Discover a selection of 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 private pools. Prices start at $35 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.
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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.

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 to get there

How to get to and around San José Province

The nearest airport is in San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.), located 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, San Jose Pacific Station, San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station and San Jose Viquez Square Station are the main stations in the area.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in San Jose Province?

If you're after an escape from the monotony of daily life, we've got the perfect remedy. Return home floating on cloud nine after a weekend getaway in San Jose Province at one of these top-rated rentals:

  • "Oasis In The City Apartment A": Indulge in a few days of rest and relaxation at this cozy retreat in San Francisco de Dos Rios. As well as its chilled vibe, it comes with a washing machine and an oven. Eager to explore the surrounding area? Natural attractions including Parque Juan Santamarían and ARA Project are easy to get to from here.
  • "Condo With Washer And Dryer And Free Indoor Parkng In San Jos": Located in Hatillo, this leading escape comes with shopping and internet services. Don't miss Rio Savegre Waterfall and Spirogyra Butterfly Garden while you're in the area.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in San Jose Province?

You'll find plenty of studio apartments in San Jose Province. Obviously they're no mansion, but they pack a mighty punch when it comes to convenience, character and location. Here are two top-rated options:

  • "Cozy Inn Apt 4 - Located In A Central" in San Pedro puts you within reach of some of the area's best cultural sights, including TEOR/éTica and National Theater. A hair dryer and cable/satellite TV services are two of the handy amenities here.
  • Located in Amón, "Historic Barrio Amon At Downtown San Jose Bright Apartment With Private Balcony" is another fantastic base for your adventure. When you're not checking out hot spots like San Jose Cathedral and Jade Museum, make use of off-street parking options and a fridge back at your apartment.

Can I find short term rentals in San Jose Province?

Ditch the unremarkable hotel experience for the comfort and privacy of your own place. Even if you only have several days to take a break, you'll find short-term rentals in San Jose Province that have all the conveniences of home. Try these on for size:

  • You'll be near central San Francisco de Dos Rios when you stay at "Oasis In The City Apartment A". Make the most of your whirlwind adventure by exploring the nearby sights, beginning with National Park and Museum of Costa Rican Art.
  • Find out what Hatillo has to offer from "Condo With Washer And Dryer And Free Indoor Parkng In San Jos". If you book this top-rated vacation rental, Museum of Costa Rican Art and Jade Museum are highlights to add to your list.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in San Jose Province?

If your idea of the perfect getaway is to bring along all your besties, you're going to need a whole lot of space. Luckily, there are plenty of vacation rentals in San Jose Province that will house large groups, starting with these sprawling escapes:

  • "Hotel El Mundo In A Castle": With 21 bedrooms, everyone can RSVP "yes" to you at this exceptional retreat in San Pedro. A garden and off-street parking options are among the many amenities offered here.
  • "Great Location, Next To Gastronomic Area. Safe And Quiet Neighborhood": You'll get your squad's stamp of approval at this option in San Jose which comes with a kitchen, games and more. It has 5 bedrooms that will easily accommodate all your guests.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in San Jose Province?

Planning a getaway in San Jose Province with a big group doesn't have to mean piling everyone into just a few rooms. If you want someplace comfy where you and your guests can spread out and unwind, one of these large vacation rentals might just fit the bill:

  • "Hotel El Mundo In A Castle": This vacation rental in San Pedro has 21 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 50 people. As well as loads of space, it comes with a garden and a nearby casino.
  • "Lush Property 4 Large Groups, Families": Sleeping up to 50 guests and with a host of great amenities like a garden and a swimming pool, this is another standout. It has 16 bedrooms and is located in San Jose.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in San Jose Province?

Take your pick and jump right in. Here are a couple of popular house rentals in San Jose Province where you can enjoy your getaway one splash at a time:

  • Kids, aunts, uncles, parents — everyone will want to hang out at the pool at "Bright House Near Paseo Colon". Take the family on a trip to this Hospital rental home which also comes with a microwave oven and a TV.
  • Wake up and take an early morning dip at "Trixie House With Pool In Naiharn" in Pavas. A swimming pool and on-site car rental services are just two of the many amenities on offer here.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in San Jose Province?

At Vrbo, we've got places that are big enough to fit the extended branches of your family tree. And if you'd prefer not to invite everybody, just stretch your limbs and enjoy the extra space! Check out these large family vacation rentals in San Jose Province:

  • Located in San Jose, "House In San José Costa Rica" has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 guests. Top amenities at this sizable rental include cable/satellite TV services and pet-friendly facilities.
  • "Hotel El Mundo In A Castle" in San Pedro is another appealing option. It accommodates up to 50 guests and has 21 bedrooms. Cable/satellite TV services and a balcony will help keep your gang happy and comfortable.

Looking for some entertainment? There are lots of family-friendly attractions in San Jose Province to check out, like Spirogyra Butterfly Garden and Amusement Park San Jose. ARA Project is also popular with families.

Can I find family cabin rentals in San Jose Province?

Booking a cabin rental in San Jose Province is an ideal excuse to spend quality time with the family. Check out these awesome options:

  • "Cabin - Remarkable Family Or Groups Value. Unbeatable Location" - Located in Tures, this pleasant retreat provides amenities such as towels and cable/satellite TV services.
  • "Rustic Cabin With High - Speed Wifi" - Conveniences like books and a living room also make this a favorite with families. Head to this San Jose property and enjoy some time in the outdoors.

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

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