: Kura Design Villas is no house of ill repute — just a quiet (no kids) boutique hotel on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast, opened by a Swiss chemical researcher who developed an anti-cancer compound and reinvested the profits into building his dream hotel. Jokes aside, Kura is entirely on the up and up, and extremely popular; the place is often booked out months in advance. But it’s still not quite what you’d expect from a sustainable resort in Central America.

This is a glamorous hotel, with serious modern design and locally sourced materials from gray slate to teak wood. As noted, it’s not for kids, and frankly it’s not for solo travelers, either, or a relaxing getaway with your mom. Consider yourself warned: Kura’s minimalist jungle villas have a seriously seductive edge. The custom-built glass-encased rain showers, big enough for two, aren’t tucked away in the en suite bathrooms, but provocatively positioned within the open-plan living areas. Each villa also features a private terrace with a double hammock, a custom-designed “floating bed” — it sounds romantic, and it is. They’ve put some thought into the details here, too. Each villa comes with a Nespresso machine, a wine cellar, a set of binoculars for bird-watching, and a complimentary iPad and free wi-fi, should you feel inspired to post a set of envy-inducing photos out for your loved ones back home to see.

Kura Design Villas is also a great place to disconnect. The location offers easy access to Marino Ballena national park, with its quiet beaches, otherworldly rock formations, and migrating pods of humpback whales. It’s an ideal spot to surf or scuba dive — or learn how to. Back at the hotel, go for a massage or feast on responsibly caught seafood prepared with herbs grown at the hotel’s greenhouse. Or just dip your feet into the saltwater infinity pool overlooking the ocean, preferably with a craft cocktail in hand. As the sun goes down, you’ll be glad you thought to book ahead.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 6 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa

Need to Know

CHILDREN POLICY The Kura Design Villas experience is recommended only for adults. Guests under 16 years of age are not allowed; they are welcome as long as the hotel is booked by a single party (at full resort rate).

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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    • 1 King Bed
    • 1065 ft²/99 m².
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    • air conditioning window unit
    • espresso machine
    • hairdryer
    • hammock
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • safe
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • walk-in closet
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    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1065 ft²/99 m².
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    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • espresso machine
    • hairdryer
    • hammock
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • safe
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • walk-in closet
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    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 947 ft²/88 m².
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    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • espresso machine
    • hammock
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • safe
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • walk-in closet
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa

Need to Know

CHILDREN POLICY The Kura Design Villas experience is recommended only for adults. Guests under 16 years of age are not allowed; they are welcome as long as the hotel is booked by a single party (at full resort rate).

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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