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Mon, 05/31 - Tue, 06/08
$975-23%

8 nights
$753

Apartment for 3 people, with garden and view, child-friendly
3 pers., 1 bedroom, 344ft², 1.5mi to the beach
4.1
(23 reviews)
Mon, 05/31 - Tue, 06/08
$341-10%

8 nights
$306

Guesthouse for 5 people, with view and garden as well as pool
5 pers., 1.7mi to the beach
Mon, 05/31 - Tue, 06/08
$341-10%

8 nights
$306

Guesthouse for 5 people, with view and garden as well as pool, with pets
5 pers., 1.7mi to the beach

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$59
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people, with terrace
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 3.9mi to the beachFREE cancellation
2.3
(2 reviews)

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$63
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 900yd to the beachFREE cancellation
4.4
(6 reviews)

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$26
per night

Lodge for 2 people, with view and garden, with pets
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 5mi to the beachFREE cancellation
4.7
(109 reviews)
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$85
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with ocean view and view as well as garden and pool, child-friendly
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 70yd to the beachFREE cancellation
4.3
(3 reviews)

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$87
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with pool
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 2.2mi to the beachFREE cancellation

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$54
per night

Vacation apartment for 2 people, with garden, child-friendly
2 pers., 1 bedroom
4.3
(481 reviews)

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$32
per night

Vacation apartment for 1 people
1 pers., 1 bedroom
4.9
(191 reviews)

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$45
per night

Lodge for 2 people, with view and garden, child-friendly
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 215ft², 150yd to the beachFREE cancellation
4.6
(226 reviews)

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$164
per night

Vacation rental for 14 people, with balcony
14 pers., 7 bedrooms, 850yd to the beachFREE cancellation
3.8

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$231
per night

Apartment for 17 people, with view and garden as well as pool, child-friendly
17 pers., 6 bedroomsFREE cancellation
4.8
(11 reviews)

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$346
per night

Vacation rental for 7 people, with pool
7 pers., 3 bedrooms, 11ft², 70yd to the beachFREE cancellation
5.0
(14 reviews)

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$30
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people, with garden, child-friendly
2 pers., 1 bedroomFREE cancellation
4.8
(73 reviews)
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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals
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$35
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with pets
4 pers., 3 bedrooms, Pets allowed
4.6
(19 reviews)

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$352
per night

Vacation rental for 17 people, with jacuzzi and pool as well as terrace
17 pers., 7 bedrooms, 1mi to the beach, Pets allowed
4.9
(12 reviews)

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$151
per night

Tent for 2 people, with garden, with pets
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 3.9mi to the beach, Pets allowedFREE cancellation
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Vacation Rentals with Pool
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$96
per night

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

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$25
per night

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

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$81
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people, with garden and view as well as pool, with pets
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 1.6mi to the beachFREE cancellation
4.4
(45 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals with Internet
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$90
per night

Lodge for 2 people, with view and garden
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 350yd to the beachFREE cancellation
4.8
(103 reviews)

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$38
per night

Lodge for 2 people, with garden, with pets
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 215ft², 850yd to the beachFREE cancellation
4.6
(134 reviews)

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$230
per night

Vacation rental for 9 people, with pool
9 pers., 4 bedrooms, 43ft², 1mi to the beachFREE cancellation
4.7
(11 reviews)
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Highlights Costa Rica

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

Most popular in Costa Rica

Internet 57
Balcony/Terrace 53
TV 36
Air conditioning 36
Garden 50
Parking 57
Washing machine 45
View 41
Heating 35

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Prices and availability

Prices

May
June
July
August
September
$294
Apr 17 - Apr 24
$269 per night
Apr 24 - May 01
$238 per night
May 01 - May 08
$212 per night
May 08 - May 15
$225 per night
May 15 - May 22
$267 per night
May 22 - May 29
$294 per night
May 29 - Jun 05
$233 per night
Jun 05 - Jun 12
$229 per night
Jun 12 - Jun 19
$267 per night
Jun 19 - Jun 26
$270 per night
Jun 26 - Jul 03
$287 per night
Jul 03 - Jul 10
$281 per night
Jul 10 - Jul 17
$267 per night
Jul 17 - Jul 24
$277 per night
Jul 24 - Jul 31
$271 per night
Jul 31 - Aug 07
$277 per night
Aug 07 - Aug 14
$284 per night
Aug 14 - Aug 21
$270 per night
Aug 21 - Aug 28
$262 per night
Aug 28 - Sep 04
$227 per night
Sep 04 - Sep 11
$197 per night
Sep 11 - Sep 18
$283 per night
Sep 18 - Sep 25
$281 per night
Sep 25 - Oct 02
$237 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

May
June
July
August
September
90 %
Apr 17 - Apr 24
65 %
Apr 24 - May 01
69 %
May 01 - May 08
73 %
May 08 - May 15
80 %
May 15 - May 22
79 %
May 22 - May 29
79 %
May 29 - Jun 05
79 %
Jun 05 - Jun 12
82 %
Jun 12 - Jun 19
85 %
Jun 19 - Jun 26
87 %
Jun 26 - Jul 03
82 %
Jul 03 - Jul 10
82 %
Jul 10 - Jul 17
76 %
Jul 17 - Jul 24
80 %
Jul 24 - Jul 31
84 %
Jul 31 - Aug 07
84 %
Aug 07 - Aug 14
87 %
Aug 14 - Aug 21
88 %
Aug 21 - Aug 28
90 %
Aug 28 - Sep 04
88 %
Sep 04 - Sep 11
88 %
Sep 11 - Sep 18
90 %
Sep 18 - Sep 25
90 %
Sep 25 - Oct 02
90 %
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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