Kura Design Villas

Kura Design Villas is a small, adult-only, eco-friendly boutique hotel with just 6 high specification villas set on the hillside overlooking Bahia Ballena, the Whale Coast.


Uvita de Osa, Bahia Ballena.

Accommodation Type

Boutique Hotel

Accommodation Level
DeluxeSomething special. Indulge yourself with a high-quality experience.
Price Guide

Kura Design Villas

Surrounded by coastal rainforest, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Kura Design Villas makes a truly special holiday. The effortlessly romantic natural setting is complimented by the highest quality villa accommodation, each with its own private terrace where you can sit and enjoy an espresso or chilled drink from the minibar.

Stepping out of your villa you’ll find loungers and parasols laid out by the rim-flow pool, located to create the illusion of flowing into the ocean waters. Lazy days here contemplating the views and swimming whilst enjoying the underwater sound system can be combined with activity in the form of watersports, whale watching, rainforest hikes and horse riding. Indulge your senses with a visit to Spa Sha where body wraps, massages and facial are offered. Savour Costa Rican and fusion cuisine at the restaurant created by the chef and his dedicated team, from a fresh, reviving breakfast, through a deliciously light lunch and to a gorgeous 3 course, candlelit dinner.

Why go to Kura Design Villas?

Kura Design Villas has been carefully planned, designed and constructed to form the ideal romantic retreat. 21st century technology blends beautifully with the stunning natural setting, from the moment you awake in air cooled comfort and step out onto your ocean-facing terrace, till you sip that final nightcap and withdraw back to your villa. Watch birds in the trees as you dine, spy whales using the telescope by the bar, enjoy as many activities as you wish and indulge in pampering treatments at the spa. This is a place you just have to let yourself be utterly spoiled!

Wildlife around Kura Design Villas

Staying at Kura Design Villas you’ll have the chance to see monkeys, birds including toucans and hummingbirds, and a variety of reptiles, all while sitting by the upper pool and looking out over the Uvita Valley. Humpback whales migrate from both hemispheres to the warm tropical waters of Bahia Ballena, which is named after these magnificent creatures. They arrive from around mid-July to October and again from December till March. Ballena National Marine Park covers 110 hectares on land and stretches out 5,375 hectares on into the sea, and includes Caño Island Biological Reserve, a location renowned for diving and snorkelling with myriads of tropical fish, whales and sharks.

Kura Design Villas Highlights

  • Amazing views of beaches and ocean
  • Water and land-based activities
  • Superbly equipped, secluded villas
  • Fabulous infinity pool with underwater sound system
  • Ideal honeymoon or romantic getaway
  • Exclusive with just 6 villas
  • Seasonal whale and year round dolphin watching

Kura Design Villas Location

Kura Design Villas


  • 6 Villas
  • Open from 1st November to 30th September each year
  • A scrumptious á la carte breakfast is included in your stay.
  • Children under 12 stay for free when staying with 2 adults in a deluxe room or suite with 2 queen sized beds. Breakfast is of course included. The restaurant has a children’s menu for young visitors


  • Restaurant
  • Diabitos Bar
  • Open air spa
  • Infinity pool
  • Telescope wildlife watching
  • Binoculars in each villa
  • Free internet access
  • Good mobile phone signal


  • Whale (seasonal) and dolphin watching
  • Diving and snorkelling at Cano Island
  • Rainforest waterfall hikes
  • Horse riding
  • Ziplining
  • Waterfall abseiling
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Guided bird watching
  • Guided excursions to the Marine National Park
  • Day trips to Corcovado National Park
  • Massages

Kura Design Villas Rooms

There are 6 villas in total comprising 2 junior suites, 2 infinity villas, and 2 suite villas.

All have a king size bed, sliding glass doors leading out to a terrace with easy chairs and a hammock, a minibar, wine store, espresso coffee make, safe, ceiling fan, iPod dock, iPad, free Wi-Fi, binoculars to use during your stay, twin rainfall showers and his and hers hand basins.

Rana the frog likes this because…

“The hotel supports the local entities in keeping the beaches pristine and at Blue Flag status. They hold seminars in the community and in schools teaching how to keep the ecosystems pristine and healthy. Supporting the community they hire local and buy local and ensure their staff are well taken care of and supported with training and personal development. They spread the word internally and externally, how we can adopt green practices. Water is headed by solar power and they have a grey water recycling programme. Cleaning products used are 100% organic and biodegradable.”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Costa Rica Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of latin America through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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