Destination guide

Why people love visiting tranquil Hatillo

The ocean views, jungle and waterfalls are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Hatillo. Well known for its local tours, ziplining and horseback riding, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Hatillo

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Hatillo has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Costa Rica Stand Up Paddle Boarding (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Sunset Surf Dominical - Day Lessons (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Parque Reptilandia (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Hatillo

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Hatillo is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Playa Dominical (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Nauyaca Waterfalls (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Punta Uvita (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Marino Ballena National Park (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Uvita Beach (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Manuel Antonio National Park (17 mi / 27.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Hatillo

Fly into Quepos (XQP), the closest airport, located 18.8 mi (30.2 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Hatillo?

Whether you're searching for an intimate retreat for you and your special someone or someplace spacious to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Hatillo. Here are a couple we think you'll like:

  • "Casa Sea Breeze - Luxury Oceanview Estate+50' Infinity Pool On 100 Acres" is popular with guests. Around 1 mile from Hatillo, it has 5 bedrooms and lots of amenities to help you feel at home, including a fridge and a beach.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Luxe Coastal Home Clear 180º Ocean Views Concierge Fiber Optic Internet". Located around 1 mile from the heart of Hatillo, it has 3 bedrooms and comes with on-site car rental services and an in-room safe.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Hatillo vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Hatillo?

Clock out on Friday afternoon and then pack your overnight bag. If you're up for some fun and relaxation, these properties in and near Hatillo promise the perfect weekend getaway:

  • Leave the hustle and bustle behind at "San Fernando Villas 5 Minutes From Dominical", which is around 1 mile to the east of Hatillo. There's lots of nature and adventure to keep you busy here. Try some fishing and snorkeling or just appreciate the sights of Playa Dominical and Manuel Antonio National Park.
  • "Jungle Dream - Magnificent Getaway With Ocean" is another great setting for a fun few days away. Around 1 mile north of Hatillo, use it as a base to do a little water skiing or snorkeling. Playitas Beach and Linda Beach should also be on your itinerary if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Hatillo?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for traveling sweethearts or solo adventurers. Spend your days getting acquainted with your new surroundings and your nights chilling out in your cozy hideaway. The following options in or near Hatillo will tick all the boxes:

  • Get away on your own or take a few pals to "180' Ocean Views In The Jungle". You'll have loads of amenities at your fingertips, including a garden and towels.
  • Another great option is "Slice Of Paradise, The Surf Shack". Don't let its modest size fool you — this comfy apartment is loaded with useful amenities like nearby birdwatching activities, nearby ecotour services and much more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Hatillo?

From affordable apartments to large vacation rentals, Vrbo has your whirlwind escape sorted. Here are some of our top picks in and around Hatillo:

  • For a memorable few nights away, it's tough to beat "Vista Azul - Charming Villa With Splendid Ocean Views". It's close to the center of Hatillo, along with plenty of things to see and do.
  • Another terrific option is "180' Ocean Views In The Jungle". Gather your nearest and dearest and enjoy a comfortable stay close to the heart of Hatillo.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Hatillo?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a houseboat, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your partner away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these popular escapes in or near Hatillo:

  • Sneak off on Friday afternoon for a few nights of passion at "Casa Sea Breeze - Luxury Oceanview Estate+50' Infinity Pool On 100 Acres". Located approximately 1 mile from Hatillo, this property comes with plenty of nice touches, including a fireplace and a balcony.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few dreamy days together is "Luxe Coastal Home Clear 180º Ocean Views Concierge Fiber Optic Internet". Around 1 mile from Hatillo, massage services and a nearby marina add to the ambiance here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Hatillo?

Browse these large group vacation rentals in or near Hatillo where you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list:

  • A wealth of amenities including an ocean view and a chef make "Casa Sea Breeze - Luxury Oceanview Estate+50' Infinity Pool On 100 Acres" a top pick. This sprawling property has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 16 guests. From the heart of Hatillo, it's around 1 mile away to the east.
  • Nothing's more important than being together with loved ones, and "Lagunas Estate Ocean View Dominical" makes it easy to do that. Located around 3 miles to the east of Hatillo, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a beach view are among the many amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Hatillo?

Having access to a swimming space is almost a must when you're vacationing, especially if you're bringing the kids. Have fun splashing the days away at one of these houses with a pool in or near Hatillo:

  • At the top of our list of cool pool retreats is "Beach Front Peaceful House With A". Traveling families will feel at home here, with useful amenities like a TV and towels also at hand.
  • "Exotica - All Suite House And Killer Views. On" is another top-rated option. After you've enjoyed a relaxing dip with the kiddos, make use of other conveniences like nearby whale-watching activities and coffee and tea making facilities.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Hatillo?

You love your family dearly, but that doesn't mean you have to squish together like sardines on vacation. Play it safe and book a large family vacation rental in or around Hatillo where you can spread out and relax:

  • Suitable for up to 16 guests spread out over 5 bedrooms, "Casa Sea Breeze - Luxury Oceanview Estate+50' Infinity Pool On 100 Acres" is very popular with big families. It comes with childrens activities and towels and is located around 1 mile east of Hatillo.
  • "Luxe Coastal Home Clear 180º Ocean Views Concierge Fiber Optic Internet" is another excellent option with 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 guests. Offering lots of conveniences like a porch and a garden, you'll find this great escape 1 mile to the east of Hatillo.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Hatillo?

Romantic getaways, work trips or adventures of the solo kind — a one-bedroom vacation property is an ideal solution for a multitude of occasions. One of our options in or near Hatillo is sure to impress:

  • Good things come in small packages, and "180' Ocean Views In The Jungle" is a fabulous example of this. This one-bedroom vacation rental is in a handy central location and features amenities like a chef and a kitchen.
  • Or maybe "Exclusive Balinese Garden Villa W" is a better match. Another centrally located one-bedroom option, this place comes with a swimming pool, mountain views and more.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Hatillo?

Absolutely. From trendy apartments to cozy cabin retreats, Vrbo offers a selection of rental places. Traveling families will appreciate these two-bedroom options in or near Hatillo:

  • Leading our list is "San Fernando Villas 5 Minutes From Dominical". This two-bedroom stay provides amenities like a swimming pool and a garden. Explore Hatillo's various attractions from this homely base.
  • Another great option is "Jungle Dream - Magnificent Getaway With Ocean". With amenities such as mountain views and a kitchen, you'll have no problems making yourselves at home here. Choose your favorite room, unpack your bags and let the good times roll!