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Kinkara Luxury Retreat

Mountain hotel with restaurant, near Alexander Skutch Bird Sanctuary

  • Free local cuisine breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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Santa Elena, El General, San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 3 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace

For families

  • Playground on site
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • Alexander Skutch Bird Sanctuary - 41 min walk
  • Chirripo National Park - 15.4 mi / 24.8 km
  • Nauyaca Waterfalls - 22.2 mi / 35.7 km
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 25.4 mi / 40.9 km
  • Uvita Beach - 26.3 mi / 42.4 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Signature Lotus Belle Tent Double Bed
  • Signature Lotus Belle Tent Two Twin Beds
  • Deluxe Lotus Belle Tent

What’s around


  • Alexander Skutch Bird Sanctuary - 41 min walk
  • Chirripo National Park - 15.4 mi / 24.8 km
  • Nauyaca Waterfalls - 22.2 mi / 35.7 km
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 25.4 mi / 40.9 km
  • Uvita Beach - 26.3 mi / 42.4 km

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Santa Elena, El General, San Jose, Costa Rica

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 3 rooms


  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM*


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Things to do

  • Spa services on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Playground on site


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.


Casa Bulú - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 225 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 5)

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Kinkara El General
  • Kinkara Hotel El General
  • Kinkara Hotel
  • Kinkara Luxury Retreat Hotel
  • Kinkara Luxury Retreat El General
  • Kinkara Luxury Retreat Hotel El General

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Kinkara Luxury Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes, Casa Bulú offers garden views. Nearby restaurants include Taco Bell Pérez Zeledón (6.8 mi), Restaurante Y Pizza Sabores (6.9 mi), and Pizzeria Vella Casa (6.9 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on request. The charge is USD 225 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours and helicopter/airplane tours. Enjoy amenities like spa services, a picnic area, and a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Lugar grandioso, con una experiencia gastronómica maravillosa

    2 night romance trip, Aug 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    1 night trip, Mar 6, 2021

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