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 $168 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.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Guanacaste?

There's nothing more exciting than hopping behind the wheel and venturing to somewhere new. If you're eager to get away and recharge your batteries for a couple of days, take a look at these top weekend getaways in Guanacaste:

  • "Beautiful Ocean View Home With Large Private Pool - 25mins From Liberia Airport" in Nicoya Peninsula is a fantastic choice if you're a fan of the great outdoors. Make your way to the area's best nature attractions, such as El Viejo Wetlands and Las Baulas National Marine Park, or have a go at some activities. Windsurfing and golf are two ways to get your thrills.
  • "Just For Two, " Romantic, Luxury" in Nicoya Peninsula is also ideal for a weekend getaway. Stay in and chill out or get out and try some hiking and biking and kayaking. If you plan to see some nature attractions, Playa Calzón de Pobre and Papagayo Golf and Country Club should be on your itinerary.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Guanacaste?

Usually conveniently located and with a price tag that won't make your wallet cry, studio apartments offer privacy and style with the comforts of home. Book one of these studio apartments for rent in Guanacaste and use it as a base to see the sights around you:

  • "Fabulous Ocean View, Walking Distance To The Beach" in Samara puts you close to some of the area's popular cultural attractions, including Museo Islita and La Casa de la Cultura. Nearby birdwatching activities and a smart TV are a couple of the amenities you'll have access to here.
  • "Marco Beach Ocean Resort 12th Floor Condo With Fantastic Ocean Views And Sunsets" in Wittmund is another great option that comes with free WiFi and internet services. Naples Museum of Art and Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs should be on your must-do list in this area.

Can I find short term rentals in Guanacaste?

Short-term rentals come in all sizes, shapes and budgets in Guanacaste. Whether you're planning a quick family get-together or a few nights with some pals, we'll help you find the perfect retreat. Here are a few irresistible options:

  • Near the center of Nicoya Peninsula, "Beautiful Ocean View Home With Large Private Pool - 25mins From Liberia Airport" is well suited to a short-term visit. Use it as your base to check off cool nearby attractions, including Playa Hermosa and Coco Beach.
  • "Just For Two, " Romantic, Luxury" is another appealing option. Spend a day or two at this vacation rental in Nicoya Peninsula and plan a visit to Avellana Beach and Grande Beach, which aren't too far away.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Guanacaste?

If you really want to surprise your special someone, then stay somewhere special! Plan a romantic weekend getaway in Guanacaste at one of these retreats and let love bloom:

  • "Private House Steps To The Beach Pool Surf 3" in Palm Beach Estates is the perfect setting for romantic interludes. Nice touches here include massage services and beauty services.
  • Alternatively, plan a loved-up weekend away at "Your Own Private Paradise With Full". Located in Nicoya Peninsula, it offers beauty services, a music library and other bonuses.

Are there mansions for rent in Guanacaste?

Whether you're on the lookout for somewhere luxurious and spacious for a family vacation, a reunion with your oldest friends or a special event like a wedding, we've got mansions for rent in Guanacaste to suit everyone's needs. Here are some that we know will knock your socks off:

  • If your property must-have list includes high-end amenities as well as loads of room to sprawl out, take a look at "Playa Potrero: Casa Taj Beachfront Mansion With Chef And Maid" in Potrero. It features golf, a swimming pool and a great deal more.
  • "Mediterranean - Style Flamingo Mansion Offers The Ultimate In Beachfront Luxury" is another knockout option that's difficult to resist. It's located in Cabo Velas and comes with numerous highlights including a swimming pool and a beach view.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Guanacaste?

If your idea of the perfect trip away is to bring the whole family, you'll be needing a whole lot of space. Luckily, there are many vacation rentals in Guanacaste that are suitable for large groups, starting with these sprawling escapes:

  • "Amazing 5 Bd/5 Ba Beachfront Villa Infinity Pool With Housekeeping": With 5 bedrooms, everyone can RSVP "yes" to you at this sought-after retreat in Potrero. A swimming pool and a water view are among the many amenities available here.
  • "Luxury By The Beach - Great For Families Or Multiple Couples": You'll get your team's nod of approval at this option in Nicoya Peninsula which features a chef, a beach view and more. It has 6 bedrooms that will comfortably accommodate any large group.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Guanacaste?

In Guanacaste, there are plenty of house rentals where you can make every day a pool day. Having a splashing good time will be your only priority at one of these quality escapes:

  • The pool at "Private House Steps To The Beach Pool Surf 3" is guaranteed to add a whole new level of fun to your adventure. Located in Palm Beach Estates, this property also comes with a kitchen island and cable/satellite TV services.
  • "Amazing 5 Bd/5 Ba Beachfront Villa Infinity Pool With Housekeeping" in Potrero is another guest favorite. There's plenty to like about this property besides its pool, such as a dishwasher and a TV.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Guanacaste?

There's nothing like a vacation to bring your family together, but first, you need to find the perfect space. These large family vacation rentals in Guanacaste come with lots of room to stretch out and relax with your loved ones:

  • If you need an escape that sleeps no fewer than 8 guests, check out "Private House Steps To The Beach Pool Surf 3" in Palm Beach Estates. With 3 bedrooms, a travel crib and a toaster, your next family getaway is bound to be a winner.
  • "Your Own Private Paradise With Full" in Puerto Carrillo is another top choice. You'll be able to invite up to 8 guests to this escape which has 4 bedrooms, books, free toiletries and more.

Can I find family cabin rentals in Guanacaste?

Reserving a cabin in Guanacaste is the perfect way to reconnect with your nearest and dearest. Feast your eyes on these popular options:

  • "Cabin - Wavefront Bamboo Glamping Paradise" - Book a few fab nights at this getaway in Potrero. Amenities like cable/satellite TV services and nearby birdwatching activities will help make your stay nice and comfortable.
  • "Cabin - Beach Walk Casita, 2 Bedroom: Direct Beach Access" - Conveniences like pet-friendly facilities and a kitchen also make this a popular pick among families. Head to this Playa Langosta hideaway and enjoy some time in Mother Nature.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Guanacaste vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in Guanacaste?

Total bliss for grown-ups and good times on tap for kids, an indoor pool will be a seriously impressive add-on to your vacation. If you're on the hunt for someplace with plenty of room where you and your team can go for a splash, browse these awesome large houses in Guanacaste:

  • Hop in, the water's great at "Skyfall Luxury Villa - 5 Bathroom". Located in Sardinal, this outstanding retreat has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 11 guests. A swimming pool and a kitchen are a few other handy amenities that help make this place a standout.
  • What's better than a pool? A personal pool right inside your house, just like at "Dreamy Oasis In A Spanish Colonial Style Home". This getaway in Tamarindo has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 9 people. It also comes with plenty of other highlights to keep your guests entertained, including a kitchen and a garden.

If you'd like more ideas and inspiration, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to see our full range of Guanacaste vacation rentals.

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