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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.

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