Location: Puntarenas/Uvita

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Kura, a boutique adults-only hotel situated high in the Uvita rainforest, is an exclusive destination in its own right. It is the most glamorous romantic resort in Costa Rica, as noted by Forbes Magazine.

Escape to a luxury hideaway on the South Pacific Coast at Kura, perched in the jungle-covered hills overlooking the little village of Uvita and the Marino Ballena National Park. With its tropical minimalist design and panoramic views, Kura’s eight luxury suites set the stage for ultra-personalized luxury, relaxation, and privacy.

Swim until the sun goes down — and then some — with incredible 180° views of the Pacific horizon. You’ll want to cool off in the iconic salt-water infinity pool by day, and watch a dynamic show of fiery colors come dusk. Sunsets are the main event. Meanwhile, they’ll keep you topped up with tropical cocktails, ice cold craft beers and more from the adjoining Diablitos Bar & Lounge. Salud!

Fresh & Exotic. Admire the 360° rooftop panoramas from the highest point. Practice yoga against the rainforest and ocean backdrop, or just relax with a book and a cocktail. When night falls, the Sky Lounge transforms into a magical hideaway flooded with stars. Arrange for a private dinner or a candlelit honeymoon toast, for an evening to remember. Tangy ceviches, spicy chicken dishes, gourmet salads and more in the poolside shade. The restaurant serves a mouth-watering menu of simple, refined dishes. Influenced by local, organic and responsibly-sourced ingredients.

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Beauty and wellness treatments designed to purify, nourish and rejuvenate. Enjoy exotic body scrubs and wraps. Full body massages and deep tub soaks with peaceful views across the treetops to the ocean beyond. For a holistic, restorative experience, they can also arrange for private yoga classes.

The Costa Ballena, or “Whale Coast”, is a truly untouched part of Costa Rica that only few have come to explore. Uvita, famous for its iconic Whale’s Tail sandbar, migrating pods of Humpback Whales that visit seasonally, 35km of tropical coastline, and a growing international food scene, is distinctly low-profile. It is a village of waterfalls, wildlife, and slow sustainable living, offering an authentic slice of real Costa Rica. From chic eateries and farmers markets to whale-watching, there’s plenty to explore and experience for even the most well-travelled.

The luxury suites at Kura are designed with couples in mind, and all eight suites are exclusive and private, making it an adults-only destination. Featuring 180° views across the Rainforest to the ocean beyond, open-floor design, and iconic glass showers, the suites offer all the creature comforts of casual cosmopolitan living.

The Master Suites are the most exclusive suite category, with 140sq.m (1500sq.ft) of private living space. Located high on the mountain top, removed from the others, the Master Suites boast maximum space, Kura-style plunge pools, and the most impressive of ocean views.

The Suites are 85sq.m (915sq.ft) of high-design heaven. With extra-wide terraces, expansive glass walls, and views so mesmerizing, you’ll want to sleep with the curtains open.

Kura offers its guests complimentary beach shuttles every day, making it easy to explore the 35km of Pacific coastline known for migrating Humpback Whales. Take your pick of beaches, from Uvita Beach to Ballena & Arco, Piñuela, Ventanas, Dominical and Hermosa Beach.

Any time guests hit the beach, Kura provides them with ice water and towels. Portable beach chairs are also available, and Kura can even pack a picnic for you!