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Costa Rica vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Costa Rica

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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.
$242 per night
Condo in San José
Downtown San Jose, Luxury Apartment, 14th floor
Keep it simple at this peaceful and centrally-located place, near Barrio Escalante. We invite you to have an incredible experience of being in a cozy place near the best and most varied restaurants in the city with local and international food, very close to museums, culture, cinemas, art, bars also less than 1 hour from natural tourist attractions such as volcanoes, mountains, beaches.
$59 per night
Shipping container in Playa Hermosa
Beachfront Bungalow w/ private hydromassage pool 2
40ft Shipping container transformed into a comfy cozy mini apartment located beachfront in the heart of Playa Hermosa Wild Life Refuge. Equipped with all the requirements to spend vacations in paradise and enjoy surf, nature and Pura Vida life in Central Pacific.
$112 per night

Costa Rica house rentals

Home in La Fortuna
Villa Jade, un volcán en tu jardín!
$166 per night
Home in San Carlos
Elite View Cottage 01
$81 per night
Home in Santa Teresa Beach
Casa Anna Santa Teresa - Full Ocean View, 2 bedrooms, Close to Town
$260 per night
Home in Manzanillo
Romantic Hideaway! 5 minute drive to Playa Hermosa
$104 per night
Home in Provincia de Puntarenas
Nooli: Pool, King Size Bed , Ocean & sunset view
$196 per night
Home in CR
Private house |A/C| Big Secluded | Playa Chiquita
$42 per night
Home in Villareal
Private guesthouse completely surrounded by nature
$145 per night
Home in Playa Grande
Vibrant 1BR Soundview Dog Friendly | Private Pool
$149 per night
Home in Herradura
Casa Da Matteo - Modern House with Private Pool
$100 per night
Home in Provincia de Puntarenas
Casa Carpe Diem
$96 per night
Home in Provincia de Puntarenas
Home in Santa Teresa Beach, quiet jungle view
$150 per night
Home in Savegre
Villa Tres Vistas
$285 per night

Costa Rica beach vacation rentals

Rental unit in Santa Teresa
BRAND NEW - 5Stars Modern Studio suite at NALA
$106 per night
Guesthouse in Nosara
Pura Vida Magic-Studio Bliss (single occupancy)
$72 per night
Serviced apartment in Santa Teresa Beach
Le Suite Santa Teresa - Full Ocean View, Studio, Close to Town.
$200 per night
Villa in Mal País
New Stylish House 2 Min to Mal Pais Beach
$87 per night
Rental unit in Tamarindo
Lower Casita Catalina in Tamarindo w Private Pool
$195 per night
Villa in Puntarenas Province
Unique beach side villa Rocamar Santa Teresa
$130 per night
Condo in Potrero
Blue Waves - Beachfront
$88 per night
Villa in Playa Hermosa
Boho Villa - Brand New 4 MasterBD - WALK TO BEACH
$755 per night
Rental unit in Provincia de Puntarenas
Beautiful downstair Apart w/ Pool. AC-WiFi-Kitchen
$69 per night
Serviced apartment in Santa Teresa Beach
Beachside Apartment with Pool.
$77 per night
Villa in Cobano
New Vibrant Vacation Home 2 min to Mal Pais Beach
$94 per night
Hotel room in Tamarindo
Zen Garden Tamarindo - Adults Only
$134 per night

Costa Rica winter vacation rentals

Serviced apartment in San José
Stylish unit and great location in downtown.
$46 per night
Rental unit in San José
Luxury Apartment in San Jose, 10th floor.
$42 per night
Villa in Río Chiquito
Lake view Cattle Ranch Villa
$129 per night
Condo in Jacó
Tropical & Quiet Condo, with pool, Close to Beach
$54 per night
Serviced apartment in San Jose
Take pleasure in Escalante, Luxury sunset...
$42 per night
Cabin in La fortuna
Arenal Love Cabin, Lake & volcano view.
$123 per night
Rental unit in San José
Fully Equipped APT + Sunset View
$50 per night
Cabin in Ciudad Quesada
Monkey Choice
$121 per night
Tent in Tajo Alto
$115 per night
Rental unit in Monteverde
Suite Camaleón , Monteverde vistas panorámicas .
$389 per night
Rental unit in San José
Epic view Urbn apartment San José
$50 per night
Vacation home in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Villa Phai ~ AC ~ Pool ~ Fast Fiber Optic Internet
$67 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.