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100.0% Based on 330 reviews TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 out of 5

Hotel Description

4-star beach resort near Uvita Beach

Close to the beach

You'll find Marino Ballena National Park and Uvita Beach within 3 miles (5 km) of this Ballena resort. Catarata uvita and Punta Uvita are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Poolside dining

A full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant are all featured at this boutique resort. Enjoy the a rooftop terrace and free perks like cooked-to-order breakfast and valet parking. There's a poolside bar on site, and a bar/lounge and concierge services are also provided.

Free WiFi, patios

The 6 guestrooms feature thoughtful touches like espresso makers and bathrobes, as well as free WiFi and patios. Minibars, room service, and rainfall showerheads are also available.

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$656 per night

Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View, Sea Facing

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Infinity Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

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Property Features

For a free ride to the surf and sand, catch the resort's complimentary beach shuttle. At Kura Design Villas, pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities like an outdoor pool. Free breakfast is available daily. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach resort also offers a rooftop terrace and a garden. Free self parking and valet parking are available. This 4-star Ballena resort is smoke free.

  • 6 guestrooms or units
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking , Free parking nearby , Offsite parking reservations required

Transport

  • Airport: San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) (208.9 km / 129.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle and beach shuttle; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Kura Design Villas offers 6 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and bathrobes. Rooms open to patios. This Ballena resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Espresso makers and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private patio
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Espresso maker
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Onsite venue - This poolside restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.

Diablitos Bar - This bar is located by the pool. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the resort include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Rafting nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ziplining nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

  • Spa tub in spa
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 16 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 16 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 250 per vehicle (one way)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Design Villas
  • Kura Design
  • Kura Design Villas
  • Kura Design Villas Hotel
  • Kura Design Villas Hotel Uvita
  • Kura Design Villas Uvita
  • Kura Villas
  • Kura Design Villas Uvita Costa Rica
  • Kura Design Villas Resort
  • Kura Costa Rica/Uvita
  • Kura Design Villas Resort Ballena
  • Kura Design Villas Ballena
  • Resort Kura Design Villas Ballena
  • Ballena Kura Design Villas Resort
  • Resort Kura Design Villas
  • Kura Design Villas Resort
  • Kura Design Villas Ballena

You should know

  • To get to the property, guests need to transfer by required shuttle. Transfers need to be confirmed by contacting the property at least 72 hours before travel at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Kura Design Villas offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 16 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.