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100m Norte Pulperia La Valencia, Santa Elena, San Isidro del General District 11902 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 24/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 24/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Located in the foothills of Mount Chirripó, Costa Rica’s highest mountain, is a vision of luxury, harmoniously wrapped in the natural beauty that surrounds this geographically unique part of Costa Rica. Kinkara is a luxury retreat destination set on 800 acres of rolling hills, with a focus on wellness and rejuvenation through modern cuisine, restorative movement, and immersive experiences. The perfect setting for personal relaxation, yoga & mindfulness retreats, family gatherings, corporate team events & more. Guests’ stays feature everything from nature-led activities and yoga classes in open-air spaces to regenerative healing services such as sound baths, indigenous cacao ceremonies, and temescal-inspired sweat experiences. With food at the helm of the experience, earth-to-plate meals are catered to your every wish and whim - be it vegan, keto, paleo, pescatarian, and more. Our award-winning chefs specialize in incorporating a variety of cuisines to accommodate any preference. Carefully curating multi-course, farm-to-table meals.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Lazy river
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Horseback riding
Aerobics
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Concierge
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hindi, Urdu

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100m Norte Pulperia La Valencia, Santa Elena, San Isidro del General District 11902 Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport95 kmSee all flights
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Jai M wrote a review Apr 2021
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I came to Kinkara as a solo female traveler looking for a quiet place to clear my mind and see more of what Costa Rica has to offer. This place did not disappoint. Some highlights included - the amazing staff, the yummy meals (farm to table), yoga with Fernando, the Glamping tents, swimming in the river, the peaceful outdoor showers and riding horseback to an incredible viewpoint. If you have the opportunity to go to Kinkara I highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 564Jaim Thank you for taking the opportunity to share this wonderful review on this platform. We feel Honored with your kind words, about our fantastic activities, Meals, Tents, nature pools and our wonderful staff. Once again Thank you Come Back Soon Pura Vida
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Paola T wrote a review Aug 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica9 contributions4 helpful votes
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Kinkara is more than a hotel ...it’s an unforgettable EXPERIENCE. The location is a beautiful farm in the countryside with great views. The originality of its accommodations (glamping), the excellent food and the kindness of its staff, make this resort a unique one. We had a beautiful family vacation with my husband and my 2 sons (9&6 years old). We had meditation and yoga practice, a cooking lesson, we planted trees, we walked a lot and swam in the river. I will recommend this hotel many many times and I hope I can go back!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kuntal Kumar, General Manager at Kinkara Luxury Retreat
Responded 22 Sep 2020
Dear Paola, Thank you for sharing your experience with fellow travelers. Your recognition of Kinkara as an amazing glamping place to stay means a lot to us! We strive to reduce the carbon footprint in our daily life and offerings at Kinkara; hence understanding and support of guests like you help us remain aligned to our core philosophy. We are glad that you and your family had a wonderful time exploring the various activities on offer. Nourishment at Kinkara is well supported by Permaculture and the collaboration with the neighboring farms. We do hope that your travels will bring you back to Kinkara and we get another opportunity to serve you and your family in the near future.
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Monica G wrote a review Mar 2021
Santa Elena, Costa Rica2 contributions
We had the most amazing time here. The facilities are beautiful, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The food was probably the highlight for our family. They were able to make the most delicious and healthy food while still accommodating all of our unusual dietary requirements including gluten-free and vegan. Even our nine-year-old is still talking about the food a couple weeks later! I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kuntal Kumar, General Manager at Kinkara Luxury Retreat
Responded 20 Mar 2021
Dear Monica, Thank you for your generous review of Kinkara. We are glad that enjoyed most of our products and services. Traveling with a family comes with its own share of challenges, we aspire to delight each of you through our signature cuisine, glamping, and much more. I am sure you will give us the opportunity to serve you again when you are next.
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Mark B wrote a review Feb 2021
United States1 contribution
We stayed here for 5 days and loved it! Three things stand out about this place: the food, the service, and the views! I know everyone says it, but the food at Kinkara is incredible. I don't think you'll find anything like it in the area. It's an inspired combination of local cuisine and fine dining. Highly recommend getting the lunch/dinner package. The cocktails, beer, and wine selections are small, but high quality. The service was also top notch. The staff went out of their way to take care of us, often proactively recognizing when we might need something. Eric, Marco, Kate, and Melanie all stood out, but there were others whose names I didn't catch who did as well. Finally, the views... I could have sat on the deck of the main building and looked at that expanse all day. It was beautiful whether it was bright and clear, colored by rolling clouds, or the lights of the city shining at night. We also enjoyed hiking around the property and discovering the many cool spots like the sweat lodge and swimming holes. My wife isn't a tent person, but even she complimented the quality of the lodging and how easy they made it. I definitely recommend taking some time to enjoy this special place.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Kuntal Kumar, General Manager at Kinkara Luxury Retreat
Responded 16 Feb 2021
Thank you for taking the time to share your review with fellow travelers. Your recognition of Kinkara as an amazing glamping place to stay means a lot to us! The team really enjoyed serving you during your stay. Our F&B program is a highlight of the experience which adds great value to the overall experience. We are blessed to have a team of locally drawn talent that understands the essence of excellence and embraces that culture in their daily work ethics. They are the driving force behind our success as a retreat. We do hope that your travels will bring you back to Kinkara and we get another opportunity to serve you in the near future.
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goodfoodiseasy wrote a review Feb 2021
Menaggio, Italy17 contributions5 helpful votes
This place is very efficiently run with excellent staff great food and a beautiful location. Call a week ahead and organize for the sauna/steam room. Also practice your slack lining skills before going.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 16 Feb 2021
Thank you for taking the time to share your review with fellow travelers. Your recognition of various products and services means a lot to us. The team really enjoyed serving you during your stay. We do offer several internal and external activities, please do check them out when you are here next. Looking forward to welcoming you in not so distant future.
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PRICE RANGE
US$175 - US$444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Kinakara
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JosePerez ZeledonSan Isidro del General DistrictSanta Elena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kinkara Luxury Retreat
What are some of the property amenities at Kinkara Luxury Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Kinkara Luxury Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kinkara Luxury Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kinkara Luxury Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante y Pizza Sabores, Restaurante El Viejo, and Complejo Los Ranchos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kinkara Luxury Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Kinkara Luxury Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kinkara Luxury Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kinkara Luxury Retreat?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kinkara Luxury Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Hindi, and Urdu.
Is Kinkara Luxury Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.