Some info has been automatically translated. Show original language

Costa Rica vacation rentals

Book unique cottages, vacation rentals, and more on Airbnb

When results are available, navigate with up and down arrow keys or explore by touch or swipe gestures.

Top-rated vacation rentals in Costa Rica

Guests agree: these vacation rentals are highly rated for location, cleanliness, and more.

Guest favorite
Chalet in Monteverde
Jaguar Houses (3) Fireplace |Bathtub|Top Location!
Jaguar Houses is conveniently located between the center of town and some of the most popular attractions in the area such as Canopy Zip Lining, Suspended Bridges and the Santa Elena Nature Reserve. Inspired by Nordic architecture, Jaguar is composed of 3 independent homes, elevated on pillars, giving you the impression of floating on the trees. The 3 houses are identical however the view can slightly change from one to another. The photos used for each listing are a mix of the 3 houses.
Jun 4 – 11
$225 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 150 reviews
Guest favorite
Treehouse in Matapalo
Bohemian Chic Tree House with magical views
Top Location near so many beautiful beaches and adventures. Only 5mins away from Playa Grande's great waves for surfing and colorful sunsets. Open air, modern, tropical, atypical, natural lighting, breath taking views, built in the jungle and as sustainable as possible. Exquisite design and decoration created by the creative mind of Gaia Studio Costa Rica. Fully equipped kitchen, Fast wifi, plunge pool, A/C, panoramic views and relaxing vibes. Also, wine available for purchase.
May 21 – 28
$273 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 142 reviews
Guest favorite
Cottage in San Mateo
Luxury Villa Carao. Jungle Paradise w/Great wifi!
Located just one hour from San Jose airport, Chilanga Costa Rica is the perfect place to start or finish your vacation. Spend some time to slow down, unwind and experience nature's wonders. Let our cook provide you with amazing meals made from local and farm ingredients. We offer three spacious luxury villas with double occupancy, a swimming pool with incredible views, yoga platform and 10 KM of walking trails. Super fast 30 meg wifi allows you to "work from the jungle" Come visit!
Jun 9 – 16
$199 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 207 reviews

Popular amenities for Costa Rica vacation rentals

Costa Rica house rentals

Superhost
Home in Uvita
Casa Tres Arboles - Mountain- and Ocean-View
Aug 29 – Sep 5
$171 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 155 reviews
Guest favorite
Home in Uvita, Osa
Stunning Casa Mar y Selva
Oct 28 – Nov 4
$311 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 148 reviews
Guest favorite
Home in Monteverde
Flower’s Paradise in the heart of the CloudForest
Jan 4 – 11
$316 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 376 reviews
Guest favorite
Home in La Fortuna
Arenal Villa Mara with private Pool, Jacuzzi & A/C
Oct 4 – 11
$220 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 281 reviews
Guest favorite
Home in Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz
Plumeria Guest House
Aug 3 – 10
$784 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 138 reviews
Guest favorite
Home in Montezuma
Enchanting Cliffside Villa- Casa Cocobolo
May 23 – 30
$705 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 104 reviews
Superhost
Home in Tamarindo
The jungle Luxury -Villa cimatella
May 19 – 26
$357 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 118 reviews
Guest favorite
Home in Quepos
Casa Libertinn "Casa Mono" 2 pers dans la jungle
Jul 26 – Aug 2
$165 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 117 reviews
Guest favorite
Home in San Carlos Alajuela
Luxury Home in the Mountains with infinity pool
Jan 17 – 24
$525 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 157 reviews
Guest favorite
Home in Quepos
Villa Asteria
Sep 27 – Oct 4
$275 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 111 reviews
Guest favorite
Home in Playa Bejuco
Ventanas Villa IV w/ Private Pool
Nov 6 – 13
$203 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 289 reviews
Guest favorite
Home in San Cayetano de Venecia
Quinta La Ceiba Modern Home with Pool in DairyFarm
Jan 10 – 17
$170 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 126 reviews

Costa Rica cottage rentals

Guest favorite
Cottage in Monteverde
Villa 3 - Heated private pool and amazing sunsets
May 13 – 20
$441 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 140 reviews
Guest favorite
Cottage in Malpais,
Mambo's Dream Villa - Endless Coastline View
Aug 12 – 19
$193 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 130 reviews
Guest favorite
Cottage in Monteverde
Casa Verde in La Puesta Del Sol farm
Jul 29 – Aug 5
$160 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 249 reviews
Guest favorite
Cottage in Montezuma
Montezuma Ocean View - Romantic, Relaxing Luxury
Jan 20 – 27
$166 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 173 reviews
Guest favorite
Cottage in Puerto Jimenez, Peninsula de Osa
Adorable Surfers Beach House
Jun 16 – 23
$219 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 107 reviews
Superhost
Cottage in Atenas
Casa Arazari
Feb 6 – 13
$97 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 255 reviews
Guest favorite
Cottage in El Burrito
Secluded in nature 2 bedroom home near La Fortuna
Sep 28 – Oct 5
$77 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 149 reviews
Guest favorite
Cottage in Provincia de Puntarenas
ON THE BEACH! Soaking Tub! Wi-Fi - Queen Beds-A/C
Jun 28 – Jul 5
$210 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 119 reviews
Guest favorite
Cottage in Jiménez
The Bear's House - Jungle Cottage with river
Nov 30 – Dec 7
$63 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 233 reviews
Guest favorite
Cottage in Manuel Antonio
Casa de las Lapas. Monkeys & Macaws!
Aug 8 – 15
$551 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 105 reviews
Superhost
Cottage in Provincia de Puntarenas
Beachfront in Manuel Antonio, 2 bed Villa Fuego
Jun 29 – Jul 6
$379 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 203 reviews
Guest favorite
Cottage in Monteverde
Linda Vista Green Soul, near Monteverde
Nov 2 – 9
$285 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 378 reviews

Costa Rica beach vacation rentals

Guest favorite
Villa in Playa Santa Teresa
Casa Khoisan Ocean View Jungle Villa
Jun 26 – Jul 3
$143 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 113 reviews
Guest favorite
Villa in Malpais
Casita Silencio - Luxury Retreat- Malpais
Dec 8 – 15
$504 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 146 reviews
Guest favorite
Villa in Quepos
Tulemar Resort - Salty Breeze - Premium 2 Bedroom
Oct 20 – 27
$379 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 165 reviews
Guest favorite
Villa in Tamarindo
Casa Palmas-Unique 3Bdr Beachfront Villa with pool
Jan 7 – 14
$626 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 212 reviews
Guest favorite
Tiny home in Playa Hermosa
Beachfront Bungalow with private Spa plunge Pool
Oct 3 – 10
$119 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 200 reviews
Superhost
Vacation home in Jacó
New Beachfront Modern Home LUX Bed & sheets #3
Apr 4 – 11
$199 per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 128 reviews
Guest favorite
Villa in santa teresa de cobano
Casa Meráki - Ocean View Villa 300m from the beach
Nov 6 – 13
$645 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 115 reviews
Guest favorite
Villa in Playa Mal País
SantaTeresa Surfing Villa sea view/private pool
Feb 21 – 28
$600 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 110 reviews
Guest favorite
Villa in Playa Tivives
Beautiful beachfront modern design villa
Oct 6 – 13
$586 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 167 reviews
Guest favorite
Apartment in Tamarindo
Lower Casita Catalina in Tamarindo w Private Pool
Aug 12 – 19
$195 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 220 reviews
Superhost
Villa in Dominical
Dominical White Water View, walking to the beach
Nov 10 – 17
$314 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 142 reviews
Guest favorite
Condo in Garabito
Ocean View Punta Leona private access Playa Blanca
Jul 25 – Aug 1
$219 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 104 reviews

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.


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.


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.

Destinations to explore