When you tell your friends you're staying at the The Kurà Design Villas, the only appropriate response should be a wicked "Livin' on the Edge" air guitar solo, because that's exactly where this six-villa boutique hotel sits on the Costa Rican rainforest.
These perfect hideaways have an open floor plan, a spacious private terrace with glass veranda, and an ocean-viewing "Double Rain Shower" that's almost as glorious as a double rainbow.
Open up the teak wood shades to reveal the ocean-facing sliding glass door and peer down onto the "Whale's Tail" sandbar. This is when the provided binoculars come into play.
The uninterrupted, 180-degree view of the Pacific horizon from the salt water infinity pool almost seems endless, unlike those sunbathing chairs, which're clearly limited.
Dining & Bar
Swing by their open air restaurant for Costa Rican fusion cuisine that uses locally-sourced tropical ingredients, and be sure to grab Costa Rican style 'tails from their Diablitos Bar where, surprisingly, a Fireball is not the drink of choice.
There's also a spa, with extremely nude women getting massages, apparently.
Costa Rican Jungle Adventures
Head into the rainforest to take advantage of their more extreme activities: white-water rafting, ziplining, horseback riding, and waterfall rappelling. Then quickly go back to that infinity pool to snag a seat and relax!
Within 15-25mins of the villas, there are numerous local beaches where you can lay out at or grab a surf lesson, including Uvita, Piñuela, and Hermosa, which means "beautiful", unlike your surfing skill.
Spend a half-day looking at or snorkeling with the humpback whale (depending on the season), and maybe high-five year-round residents including bottlenose and spotted dolphins.
Diving and Snorkeling Caño Island
Cruise out to the Caño Island Biological Reserve for diving and snorkeling trips with celebrity sightings of turtles, white-tipped reef sharks, stingrays, bull sharks, barracudas, puffers, and even a Steven Tyler look-alike, the moray eel!