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Popular Accommodations in Costa Rica

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
$324
per night

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

from
$390
per night

Guest room for 4 people, with garden, child-friendly
4 pers., 1 bedroom
4.3
64 reviews
Puntarenas

from
$49
per night

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Vacation Rentals in Costa Rica

Apartment for 3 people, with garden, child-friendly
3 pers., 1 bedroom, 250yd to the beach
4.5
26 reviews
Guanacaste

from
$47
per night

Tent for 2 people, with garden, with pets
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 3.6mi to the beach
4.9
9 reviews
Tamarindo, Guanacaste

from
$111
per night

Apartment for 2 people, with terrace
2 pers., 1 bedroom
4.7
7 reviews
Alajuela

from
$30
per night

Resort for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 350yd to the beach
4.5
124 reviews
Quepos, Puntarenas

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$122
per night

Lodge for 2 people, with pool and garden as well as jacuzzi
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 484ft², 2.9mi to the beach
4.9
67 reviews
Cahuita, Limón

from
$96
per night

Lodge for 2 people, with jacuzzi and garden as well as pool
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 750yd to the beach
4.5
53 reviews
Cóbano, Puntarenas

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$83
per night

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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals

Vacation apartment for 4 people, with pool and garden as well as jacuzzi, with pets
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 377ft², 400yd to the beach
4.1
91 reviews
Guanacaste

from
$40
per night

Lodge for 2 people, with garden, with pets
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 215ft², 850yd to the beach
4.6
130 reviews
Cahuita, Limón

from
$40
per night

Camping for 1 people, child-friendly
1 pers., 1 bedroom
Cartago

from
$6
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Pool

Vacation village for 4 people, with garden and pool, child-friendly
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 323ft²
4.2
20 reviews
Alajuela

from
$60
per night

Lodge for 1 people, child-friendly
1 pers., 1 bedroom, 226ft², 250yd to the beach
4.4
298 reviews
Guanacaste

from
$26
per night

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

from
$301
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Internet

Lodge for 2 people, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 350yd to the beach
4.8
95 reviews
Guanacaste

from
$80
per night

Camping for 2 people, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 2.1mi to the beach
4.4
202 reviews
Quepos, Puntarenas

from
$19
per night

Vacation house for 2 people, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 900yd to the beach
4.4
6 reviews
Cahuita, Limón

from
$63
per night

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Highlights Costa Rica

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

Most popular in Costa Rica

Pool 3,556
Internet 4,478
Pet allowed 738
Balcony/Terrace 3,588
TV 3,528
Air conditioning 3,680
Parking 4,142
Washing machine 3,503
Jacuzzi 653

Prices and availability

Prices

February
March
April
May
June
$368
Jan 16 - Jan 23
$258 per night
Jan 23 - Jan 30
$281 per night
Jan 30 - Feb 06
$278 per night
Feb 06 - Feb 13
$253 per night
Feb 13 - Feb 20
$237 per night
Feb 20 - Feb 27
$204 per night
Feb 27 - Mar 06
$252 per night
Mar 06 - Mar 13
$270 per night
Mar 13 - Mar 20
$232 per night
Mar 20 - Mar 27
$303 per night
Mar 27 - Apr 03
$368 per night
Apr 03 - Apr 10
$332 per night
Apr 10 - Apr 17
$290 per night
Apr 17 - Apr 24
$267 per night
Apr 24 - May 01
$229 per night
May 01 - May 08
$253 per night
May 08 - May 15
$217 per night
May 15 - May 22
$223 per night
May 22 - May 29
$285 per night
May 29 - Jun 05
$265 per night
Jun 05 - Jun 12
$252 per night
Jun 12 - Jun 19
$267 per night
Jun 19 - Jun 26
$295 per night
Jun 26 - Jul 03
$358 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

February
March
April
May
June
79 %
Jan 16 - Jan 23
38 %
Jan 23 - Jan 30
45 %
Jan 30 - Feb 06
49 %
Feb 06 - Feb 13
52 %
Feb 13 - Feb 20
52 %
Feb 20 - Feb 27
56 %
Feb 27 - Mar 06
57 %
Mar 06 - Mar 13
62 %
Mar 13 - Mar 20
63 %
Mar 20 - Mar 27
65 %
Mar 27 - Apr 03
64 %
Apr 03 - Apr 10
67 %
Apr 10 - Apr 17
72 %
Apr 17 - Apr 24
75 %
Apr 24 - May 01
77 %
May 01 - May 08
77 %
May 08 - May 15
77 %
May 15 - May 22
79 %
May 22 - May 29
79 %
May 29 - Jun 05
78 %
Jun 05 - Jun 12
78 %
Jun 12 - Jun 19
77 %
Jun 19 - Jun 26
77 %
Jun 26 - Jul 03
77 %
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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