Discover a selection of 30 vacation rentals in Palma, La Fortuna 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 $39 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Palma. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Palma
Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Palma

The hot springs and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Palma. Well known for its local tours, ziplining and restaurants, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Arenal Volcano National Park and Arenal Volcano are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Palma

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Travelers enjoy fun activities like ziplining and bird watching. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Palma a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Los Lagos Hot Springs (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Paradise Hot Springs (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Baldi Hot Springs (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Kalambu Hot Springs (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Tabacon Hot Springs (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Titoku Hot Springs (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the volcano viewpoints and other natural features in Palma

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Palma is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Arenal Volcano National Park (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Arenal Volcano (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Los Lagos Hot Springs (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Termales Los Laureles (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Paradise Hot Springs (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Baldi Hot Springs (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Palma

The nearest airport is in Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO), located 48 mi (77.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.), which is 53.1 mi (85.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Palma?

Whether you want an intimate escape for you and your love or somewhere spacious to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Palma. Here are a couple to get you started:

  • "Villa Heliconia, La Finca Cr, Horse Ranch Outside La Fortuna" is a favorite with guests. Around 7 miles from Palma, it has 2 bedrooms and lots of useful amenities, including a nearby hospital and massage treatments.
  • Another great option is "Villa Ilan, La Finca Cr, Horse Ranch Outside Of La Fortuna", which is around 7 miles from Palma. With 1 bedroom, mountain views and a phone, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and content.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Palma vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Palma?

Take a rain check on those household chores, because weekends were made for fun. Book one of these weekend getaways in and around Palma and experience all the awesome things to do nearby:

  • Escape the daily grind at "Arenal Luxury Paradise | Sloths", which is around 4 miles to the east of central Palma. There's plenty of nature and adventure on your doorstep here. Try some hiking and biking and fishing or simply explore the sights of Butterfly Conservatory and Arenal Natura Ecological Park.
  • Alternatively, leave your stresses behind at "Amazing Volcano, Lake And Jungle Views. Entire Villa For 275". Stay in and enjoy its comforts, or be adventurous and try horse riding and windsurfing. When it's time to discover some nearby attractions, plan a visit to Museo de San Ramon and San Ramon Museum. This attractive vacation rental is around 7 miles southwest of Palma.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Palma?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish choice, ideally suited for traveling couples or solo stays. Spend your days exploring your new surroundings and your nights chilling out in your cozy hideaway. These vacation rentals in or near Palma are guaranteed to please:

  • Chill by yourself or take a few friends to "Villa Ilan, La Finca Cr, Horse Ranch Outside Of La Fortuna". You'll have lots of amenities at your fingertips, including WiFi and internet services.
  • Another cool choice is "Container Apartment La Fortuna". Don't be fooled by its compact size — this comfortable apartment is filled with handy amenities like massage treatments, a stovetop and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Palma?

Short-term rentals are in good supply in and around Palma. Chill out for a few days in an upmarket bed & breakfast, a compact apartment or a spacious house. No matter what type of property you prefer, you'll have lots to choose from with Vrbo. Here are a few top picks:

  • "Luxury Home Overlooks Arenal Volcano And Lake Arenal And Ceiba Tree" is near the center of Palma, which means you'll have tons of things to do and see. Check out top attractions like Tabacon Hot Springs and Baldi Hot Springs when you're not hanging out in your cozy rental.
  • Eat, sleep and explore from "House With The Best Views Of The Arenal Volcano", another enticing option. La Fortuna Waterfall and Arenal Volcano should be on your itinerary when it's time to go sightseeing.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Palma?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend rendezvous. If you want to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Palma that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Sneak away on Friday for a couple of nights of passion at "Villa Heliconia, La Finca Cr, Horse Ranch Outside La Fortuna". Roughly 7 miles from Palma, this property comes with lots of nice touches, including beauty services and massage services.
  • "Villa Ilan, La Finca Cr, Horse Ranch Outside Of La Fortuna" is another wonderful option guaranteed to woo you. It's approximately 7 miles from Palma and has a balcony and daily housekeeping services.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Palma?

Big groups mean huge fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your whole gang. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Palma and spend time with your favorite people under the same roof:

  • A host of amenities including a garden and a swimming pool make "Luxury Home Overlooks Arenal Volcano And Lake Arenal And Ceiba Tree" a favorite. This spacious property has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people. From the heart of Palma, it's around 7 miles away to the southwest.
  • Invite as many as 14 of your favorite folks to "Villa" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This popular option has 6 bedrooms and is around 4 miles to the east of Palma. It's packed with features to keep large groups comfortable and content, including a swimming pool and a kitchen.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Palma?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool is hands down the most fun. Browse these houses for rent with a pool in or near Palma and spend your days splashing around. Just remember to bring your unicorn floatie: Wondering what the weather's like in Palma? It has a tropical savanna climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 70 ºF to 85 ºF. If you're chasing a little more inspiration on where to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire selection of Palma vacation rentals.

  • Say hello to "Equipped House, Overlooking The Arenal Volcano", where your main priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities such as a theme park and a kitchen help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • Otherwise, unpack your bags at "The Glass House Arenal Rentals". Along with a refreshing pool, you can also make use of nearby birdwatching activities and coffee and tea making facilities.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Palma?

It's always more fun when you share those memorable moments with the people closest to your heart. Whether you're planning a family break or taking time out with your best friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that's just right for you. These are two of our best in and around Palma:

  • Get your nearest and dearest under the same roof at "Arenal Luxury Paradise | Sloths", which has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. This getaway is located 4 miles to the east of Palma and features amenities such as childrens activities and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • Another popular option is "Luxury Home Overlooks Arenal Volcano And Lake Arenal And Ceiba Tree". This vacation rental is 7 miles southwest of Palma and comes with on-site watersports, free toiletries and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people, there's no need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions around the area, you won't have far to go. La Fortuna Waterfall, Costa Rica Sky Adventures and Arenal Natura Ecological Park promise lots of fun for all the crew.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Palma?

Take a break with your kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Palma and get set to make some incredible new memories together. Check out these favorites:

  • "Cozy Villa Surrounded By Nature With Ac And Pool" - This popular place offers a fridge and towels and is about 5 miles east of the center of Palma.
  • "Cabin - Cabañita Las Heliconias. Wifi" - Round up the troops and spend a few days or longer at this inviting rental, which is around 6 miles to the southeast of Palma. You'll have access to a nearby laundromat, nearby birdwatching activities and more.

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

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Palma?

If you love the idea of cozying up by a campfire but aren't quite as excited about the "camp" part, a vacation rental with a fire pit will tick all your boxes. Enjoy the comforts of home at one of these properties in or near Palma that offer this nice touch:

  • "Luna Oasis Apartment" offers a garden, a kitchen, and of course, a fire pit. Have a singalong, tell ghost stories or just hang out with family and friends at this delightful retreat.
  • Alternatively, let the flickering flames lull you into a state of peace and relaxation at "Arenal Volcano Villa Private Pool". When you're not reclining around the fire pit, take advantage of conveniences like mountain views and a swimming pool.