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Vacation rentals in Costa Rica

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  1. Entire villa
  2. Uvita, Osa
NEW famous villa ATELIER / ArtVillas Costa Rica

Transcend the boundaries between inside and outside. Slide open the walls, slip through, and behold the striking expanse of the outside world. Just above beautiful beach with ocean view and jungle setting. Just published in Wall Paper, Dezeen etc etc. Disconnect from the city yet stay connected with our fiber optic internet. We are only 1km from the main road and beach on a steep unpaved road hill, giving you superb ocean view but you need 4x4 car for access. All rooms are airconditioned.

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  1. Entire home
  2. Playa Hermosa
Casa Mulira

Fabulous custom Ocean View home overlooking Playa Hermosa

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  1. Dome
  2. La Fortuna
ARENAL ECO GLAM 2

ARENAL BEST ROMANTIC EXPERIENCE!!! Looking for a great spot to share with... and enjoy the best views of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal? Secluded area and only 40 minutes away from downtown La Fortuna, right next to the Popular Rancho Mirador Los Peñas. This is the perfect place to disconnect yourself from work and daily routine and recharge with positive vibes and amazing fresh air.

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  1. Treehouse
  2. Monteverde
NATURAVE - Into the woods
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  1. Entire home
  2. Uvita
Introductory Rates Contemporary Unique Villa
  1. Entire loft
  2. Curridabat
Amazing View at 20th SJO Floor Loft! Parking&Pool
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  1. Entire villa
  2. Playa Flamingo
**New Listing** Villa Suenos - OceanView Flamingo
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  1. Entire villa
  2. Tamarindo
Villa St Barth - Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  1. Entire villa
  2. Savegre de Aguirre
Casa Capung - *New Listing*
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  1. Entire home
  2. San Isidro de El General
Casa Luz
  1. Entire condo
  2. San José
Modern apartment in condominium with pool
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  1. Entire villa
  2. Tamarindo
Casa Pitaya- Luxurious villa in Hacienda Pinilla
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Monteverde
Jaguar House (2)
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  1. Tent
  2. Miramar
AN AWESOME GLAMPING IN THE JUNGLE
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  1. Entire condo
  2. San José
This is luxury at an affordable price

Your guide to Costa Rica

Welcome to Costa Rica

One of the world’s most biodiverse countries, Costa Rica punches above its weight with its ecological treasure trove of national parks and wildlife refuges. This small Central American country is a dream destination for nature lovers, beach fans, and adventure seekers. Rainforests, mangroves, waterfalls, volcanoes, and tropical beaches abound, humming with wildlife. The country is also setting trends in sustainability, surf chic, and farm-to-table dining.

In Costa Rica’s Central Valley, dotted with moonscape volcanic craters, Quetzales National Park is home to the eponymous red-and-green bird. The forests, lakes, and rivers of the Northern Plains provide sanctuary for water birds, reptiles, and mammals, while the Sarapiquí area shelters the endangered great green macaw. On the country’s western coast, Monteverde is the archetypal cloud forest, dotted with zip lines and hiking trails. Central Pacific beaches sparkle with turquoise waters, and the South Pacific region is frequented by whales and dolphins. To the east, on the less-developed Caribbean coast, the Old Port of Talamanca is a colourful beach town worth exploring.


How do I get around Costa Rica?

Costa Rica has two international airports. Juan Santamaría (SJO) is 16 kilometres from the capital, San José, and Daniel Oduber Quirós (LIR) is near the northern city of Liberia. Once you arrive, there’s a good public bus service, with connecting domestic flights, too, to save on time. Check prices in advance if you’re hiring a car, and be prepared for inconsistent road quality and the fact that crossing from west to east can take longer than you think. The cost of hiring a van and driver can be similar to hiring a car; guided trips and tours are also a popular option.


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

The climate in Costa Rica is tropical all year round, with the summer (dry season) from December to April, and the winter (rainy season) from May to November, but expect frequent downpours, even in the dry season. Landscapes are greenest in winter, when sunny mornings can segue into tropical afternoon showers. December to March is the busiest time, with school holidays running mid-December to mid-February.

February is the start of the nesting season for the quetzales in the cloud forests, and Semana Santa (Holy Week) is celebrated over the Easter weekend with elaborate religious processions. Rafting rivers peak in July and August, and September and October are the best times to visit the Caribbean coast. Some Pacific Coast restaurants close in late September and October, when the rain is at its heaviest. November, April, and May are perhaps the best months, when the rains aren’t at their height, the land is green, and there are fewer visitors.


What are the top things to do in Costa Rica?

Poás Volcano

Consider eschewing the oft-visited Arenal Volcano for the much older Poás Volcano in the Alajuela district. One of five active volcanoes in Costa Rica, Poás has one inert crater and one that’s highly volatile. A green, rain-fed sulfuric lake bubbles ominously down below, while eruptions can reach heights of 250 metres. A wheelchair-accessible visitor centre and small museum guide you through the action.

Corcovado National Park

One of the crown jewels in Costa Rica’s network of protected parks is this beautiful, remote spot on the wild Osa Peninsula. Major ecosystems range from lowland rainforest to mangrove swamp, and the golden coconut palm-lined beaches are deserted. Many endangered plant and animal species lurk here, including jaguars, scarlet macaws, harpy eagles, and red-backed squirrel monkeys. Don’t forget your boots — there are lots of snakes.

Santa Teresa

A small, sleepy fishing village turned boho surf mecca on the western edge of the Nicoya Peninsula, this Pacific beach town is blessed with consistent offshore winds. For non-surfers, there’s fishing, scuba diving, kite surfing, and a healthy dollop of yoga and innovative dining. Forest trails, waterfalls, and wildlife are on the doorstep, too.