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  1. Private room
  2. Jacó
LOFT ROOM - JACO INN SURF CLUB

Our hostel is located 100 meters from the beach – you can see the beautiful blue of the Pacific Ocean from our front gate. The hustle and bustle of downtown Playa Jaco quiets once you step into our large property, a green oasis in the center of the city. Scarlet macaws, toucans, tiger herons, anteaters, and iguanas are some of our frequent visitors. We are walking distance from shops, restaurants, bars, and more. We also offer surf lessons, board rentals, yoga classes and more.

$35 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Provincia de Puntarenas
Casa Carpe Diem

The cabinas sits on the hill, from where it overlooks the jungle, the ocean and its sunset. 1000m above the main road of Santa Teresa, and therefore beaches, restaurants, bars.. It's not uncommon to have howler monkeys sleeping in trees just above it, which makes it a little lively in the morning ;p Nature lovers will be delighted !! Provide a 4x4 vehicle to get there, the road remains off the track (stones and dirt)

$112 per night
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  2. Villareal
Private guesthouse completely surrounded by nature

Welcome to our guesthouse in the exclusive gated community of Rancho Villa Real in which you'll be able to find walking trails, a clubhouse (last 3 photos), lots of nature, and the famous howler monkies! Casa Maui is ideal for single persons or couples looking for a place to relax and be away in a safe environment... The pool is completely private for the guests to enjoy! We are at a short 5-minute drive to Tamarindo and 10-20 minutes to other beaches as Conchal, Flamingo, Avellanas, and Grande.

$121 per night

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Costa Rica vacation rentals

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  2. Quepos
New studio apartment with pool and green area
$41 per night
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  2. Quepos
★Central in MA★Many animals★Relax and feel at home
$47 per night
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  1. Dome
  2. La Fortuna
ARENAL ECO GLAM 2
$116 per night
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Quepos
TREE HOUSE, Manuel Antonio/ with great pool !!!
$69 per night
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  2. Tamarindo
Guesthouse I with private pool and bathtub
$164 per night
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  1. Tiny home
  2. Playa Hermosa
Beach front Bungalow with private Jacuzzi
$104 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Quepos
★Amazing ocean view★Private Balcony★Central MA
$85 per night
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  1. Treehouse
  2. Matapalo
Bohemian Chic Tree House with magical views
$204 per night
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  1. Tent
  2. Miramar
AN AWESOME GLAMPING IN THE JUNGLE
$136 per night
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  2. Playa Flamingo
Ocean view villa, hot tub, 2nd Floor
$90 per night
  1. Hotel room
  2. Quepos
★Private romantic hotel★Pool jacuzzi★Long stay★
$54 per night
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  2. Tamarindo
Las Palmas Apartments #7 Full Equipped
$60 per night

Costa Rica villa rentals

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  2. Quepos
VILLA MALINCHE, Manuel Antonio/ pool/ ocean view!!
$129 per night
  1. Entire villa
  2. Playa de Santa Teresa
Casa La Nina Santa Teresa
$241 per night
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  2. Provincia de Puntarenas
Villa Lucia - Ojochal, jungle and sea horizon
$90 per night
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  2. Cobano
Brand New Vibrant Vacation Home 1 min Away from Mal Pais Beach
$98 per night
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  2. Mal País
Brand New Stylish House 1 Min Away from Mal Pais Beach
$88 per night
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  2. La Fortuna
LUXURIOUS FURNISHED VILLA + PRIVATE JACUZZI +A/C+TV
$97 per night
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  2. Provincia de Puntarenas
A Tropical Oasis - Just a 2 Min Walk to Mal Pais Beach
$73 per night
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  2. santa teresa de cobano
**Mountaintop Villa • Infinity Pool • EPIC view**
$180 per night
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  2. Uvita
Ocean Melody 4: Private pool,WIFI,walk to Beaches
$73 per night
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  2. San Mateo
Luxury Villa Ceibo - Exquisite, Private, Serene
$188 per night
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  2. La Fortuna
Romantic & wellness villa + jacuzzi/mini-pool
$142 per night
  1. Entire villa
  2. Playa Hermosa
Villa Tucán - Nature, Infinity Pool, Valley View
$176 per night

Monthly house rentals Costa Rica

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  2. Tamarindo
❦Hidden Oasis❦ Across the street from the beach ⛱
$143 per night
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  2. San Isidro de El General
Casa Luz
$140 per night
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  2. Quepos
Private home/pool, breakfast, central, quiet
$244 per night
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  2. Playa Langosta
☀ Oceanview and Private Pool ⛱ 8 mins to Downtown
$198 per night
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  2. Playa Langosta
★Private Pool and Walking Distance to TWO Beaches★
$100 per night
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  2. Tamarindo
☀Surfers Dream In the ♥ of town close to the beach
$103 per night
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  2. Quepos
CASA LIBERTINN " Mono " 2-3 pers in the jungle
$165 per night
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  2. Quepos
Casa Copper: Manuel Antonio luxury jungle retreat
$136 per night
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  2. San José
BIG ROOM IN BANANA HOUSE, URBAN GARDEN
$27 per night
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  2. Puerto Carrillo
PLAYA CARRILLO OASIS WITH OUTDOOR DINING
$55 per night
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  2. Monteverde
Private Honeymoon Villa.
$110 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Jacó
"Villa Ganesha, luxury and privacy
$245 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.


How do I get around Costa Rica?

Most visitors from the United States fly into Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in the capital city of San José, or Guanacaste Airport (LIR) in the smaller northern town of Liberia. It’s easiest to get around Costa Rica by renting a car at the airport; you can also take advantage of the vast network of private shuttles to get you between destinations. Larger cities have ride-hailing and taxi services, but you'll get more of a feel for life in the mountain villages and beach towns if you visit them on foot.


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.