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Costa Rica vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Costa Rica

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Condo in San José
Relaxing Apt 20th Floor! Pool Wifi AC.
Este encantador apartamento localizado en el Piso 20, cuenta con un amplio balcón para disfrutar su vista espectacular. Procuramos que sea lo más acogedor y plancentero posible para vos, por lo que cuenta con una cocina completa, habitación con A/C, cama King y aparte de la cocina y la sala. Además, de una relajante sala con TV de 58”. Cuenta con ubicación céntrica por si necesitas un supermercado(24/7), restaurantes, etc. El edificio cuenta con piscina y gimnasio por si gustas disfrutarlos.
$51 per night
Rental unit in San José
New Secret Sabana Studio 29th Floor Best Views
SECRT Tower in Sabana is the absolute best tower in San Jose very close to Parque La Sabana (400 mtrs / 0.3miles). 20 min from Airport. Great, safe location. Very accesible, walking distance to restaurants, stores, pubs, supermarket, gas stations, etc. Apt is fully equipped. Free parking. Hot water. Coffee and Cookies are on the house! Both living room and bedroom have TVs, with Netflix and Disney+ included and wifi speeds of 200MB
$72 per night
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Serviced apartment in San José
23 floor modern studio Sabana park a/c
Vive la experiencia de hospedarte en un edificio único de 32 pisos a solamente 200 metros del Parque Metropolitano de la Sabana (mejor ubicación en San José) disfrutarás de sus más de 20 amenidades, las vistas panorámicas de San Jose y sus montañas y te vas a cautivar por los detalles decorativos que verás en cada rincón. ***Aeropuerto Juan Santamaria a solamente 10 millas***
$53 per night
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Costa Rica beach vacation rentals

Tiny home in Playa Hermosa
Beachfront Bungalow with private hydromassage Pool
$128 per night
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Hotel room in Mal pais de Cobano
Cozy Luxurious Suite | Paradise Beach Lodge | Boutique Studio on the Ocean
$133 per night
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Shipping container in Playa Hermosa
Beachfront Bungalow w/ private hydromassage pool 2
$130 per night
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Home in Quepos
HOT DEAL! NewJungle Home in Manuel Antonio!
$199 per night
Private room in Jacó
Luxury Beach Front Penthouse with Pool & Jacuzzi
$135 per night
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Guesthouse in Nosara
Pura Vida Magic-Studio Bliss (single occupancy)
$104 per night
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Home in Santa Cruz
Beachfront Oasis Overlooking Playa Callejones
$178 per night
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Loft in Playa Bejuco
Studio Mar steps from the beach & great amenities
$115 per night
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Rental unit in Tamarindo
Casa de Arroz | Perfect Location Garden Studio #2
$88 per night
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Private room in Nosara
Tiny Surfer Tent upstairs 3
$74 per night
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Rental unit in Jacó
New! Spacious, Luxurious & Cozy 2bdrm/2bath
$156 per night
Serviced apartment in Cocles
Villa Marina~High Speed Internet & Air Conditioned
$133 per night
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Costa Rica house rentals

Home in Herradura
Casa Da Matteo - Modern House with Private Pool
$99 per night
Private room in San José
CUTE ROOM Y BIG HOUSE WITH INTERNAL GARDENS
$17 per night
Home in Provincia de Puntarenas
Brand new studio 5min away from beach and surf
$101 per night
Home in La Fortuna
Cozy Dream House #1
$69 per night
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Private room in San José
BIG ROOM IN BANANA HOUSE, URBAN GARDEN
$31 per night
Home in La Fortuna
Casita Tutu #2: Full equipped Luxurious Casita.
$70 per night
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Private room in San José
Family House in the city, room 1
$15 per night
Private room in Alajuela
Room with great location #1
$21 per night
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Home in La Fortuna
La Fortuna Private Family Home
$42 per night
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Private room in San Pedro
Master Suite w/ private bath in Renewed House
$30 per night
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Private room in San José
Comfortable room in San Jose 201
$22 per night
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Home in San José
URBN Escalante. 7th floor. Big terrace unique view
$55 per night
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Beach house rentals in Costa Rica

Home in Provincia de Puntarenas
Nooli: Luxury villa wt ocean view / king size bed
$300 per night
Home in Provincia de Puntarenas
Casa Carpe Diem
$160 per night
Home in Santa Teresa Beach
The Green House-Studio Moss - Luxury, Ocean View,
$202 per night
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Home in Santa Teresa Beach
Beautiful Beachside home with private pool. Top location & Comfort.
$192 per night
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Home in SANTA TERESA
Beach Front, Santa Teresa
$250 per night
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Home in Puntarenas Province
Casa Gal Modern New house 3min walk to the beach.
$191 per night
Home in Playa Hermosa
Beautiful Villa in 4 Star Beachfront Resort w/Pool
$154 per night
Home in Mal Pais
Eclectic Modern Mal Pais Home Near the Beach
$162 per night
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Home in Mal Pais
Modern Mal Pais Loft Near the Beach
$162 per night
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Private room in Malpais
AGUA, Ocean View Room.
$117 per night
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Private room in CR
SUNSHINE ROOM, beach life and fiber optic WiFi! !
$36 per night
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Home in Santa Teresa Beach
CANAIMA CHILL HOUSE, Eco Chic Suite Room 1 - 2pax
$140 per night

Your guide to Costa Rica

All About Costa Rica

Pura Vida, or pure life, is the unofficial national motto of Costa Rica, which perfectly encapsulates a laid-back way of life that permeates much of this eco-conscious country. This tropical Central American destination is widely known for its dedication to green spaces, sustainable tourism, and conservation — providing an abundance of land set aside for public use and wilderness recreation, making it one of the world’s premier destinations for adventure travel. And with nature reserves and national forests covering 25 percent of the country, there’s a commitment to sustainable living and accessible fun that’s ever-present in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is also one of the most biodiverse places on earth, with climates and ecologies ranging from high-altitude cloud forests among active volcanoes to the Nicoya Peninsula’s lush beachside surf villages, where you’ll find plenty of eco tours and ziplining adventures. The country has pristine coastlines along the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, each side offering distinct cultures, wildlife, and recreational opportunities — including surfing, diving, and horseback treks through the jungle. The capital city of San José is known for its museums — dedicated to gold, jade, and the arts, among other collections — and vibrant street markets.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica has a range of microclimates, and due to the Talamanca Mountain Range running through the center of the country, each coast has opposing wet seasons. If you’re visiting the Pacific coast, the ideal time to rent a house in Costa Rica is between December and April, when you’ll have plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures for beachgoing activities and exploring the lush rainforests. On the second Sunday in March, el Dia de los Boyeros (Oxcart Drivers’ Day) is marked with ornately hand-painted carts and a parade of dancers and drivers in Escazú, just outside San José. From September to October, the seasons flip, and the Pacific will be inundated with rain while the Caribbean coasts remain sunny and dry.

Because of this seasonal tradeoff, you can get away with renting a home in Costa Rica and spending time in the coastal communities most times of the year. However, if you plan on exploring the inland mountain regions, it is essential to visit in the Pacific dry season, as many of the trails and forests become too rainy to enjoy.


What are the top things to do in Costa Rica?

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

This biodiverse reserve of mostly virgin forest sits in the mountains surrounding the villages of Monteverde and Santa Elena. Although you can get a day pass for self-guided trips, you can also hire knowledgeable guides on-site to explain the dense high-altitude jungle ecologies that are home to jaguars, pumas, spider monkeys, and hundreds of species of birds and reptiles. For added excitement, consider one of the many ziplining tours or guided night walks.

San José

San José is the capital city and cultural center of Costa Rica, with plenty to offer in terms of history, art, entertainment, and culinary appeal. Museums like the Museo del Oro Precolombino — home to thousands of gold relics, figurines, and artifacts from the area’s early Mesoamerican civilizations — are just a short walk from the sprawling green spaces of Parque Metropolitano La Sabana, the city’s largest park, which contains the national sports stadium and art museum. Wandering San José’s meandering palm-lined streets is another way to discover the country’s culinary traditions. You’ll find plenty of cafes, high-end restaurants, and local eateries serving traditional casado plates — featuring black beans, rice, and a choice of protein — around every corner.

Montezuma

Miles of pristine white-sand beaches, dense palm forests, and cliffside waterfalls line this small beachside community along the southern edge of the Nicoya Peninsula. Set among some of the wildest tropical forests in the country, the village provides opportunities to explore areas like the towering Montezuma Falls and Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, with its miles of trails through thick-vined jungles home to wild storks and white-faced capuchin monkeys. The warm turquoise waters of the Gulf of Nicoya offer excellent snorkeling and diving, with world-class breaks that attract surfing enthusiasts from the world over.