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A Natural Sanctuary in Costa Rica

Immersed within an 800-acre property, Kinkara sits on the tranquil slopes of Costa Rica's Talamanca mountain range. We are conveniently located 20 minutes from San Isidro del General, the largest city in Costa Rica's southern zone, and 50km from Dominical Beach on the Pacific Coast. Kinkara is positioned just southwest of Cerro Chirripó - the country's tallest mountain - enjoying an elevated yet tropical setting and a beautiful climate we like to call our Eternal Spring. Chirripó's peak can be seen from the highest point of the property, and its "eternal waters" run through the retreat, blessing us with swimming holes, waterfalls and refreshing wading areas to explore. Tucked away amongst mountains, valleys and verdant rainforests, Kinkara is a destination to experience Costa Rica's bounty, to appreciate its pristine nature and to reconnect with the land. We invite you to discover its purity and magic.

The Magic of Costa Rica Around Us

  • Kinkara Creek & Waterfalls
  • Chirripó National Park
  • Los Cusingos Bird Sanctuary
  • Las Nubes Nature Preserve
  • Nauyaca Waterfalls
  • Domincal Beach
  • Eco Chontales Waterfall
  • Los Quetzales National Park
  • Marino Ballena National Park


Kinkara can be easily reached from San José, Liberia or elsewhere in the country. Ways to get here include short private charter flights direct to our airstrip, commercial flights to San Isidro, or by car. Find details on each on our dedicated Getting Here page.