HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Make a holiday rental villa or self catering accommodation in Costa Rica your home away from home

Costa Rica is an incredible country full of exotic scenes, from the prolific wildlife to the vibrant city streets where the fantastically endearing pace of life is increased only for sporadic games of football. Although Costa Rica is a small country, visitors flock here in their thousands to sample the staggering beauty, seductive lifestyles and amazing wildlife. Where else could you explore cloud forests and retreat to spend the afternoon stretched out on a golden beach in the afternoon?

Our Costa Rica favorites:

  • Holiday villas in Manuel Antonio
  • rent a beach apartment in Tamarindo
  • Playa Flamingo beach villas

 

Things to do in Costa Rica

Self catering Costa Rica accommodation can be different things to different people. Those looking for an unrivalled adrenaline fuelled adventure are in exactly the right place, while visitors looking to relax indefinitely on a stunning beach will adore the almost stationary pace of life on the beaches in Costa Rica.

Although Costa Rica’s beaches are absolutely stunning, it is Costa Rica’s national parks which really are the jewel in the crown. Almost a third of the country has been awarded protected status, covering some wildly varied landscapes and a vast amount of wildlife. There is a great range of self catering Costa Rica accommodation in the natural parks, so if you are thinking of a Costa Rica honeymoon, little could be more romantic.

Places to visit on holiday in Costa Rica

Guanacaste is one of Costa Rica’s most attractive beach resorts, known for the long summer days spent relaxing on the stunning golden sands of Guanacaste Beach. It is also known as one of Costa Rica’s best sport fishing destinations, and anyone looking for self catering Costa Rica accommodation for horse riding holidays, surfing breaks or bird watching excursions should look no further than Guanacaste.

Cartago is the old colonial capital of Costa Rica, located just 40 minutes from San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital. Cartago is a fascinating city, and even if you are staying elsewhere, the Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles is certainly worth exploration.

Alajuela is Costa Rica’s second largest city, but despite this, it has somehow managed to retain its sensationally provincial charm. The city is home to Costa Rica’s largest airport, and is an excellent base for full exploration of the Central Valley of Costa Rica.

Located on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast is the beach lover’s dream of Limon. Known for the huge swathes of pre-historic rainforest, as well as the world class surfing beaches, Limon is an amazing place to visit. This is one of the most naturally diverse, interesting and exciting places to take self catering accommodation in Costa Rica.

Puntarenas is a huge area of Costa Rica, encompassing the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. The annual Carnival is a fantastic time to be in Puntarenas, as the whole city enjoys a ten day extravaganza of music, dancing and feasts.

Weather in Costa Rica

There are only two seasons in Costa Rica, tropical wet and dry seasons. The dry season lasts from mid-December until late April, with the longer wet season lasting for the rest of the year. However, temperatures are scorching all year round, especially along the coastlines. If you need to escape the heat during your holidays to Costa Rica, the highlands are usually fairly cool.

Travel to Costa Rica

There are currently no direct flights to Costa Rica from the UK. Most flights to Costa Rica fromEuropearrive into the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), which is just 20km outside San Jose. There are regular connections available form Miami (MIA), which is well connected to the UK by British Airways and Virgin-Atlantic flights.

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters
More Filters

Price Per Night

£ £

Bedrooms

Bathrooms

Payment Options

Property Type

Popular Searches

Facilities

Location Type

Local Area

Property Details

Clear Filters
Use filters to narrow your search results!
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR House
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 5000 sq ft
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
17
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
  • 8 BR Villa
  • 10 BA
  • 11000 sq ft
Exceptional! 5/5
(77 reviews)
avg/night
77
Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR Condo
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 1950 sq ft
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
6
Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR House
  • 2 BA
  • 2200 sq ft
Exceptional! 5/5
(52 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
52
Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR House
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 5800 sq ft
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(36 reviews)
avg/night
36
Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR House
  • 4 BA
  • 2000 sq ft
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(36 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
36
Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
  • 10 BR Estate
  • 6 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 18000 sq ft
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
15
Viewed 110 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR Villa
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 4500 sq ft
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(54 reviews)
avg/night
54
Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
  • 6 BR Condo
  • 4 BA
  • 6000 sq ft
Exceptional! 5/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
11
Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR Villa
  • 2 BA
  • 1800 sq ft
avg/night
4
Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
  • 6 BR House
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • 7000 sq ft
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
11
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR House
  • 3 BA
  • 3300 sq ft
avg/night
Viewed 86 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR House
  • 1 BA
  • 1000 sq ft
avg/night
3
Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR House
  • 3 BA
  • 3300 sq ft
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
7
Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR Condo
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 3105 sq ft
Exceptional! 5/5
(112 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
112
Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR Villa
  • 5 BA
  • 5200 sq ft
Exceptional! 5/5
(56 reviews)
avg/night
56
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR House
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 2045 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
15
Viewed 135 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Villa
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 1850 sq ft
avg/night
2
Viewed 183 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR House
  • 3 BA
  • 2000 sq ft
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(21 reviews)
avg/night
21
Viewed 97 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR Villa
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 3100 sq ft
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(37 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
37
Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR Villa
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 5000 sq ft
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(47 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
47
Viewed 86 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Bed And Breakfast
  • 1 BA
  • 500 sq ft
avg/night
Premier Partner
2
Viewed 91 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Condo
  • 2 BA
  • 1000 sq ft
Excellent! 4.7/5
(24 reviews)
avg/night
24
Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR Villa
  • 3 BA
  • 4000 sq ft
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
7
Viewed 97 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR House
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 4000 sq ft
Excellent! 4.4/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
5
Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR Villa
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 3050 sq ft
Excellent! 4.7/5
(48 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
48
Viewed 85 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR Condo
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
Excellent! 4.6/5
(28 reviews)
avg/night
28
Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR Condo
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 2000 sq ft
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(50 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
50
Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR House
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 2400 sq ft
Excellent! 4.6/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
8
Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR Villa
  • 3 BA
  • 2000 sq ft
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
9
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR Villa
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 4300 sq ft
avg/night
2
Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Villa
  • 2 BA
  • 1022 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
6
Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Condo
  • 2 BA
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
8
Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR Condo
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 2000 sq ft
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(41 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
41
Viewed 83 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Condo
  • 2 BA
avg/night
1
Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR Villa
  • 4 BA
  • 4700 sq ft
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(23 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
23
Viewed 138 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR House
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 2400 sq ft
avg/night
Premier Partner
2
Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR House
  • 1 BA
  • 699 sq. ft.
avg/night
3
Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR Condo
  • 1 BA
  • 1200 sq ft
Exceptional! 5/5
(46 reviews)
avg/night
46
Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR Condo
  • 3 BA
  • 1600 sq ft
avg/night
1
Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR Condo
  • 3 BA
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
8
Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR House
  • 5 BA
  • 5500 sq ft
avg/night
Premier Partner
4
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR Villa
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 4500 sq ft
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
6
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR House
  • 2 BA
  • 1200 sq ft
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
13
Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR Villa
  • 5 BA
  • 4700 sq ft
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
16
Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Condo
  • 2 BA
avg/night
2
Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Villa
  • 3 BA
  • 2200 sq ft
Exceptional! 5/5
(34 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
34
Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR House
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
Exceptional! 5/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
14
Viewed 80 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Condo
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
Premier Partner
19
Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR Villa
  • 2 BA
  • 958 sq ft
Excellent! 4.3/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
6