Just the thought of jetting off to Costa Rica is sure to put you in a good mood, let alone actually taking a trip there. Home to breathtaking rainforests, pristine beaches, and the infectious motto of “pura vida,” Costa Rica is a dream destination for many.
While there’s an endless selection of vacation rentals in Costa Rica, you can really make the most of your vacation with one of these incredible Costa Rica Airbnbs. To make sure these are only the best Airbnbs in Costa Rica, we’ve only listed properties with superhosts, and many have even achieved Airbnb Plus status. For those unfamiliar, superhosts are owners who consistently receive great reviews for their property and service, while Airbnb Plus status means the property has been carefully inspected in person by Airbnb representatives.
Treehouse With Pool Near Manuel Antonio Park
Many travelers dream of staying in a treehouse in Costa Rica, and this Airbnb can make it happen. This treehouse is surrounded by soothing rainforest in the peaceful Quepos neighborhood of El Cerro. From here, it’s just a 15-minute walk into town and a 10-minute bus or taxi ride to Manuel Antonio National Park and the beach.
What makes this one of the best Costa Rica Airbnbs is its use of indoor and outdoor space. You can look out at the jungle, relax in the hammock, or dine at the outdoor table on the wonderful balcony. Inside the wooden structure, you have a plush king bed, a sitting area, a kitchen, and a private bathroom. The space is best for couples, but solo travelers can also enjoy its solitude.
Another perk of staying here is access to a fantastic outdoor pool, which you’ll share with one other guest suite. Other amenities include the stove, fridge, and coffee maker in the kitchen, not to mention Wi-Fi and a barbecue grill.
Glamping Dome in Mountain Jungle
If you’re looking for something a little different in a Costa Rica Airbnb, check out this fun glamping option in the mountains near Tajo Alto, where you can fully enjoy the nature that Costa Rica is so famous for. Relaxing and hiking are both in the cards, and you still have local restaurants just five minutes away.
You’ll be nice and cozy in this remarkable dome that overlooks the jungle from its terrace. As you might expect, it makes for an excellent romantic getaway, especially on a clear night when the sky is full of stars. Inside is a double bed, chairs, a bench, and a wall of windows that give you a magical view.
You also have a balcony, an outdoor bathroom, and a small, covered kitchen behind the dome. To make your stay even more enjoyable, you can relax in the hammocks or take a dip in the shared pool. You’ll also have access to Wi-Fi and laundry facilities.
Double Jungle Bungalow With Pool
This stunning property is one of the best Airbnb rentals in Costa Rica for a relaxing getaway. You can expect total privacy up here in the hills above Montezuma on the Pacific coast, and you’ll still have convenient access to town and sights like the Montezuma Waterfalls.
The Airbnb consists of two attached bungalows, with three bedrooms that can sleep six people total. Each room has either a private deck or large glass windows with a view of the rainforest canopy leading to the ocean. There are also two full bathrooms, a covered outdoor dining area, a roof terrace, a spacious patio, and a pool.
The bungalow just has a fridge and coffee maker for kitchen facilities. However, you don’t have to cook for yourselves here, with breakfast provided by superhost Carla and an option for dinners as well. To make long group stays even easier, the rental also includes Wi-Fi, a smart TV, and laundry machines.
Beach Villa With Private Plunge Pool
If you’re thinking about renting a beach house in Costa Rica, you won’t want to miss this terrific villa in the small beachside community of Santa Teresa. You couldn’t ask for a better place to stay for surf, sun, and sand. There’s also a nice selection of restaurants along the main road, so you shouldn’t need to leave Santa Teresa unless you want to.
With two bedrooms and space for up to six people, this villa is ideal for families or friends looking to stay together. Each bedroom has a king bed and an en suite bathroom, while there’s a comfortable couch down in the living room and the option for an extra mattress. The master bedroom even has a private balcony where you can unwind, while the hammock and private plunge pool outside also serve this purpose nicely.
The lower floor is where you’ll find the living area, dining area, and kitchen in an open layout. The full kitchen includes a stove, oven, fridge, and coffee maker, letting you prepare meals yourself if you wish. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a smart TV in each bedroom, air conditioning, a travel crib, and daily laundry service.
Jungle Loft in Capuchin Monkey Reserve
A lot of tourists seek out Airbnbs in Costa Rica specifically for their atmosphere, and this loft is hard to beat on that front. It’s out in the rainforest of Cocles near the town of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, surrounded by wildlife, which will be reason enough for many people to stay here. You’ll have the opportunity to spot capuchin monkeys and various tropical birds in this area.
With the jungle all around, you’re left to your own devices in this two-story house. Upstairs is a spacious bedroom with a king bed, a bathroom, and a large covered deck with hammocks. Downstairs is the kitchen and dining area, adding up to a ton of space for a rental designed for just two guests.
One nice surprise here is the cool open-air kitchen with a stove, oven, fridge, and coffee maker. This means you don’t have to leave your little paradise just to get food. While the setting is surely the biggest perk of staying here, you also have amenities such as Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, luggage drop-off service, and even the option to bring your pets.
Beachfront Studio Apartment With Ocean View
The stunning ocean and sunset views alone are reason enough to choose this short-term apartment rental in Costa Rica. It’s located on the hillside of Santa Teresa, looking out over forest toward the Pacific Ocean, and still just a three-minute walk from the beach.
Found on the upper level of a two-story condo, the apartment has a studio layout and a large balcony that enjoys its trademark view. With a queen bed and a sofa bed, it can sleep up to three people, but couples and solo travelers will probably like it best. It also features a private bathroom, a small living area, and a breakfast table and kitchen, all in keeping with its smartly modern decor.
The full kitchen – complete with a stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, and dispenser of complimentary bottled water – elevates this from a hotel room or standard studio rental. Other amenities include a shared infinity pool, Wi-Fi, a smart TV, air conditioning, private parking, and daily housekeeping.
Mountainside Cabin Near San José
A nice alternative to an Airbnb in San José, Costa Rica, is this cozy cabin in the mountains near San Isidro de El General. It’s only about a 40-minute drive from here to the nation’s capital, but unlike in the city, you’ll have utter peace and quiet here.
Perched on a grassy hillside, the cabin is perfect for couples or solo travelers. Inside is a double bed, small table, kitchenette, and bathroom, which is more than you’d expect when looking at it from the outside. While it looks pleasantly rustic, you won’t be roughing it here – you’ll have electricity, Wi-Fi, and TV. You can also cook easily, thanks to the fridge, stove, microwave, and coffee maker.
An outdoor staircase leads to the roof of the cabin, where you can do yoga or simply relax while taking in the mountain views. Then there’s the covered porch with hammocks and a barbecue grill, giving you plenty of space to hang out and enjoy the mountain air. For an additional fee, superhost Juan offers four-wheel-drive shuttle service to local waterfalls or Barva Volcano, as well as transport to and from the cabin.
Hillside Villa With Private Pool and Ocean Views
You won’t want to miss this amazing Airbnb if you’re considering renting a villa in Costa Rica. From its gated community in the hills just outside Santa Teresa, you’ll have some gorgeous views and quick access to the beaches down in town. However, you’ll need an all-terrain or four-wheel-drive vehicle in order to reach the property.
There’s so much to love about this two-bedroom villa, especially its picture-perfect private pool with views of the ocean. There’s even a covered sofa by the pool, so you might never want to leave this magical spot. Coming in from the pool area, you’ll be in a stylish living room with two comfy sofas and a kitchen. Featuring a stove, microwave, and fridge, the kitchen should meet your basic needs, or you can head down to the many local restaurants nearby.
Upstairs are the master bedroom, which has a king bed and a large balcony, and a secondary bedroom with a queen bed, allowing up to four guests to sleep here comfortably. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a sound system, and portable fans, though not a TV.
Manuel Antonio Apartment in Hidden Garden Oasis
For a relaxed stay where you can swim and relax in privacy, look no further than this well-appointed Airbnb in Manuel Antonio. You’ll be staying right in the center of the village, so you can easily walk to local restaurants and shops, while the beach and national park are only a short drive away.
This Airbnb Plus has two bedrooms that can sleep up to four people total, with a king bed in the master bedroom and both a double and single bed in the other. This setup provides some flexibility for families or friends looking to stay together. The apartment also has a cozy living room, a well-equipped kitchen, and a bathroom.
However, it’s the ample outdoor space that makes the apartment so appealing. Downstairs is a nice little patio with outdoor seating, while upstairs is a much larger patio with a dining table, barbecue grill, and hammock. You’ll find more hammocks and some sun loungers out by the swimming pool, which you’ll share with one other unit. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a smart TV, laundry service, and air conditioning.
Romantic Glass Dome Villa
For a secluded vacation rental in Costa Rica with unbeatable volcano views, consider a stay in this unique glass villa.
Ideal for solo travelers and couples, the studio space has a plush queen-size bed and a full bathroom with a walk-in shower. The villa’s glass construction provides 180-degree views of Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano, which you can enjoy from the comfort of the bed. There are also plenty of modern conveniences, including a minifridge, a coffee maker, air conditioning, and limited Wi-Fi. You can even enjoy a private patio with a relaxing hot tub.
Perfect for a restful stay in nature, the villa is surrounded by lush rainforest and located 40 minutes away from downtown La Fortuna. A popular local restaurant, Rancho Mirador los Peñas, is right next door.
Tropical Villa Near Playa Avellanas
To surround yourself with nature while chilling out, you should definitely consider this Airbnb in Costa Rica. It’s close to Playa Avellanas south of Tamarindo, a friendly and relaxed place for a beach getaway.
You’ll find this Airbnb Plus in a clearing surrounded by greenery, with a wonderful terrace out front sporting tables, chairs, a hammock, and a barbecue grill. You could easily spend most of your time outside at this inviting villa, especially as the surrounding forest is home to various tropical birds and even howler monkeys.
Inside are two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two singles. Up to six guests can sleep here, thanks to the sofa bed in the spacious living room, and pets are also welcome. Apart from the full kitchen, though, the property is rather light on indoor amenities, with just Wi-Fi and air conditioning for creature comforts.
Tranquil Garden Getaway
This dreamy house rental in Costa Rica is surrounded by tropical foliage and exotic wildlife in the welcoming neighborhood of Playa Avellanas.
Great for families and groups of friends, the two-bedroom vacation home can accommodate up to six guests with one queen-size bed, two single beds, and a living room sofa bed. The interior is bright and sunny with a beautiful minimalist design. Soft blue hues, wood accents, and lively green plants give the space a tranquil atmosphere.
The home also has a modern full kitchen, a large dining area, and one full bathroom with a walk-in shower. The outdoor space includes a private backyard and a gorgeous shaded patio with comfy seating, a grilling area, and even a relaxing hammock.
Set within walking distance of the beach, this charming Airbnb Plus offers easy access to plenty of fun activities and great local restaurants.
Rainforest Treehouse With Hot Springs
Another fun treehouse Airbnb in Costa Rica is this lovely hideaway amidst rainforest orchards in the countryside, about 20 minutes away from Aguas Zarcas in the Alajuela province. This part of Costa Rica is known for its hot springs, which you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy during your stay.
Up to four guests can sleep among the trees in this beautifully designed Airbnb, though it’s not suitable for young children. The master bedroom sports a queen bed, while the second bedroom has two twin beds. Your other spaces are a kitchen (which includes a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and hot plate), a bathroom with a shower, and a balcony with superb views.
The treehouse is part of the Bio Thermales natural resort, which boasts 12 natural hot and cool spring pools. You’ll have free access to the pools, which are definitely one of the main attractions here. But there’s also the gorgeous surrounding rainforest, full of tropical birds and marked with walking trails. Other benefits include Wi-Fi and housekeeping service every three days.
Tamarindo Guesthouse With Private Plunge Pool
At this Airbnb in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, you can truly connect with nature. With its lush surroundings, open-air bathroom, and abundance of light inside, you’ll never feel far from Costa Rica’s greatest asset. While enjoying the peaceful seclusion of this residential part of town, you’ll still be an easy walk from downtown and the beach.
Because the suite has a studio layout and just the one king bed, it’s best for couples and solo travelers – particularly outdoor enthusiasts, as the only indoor space is the bedroom. The bathroom, which features a luxurious bathtub and refreshing shower, is in a covered open-air area next to the cabin. On the other side is a fantastic living space, with a hammock, seat, and private plunge pool.
Despite its simpler approach, the guesthouse still features modern amenities. With a minibar, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and air conditioning, you’ll be plenty comfortable here.
Private Honeymoon Suite With Mountain Views and Jacuzzi
It’s hard to imagine a more romantic and scenic Costa Rica Airbnb than this unforgettable cabin in the hills of Monteverde, where you’ll wake up to stunning mountain views. The nearest town, Santa Elena, has plenty of restaurants and is about a 20-minute walk away, though it’s best to bring a car with you to this remote setting.
Without question, the best thing about this suite is its panoramic views of the breathtaking landscape from the bedroom and balcony. The private Jacuzzi is a close second, especially as you can enjoy the view from there as well. In case it’s not clear yet, the cabin is meant for couples on a romantic getaway. As such, it has a king bed and can only take two guests.
Relaxation is the suite’s main focus, so don’t expect much in the way of practical amenities for a long stay. It does have a kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker, though, so you can prepare simple meals like breakfast. Beyond that, Wi-Fi is really the only other modern convenience.
Hopefully, you now see the limitless possibilities you can find with Airbnbs in Costa Rica. Once you decide what kind of vacation you want, you’re bound to find an awesome selection of places waiting for you.