The 12 Best Airbnbs In Costa Rica

July 2, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Costa Rica, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Costa Rica and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

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#1 Villa Monoi

# of Guests10
# of Bedrooms4
# of Bathrooms4.5
Nightly Price$600

This gorgeous villa located rear playa Avellana is the perfect place to stay in with a big group of friends! With a big outside pool, a BBQ grill, an open-space living room and a breakfast bar, you and your friends will have the best time here! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

A haven of contemporary style awaits in the wilds of Costa Rica at Villa Monoi. This brand-new luxury vacation rental is tucked into a gated community just steps from Playa Tamarindo and Playa Langosta via private beach access. Reserve its four bedrooms for a tropical escape with friends or warm-weather getaway with family.

Amenities

PoolBBQ GrillAlfesco Shower
Sun loungersTVWine cooler
WifiKitchenBreakfast Bar
Air conditioningKitchenWasher

#2 Casa Aria

# of Guests8
# of Bedrooms4
# of Bathrooms4.5
Nightly Price$345

Enjoy a great stay at this huge village near Santa Teresa Beach! With a big open common space near the pool, a big living room with all the amenities, and a fully working kitchen, this place is equipped to welcome you and your large group of friends! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Wake up early for a yoga session on the terrace while the ocean provides a scenic background at this modern villa 5-minutes from Santa Teresa’s beach. After, hop in the infinity swimming pool to cool off. Then, maybe a few minutes of relaxation in the hammock. When you’re ready for brunch, drive 5-minutes into town and check out the cafes and restaurants that surround Santa Teresa Beach.

Amenities

Infinity poolBBQPalapa
TerraceKitchenWifi
WasherDryerDishwasher
Air conditioningOutdoor seatingTV

#3 Maison Marazul

# of Guests6
# of Bedrooms4
# of Bathrooms3
Nightly Price$800

If you’re thinking about traveling to Costa Rica with a large group of friends, you will love this house! Directly on the beach (you even have you own pathway to Playa Hermosa), a pool, a lounge area to soak in the sun, and comfy bedrooms, this is heaven on earth! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

This exquisite Costa Rican villa enjoys a beachfront location at Santa Teresa cove, just steps from the Florblanca hotel and minutes from Playa Hermosa. Nestled amid lush tropical trees and flowers yielding to Pacific ocean vistas, the villa offers ample alfresco living space for dining and relaxation, elegant and spacious interiors with beautiful rustic accents, and three bedroom suites accommodating six guests.

Amenities

PoolBBQ GrillAlfresco shower
Sun loungersHammockDinning area
TVWifiChef’s Kitchen
Beach chairsBeachfrontParking

#4 Hidden Garden Oasis Apartment

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms2
# of Bathrooms1
Nightly Price$140

Located in the San Antonio village, near the National Park Beach, this house is perfect for family of fours traveling to the country! With spacious bedrooms, two patios, a pool, a BBQ area and a full working kitchen, you and your family will have a great time here! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Climb above the dense, luxuriant greenery to watch sunrise from a viewing tower with ocean and mountain vistas. Inside, earthy orange, green, and rich teak hues mirror the tropical oasis setting, which is home to a shared pool and outdoor kitchen.

Amenities

PoolFull kitchenWasher
DryerDishwasherTV
WifiBathroom essentialsBedroom comforts
Coffee MakerHairdyerIron

Reviews

“Near the national park, this is a very nice and comfortable place. Great amenities and the host was very helpful” – Juan Jose
“Looking for the right words not to embarrass Jason with loads of compliments, but that’s a hard job He is simply the ideal host, extremely helpful, and an amazing interesting guy, with a great sense of humor, let’s stick to that. Thanks Jason!” – Marianne
“This was even better than expected. The place was great, but even better were the grounds. We loved the birds, beautiful landscaping, a relaxing pool, yoga mats, etc.” – Emily
“Jason was extremely helpful. He welcomed us when we arrived, gave us a tour of the property and had excellent recommendations for our stay. Highly recommend!” – Tom
“Awesome spot near Manuel Antonio National Park and the beach. Super glad to have had the pool available as the town can get super warm in the daytime. Our host Jason was very accommodating to all our needs and made sure we had a comfortable stay. I definitely would stay here again.” – Jasmine

#5 Industrial Chic Loft

# of Guests2
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms1
Nightly Price$65

If you’re looking for a unique place to spend a romantic getaway with your partner, this is it! With a beautiful industrial chic decoration, a comfy room, and a pool area, this is the place you wanna come to after a day of hanging out at the beach. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

High ceilings, exposed masonry walls, and trendy Edison light bulbs lend this space a distinctly urban feel. Yet just outside is a serene emerald pool and wicker lounge chairs surrounded by tropical plantings—with great surfing only 3 minutes away.

Amenities

PoolKitchenetteWasher
DryerBeach essentialsBathroom essentials
Bedroom comfortsCoffee MakerGarden or patio
HairdryerTVWifi

Reviews

“Amazing! I’ve been moving around Costa Rica for the past 6 months. This space was by far the most amazing I’ve stayed in! Wow the details from Edison lights private pool and bikes to use were so nice.” – David
“10/10 would recommend to anyone visiting Jaco. Hands down the most modern and stylish Airbnb in the area. Looking forward to visiting again! (Ps. If the bikes are available, definitely rent them! It will make your trips to town quicker/easier).” – Farran
“Love this place, it’s straight out of Etsy. A bit a of a walk from the main shops in town but super short drive with a car. Would highly recommend this little getaway!” – Meryl
“Let me start by saying WOW! This place is just as pictured. Super cute & stylish! We loved staying here. Ari & Neto were absolutely amazing!” – Andrea
“Ari & Neto’s space is amazing. Hands down the coolest AirBNB I’ve ever stayed in. It was very comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook a few small meals. The open layout was super cool.” – Anna

#6 Casa Rustica Beach House

# of Guests3
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms1
Nightly Price$125

A lovely bungalow near Playa Grande perfect for a getaway weekend with your partner! With a beautiful living room, a big patio with a hammock and a fully equipped kitchen, you will love every minute of your stay here. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Wash off the ocean salt in the private tropical outdoor shower before having a snooze in the hammock, followed by a BBQ dinner. Inside, rustic decor features driftwood, shells, and other natural elements to deliver a contemporary coastal vibe.

Amenities

Full kitchenWasherDryer
Coffee MakerTVWifi
IronBedroom comfortsBathroom essentials
Coffee MakerHairdryerAir conditioning

Reviews

“This place was magical! We enjoyed our stay here so much were already planning our next trip here!” – Luis
“An adorable little place a few mins walk from a stunning private beach. Safe, clean, relaxing with everything we needed. We will be back for sure.” – Alicia
“This is a very peacefull place, a wonderfull house, everything was so nicely prepared and it was very easy to check in. It has been a wonderful experience to be in the house Jørn Kristensen Denmark” – Jorn
“Easily one of the best places we’ve ever stayed! The house is amazing and Playa Grande in general is such a fantastic area! The house has everything you need and is very clean and comfortable.” – Artie
“Casa Rustica was the perfect little bungalow. Conveniently located within walking distance to the beach and many restaurants. The place was very clean and comfortable.” – Tiffany

#7 Villa In Playa Avellanas

# of Guests6
# of Bedrooms2
# of Bathrooms1
Nightly Price$82

A stunning open-concept villa near Playa Avellanas! With a spacious living room with lots of natural light, two comfy bedrooms, and a big patio to hang out after a day at the beach, this is great for families traveling together or a big group of friends! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Connect with nature in wood-framed terrace armchairs at this tranquil garden getaway surrounded by lush tropical forest and towering ancient trees. Leafy trees play host to a wide variety of colorful, tropical birds and even local howler monkeys.

Amenities

KitchenWasherDryer
TVWifiBeach essentials
Bedroom comfortsBathroom essentialsPatio
Coffee MakerHairdyerIron

Reviews

“We cannot rave about this place enough. The location is within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, and nearby accommodations. The place itself was immaculate, very cool, and thoughtful.” – James
“Great location if you want to avoid crowded beaches. We had everything we needed and could tell a lot of thought was put into hosting. David’s suggestions where to eat were spot on and we never had a bad meal.” – David
“If you’re looking for a quiet, amazing time away from the normal tourist droves, this place is it! The local eateries were amazing, the beaches and surf are more than enough to satisfy your tropical wishes.” – Eric
“We had such a lovely stay at David’s place. You can tell he put a lot of thought into making sure that we had everything we needed–from a welcome basket of fruit and some beer, water, and milk in the fridge.” – Jennie
“David’s place is great. It is very comfortable, well decorated, and I felt totally safe there. The kitchen has everything you need to cook and on Thursdays, there is a fresh fish vendor on the road the house is on.” – Ryan

#8 Remodeled Beachfront Apartment

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms2
# of Bathrooms2
Nightly Price$99

Located in Jacó, and just minutes away from the beach, this stylish apartment is perfect for a family vacation! With a private rooftop, access to the pool, and a spacious living room, this place just screams comfort. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Take in sweeping ocean and sunset views from the 3rd floor of this corner property, with even better vistas to be had from the wicker chairs on the terrace. After a dip in the pool, rinse off under the rain shower in a twin-vanity bathroom. Direct oceanfront with great surfing right in front and located in the center of Jaco where you can easily walk to all of Jaco’s shops and restaurants. Please no party groups and strict no guest policy.

Amenities

PoolKitchenWasher
DryerDishwasherTV
WifiBathroom essentialsBedroom comforts
Coffee MakerHairdryerIron

Reviews

“Fantastic! David was incredibly conscientious and helpful. Great location; great host!” – David
“Fantastic place! Really well located, with great view! Very spacious, with plenty of natural light and nice decoration. Will definitely go back there” – Pedro
“The condo was perfect! The location can’t be beat! Easy 5 minute walk into main section of town. The view was stunning! David was accessible and very knowledgeable!” – Dora
“This place is really nice, and it’s exactly as it is pictured. The ocean views from balconies and rooftop deck are fantastic. The location is great, right on the beach, a few minutes walk from the town. The host, David, was very communicative and friendly. I have zero complaints. Would stay here again.” – Don
“This place is truly amazing, The Host was a blessing able to communicate and arrange anything from excursions to private drivers for airport pick up, and more.” – Kristofer

#9 Ocean Views From A Beachfront Home

# of Guests8
# of Bedrooms4
# of Bathrooms4.5
Nightly Price$975

This gorgeous house right by Flamingo Bay is perfect for a large group of friends exploring Costa Rica! With a pool with views to the beach, a open-space dining area and a huge kitchen, good times are guaranteed here. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Wake up to the sounds of the surf at Casa Nautilus – a beachfront home on Playa Flamingo. Every room features the amazing views and sunsets of beautiful Flamingo beach. This newly constructed contemporary home is just steps away from the beach and features indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe each room in light, highlighting the original artwork and custom furnishings. Relax on the white sand beach or dive into the elevated infinity pool.

Amenities

PoolFull kitchenWasher
DryerDishwasherTV
WifiBathroom essentialsBedroom comforts
HairdryerCoffee MakerGarden

Reviews

“Amazing home in an ideal location. We couldn’t have asked for more from the home, the staff or the management. We will 100% return.” – Todd
“It was absolutely phenomenal! The most gorgeous sunsets from the pool! Wonderful kitchen and outside eating area with amazing views too! We would definitely stay here again!” – Robbin
“Great place. Excellent location. Very clean and comfortable. Amazing views. Chris was an excellent host.” – Musab
“Great house. Much nicer and bigger in real life than in pictures. The service and communication was perfect. Chris and his concierge team gave us the best service we’ve ever had…” – Michael
“Amazing house, stunning in every way. Amazing host and hospitality, and of course amazing location. Thank you for having us!” – Vlad

#10 El Camino Rustic Jungle Getaway

# of Guests6
# of Bedrooms3
# of Bathrooms2
Nightly Price$180

Located in Santa Teresa beach, this incredible villa is a fit option to spend some days with your friends or family! With an amazing outdoor space (with a pool!), an outdoors dinning area, and two kitchens (one in the rooftop), you’ll love this place. (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Get back in touch with nature in this secluded holiday residence. The villa features natural wood finishes throughout, an open-air loft kitchen, soaring ceilings, a tree house lounge space, pops of color, and lush gardens and a salt water pool.

Amenities

PoolKitchenWifi
TVWasherDryer
DishwasherPatioCoffee Maker
HairdryerIronAir conditioning

Reviews

“This house is beautiful with really comfortable bedrooms and private semi outdoor showers that allowed us to literally shower looking at monkeys on the last day. ” – Grant
“Casa El Camino was an excellent base for our trip to Santa Teresa. The place was a short walk from the beach and the pool is nice place to cool off during the mid day sun.” – Neil
“We loved staying at Casa El Camino! We have stayed closer into town and like that too, but it was really nice to be just north of the hubbub of the main drag and yet be able to access everything so easily. ” – Peter
“Mike and Nicole were amazing hosts. The place is right in the part of town you want to be in. Far enough from the road and busier part of town, but very close to the beach and groceries, restaurants etc.” – Amber
“Our time at Casa El Camino was perfect! The house is totally clean, very nicely decorated and Mike is a great host who takes care of all wishes and concerns immediately. ” – Sarah

#11 Casa Palo Santo

# of Guests6
# of Bedrooms2
# of Bathrooms2.5
Nightly Price$375

Enjoy a relaxing retreat in this beautiful house near Santa Teresa beach! With high ceilings, a big living room, a pool, and a terrance with view to the mountains, this is a great place to stay in with a big group of friends! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Swim to the edge of the infinity pool to take in 180-degree views of Santa Teresa, El Carmen and Mal Pais beaches. Inside, double-height ceilings and big arched windows, plus an inside viewing balcony, all add to the sense of endless space.

Amenities

PoolKitchenWasher
DryerDishwasherTV
WifiGardenPool essential
Bathroom essentialsBedroom comfortsCoffee Maker

Reviews

“Oh my, where to begin? Marianne and Rob were the quintessential PERFECT hosts from the moment we booked until the moment we checked out.” – Jennifer
“I can’t say enough good things. This is a dream house. Rob and Marianne were amazing hosts and the house staff totally took care of me!! Everyone fussed to make it the best stay possible.” – Hilary
“Truly incredible home. Local knowledge and tips from hosts cant be matched. The views are better than advertised. Enjoy!” – Avery
“Casa Palo Santo is stunning. We arrived to an immaculate house with fresh fruit and local coffee. Overlooking the beaches of Santa Teresa and Mal Pais, the views and ocean sounds will only grow on you throughout your stay.” – Jay
“Wow, the pictures don’t do it justice! Immaculate home with fantastic views and very fast WiFi. So close to the beach and local restaurants. Rob and Marianne are wonderful hosts and answered all our questions.” – Liz

#12 Nature Lover’s Paradise House

# of Guests5
# of Bedrooms2
# of Bathrooms2.5
Nightly Price$198

A beautifully decorated house in the providence of Punta Arenas! With two big bedrooms, a spacious living room, and a pool, this house is great for big adventurous families! (Listing here)

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

Start the day at the sleek breakfast bench, then look out for scarlet macaws from the palm-fringed pool at a laid-back getaway with coastal accents. Airy interiors with clean lines and bright patterns reflect a modern take on tropical charm.

Amenities

PoolKitchenWasher
DryerTVWifi
Bathroom essentialsBedroom comfortsCoffee maker
Hair dryerGardenAir conditioning

Reviews

“We couldn’t be happier with our stay at Casa Ara!! The house is gorgeous, with so much cool design and everything you need. ” – Adam
“This place was absolutely fantastic! We got to see scarlet macaws, squirrels, and other wildlife while hanging out in the pool. We absolutely loved the patio with the hammock and the lights.” – Chandra
“Beautiful home in the jungle with close proximity to a beautiful beach. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice. Monica was so helpful when choosing activities for our first trip to Costa Rica.” – Janelle
“Our family had the best stay at Carlos and Monica’s stylish home. We were greeted with a big smile and throughout our stay they were very helpful planning activities, finding places to eat and sharing tips of the local pura vida.” – Patty
“Amazing!!!Amazing!!!Amazing!!! If you area staying in Provincia de Puntarenas this is the location to stay in! The house is absolutely gorgeous, up to date, and perfectly located to everything!” – Joseph
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