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 private pools. Prices start at $195 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Guanacaste, CR?

Our 2022 property listings offer a large selection of 3,003 vacation rentals around Guanacaste. From 1,737 house rentals to 485 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Guanacaste?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Guanacaste. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Tamarindo: 1,472 vacation rentals
  • Playa Langosta: 988 vacation rentals
  • Potrero: 1,382 vacation rentals
  • Playa Flamingo: 1,225 vacation rentals
  • Playa Hermosa: 828 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Guanacaste! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Guanacaste?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Guanacaste:

  • Tamarindo: 1,472 rentals
  • Potrero: 1,382 rentals
  • Playa Flamingo: 1,225 rentals
  • Playa Hermosa: 828 rentals
  • Coco: 1,202 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Guanacaste?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Guanacaste are:

  • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.): 993 vacation rentals
  • Punta Islita (PBP): 258 vacation rentals
  • Nosara (NOB): 554 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Guanacaste?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Guanacaste. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Las Catalinas: 545 rentals
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course: 1,519 rentals
  • Reserva Conchal Golf Course: 2,221 rentals
  • Ostional National Wildlife Refuge: 558 rentals
  • Galeria 1824 Gallery: 652 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Guanacaste listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Guanacaste

Tamarindo
1,472 vacation rentals
Potrero
1,382 vacation rentals
Playa Flamingo
1,225 vacation rentals
Playa Hermosa
828 vacation rentals
Coco
1,202 vacation rentals
El Ocotal
1,284 vacation rentals
Nosara
411 vacation rentals
Samara
194 vacation rentals
Playa Grande
461 vacation rentals
Puerto Carrillo
188 vacation rentals
Arenal
247 vacation rentals
Marbella
282 vacation rentals
Brasilito
1,638 vacation rentals
Las Catalinas
545 vacation rentals
Veintisiete de Abril
868 vacation rentals
Papagayo
761 vacation rentals
Ostional
300 vacation rentals
Playa Azul
349 vacation rentals
Bejuco
467 vacation rentals
Huacas
1,322 vacation rentals