Vacation Rentals in Costa Rica

Vacation Rentals in Costa Rica

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Popular Vacation Rentals in Costa Rica
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$111
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Vacation rental for 7 people, with garden and lake view, with pets
7 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2,099ft², 0.6mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.1
(20 reviews)

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$44
per night

Log cabin for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 70yd to the beach
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4.7
(4 reviews)

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$29
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people, with garden, child-friendly
2 pers., 1 bedroom
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4.8
(10 reviews)
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Vacation rentals with free cancellation
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$44
per night

Vacation rental for 3 people, with garden
3 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2,691ft²
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$32
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with garden and view, child-friendly
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,475ft²
FREE cancellation
4.8
(29 reviews)

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$156
per night

Bungalow for 2 people, with garden and pool
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 678ft², 2.9mi to the beach
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4.8
(7 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals in Costa Rica
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$40
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Vacation rental for 4 people
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 400yd to the beach
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4.4
(2 reviews)

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$82
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with ocean view and pool as well as garden, with pets
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 990ft², 40yd to the beach
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4.9
(20 reviews)

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$75
per night

Log cabin for 2 people, with balcony and ocean view, child-friendly
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 269ft², 450yd to the beach
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4.9
(12 reviews)

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$105
per night

Villa for 4 people, with pool and garden, child-friendly
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 388ft², 3.1mi to the beach
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3.8
(5 reviews)

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$42
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people, with garden and pool as well as ocean view, child-friendly
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 893ft²
FREE cancellation
4.7
(9 reviews)

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$124
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with garden and ocean view as well as pool
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,991ft², 2.8mi to the beach
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4.7
(20 reviews)
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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals
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$427
per night

Vacation rental for 10 people, with view and garden as well as ocean view, with pets
10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,734ft², 3.2mi to the beach
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from
$77
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people, with view and garden, child-friendly
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 248ft², 1.5mi to the beach
4.1
(23 reviews)

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$234
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with pool and garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2,551ft², 2.6mi to the beach
4.9
(3 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals with Pool
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$81
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people, with garden and ocean view as well as pool and lake view
2 pers., 377ft², 0.6mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.8
(9 reviews)

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$129
per night

Vacation apartment for 6 people, with terrace and pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 150yd to the beach

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$180
per night

Vacation apartment for 6 people, with balcony and view as well as ocean view and pool, child-friendly
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 452ft², 850yd to the beach
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Vacation Rentals with Internet
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$55
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Vacation rental for 2 people, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 495ft², 2.8mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
5.0

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$176
per night

Vacation rental for 8 people, with garden
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,076ft², 0.7mi to the beach
4.9
(13 reviews)

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$41
per night

Vacation rental for 3 people, with view and garden, child-friendly
3 pers., 2 bedrooms, 517ft²
5.0
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Highlights Costa Rica

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

Most popular in Costa Rica

Pool 2,764
Internet 3,605
Balcony/Terrace 2,152
TV 2,939
Air conditioning 2,883
Garden 1,852

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Prices and availability

Prices

October
November
December
January
February
$314
Sep 18 - Sep 25
$244 per night
Sep 25 - Oct 02
$256 per night
Oct 02 - Oct 09
$259 per night
Oct 09 - Oct 16
$248 per night
Oct 16 - Oct 23
$240 per night
Oct 23 - Oct 30
$241 per night
Oct 30 - Nov 06
$214 per night
Nov 06 - Nov 13
$209 per night
Nov 13 - Nov 20
$189 per night
Nov 20 - Nov 27
$181 per night
Nov 27 - Dec 04
$227 per night
Dec 04 - Dec 11
$237 per night
Dec 11 - Dec 18
$279 per night
Dec 18 - Dec 25
$314 per night
Dec 25 - Jan 01
$304 per night
Jan 01 - Jan 08
$282 per night
Jan 08 - Jan 15
$263 per night
Jan 15 - Jan 22
$256 per night
Jan 22 - Jan 29
$258 per night
Jan 29 - Feb 05
$280 per night
Feb 05 - Feb 12
$264 per night
Feb 12 - Feb 19
$222 per night
Feb 19 - Feb 26
$223 per night
Feb 26 - Mar 05
$243 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

October
November
December
January
February
68 %
Sep 18 - Sep 25
63 %
Sep 25 - Oct 02
64 %
Oct 02 - Oct 09
66 %
Oct 09 - Oct 16
66 %
Oct 16 - Oct 23
67 %
Oct 23 - Oct 30
68 %
Oct 30 - Nov 06
64 %
Nov 06 - Nov 13
62 %
Nov 13 - Nov 20
59 %
Nov 20 - Nov 27
55 %
Nov 27 - Dec 04
56 %
Dec 04 - Dec 11
60 %
Dec 11 - Dec 18
59 %
Dec 18 - Dec 25
52 %
Dec 25 - Jan 01
41 %
Jan 01 - Jan 08
39 %
Jan 08 - Jan 15
48 %
Jan 15 - Jan 22
48 %
Jan 22 - Jan 29
49 %
Jan 29 - Feb 05
48 %
Feb 05 - Feb 12
49 %
Feb 12 - Feb 19
48 %
Feb 19 - Feb 26
46 %
Feb 26 - Mar 05
50 %
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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