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 $146 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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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.


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.


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 6,689 vacation rentals around Costa Rica. From 4,091 house rentals to 978 villa 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 Costa Rica?

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

  • Veintisiete de Abril: 896 vacation rentals
  • Tamarindo: 1,491 vacation rentals
  • Jaco: 966 vacation rentals
  • Guanacaste: 2,862 vacation rentals
  • Manuel Antonio: 408 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Costa Rica! 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 Costa Rica?

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 Costa Rica:

  • Veintisiete de Abril: 896 rentals
  • Tamarindo: 1,491 rentals
  • Jaco: 966 rentals
  • Manuel Antonio: 408 rentals
  • Playa Hermosa: 799 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 Costa Rica?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Costa Rica are:

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.): 513 vacation rentals
  • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.): 945 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 Costa Rica?

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

  • Las Catalinas: 549 rentals
  • Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve: 365 rentals
  • Grecia: 479 rentals
  • La Fortuna Waterfall: 298 rentals
  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures: 400 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Costa Rica 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 Costa Rica

2,862 vacation rentals
Puntarenas Province
2,600 vacation rentals
San Jose Province
355 vacation rentals
Limon Province
298 vacation rentals
Alajuela Province
470 vacation rentals
Heredia Province
90 vacation rentals
Cartago Province
52 vacation rentals