Costa Rica Vacation Rentals & Villas
Personalized service and privacy make Vacation Rentals in Costa Rica ideal for your getaway. We offer stunning Costa Rica villas and beach rental homes, luxury villas and ocean view condos in top destinations.
Costa Rica’s beaches, forests, mountains and valleys are a study in the grandeur of nature and the diversity of contrast, so it’s easy to forget that the entire nation is smaller than West Virginia. This combination of diminutive size + vast options makes Costa Rica perfect for day-trippers: simply choose your favorite home base and explore from there. That’s where Costa Rica’s vacation rentals step in with the perfect rental to suit everyone, from intimate honeymooners to extended families abroad for their annual reunions.
Most vacation rentals have a 3-night minimum stay, so you’ll want to choose your favorites with two basic criteria in mind:
1) Your comfort: Look for a vacation rental that meets your requirements not only for number of bedrooms and bathrooms, but also for amenities (a stocked beach-read library and an infinity pool, anyone?).
2) Location, location, location: Map out all your planned daytrips, then look for Costa Rican vacation rentals that are central to each. For your sanity, try to keep one-way drive times to a maximum of 2.5 hours.
Vacation rentals are peppered throughout the country, but a few hotspots are worth serious consideration:
Jacó: This developed beach town is extremely well located just 75 minutes from San José, making it an excellent base for forays inland, as well as along the Central Pacific coast. You’ll find excellent options for Jacó vacation rentals, among them the ultra-exclusive rentals at Los Sueños Resort. This large resort features several options, from spectacular ocean-view condos for two, to large and luxe villas suited to large family vacations and reunions.
Manuel Antonio: Consistently rated as one of the nation’s most popular destinations, Manuel Antonio is also a top choice for vacation rentals in Costa Rica. Manuel Antonio is an excellent base for explorations of the southern Central Pacific, from Uvita and Ballena Marine National Park up to Jacó. Punto de Vista, Casa Playa Vista and Los Altos are our favorite area vacation rentals – and they’re also some of the most breathtaking, anywhere in the country.
Papagayo: Perched on Costa Rica’s North Pacific coast, the golden crescent of Papagayo encircles an aquamarine bay – a retreat to calm waters and quiet afternoons. It’s the perfect choice for adventures along the coast, into Rincón de la Vieja, and even up to Nicaragua. And just south of this idyllic retreat sits Villa Buena Onda, an exclusive vacation rental that you can rent by the room or as an entire home, including personal concierge service, all-inclusive five-star cuisine, and top-notch amenities.
Playa Conchal: There’s a reason everyone raves about Playa Conchal, the Shell Beach: it’s beautiful! The coast’s white sands often glints pink, as the sun’s rays reflect off the rounded shell bits that sprinkle the beach. The area’s top resort, the Westin Playa Conchal, offers up types of vacation rentals, from couples’ condos to spacious villas.