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Vacation house for 8 people, with garden
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 0ft², 30yd to the beach
4.9
20 reviews
Puntarenas
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$167per night
Bed and breakfast for 2 people, with ocean view and garden as well as view
4.9
10 reviews
Puntarenas
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$24per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 500yd to the beach
Cahuita, Limón
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$117per night
Vacation house for 4 people, with garden
Cahuita, Limón
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$83per night
Villa for 8 people, with balcony and balcony/terrace
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 3,993ft², 950yd to the beach
5.0
9 reviews
Cóbano, Puntarenas
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$229per night
Villa for 10 people, with garden and jacuzzi as well as pool
10 pers., 5 bedrooms, 7,998ft², 400yd to the beach
5.0
20 reviews
Puntarenas
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$1,367per night
Villa for 6 people, with pool and garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 70yd to the beach
5.0
12 reviews
Guanacaste
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$447per night
Villa for 5 people, with balcony/terrace and pool
5 pers., 2 bedrooms, 700ft², 200yd to the beach
5.0
5 reviews
Guanacaste
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$158per night
Villa for 8 people, with pool and garden
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,991ft², 300yd to the beach
5.0
20 reviews
Guanacaste
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$333per night
Villa for 4 people, with garden and jacuzzi as well as pool
5.0
42 reviews
Guanacaste
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$708per night
Villa for 10 people, with pool and garden
10 pers., 5 bedrooms, 2,992ft², 350yd to the beach
5.0
5 reviews
Guanacaste
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$377per night
Villa for 2 people, with garden and pool
2 pers., 1 bedrooms, 893ft²
4.8
8 reviews
Puntarenas
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$58per night
Apartment for 2 people, with pool and garden as well as jacuzzi
4.8
58 reviews
San José
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$54per night
Apartment for 6 people, with jacuzzi and pool as well as garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1.7mi to the beach
4.9
9 reviews
Jacó, Puntarenas
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$130per night
Villa for 6 people, with garden and jacuzzi as well as sauna and pool
5.0
15 reviews
Guanacaste
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$274per night
Villa for 4 people, with pool and balcony/terrace
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,195ft², 500yd to the beach
5.0
8 reviews
Bahía Ballena, Puntarenas
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$246per night
Vacation apartment for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedrooms
4.7
13 reviews
San José (Costa Rica), San José
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$21per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with pool and balcony/terrace as well as balcony
4.9
13 reviews
Guanacaste
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$231per night
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Highlights in Costa Rica

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

Most popular in Costa Rica

Pool 4,496
Internet 5,693
Balcony/Terrace 4,710
TV 4,793
Air conditioning 4,686
Garden 2,882
Parking 5,247
Washing machine 4,419
Jacuzzi 873

Prices and availability

Prices

February
March
April
May
June
July
$307
Jan 25 - Feb 01
$198 per night
Feb 01 - Feb 08
$182 per night
Feb 08 - Feb 15
$185 per night
Feb 15 - Feb 22
$184 per night
Feb 22 - Feb 29
$184 per night
Feb 29 - Mar 07
$191 per night
Mar 07 - Mar 14
$175 per night
Mar 14 - Mar 21
$188 per night
Mar 21 - Mar 28
$177 per night
Mar 28 - Apr 04
$212 per night
Apr 04 - Apr 11
$255 per night
Apr 11 - Apr 18
$231 per night
Apr 18 - Apr 25
$234 per night
Apr 25 - May 02
$208 per night
May 02 - May 09
$198 per night
May 09 - May 16
$176 per night
May 16 - May 23
$132 per night
May 23 - May 30
$231 per night
May 30 - Jun 06
$307 per night
Jun 06 - Jun 13
$253 per night
Jun 13 - Jun 20
$218 per night
Jun 20 - Jun 27
$207 per night
Jun 27 - Jul 04
$199 per night
Jul 04 - Jul 11
$211 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

February
March
April
May
June
July
82 %
Jan 25 - Feb 01
27 %
Feb 01 - Feb 08
28 %
Feb 08 - Feb 15
27 %
Feb 15 - Feb 22
27 %
Feb 22 - Feb 29
31 %
Feb 29 - Mar 07
40 %
Mar 07 - Mar 14
45 %
Mar 14 - Mar 21
44 %
Mar 21 - Mar 28
50 %
Mar 28 - Apr 04
57 %
Apr 04 - Apr 11
61 %
Apr 11 - Apr 18
66 %
Apr 18 - Apr 25
72 %
Apr 25 - May 02
75 %
May 02 - May 09
79 %
May 09 - May 16
81 %
May 16 - May 23
82 %
May 23 - May 30
81 %
May 30 - Jun 06
81 %
Jun 06 - Jun 13
81 %
Jun 13 - Jun 20
81 %
Jun 20 - Jun 27
81 %
Jun 27 - Jul 04
80 %
Jul 04 - Jul 11
80 %
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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