"The ultimate romantic getaway: go for long walks along the beach or watch the sun set from your private hill-top villa!"
It’s rare for a hotel to become a holiday destination in its own right, but the lure of the luxurious Kurà Design Villas is near impossible to resist. So, our advice would be – don’t! This exclusive couple’s retreat overlooks Costa Rica’s stunning Ballena Marine National Park, leaving the hustle and bustle of the city far behind to allow genuine relaxation to begin. With only a handful of guests at any one time, you’ll enjoy a truly private and intimate experience; breathe the crisp and clean mountain air, take a romantic walk along immaculate Southern Pacific beaches, and sip a refreshing cocktail as the sun sets behind the horizon.
In your own exclusive hilltop villa, you can enjoy Kurà’s luxurious amenities as you gaze out over the glimmering Pacific Ocean. Take the time to rejuvenate your body and mind at the resort’s open-air Spa sanctuary, with a range of therapeutic treatments on offer including massages, scrubs, facials and deep-tub soaking. Later, as the sun sets, snuggle up in your private villa and listen to the sounds of the forest and ocean below. For those guests that crave adventure, the possibilities are endless: learn to surf, hike through the rainforest, snorkel at the famous Caño Island, go whale-watching, or discover Costa Rica’s fantastic wildlife with a trip to a National Park.
- White-faced monkeys
- Spider monkeys
- Howler monkeys
- Scarlet macaws
- Humpback whales
- White-tipped reef sharks
Kurà Design Villas is part of the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges, a group considered to be a world-leader in sustainable hospitality. Built as a luxury boutique hotel that would also meet the highest possible criteria of corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability, Kurà teamed up with Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality’s team in 2013, and the lodge has gone from strength to strength since. Hotels and lodges that are part of the Cayuga Collection strive to provide guests with luxurious lodging experiences, without negatively impacting the surrounding natural environment or local communities.
Kurà upholds this commitment to preserving the planet and all of its natural beauty; here, a system of sustainability (including energy conservation and water and waste management) is incorporated into the lodge’s day-to-day operations. The shared vision of an architect and biologist, at Kurà, sustainability is not at odds with comfort and luxury. Kurà also focuses on social responsibility, striving to ensure that tourism benefits local people and communities. Staff are sourced locally from nearby villages, and most products and services are locally-bought. On top of this, guests at the hotel are encouraged to explore the local area and eat out in locally-owned and operated restaurants, helping to ‘spread the wealth’!