Discover a selection of 7,000 vacation rentals in Costa Rica 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 $158 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Costa Rica. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Adventure near vacation home rentals in Costa Rica

From stunning tropical beaches to the wonders of the rainforest, Costa Rica is a haven for lovers of pristine nature and exciting adventure. You can look for handmade treasures in bustling artisan markets, learn how to swing your hips in traditional creole dancing or spend an afternoon fishing for tilapia and trout. Costa Rica vacation rentals are just right for getting a good night's sleep before exploring mountain villages, flying through the lush jungle canopy on a zip line or simply relaxing in a hammock under a palm tree on the beach, while the kids build sandcastles or go swimming.

Things to do

Attractions near vacation rentals in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is renowned for its natural beauty. The rainforests hum with life and are beautiful places to explore with a guide, to find hidden plants and wildlife you might otherwise miss. To get a bird's eye view, you can take a zip line through the cloud forest of Monteverde, or a high-speed zip line in the Central Valley that will hurtle you through the air at speeds of up to 55 mph. Costa Rica vacation rentals offer easy proximity to ATV trails and waterfalls, tubing down the Pacuare River and horseback riding into the mountains above San Jose.

Activities

Things to do near vacation homes in Costa Rica

Water activities abound in Costa Rica, from dashing across the ocean on jet skis, exploring the wonders of the ocean by snorkeling and Scuba diving or embracing your inner surfer and riding the waves. With several rivers flowing through Costa Rica, rafting is a popular excursion for the whole family, providing fun adventures on the water, with spectacular views of the vibrant rainforest. A Costa Rica vacation rental makes an excellent home base for relaxation, after fun catamaran tours and kayaking, visiting a thriving coffee plantation or soaking your cares away in the soothing waters of a volcano-heated hot spring.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Costa Rica vacation homes

Costa Rica is a tropical paradise with lavish sunshine, gorgeous beaches and rainforest. Located close to the equator, Costa Rica doesn't have great swings in temperature, so you'll find the climate hovering between 70 and 85 degrees year-round, with night temperatures cooling to the mid-60s. You'll find the hottest temperatures and driest weather along the beautiful beaches, while cooler weather and daily mist will be found up in the highland towns and villages. The rainy season is from May to November, with the heaviest rainfall in the mountains and rainforest. Remember rain gear if you plan to leave the beaches.

Natural features

Monkeys and dolphins in Costa Rica

Tucked between Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south, Costa Rica is bordered by the Caribbean Sea on the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Famous for its fabulous beaches and towering volcanoes, it is also known for its vast areas of protected jungle. If you venture into the jungle you make see cheeky spider monkeys, sleek ocelots and fluttering clouds of butterflies. Look closer and you may spot glossy pumas, scarlet macaws or red-eyed tree frogs. If you dive beneath the waves, you may see leatherback sea turtles, playful bottle-nosed dolphins or majestic humpbacked whales.

Food and drink

Sample traditional cuisine in Costa Rica

Costa Rican cuisine is known for its mild flavors and incorporation of fresh fruits and vegetables, rice, and black beans. It’s not only nutritionally diverse, but it also focuses on fresh-cooked components made from scratch. Must-try traditional dishes in Costa Rica include gallo pinto, a dish of rice and beans in a stir fry, and ceviche, a dish of raw fish and seafood soaked in lemon juice, both of which you can try in restaurants near your vacation rental.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a paradise for couples. Vacation homes are available near places like the Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, a protected coastal rainforest reserve with rich wildlife, marine life, and hiking trails, and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, a sprawling tropical rainforest with tours among plants and animals. You'll also like Cahuita National Park, a park with opportunities for snorkeling, hiking, and sunbathing.

How many vacation rentals are available around Costa Rica?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 6,561 vacation rentals around Costa Rica. From 4,025 house rentals to 970 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.