Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in San José Province, 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 $15 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in San José Province. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

San José Province, where the rainforest meets the city

A gateway to Costa Rica, San José Province is an intoxicating mix of urban allure, emerald-green rainforests and colorful culture. You'll likely touch down in San José, a vibrant city known for its grand neoclassical architecture and flourishing food scene. Venture inland and you'll find a wonderland of national parks, mountain villages and verdant cloud forests. Planning a trip to Costa Rica? From family getaways to romantic retreats, San José Province vacation rentals provide an ideal setting for exploring this pocket of Central America.

Things to do

In search of resplendent quetzals in San José Province

With 14 different ecosystems and 3 types of rainforest, Los Quetzales National Park is a fantastic example of Costa Rica's incredible biodiversity. It's a magnet for wildlife lovers, with the chance to spot jaguars, hummingbirds, sloths, toucans and, of course, resplendent quetzals. With crimson chests and flowing emerald-green tail feathers, they're suitably impressive. Set in the rainforest, San José Province vacation rentals blend luxury with nature. Needless to say, stunning views of the Cordillera de Talamanca will elevate your cup of locally grown Costa Rican coffee to the next level.


Neighborhood hopping in the City of San José

Most travelers start their trip in San José, Costa Rica's vibrant capital. While it's tempting to escape to the rainforest or make a beeline for the Caribbean coast, it's worth spending a few days getting to know "Chepe", as the locals affectionately call it. You can get lost in historic neighborhoods, such as Barrio Amon, where colonial mansions house stylish cafes and contemporary galleries. Saturdays can be spent shopping at the Feria Verde de Aranjuez farmers market, or wining and dining in Barrio Escalante, the city's gastronomic heart.


Tropical winters in San José Province

San José Province enjoys a tropical climate, with temperatures hovering around the 70s and 80s throughout the year. If quetzals are on your wish list, plan a trip between December and May, which is considered peak birdwatching season. October is best avoided, as it often brings days of heavy rainfall. For a taste of Costa Rican culture, visit over the Christmas holidays, when San José throws celebrations such as Festival de la Luz and Las Fiestas de Zapote. If you're planning a winter getaway to Costa Rica, San José Province vacation rentals promise a sun-splashed tropical Christmas.

Natural features

Discover incredible biodiversity in San José Province

Costa Rica boasts the highest density of biodiversity on the planet. In fact, while it covers just 0.03 percent of the Earth's surface, it is home to around 6 percent of the planet's known species. San José Province is a fantastic jumping point for exploring some of the country's top natural attractions, including Cerro Chirripo National Park. At over 12,500 feet tall, Cerro Chirripo is Costa Rica's highest peak. While the hike to the summit is challenging, you'll be rewarded with sweeping views over both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

How many vacation rentals are available around San José Province, CR?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,530 vacation rentals around San José Province. From 975 house rentals to 846 condo and apartment 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 San José Province?

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

  • Carmen: 35 vacation rentals
  • Pérez Zeledón: 604 vacation rentals
  • San Francisco de Dos Ríos: 276 vacation rentals
  • Hatillo: 41 vacation rentals
  • Cantón Escazú: 351 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in San José Province! 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 San José Province?

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 San José Province:

  • Jaco: 1,088 rentals
  • Manuel Antonio: 421 rentals
  • Quepos: 611 rentals
  • Tarcoles: 1,002 rentals
  • Savegre: 652 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 San José Province?

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

  • Tobias Bolanos International Airport (SYQ): 479 vacation rentals
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO): 489 vacation rentals
  • Puntarenas (JAP-Chacarita): 107 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 San José Province?

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

  • Peace Park: 505 rentals
  • Turu Ba Ri Nature & Adventure Park: 473 rentals
  • University for Peace: 507 rentals
  • Church of Floralia: 449 rentals
  • Cerro Pico Alto: 415 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San José Province 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.

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