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Costa Rica Vacation Rentals

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Best Vacation Home Deals in Costa Rica

-17%
e.g. 6/22 - 6/29
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
from $57 $68
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4.1
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-40%
e.g. 7/20 - 7/27
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
from $215 $357
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5.0
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-21%
e.g. 9/21 - 9/28
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Ojochal, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
from $75 $95
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Discover a vacation home fitting your needs among the 36,776 welcoming options from different partner websites in Costa Rica. With HomeToGo, you can directly search and compare the prices of each available rental to find the best price and save up to 40%.

Recommended Vacation Rentals in Costa Rica

Find your perfect vacation rental in Costa Rica: from $27 per night

House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica
from $72
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Coco, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
from $79
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4.5
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Chalet ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
from $26
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4.8
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Barrio Los Angeles, Cacique, Costa Rica
from $31
Airbnb
4.7
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Unusual rental ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Hermosa Cóbano Beach, Cóbano, Costa Rica
from $26
Airbnb
5.0
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Cedros, Cóbano, Costa Rica
from $13
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5.0
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Rivas, Costa Rica, Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica
from $26
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5.0
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Cabin ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
San José Province, Costa Rica
from $28
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5.0
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Grecia, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
from $27
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5.0
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Vacation Houses With Pools

Pool
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
from $52
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Pool
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
from $124
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4.9
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Pool
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
from $131
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4.9
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Dog-Friendly Vacation Rentals

Pet-friendly
House ∙ 4 guests
La Ese, Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica
from $26
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5.0
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 2 guests
Manzanillo Beach, Cóbano, Costa Rica
from $52
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
from $56
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4.5
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Apartments With Balconies or Patios

Balcony/Patio
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
from $64
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4.7
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Balcony/Patio
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Limón Province, Costa Rica
from $86
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4.9
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Balcony/Patio
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
from $123
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5.0
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Popular Rental Amenities in Costa Rica

  • Internet (37,671)
  • Kitchen (35,480)
  • TV (28,695)
  • Washer (26,089)
  • AC (22,190)
  • Pool (21,816)
  • Microwave (14,887)
  • Yard (14,378)
  • No smoking (12,722)
  • Parking (12,705)
  • Pet allowed (11,034)
  • Grill (10,301)
Listed above are the most frequently used filters in Costa Rica and the number of properties that offer them. HomeToGo's data highlights that "internet" and "TVs" turn out to be the most commonly provided features in Costa Rica. Three amenities that are not common are "cribs," "saunas," and "fireplaces."

Price and Availability Index in Costa Rica

Vacation Rental Price Information in Costa Rica

This graph displays the average prices for the next twelve months in Costa Rica. The most expensive week of the next 12 months is in December (12/14 - 12/21), where prices hit an average of $198 a night. The cheapest week to book a vacation rental is in June (6/29 - 7/6).

Rental Availability Information in Costa Rica

Our availability graph helps you identify the busiest months in Costa Rica. The most challenging week to find a rental in the next twelve months is in December (12/21 - 12/28). August (8/31 - 9/7) has got the highest percentage of available rentals.

Accommodations in Costa Rica

13,865 among the 36,776 offers in Costa Rica are house rentals. They account for more than a quarter of the property types in this destination (29.01%). Interestingly, the average rental fee for house rentals is $260 per night, with an average area of 2,160 ft². Furthermore, these rentals are excellent for 7 it represents the average number of vacationers house rentals can accommodate in Costa Rica. Vacationers who prefer something other than house rentals can also find many apartment rentals, which are the second most popular accommodation option in Costa Rica. The average size of apartment rentals in Costa Rica is 1,280 ft², and the average price is $163 per night.

Enjoy Pristine Nature and Beaches From Your Costa Rica Vacation Rental

Welcome to the incredibly diverse country of Costa Rica. This beautiful land is situated between Nicaragua and Panama on the promontory that connects North America with South America. Costa Rica is renowned for its incredible beaches, geographic formations, and amazing biodiversity throughout its beautiful jungle landscapes. Come to this magnificent area and explore everything this country has to offer. Visit Costa Rica and book from a variety of idyllic Costa Rican vacation rentals so you have a place to call home when you stay here.

Primarily known for its beaches and protected forest areas, Costa Rica is also home to many other attractions and experiences. Visit the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum in San José, admire the magnificent La Fortuna Waterfall cascade, or snorkel at Cahuita National Park.

While a few colonial-era mansions can still be seen in San José, popular house styles in Costa Rica today include beach-facing bungalows, raised wooden houses, and modern Art Deco apartments, often available as vacation rentals. Eco-architecture has also been a growing trend in the country, and travelers can choose to stay in eco-friendly vacation homes.

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Getting There

Journey into Costa Rica

Traveling to this beautiful nation is easy and convenient from anywhere in the world. If you are arriving by air, the largest airport in the country is the Juan Santamaría International Airport. It is located around 10 miles from downtown San José, Costa Rica’s largest and capital city. You may also arrive at the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, an airport near Liberia, one of the largest cities in the country. From the airport, you have the option of traveling by coach or taxi to your desired destination. You can also rent a car at any airport you journey to, so your trip is made easier and more comfortable. However you may decide to journey into and around this country, remember to choose from a variety of Costa Rica vacation homes so you have the perfect base from which to see this breathtaking country.

Food & Drinks

Costa Rica and its Cuisine

This Central American country cooks up an extremely delicious Latin-American cuisine. Restaurants throughout Costa Rica serve a number of fantastic traditional dishes. These include local and fresh meats and vegetables which are cooked in a fashion that has been influenced by the ancient indigenous inhabitants and the Spanish, and which incorporates the multitude of tropical fruits grown here. Here you can always enjoy mouth-watering cuisine.

Come to Costa Rica and enjoy its cuisine on a daily basis. Choose from the number of Costa Rica vacation rentals available to you so you have a place to unwind after you spend time in the country’s wonderful restaurants and eateries.

Attractions

Costa Rica and its Sights

The beautiful nation of Costa Rica is world-renowned for its natural surroundings, and it has some truly fantastic sights in store for you when you visit. If nature is your thing, you have come to the right place, with locations like the incredible Arenal Volcano. This iconic active volcano is situated around 50 miles from San José and is an impressive 5,550 feet tall. There is also a fantastic number of parks to visit here, with one-quarter of Costa Rica’s land under protection. Check out stunning national parks like Manuel Antonio, Tortuguero, and Corcovado, which are seen to be among the most naturally diverse places on earth.

If you wish to learn more about this amazing place, visit Costa Rica’s National Museum. Explore these buildings and discover the country’s diverse historic story.

Art & Culture

Costa Rican Art and Culture

Though Costa Rica is well known for its incredible nature, there are also plenty of opportunities for you to engage in the country’s artistic and cultural scene. Have a classy night out at the impressive National Theater, a 19th-century building that houses a range of performance art in its concert hall. If you love art, visit the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, which is located in the country’s capital and displays a marvelous array of the nation’s artworks. Travelers can also visit the Center of Science and Culture, a building in San José that houses a range of Costa Rica’s cultural, scientific and artistic artifacts. Choose to stay at a Costa Rica vacation rental so that you have a cozy place to come back to after a day immersed in the region’s art and culture.

Nightlife

Costa Rica and its Nightlife

When the sun sets in Costa Rica, the country’s party scene wakes up. Experience the country’s fantastic nightlife at a number of locations. Head to the capital and visit a number of lively pubs, bars, and nightclubs. Visit the town of Jaco, a highly popular nightlife destination for the locals, or check out Puerto Viejo, the country’s famed surf spot on the Caribbean sea where you can party on the beach.

Local Events

Christmas and New Year in Costa Rica

The period around Christmas and New Year is a good time to immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Costa Rica and to celebrate alongside locals. While Costa Ricans mostly celebrate the holidays with family, there are many annual events during this time.

The holiday celebrations in the country are kicked off with the Festival de la Luz (Festival of Lights) in the second week of December. Light a lantern and watch the colorful parade go by. Street dancers, bands, and floats – everything gets adorned with lights of various sizes and shades.

Las Fiesta de Zapote, held from Christmas Day through New Year’s Eve, is Costa Rica’s biggest rodeo celebration. The holiday festival features traditional bullfights, games, carnival rides, a horse parade, food stalls, and plenty of live music and dancing - it's a spectacle to savor.

Sights & things to do in Costa Rica

The 5 Best Beaches in Costa Rica

1. Conchal Beach

The white sand at Conchal Beach in Guanacaste is peppered with millions of seashells, making it sparkle against the sun and gentle blue waters – truly a magical sight. This peaceful beach is perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

2. Manuel Antonio Beach

Manuel Antonio Beach is among the most popular in Costa Rica. Known for its white sand and calm waters, this beach is ideal for families. With the national park close by, you can often spot white-faced monkeys, sloths, and more.

3. Tamarindo Beach

If you wish to try your hand at surfing, Tamarindo Beach is the best one for beginners. The beach is also known for its buzzing nightlife and the surrounding Las Baulas National Park, making it a much-loved spot among active travelers.

4. Dominical Beach

Dominical Beach, located on the South Pacific Coast, is another favored spot with surfing enthusiasts. When not riding the waves, take a stroll on the tranquil beach with its lush greenery. Plus, there are several great bars and restaurants to keep you fuelled on your adventures.

5. Santa Teresa and Malpais

Visit the Nicoya Peninsula if you wish to go off the beaten path for some quiet beach time. The beaches of Santa Teresa and Malpais have beautiful rugged coastlines and spectacular views. The area is also a haven for yoga buffs.

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