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Costa Rica vacation rentals

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Private room in San José
Cozy room and garden, walking distance to downton!
Welcome home! My house is at walking distance to bus terminal to Guanacaste, Caribbean coast and airport buses. It takes a 15 minutes walk to arrive to the central market, art Museums and the biggest park in town, called La Sabana. From home, you can walk to the main bus stations that take you the beaches and airport. You’ ll love my place because of the location, the quiet and coziness. I welcome people who speak Spanish, English or any language. Guests can enjoy the lovely garden any time.
ﺩ.ﺇ77 per night
Treehouse in Matapalo
Bohemian Chic Tree House with magical views
Top Location near so many beautiful beaches and adventures. Only 5mins away from Playa Grande's great waves for surfing and colorful sunsets. Open air, modern, tropical, atypical, natural lighting, breath taking views, built in the jungle and as sustainable as possible. Exquisite design and decoration created by the creative mind of Gaia Studio Costa Rica. Fully equipped kitchen, Fast wifi, plunge pool, A/C, panoramic views and relaxing vibes. Also, wine available for purchase.
ﺩ.ﺇ930 per night
Condo in Jacó
Tropical & Quiet Condo, with pool, Close to Beach
The Jaco Princess condos in Jaco Beach is paradise found! A peaceful oasis within a few minutes' walk to the action on the main strip of Jaco, or to the beach. This community features open and beautifully manicured common areas with two pools. This 1-bedroom condo includes a rear deck that is nestled in front of a large lawn. Includes: Two Bicycles Wifi Netflix Washer/dryer Dishwasher Secure parking and entrance 24-hour security
ﺩ.ﺇ198 per night

Costa Rica house rentals

Private room in San José
Cozy bedroom and breakfast
ﺩ.ﺇ62 per night
Home in La Fortuna
Villa Jade, un volcán en tu jardín!
ﺩ.ﺇ591 per night
Home in Manzanillo
Romantic Hideaway! 5 minute drive to Playa Hermosa
ﺩ.ﺇ383 per night
Home in San Carlos
Elite View Cottage 01
ﺩ.ﺇ283 per night
Home in Santa Teresa Beach
Casa Anna Santa Teresa - Full Ocean View, 2 bedrooms, Close to Town
ﺩ.ﺇ860 per night
Home in Playa Grande
Vibrant 1BR Soundview Dog Friendly | Private Pool
ﺩ.ﺇ547 per night
Home in Villareal
Private guesthouse completely surrounded by nature
ﺩ.ﺇ491 per night
Home in Provincia de Puntarenas
Nooli: Pool, King Size Bed , Ocean & sunset view
ﺩ.ﺇ699 per night
Home in CR
Private house |A/C| Big Secluded | Playa Chiquita
ﺩ.ﺇ170 per night
Home in Villareal
Hillside private retreat inside gated community
ﺩ.ﺇ509 per night
Private room in San José
Right in the heart of San José (Room #2)
ﺩ.ﺇ77 per night
Home in Herradura
Casa Da Matteo - Modern House with Private Pool
ﺩ.ﺇ367 per night

Costa Rica beach vacation rentals

Rental unit in Santa Teresa
BRAND NEW - 5Stars Modern Studio suite at NALA
ﺩ.ﺇ497 per night
Guesthouse in Nosara
Pura Vida Magic-Studio Bliss (single occupancy)
ﺩ.ﺇ254 per night
Serviced apartment in Santa Teresa Beach
Le Suite Santa Teresa - Full Ocean View, Studio, Close to Town.
ﺩ.ﺇ734 per night
Villa in Mal País
New Stylish House 2 Min to Mal Pais Beach
ﺩ.ﺇ302 per night
Rental unit in Provincia de Puntarenas
Beautiful downstair Apart w/ Pool. AC-WiFi-Kitchen
ﺩ.ﺇ253 per night
Villa in Cobano
New Vibrant Vacation Home 2 min to Mal Pais Beach
ﺩ.ﺇ294 per night
Serviced apartment in Santa Teresa Beach
Beachside Apartment with Pool.
ﺩ.ﺇ303 per night
Treehouse in Tamarindo
B&B The Beach Bungalows Pool View #C
ﺩ.ﺇ312 per night
Rental unit in Playa Flamingo
08 - Breath taking views! 1 BDR house with POOL
ﺩ.ﺇ156 per night
Home in Provincia de Puntarenas
Casa Carpe Diem
ﺩ.ﺇ354 per night
Home in Provincia de Puntarenas
Home in Santa Teresa Beach, quiet jungle view
ﺩ.ﺇ551 per night
Hotel room in Tamarindo
Zen Garden Tamarindo - Adults Only
ﺩ.ﺇ530 per night

Costa Rica winter vacation rentals

Rental unit in San José
Luxury Apartment in San Jose, 10th floor.
ﺩ.ﺇ165 per night
Rental unit in San José
Fully Equipped APT + Sunset View
ﺩ.ﺇ184 per night
Villa in Río Chiquito
Lake view Cattle Ranch Villa
ﺩ.ﺇ474 per night
Shipping container in Playa Hermosa
Beachfront Bungalow w/ private hydromassage pool 2
ﺩ.ﺇ430 per night
Serviced apartment in San Jose
Take pleasure in Escalante, Luxury sunset...
ﺩ.ﺇ175 per night
Condo in San José
Enjoy Escalante-Sjo Neighborhood
ﺩ.ﺇ146 per night
Serviced apartment in San José
Stylish unit and great location in downtown.
ﺩ.ﺇ165 per night
Tiny home in Playa Hermosa
Beachfront Bungalow with private hydromassage Pool
ﺩ.ﺇ425 per night
Villa in Playa Hermosa
Villa Tucán-Private Infinity pool, Natur
ﺩ.ﺇ388 per night
Serviced apartment in San José
Hideout in downtown San Jose
ﺩ.ﺇ154 per night
Vacation home in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Villa Phai ~ AC ~ Pool ~ Fast Fiber Optic Internet
ﺩ.ﺇ255 per night
Condo in San José
Luxury Apartment in San Jose, 22nd floor.
ﺩ.ﺇ171 per night

Your guide to Costa Rica

All About Costa Rica

Pura Vida, or pure life, is the unofficial national motto of Costa Rica, which perfectly encapsulates a laid-back way of life that permeates much of this eco-conscious country. This tropical Central American destination is widely known for its dedication to green spaces, sustainable tourism, and conservation — providing an abundance of land set aside for public use and wilderness recreation, making it one of the world’s premier destinations for adventure travel. And with nature reserves and national forests covering 25 percent of the country, there’s a commitment to sustainable living and accessible fun that’s ever-present in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is also one of the most biodiverse places on earth, with climates and ecologies ranging from high-altitude cloud forests among active volcanoes to the Nicoya Peninsula’s lush beachside surf villages, where you’ll find plenty of eco tours and ziplining adventures. The country has pristine coastlines along the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, each side offering distinct cultures, wildlife, and recreational opportunities — including surfing, diving, and horseback treks through the jungle. The capital city of San José is known for its museums — dedicated to gold, jade, and the arts, among other collections — and vibrant street markets.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica has a range of microclimates, and due to the Talamanca Mountain Range running through the center of the country, each coast has opposing wet seasons. If you’re visiting the Pacific coast, the ideal time to rent a house in Costa Rica is between December and April, when you’ll have plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures for beachgoing activities and exploring the lush rainforests. On the second Sunday in March, el Dia de los Boyeros (Oxcart Drivers’ Day) is marked with ornately hand-painted carts and a parade of dancers and drivers in Escazú, just outside San José. From September to October, the seasons flip, and the Pacific will be inundated with rain while the Caribbean coasts remain sunny and dry.

Because of this seasonal tradeoff, you can get away with renting a home in Costa Rica and spending time in the coastal communities most times of the year. However, if you plan on exploring the inland mountain regions, it is essential to visit in the Pacific dry season, as many of the trails and forests become too rainy to enjoy.

What are the top things to do in Costa Rica?

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

This biodiverse reserve of mostly virgin forest sits in the mountains surrounding the villages of Monteverde and Santa Elena. Although you can get a day pass for self-guided trips, you can also hire knowledgeable guides on-site to explain the dense high-altitude jungle ecologies that are home to jaguars, pumas, spider monkeys, and hundreds of species of birds and reptiles. For added excitement, consider one of the many ziplining tours or guided night walks.

San José

San José is the capital city and cultural center of Costa Rica, with plenty to offer in terms of history, art, entertainment, and culinary appeal. Museums like the Museo del Oro Precolombino — home to thousands of gold relics, figurines, and artifacts from the area’s early Mesoamerican civilizations — are just a short walk from the sprawling green spaces of Parque Metropolitano La Sabana, the city’s largest park, which contains the national sports stadium and art museum. Wandering San José’s meandering palm-lined streets is another way to discover the country’s culinary traditions. You’ll find plenty of cafes, high-end restaurants, and local eateries serving traditional casado plates — featuring black beans, rice, and a choice of protein — around every corner.


Miles of pristine white-sand beaches, dense palm forests, and cliffside waterfalls line this small beachside community along the southern edge of the Nicoya Peninsula. Set among some of the wildest tropical forests in the country, the village provides opportunities to explore areas like the towering Montezuma Falls and Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, with its miles of trails through thick-vined jungles home to wild storks and white-faced capuchin monkeys. The warm turquoise waters of the Gulf of Nicoya offer excellent snorkeling and diving, with world-class breaks that attract surfing enthusiasts from the world over.