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Popular Accommodations in Costa Rica

Vacation house for 10 people, with garden
10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 0ft², 20yd to the beach
4.8
20 reviews
Puntarenas

from
$230
per night

Villa for 6 people, with balcony and pool, child-friendly
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,604ft², 1.7mi to the beach
4.5
20 reviews
Quepos, Puntarenas

from
$121
per night

Vacation house for 16 people, with pool and balcony as well as jacuzzi, child-friendly
16 pers., 5 bedrooms, 5,995ft²
5.0
20 reviews
Heredia

from
$325
per night

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Vacation Rentals in Costa Rica

Vacation house for 10 people, with garden and pool, with pets
10 pers., 5 bedrooms, 5,995ft², 400yd to the beach
5.0
20 reviews
Guanacaste

from
$216
per night

Vacation apartment for 8 people, with garden and pool, child-friendly
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2.1mi to the beach
4.9
2 reviews
Cóbano, Puntarenas

from
$368
per night

Villa for 8 people, with terrace and jacuzzi as well as pool, child-friendly
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 3,595ft², 3.3mi to the beach
5.0
17 reviews
Puntarenas

from
$260
per night

Vacation house for 6 people, with garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 500yd to the beach
5.0
1 review
Cahuita, Limón

from
$215
per night

Apartment for 6 people, with pool and garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,593ft², 200yd to the beach
4.3
20 reviews
Jacó, Puntarenas

from
$148
per night

Villa for 7 people, with terrace and pool
7 pers., 3 bedrooms, 6mi to the beach
Tempate, Guanacaste

from
$243
per night

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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals

Vacation house for 5 people, with terrace, child-friendly
5 pers., 1 bedroom, 1.1mi to the beach,
Puntarenas

from
$99
per night

Mobile home for 5 people, with garden, child-friendly
5 pers., 1 bedroom, 258ft², 1.7mi to the beach,
Quepos, Puntarenas

from
$25
per night

Vacation house for 3 people, with pets
3 pers., 1 bedroom, 350yd to the beach,
Cóbano, Puntarenas

from
$57
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Pool

Lodge for 2 people, with pool
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 269ft², 1.3mi to the beach
5.0
1 review
Guanacaste

from
$74
per night

Vacation house for 26 people, with terrace and pool
26 pers., 16 bedrooms, 2.4mi to the beach
5.0
1 review
Puntarenas

from
$1,791
per night

Villa for 20 people, with pool and jacuzzi as well as balcony
20 pers., 7 bedrooms, 4,994ft², 1.1mi to the beach
3.9
20 reviews
Quepos, Puntarenas

from
$696
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Internet

Vacation house for 5 people
5 pers., 1 bedroom
Alajuela

from
$38
per night

Lodge for 12 people, with sauna and garden
12 pers., 5 bedrooms
San José

from
$36
per night

Apartment for 6 people
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 969ft²
San José (Costa Rica), San José

from
$90
per night

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Highlights Costa Rica

  • Surfing
  • Active volcanoes
  • Waterfalls
  • Hidden beaches
  • Tropical weather

Most popular in Costa Rica

Pool 3,834
Internet 4,766
Pet allowed 766
Balcony/Terrace 3,874
TV 3,802
Air conditioning 3,931
Garden 1,348
Parking 4,388
Washing machine 3,731

Prices and availability

Prices

December
January
February
March
April
May
$333
Nov 21 - Nov 28
$205 per night
Nov 28 - Dec 05
$257 per night
Dec 05 - Dec 12
$249 per night
Dec 12 - Dec 19
$208 per night
Dec 19 - Dec 26
$249 per night
Dec 26 - Jan 02
$286 per night
Jan 02 - Jan 09
$294 per night
Jan 09 - Jan 16
$271 per night
Jan 16 - Jan 23
$262 per night
Jan 23 - Jan 30
$295 per night
Jan 30 - Feb 06
$289 per night
Feb 06 - Feb 13
$261 per night
Feb 13 - Feb 20
$234 per night
Feb 20 - Feb 27
$202 per night
Feb 27 - Mar 06
$265 per night
Mar 06 - Mar 13
$277 per night
Mar 13 - Mar 20
$231 per night
Mar 20 - Mar 27
$266 per night
Mar 27 - Apr 03
$320 per night
Apr 03 - Apr 10
$333 per night
Apr 10 - Apr 17
$304 per night
Apr 17 - Apr 24
$262 per night
Apr 24 - May 01
$215 per night
May 01 - May 08
$298 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

December
January
February
March
April
May
71 %
Nov 21 - Nov 28
62 %
Nov 28 - Dec 05
69 %
Dec 05 - Dec 12
70 %
Dec 12 - Dec 19
69 %
Dec 19 - Dec 26
71 %
Dec 26 - Jan 02
57 %
Jan 02 - Jan 09
62 %
Jan 09 - Jan 16
50 %
Jan 16 - Jan 23
51 %
Jan 23 - Jan 30
55 %
Jan 30 - Feb 06
50 %
Feb 06 - Feb 13
55 %
Feb 13 - Feb 20
53 %
Feb 20 - Feb 27
56 %
Feb 27 - Mar 06
55 %
Mar 06 - Mar 13
56 %
Mar 13 - Mar 20
55 %
Mar 20 - Mar 27
56 %
Mar 27 - Apr 03
57 %
Apr 03 - Apr 10
57 %
Apr 10 - Apr 17
57 %
Apr 17 - Apr 24
61 %
Apr 24 - May 01
56 %
May 01 - May 08
61 %
Percentage of available rentals

Costa Rica Vacation Rentals

Seafront Vacation Villas

There are numerous spacious and beautiful beach villas to rent along the Costa Rican coastline. Spacious beach villas can be found found in hotspots in the city centre in Jaco and Esterillas alone the coast. There are dozens of rustic homes with wonderful views in Playa Hermosa and lock-up-and-go apartments on the eastern coast in Puerto Viejo. You can opt for a vacation rental with ocean views, lush gardens a private pool and balconies and barbeque areas.

Rural Vacation Home in a Holiday Village

There are plenty of rustic seaside homes in Costa Rica. You can rent a large family-sized rental home, boasting huge private gardens and 2 minute beach access. There are also inland homes located in San Jose, in Cartiagio near the Tapanti National Park and Poas Volcano National Park and in Heredia. You can also stay in comfortable oceanfront resort villages at The Four Seasons Resort, the JW Marriott and the Copa De ArbolBeach and Rainforest resort.

Vacationing in Costa Rica

Orientation

Costa Rica is located in Central America and features magnificent coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. Since the region is made up largely of tropical coastal plains, Costa Rica is home to volcanoes, mountains, and a temperate central plateau. This is where most settlements are located and where you will find its capital city San José.

Mountains and Volcanoes

Costa Rica's boasts striking and picturesque mountains, and about 60 volcanoes. The five active volcanoes are Poas, Irazu, Arenal, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and Turrialba. The Cocos Plate and the Caribbean Plate have caused serious earthquakes over the years. Fourteen river systems originate in the mountains and the Pacuare and Reventazon, produce whitewater rapids.

Rent a 4x4

Many people choose to travel with a hired vehicle to and from their vacation rental. You can also rent a 4x4vehicle for driving in the mountains, viewing the volcano sites, trailheads and waterfalls. This is a great way to appreciate the rugged scenery. It will take you 12-14 hours to drive cross country.

Palo Verde National Park
Palo Verde National Park

Activities

Outdoor Adventures in Costa Rica

Choosing to stay in a beachfront vacation home in Costa Rica is an exciting option if you enjoy outdoor activities. Costa Rica offers hiking, climbing, windsurfing, canoeing and cycling. You can hike the mountains in, rent kayaks to navigate the rivers or experience rafting down rapids. There are numerous mountains to visit in Costa Rica including the Arenal Volcano, Irazu or Poas volcanoes or the Turrialba Volcano for a thrilling daytrip.

The Perfect Beach Holiday Destination

Costa Rican beaches, mountains, forests are beautiful, unspoiled, organic and peaceful but you will also find a rental home near modern conveniences in Costa Rica such as shops, restaurants, banks, sports venues and there are several modern resort villages to enjoy. There are wild, hidden areas in Costa Rica where visitors can encounter plentiful monkeys and wildlife or simply take time out.

A Surfing Mecca

With its Pacific ocean location and perfect weather, Costa Rica is one of the world's most beautiful surfing locations. Costa Rica has a large local surfing community and many visitors come to surf the abundant waves. At Pavones Beach you will find one of the longest left hand point breaks in the world. It is possible to surf all year round in Costa Rica thanks to its location on the Equator -close to the Pacific. This means that swells emanate from both northern and southern hemispheres at different times of the year!

Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

Top 5 things to do in Costa Rica

1. Visit Tamarindo Beach

Ideal for surfing, buying surfing related goods, meeting the local surfing community and entertaining the kids. The beach is a popular attraction for locals and visitors and here you will also find resorts with cabinasand casinos, on-site gyms and various water sports and activities. Diving, sportfishing, surfing and fishing opportunities are plentiful.

2. Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve offers pristine beauty, abundant fauna and flora and biodiversity. Here you will find woodlands which lead to rainforests with tall trees. Orchids, bromeliads, mosses, ferns and vines dot the area. A restaurant, shop and gallery complete the facilities at this popular and peaceful area.

3. Play Golf

The golf courses in Costa Rica are set against the backdrop of oceans and mountains. Courses are excellent quality, challenging and beautiful. You can opt for the Vista Ridge Golf and Country Club, La Iguana Golf Course or the Los Delfines Golf and Country Club.

4. Visit Poas Volcano

This active 2,708-metre stratovolcano is found in central Costa Rica, within the Poas Volcano National Park. Since 1828 it has erupted 40 times. In April, 2017 visitors and residents were evacuated from the area due to an eruption. The mountain and volcano is nonetheless a very memorable day trip and a must-do activity.

5. Parque Diversiones

The Parque Diversiones amusement park was established in 1981 in San José and funds the National Children's Hospital and features four rollercoasters and three water coasters.

The Costa Rican army was abolished in 1949, and today no army exists.

Useful Information

Tropical climate

The Costa Rica climate is tropical due to its close proximity to the equator. This means it has no distinct summer and winter but does have a wet and dry season. The rainy season is between May to November. There are different climates on the Pacific vs the Caribbean coastline.

Costa rica events

The island hosts numerous events throughout the year. These include the Public festival of Palmares, Saints Day of Santa Cruz, Coffee Cup festival, the Carnival of Puntarenas, the Oxcarts-Parade, Dia de San Isidro Labrador, The National Orchid Exhibition and The International Festival of Arts.

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