Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in San Jose (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 WiFi. Prices start at $28 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in San Jose (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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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 Jose (province), CR?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,407 vacation rentals around San Jose (province). From 1,397 house rentals to 784 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 Jose (province)?

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

  • Cantón Pérez Zeledón: 580 vacation rentals
  • Cantón Puriscal: 321 vacation rentals
  • Cantón Escazú: 352 vacation rentals
  • Cantón Dota: 48 vacation rentals
  • University of Costa Rica: 401 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in San Jose (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 Jose (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 Jose (province):

  • Jaco: 934 rentals
  • Manuel Antonio: 415 rentals
  • San Jose: 574 rentals
  • Quepos: 598 rentals
  • La Fortuna: 326 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 Jose (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 Jose (province) are:

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.): 486 vacation rentals
  • Puntarenas (JAP-Chacarita): 100 vacation rentals
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.): 479 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 Jose (province)?

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

  • University of Costa Rica: 401 rentals
  • Turu Ba Ri Nature & Adventure Park: 440 rentals
  • University for Peace: 499 rentals
  • Church of Floralia: 447 rentals
  • Cerro Pico Alto: 414 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Jose (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.

Explore destinations around San Jose (province)

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