Vacation Rentals in Costa Rica

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Sat, 06/26 - Sun, 06/27
$107-28%

1 night
$77

Bed and breakfast for 3 people, with view and garden as well as pool3 pers., 1 bedroom, 323ft², 2.3mi to the beach
4.5
(228 reviews)
Mon, 12/27 - Tue, 01/04
$4,162-6%

8 nights
$3,919

Apartment for 2 people, with pool2 pers., 1 bedroom, 3.7mi to the beach
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4.5
(29 reviews)

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$30
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Apartment for 2 people, with terrace and view2 pers., 1 bedroom
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$311
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Apartment for 6 people, with garden and pool6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 850yd to the beach
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$419
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Vacation rental for 10 people, with pool10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 550yd to the beach
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$442
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Vacation rental for 8 people, with pool, with pets8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2.8mi to the beach
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$72
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Vacation rental for 4 people, with garden, child-friendly4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1.3mi to the beach

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$461
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Lodge for 6 people, with pool and garden as well as view6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 3.8mi to the beach

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$106
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Vacation rental for 6 people, with jacuzzi and garden as well as pool, child-friendly6 pers., 1 bedroom, 2.1mi to the beach

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$59
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Apartment for 5 people, with garden5 pers., 2 bedrooms

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$109
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Apartment for 2 people, with garden and pool, child-friendly2 pers., 1 bedroom, 2.6mi to the beach

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$95
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Villa for 6 people, with garden, with pets6 pers., 3 bedrooms
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$66
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Vacation rental for 6 people, with garden, child-friendly6 pers., 2 bedrooms

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$37
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Apartment for 3 people, with garden3 pers., 1 bedroom
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$97
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Apartment for 5 people, with garden, child-friendly5 pers., 2 bedrooms, Pets allowed

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$63
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Vacation apartment for 3 people, with garden, child-friendly3 pers., 1 bedroom, 350yd to the beach, Pets allowed

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$702
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Vacation rental for 18 people, with garden18 pers., 6 bedrooms, 2.7mi to the beach, Pets allowed
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$387
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Apartment for 4 people, with garden and pool as well as view, child-friendly4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 24,757ft², 2.2mi to the beach

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$537
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Vacation rental for 6 people, with balcony and pool6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2,196ft², 500yd to the beach
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$134
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Apartment for 7 people7 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2.6mi to the beach
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$55
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Apartment for 5 people, with garden5 pers., 1 bedroom, 538ft²

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$200
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Apartment for 4 people, with pool and view as well as garden, child-friendly4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 90yd to the beach
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$322
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Vacation rental for 6 people, with jacuzzi and garden as well as pool6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2.9mi to the beach
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Highlights Costa Rica

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

Most popular in Costa Rica

Pool 3,029
Internet 3,890
Balcony/Terrace 2,319
TV 3,181
Air conditioning 3,148
Garden 2,018
Parking 3,617
Washing machine 2,980
View 2,065

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Prices and availability

Prices

July
August
September
October
November
$359
Jun 19 - Jun 26
$271 per night
Jun 26 - Jul 03
$285 per night
Jul 03 - Jul 10
$277 per night
Jul 10 - Jul 17
$271 per night
Jul 17 - Jul 24
$279 per night
Jul 24 - Jul 31
$263 per night
Jul 31 - Aug 07
$267 per night
Aug 07 - Aug 14
$287 per night
Aug 14 - Aug 21
$278 per night
Aug 21 - Aug 28
$269 per night
Aug 28 - Sep 04
$231 per night
Sep 04 - Sep 11
$198 per night
Sep 11 - Sep 18
$284 per night
Sep 18 - Sep 25
$280 per night
Sep 25 - Oct 02
$237 per night
Oct 02 - Oct 09
$359 per night
Oct 09 - Oct 16
$340 per night
Oct 16 - Oct 23
$232 per night
Oct 23 - Oct 30
$233 per night
Oct 30 - Nov 06
$215 per night
Nov 06 - Nov 13
$117 per night
Nov 13 - Nov 20
$92 per night
Nov 20 - Nov 27
$140 per night
Nov 27 - Dec 04
$314 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

July
August
September
October
November
74 %
Jun 19 - Jun 26
40 %
Jun 26 - Jul 03
42 %
Jul 03 - Jul 10
45 %
Jul 10 - Jul 17
48 %
Jul 17 - Jul 24
49 %
Jul 24 - Jul 31
51 %
Jul 31 - Aug 07
54 %
Aug 07 - Aug 14
59 %
Aug 14 - Aug 21
63 %
Aug 21 - Aug 28
68 %
Aug 28 - Sep 04
69 %
Sep 04 - Sep 11
72 %
Sep 11 - Sep 18
73 %
Sep 18 - Sep 25
73 %
Sep 25 - Oct 02
74 %
Oct 02 - Oct 09
74 %
Oct 09 - Oct 16
74 %
Oct 16 - Oct 23
74 %
Oct 23 - Oct 30
74 %
Oct 30 - Nov 06
71 %
Nov 06 - Nov 13
69 %
Nov 13 - Nov 20
67 %
Nov 20 - Nov 27
63 %
Nov 27 - Dec 04
63 %
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.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Costa Rica

How much do the vacation rentals in Costa Rica cost on average?

At an average cost of $213.46 per night, Costa Rica lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in North America.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Costa Rica?

Those who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Costa Rica in May, October, and June, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $171.43, $201.17, and $203.26 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.

When are vacation rentals more expensive in Costa Rica?

When it comes to booking a vacation rental in Costa Rica, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of April (with an average of $246.73 per night), followed by January ($234.16), and August ($231.64).

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Costa Rica?

You should book your stay well in advance when visiting Costa Rica, as only 55% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.

When are more vacation rentals available?

May, June and July are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of accommodations free, with respective average availability figures of 69.6%, 67.75%, and 67.5%.

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Costa Rica?

According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Costa Rica are, in order, February (with 23.4% of available rentals), January (26.5%), and March (36.75%).

Are there many vacation rentals in Costa Rica?

In Costa Rica we collaborate with 13 different providers to give you a choice of 8300 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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