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Top-rated homes for rent in Costa Rica

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Entire home · Manzanillo
Romantic Hideaway! 5 minute drive to Playa Hermosa
Located on a quiet neighborhood surrounded by mountains. This beautiful new house has everything you need for an unforgettable stay. With lots of natural light, a large open layout, and an unbeatable view, you're sure to enjoy your stay while visiting the beaches of Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa.
$92 per night
Entire home · San Isidro de El General
Casa Luz
Located in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Zone, La Luz sits atop a mountain overlooking the stunning Baru River Valley. The property sits on 12 acres in the gated community of Valle de los Caballos- surrounded by sweeping vista views, bamboo lined drives, waterfalls, and a jungle that‘s home to the wildest flora and fauna of the area.
$121 per night
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Entire home · Quepos
Villa Asteria
Brand new Villa for 2022 located at the top of Manuel Antonio. This villa brings you the most spectacular sunset in all of Manuel Antonio. This private and secluded Villa, places you high into the clouds, overlooking the beautifully. Our personal concierge will take the worry out of your stay by planning all your needs. Once you book your reservation, your concierge will reach out to help you start planning the trip of your dreams.
$275 per night
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Costa Rica apartments

Entire rental unit · Tamarindo
Lower Casita Catalina in Tamarindo w Private Pool
$195 per night
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Entire rental unit · Santa Teresa
BRAND NEW - 5Stars Modern Studio suite at NALA
$87 per night
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Entire rental unit · Santa Teresa
NALA - *BRAND NEW* - One bedroom luxury suite
$104 per night
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Entire rental unit · CR
Apartment. Workation - ideal. Beach - LIR airport.
$75 per night
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Entire rental unit · Tamarindo
Casa de Arroz | Perfect Location Garden Studio #2
$46 per night
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Entire rental unit · Jacó
Si, La piscina es privada :-) the pool is private
$90 per night
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Entire rental unit · Playa Flamingo
Ocean view villa, hot tub, Top Floor
$93 per night
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Entire rental unit · Provincia de Puntarenas
Amazing "OCEAN" View. Walk to the beach *1
$100 per night
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Private room · Monteverde
Studio Maracuya
$60 per night
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Entire rental unit · Jaco
Ganesha Studio Apartments
$58 per night
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Entire rental unit · Tamarindo
Cozy unit surrounded by nature, perfect getaway!
$87 per night
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Entire rental unit · Coco
Estudio. At Casa Aire. Near Beach - LIR -Airport.
$55 per night
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Costa Rica condos

Entire condo · Santa Teresa
*BRAND NEW - #5Stars Modern Studio suite NALA*
$92 per night
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Entire condo · Puntarenas Province
CASA LUNA FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT
$260 per night
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Entire condo · Potrero
Blue Waves - Beachfront
$88 per night
Entire condo · San José
Industrial 2BR perfect location w/AC + sunset view
$99 per night
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Entire condo · San José
Architect's apartment on the 21st floor
$78 per night
Entire condo · Pozos
Romantic apartment with indoor jacuzzi!!!
$58 per night
Entire condo · Quepos
New studio apartment with terrace, bbq, pool
$38 per night
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Entire condo · Quepos
Howler Hideaway - Rainforest Paradise, 3 Bed, Pool
$128 per night
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Entire condo · Jacó
Tropical & Quite Condo, with pool, Close to Beach
$49 per night
Entire condo · Curridabat
Modern studio with stunning view
$45 per night
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Entire condo · Quepos
Ocean View Tropical Vibe 1 Bedroom Manuel Antonio
$83 per night
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Entire condo · Bejuco
Beautiful new Ocean front Condo in 5th floor!
$111 per night
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Villas for rent in Costa Rica

Entire villa · Provincia de Puntarenas
ACHIOTÉ - casa Jaspis (adults only)
$414 per night
Entire villa · Santa Teresa Beach
Modern Ocean View Villa North Santa-Walk To Surf
$619 per night
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Entire villa · Playa Hermosa
Villa Congo-Infinity pool, nature
$105 per night
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Entire villa · Monteverde
Villa 3 - Heated private pool and amazing sunsets
$348 per night
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Entire villa · Santa Teresa Beach
Luxury suites w/Pool and ocean views (Laloon)
$350 per night
Entire villa · Quepos
Balinese Style 3 Suites Ocean View Private Pool
$415 per night
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Entire villa · Uvita, Osa
FULL SERVICE VILLA / ArtVilla/ ArtVilla CostaRica
$951 per night
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Entire villa · santa teresa de cobano
¡Amazing! Best Location + Breathtaking Ocean Views
$353 per night
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Entire villa · La Fortuna
House of Views Arenal Volcano
$334 per night
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Entire villa · Santa Teresa Beach
Beachfront Luxury Villa Akoya
$500 per night
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Entire villa · Santa Teresa de Cobano
Where else
$224 per night
Entire villa · San Mateo
Luxury Villa Ceibo - Exquisite, Private, Serene
$195 per night
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Your guide to Costa Rica

All About Costa Rica

Pura Vida, or pure life, is the unofficial national motto of Costa Rica, which perfectly encapsulates a laid-back way of life that permeates much of this eco-conscious country. This tropical Central American destination is widely known for its dedication to green spaces, sustainable tourism, and conservation — providing an abundance of land set aside for public use and wilderness recreation, making it one of the world’s premier destinations for adventure travel. And with nature reserves and national forests covering 25 percent of the country, there’s a commitment to sustainable living and accessible fun that’s ever-present in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is also one of the most biodiverse places on earth, with climates and ecologies ranging from high-altitude cloud forests among active volcanoes to the Nicoya Peninsula’s lush beachside surf villages, where you’ll find plenty of eco tours and ziplining adventures. The country has pristine coastlines along the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, each side offering distinct cultures, wildlife, and recreational opportunities — including surfing, diving, and horseback treks through the jungle. The capital city of San José is known for its museums — dedicated to gold, jade, and the arts, among other collections — and vibrant street markets.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica has a range of microclimates, and due to the Talamanca Mountain Range running through the center of the country, each coast has opposing wet seasons. If you’re visiting the Pacific coast, the ideal time to rent a house in Costa Rica is between December and April, when you’ll have plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures for beachgoing activities and exploring the lush rainforests. On the second Sunday in March, el Dia de los Boyeros (Oxcart Drivers’ Day) is marked with ornately hand-painted carts and a parade of dancers and drivers in Escazú, just outside San José. From September to October, the seasons flip, and the Pacific will be inundated with rain while the Caribbean coasts remain sunny and dry.

Because of this seasonal tradeoff, you can get away with renting a home in Costa Rica and spending time in the coastal communities most times of the year. However, if you plan on exploring the inland mountain regions, it is essential to visit in the Pacific dry season, as many of the trails and forests become too rainy to enjoy.


What are the top things to do in Costa Rica?

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

This biodiverse reserve of mostly virgin forest sits in the mountains surrounding the villages of Monteverde and Santa Elena. Although you can get a day pass for self-guided trips, you can also hire knowledgeable guides on-site to explain the dense high-altitude jungle ecologies that are home to jaguars, pumas, spider monkeys, and hundreds of species of birds and reptiles. For added excitement, consider one of the many ziplining tours or guided night walks.

San José

San José is the capital city and cultural center of Costa Rica, with plenty to offer in terms of history, art, entertainment, and culinary appeal. Museums like the Museo del Oro Precolombino — home to thousands of gold relics, figurines, and artifacts from the area’s early Mesoamerican civilizations — are just a short walk from the sprawling green spaces of Parque Metropolitano La Sabana, the city’s largest park, which contains the national sports stadium and art museum. Wandering San José’s meandering palm-lined streets is another way to discover the country’s culinary traditions. You’ll find plenty of cafes, high-end restaurants, and local eateries serving traditional casado plates — featuring black beans, rice, and a choice of protein — around every corner.

Montezuma

Miles of pristine white-sand beaches, dense palm forests, and cliffside waterfalls line this small beachside community along the southern edge of the Nicoya Peninsula. Set among some of the wildest tropical forests in the country, the village provides opportunities to explore areas like the towering Montezuma Falls and Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, with its miles of trails through thick-vined jungles home to wild storks and white-faced capuchin monkeys. The warm turquoise waters of the Gulf of Nicoya offer excellent snorkeling and diving, with world-class breaks that attract surfing enthusiasts from the world over.