Discover a selection of 3,000 vacation rentals in Guanacaste, CR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $146 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Guanacaste. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Guanacaste is possibly the happiest place on Earth

Costa Rica has long been one of the most stable and prosperous nations in Central America and often rated in polls as the happiest place on earth. There are many draws to the country, but perhaps the most powerful is its rich biodiversity. The small country is home to more than 5% of the world's flora and fauna. Those in the know are making a beeline for Guanacaste, which encompasses a large portion of north-west Costa Rica. When you stay in a Guanacaste vacation rental, you won't be far from the smoky volcanoes, Pacific surf swells and lazy beach life.

Things to do

Cowboy spurs and Spanish churches in Guanacaste

While it's true that the biggest pull is the country's natural wonders, the province isn't short of cultural attractions either. When you stay in a Guanacaste vacation rental, you should consider popping into the Museo del Sabanero, which chronicles the history of Guanacaste and showcases memorabilia from the region's cowboy heritage. For a real slice of local life, swing by the village of San Vicente which is known for its ceramic artisans. La Ermita de Nuestro Senor de la Agonia is a charming, whitewashed church in the capital Liberia, which houses local artwork and antiques.

Activities

Lazy or Active, there's lots to do in Guanacaste

Locals will tell you that their beaches are the best in the country and few could disagree. When you tire of being a beach bum, there's much to keep you occupied. If you're lucky enough to score one of the Guanacaste vacation rentals that line up along the coast, you can head out for a romantic private catamaran cruise, glide down the mangrove channels on kayaks, or ride the waves. Alternatively, you can grab a pair of binoculars and head off in search of swinging monkeys and lazy iguanas. Away from the beach, try a trek up through Rincon de la Vieja National Park.

Weather

Guanacaste's bright skies

Guanacaste's balmy climate is undoubtedly one of the reasons that vacationers flock here in their droves. If you're looking to escape the cold winter weather back home, try to score a Guanacaste vacation rental and you could be basking under bright skies. That said, if you don't mind the odd afternoon shower, visit between May and October when the prices of rentals nosedive. When the sun comes out, you'll find a quiet spot on an empty beach to bury your feet in the sand and look out over the turquoise ocean.

Natural features

Guanacaste wildlife encounters

You could spend a lifetime spotting wildlife in Costa Rica and you still wouldn't come close to seeing it all. That said, when you stay in a Guanacaste vacation rental you have the opportunity for plenty of close wildlife encounters. If you take a ride down the Tempisque River, you won't have to look hard to see the monkeys swinging through the trees and the crocodiles lurking in the shallows. If you visit at the right time, you can watch the Olive Ridley and Leatherback turtles haul themselves up the sand to lay their eggs.

How many vacation rentals are available around Guanacaste, CR?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,811 vacation rentals around Guanacaste. From 996 house rentals to 490 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Guanacaste?

If you go crazy for seaside horizons and the sound of rippling waves, you're in luck! Vrbo has 1,051 beachside vacation rentals to check out. Of course, that might not work for the whole group. Fortunately, Vrbo has heaps more options, including:

  • 994 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 718 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 592 beach vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Guanacaste?

If you're seeking a home away from home this trip, renting a whole house is a fantastic idea. You'll have plenty of space for all manner of vacation activities. There are 997 options currently available on Vrbo. Prices start from $23 a night. If that doesn't agree with your squad's style, we've got a range of different rental options to select from, such as:

  • Condo: 896 vacation homes. Prices start from $33 per night.
  • Villa: 509 vacation homes. Prices start from $52 per night.
  • Hotel: 157 vacation homes. Prices start from $11 per night.

Can I stay in Guanacaste in a large group?

Sometimes it can be tough finding time to meet up with close friends and family. A trip away is a perfect opportunity to be reunited. If you were hoping to stay together, Vrbo has places to suit. The favorite option for bigger groups here are condo vacation homes, and you'll find 319 available. In this area, the rental options that are suitable for large groups of guests include:

  • On the lookout for vacation homes that can fit 6 of you? We have 761 that will be ideal. Prices begin from just $45 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your party, you'll be delighted to find out that there are 396 vacation homes that are suitable. Prices begin at just $56 a night.
  • Seeking out places for rent suitable for 10 guests? You'll be pleased to hear we have 206 that'll be perfect. You can grab one for as little as $85 a night.

You and all your besties will be well catered to when you arrange your Guanacaste travels through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Guanacaste?

Cut down on your accommodation expenses when you organize your stay with Vrbo. You'll find plenty of fabulous rentals and save loads of cash! When it comes to discovering an amazing deal, your first port of call ought to be Nosara. Here, Vrbo has 278 rentals at an average price of $199 a night. You'll find another 1,108 Vrbo rentals waiting to be booked in or around Playa Flamingo. The average price in this area is $208 a night.

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