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: ‘Pura Vida’, Costa Rica is a dream destination for many. Now, while there’s an endless selection of vacation rentals in Costa Rica to choose from, Costa Rica Airbnbs are the best way to make the most of your vacation.
This incredible assortment of the best Airbnbs in Costa Rica will show you what’s on offer. To ensure these are only Costa Rica’s best, the properties below belong to Airbnb superhosts and many have even achieved Airbnb Plus status. For those unfamiliar, superhosts are owners who consistently receive strong reviews for their property and service. And Airbnb Plus is a sign that the property has been carefully verified by Airbnb through an in-person inspection.
Tree House, Manuel Antonio with Great Pool !!!
Many travelers dream of having a treehouse in Costa Rica as their accommodation, and with this Airbnb that dream can come true. This treehouse is located in the peaceful neighborhood of El Cerro just south of Quepos. From here it’s just a 15 minute walk into town or a 10 minute bus ride or taxi to Manuel Antonio National Park and the beach.
Surrounded by soothing rainforest, what makes this one of the best Costa Rica Airbnbs is its use of indoor and outdoor space. From the wonderful balcony you can look out at the jungle, relax in a hammock, or dine at the outdoor table. Moving inside the wooden structure you’ll have the plush king bed in the sleeping area, a sitting area, the kitchen, and the private bathroom. All of this means it’s best suited to couples, but solo travelers can also enjoy its solitude.
Another perk of staying here is that you have access to a fantastic outdoor pool, shared with one other guest suite. Additional amenities include the kitchen with its stove, fridge, and coffee-maker, as well as Wi-Fi and a BBQ grill.
An Amazing Dome in The Jungle
Those looking for something a little different from their Costa Rica Airbnb should check out this fun glamping option. Situated up in the mountains near Tajo Alto, you’ll be able to fully enjoy the nature that Costa Rica is so famous for. Relaxing and hiking are both on the cards, while you still have local restaurants just five minutes away.
During your stay here you’ll be nice and cozy under this remarkable dome out on a terrace overlooking the jungle. As you might expect, it’s an excellent choice for couples after a romantic getaway, especially on a clear night when the sky is full of stars. Inside is a double bed, chairs, and a bench, not to mention the wall of windows that provide you with a magical view.
Outside, you have the balcony facing the view, your outdoor bathroom and a small, covered outdoor 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. Other perks include Wi-Fi and laundry facilities.
Jungle Hub, Bungalow and Pool
One of the best Airbnb rentals in Costa Rica is this stunning property that has so much to offer travelers seeking a relaxing getaway. Found in the hills above Montezuma on the Pacific coast, you can expect total privacy up here, while still having convenient access to town and sights like the Montezuma Waterfall.
This Airbnb is made up of two attached bungalows and boasts three bedrooms that can sleep six people total. That creates quite a few possibilities for slightly larger groups looking for somewhere to stay. Rooms come with either a private deck or large glass windows with a view of the rainforest canopy leading to the ocean. Among the two bungalows there are two full bathrooms, a large covered outdoor dining area, a roof terrace, spacious outdoor patio, and a pool.
Rather than worrying about cooking for yourselves, breakfast is provided by superhost Carla, with an option for dinners as well. Other than that, this Airbnb also features a fridge, a coffee-maker, Wi-Fi, TV, and laundry facilities.
Villa Amoi “N” 2 Min Walk to The Beach
If you’re thinking about renting a beach house in Costa Rica you won’t want to miss this terrific villa. Located 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 the ability to fit up to six people, this spacious villa is ideal for families or friends looking to stay together. Each bedroom comes with a king bed and an ensuite bathroom, while there is also a comfortable couch down in the living room and the option for an extra mattress. The master bedroom upstairs has a private balcony where you can unwind, while there is a hammock and plunge pool outside.
The lower floor of the villa is where you’ll find the living area, dining area, and kitchen in an open concept layout. In the full kitchen, you have a stove, oven, fridge, and coffee-maker, which means you can prepare meals yourself if you wish. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, childcare equipment, and laundry facilities.
Capuchin Monkey Foundation. Jungle Loft
When it comes to Airbnbs in Costa Rica with atmosphere, this self-described jungle loft is hard to beat. Situated out in the rainforest of Cocles near the town of Puerto Viejo, you’ll be surrounded by wildlife here which will be reason enough for some people to stay here. In the area you have the opportunity to spot local Capuchin monkeys and various tropical birds.
With the jungle all around, you’re left to your own devices in this two storey house. Upstairs you have a spacious bedroom featuring a king bed, bathroom, and large covered deck with hammocks. Then downstairs there’s a kitchen and dining area, providing a huge amount of space for a rental designed for just two guests.
One of the nicer surprises of this Airbnb is that it has a cool open-air kitchen, well-equipped 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 to staying here, you also have amenities like Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and the option for luggage drop-off.
Amazing “Ocean” View. Walk To The Beach
The chance to stay somewhere with stunning ocean and sunset views is almost reason enough to choose this Costa Rica Airbnb. Found up in the hillside of Santa Teresa, this short term apartment rental in Costa Rica looks out over forest towards the Pacific Ocean. And yet, it’s just three minutes walk from the beach.
Sitting on the upper level of a two storey building, this apartment has a studio layout with a large balcony that enjoys its trademark view. With a queen bed and sofa bed you can sleep up to three people, although couples or solo travelers will likely find it more fitting. The apartment also features a private bathroom, small living area, breakfast table and kitchen, all in-keeping with its smart, modern decor.
The full kitchen, complete with a stove, refrigerator, coffee-maker, and complimentary bottled water dispenser 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.
Cabaña Mountain View
A nice alternative to an Airbnb in San Jose, Costa Rica while traveling in the center of the country is this rather rustic mountain cabin. Here you’re not far from the nation’s capital – it’s maybe a 40 minute drive into San Jose from this spot up in the mountains near San Isidro. But you also have utter peace and quiet here, something that’s much harder to find in the capital.
Your cabin sits on a grassy hillside and is perfect for couples or solo travelers. Inside there’s a double bed, a small table, kitchenette, and bathroom, which is probably more than you’d expect looking at it from the outside. This is no humble mountain cabin either – with electricity for lights, outlets, Wi-Fi, and TV. As for the kitchenette, preparing food is easy with its fridge, stove, microwave, and coffee-maker.
Outside, a series of stairs lead to the roof of the cabin where you can hang out or do yoga. Then there’s the covered porch with hammocks and a BBQ grill. For a fee, superhost Juan provides a transport service on the weekend with a 4×4 vehicle to local waterfalls or Barva volcano for guests who are interested, as well as transport to and from the cabin.
Casa La Nina Santa Teresa
You won’t want to miss this amazing Airbnb if you’re considering renting a villa in Costa Rica. Located in a gated community up in the hills just outside Santa Teresa, you’re treated to some gorgeous views but can also quickly reach the beaches down in town. One word of warning is that you’ll require an ATV or 4×4 vehicle in order to reach the property.
There’s so much to love about this two-bedroom villa, starting with its picture-perfect private pool with views of the ocean. You even have an outdoor sofa under cover, so you might never want to leave this magical spot. Coming in from the pool area you’ll find the 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 in town easily enough.
Upstairs are two bedrooms, one master bedroom with a king bed and a large balcony, and one secondary bedroom with a queen bed. This means you can comfortably sleep up to four here. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a sound system, and portable fans.
Follow the Sound of a Waterfall to a Hidden Garden Oasis
For a relaxed vacation where you can swim and relax in privacy, look no further than this well-appointed apartment. Situated right in the center of Manuel Antonio, you can easily walk to local restaurants and shops, while the beach and National Park are only a short drive away.
With this Airbnb in Manuel Antonio you’ll no doubt have plenty of space in which to relax and hang out. The apartment comes with two bedrooms that can sleep up to four people, with a king bed in the master bedroom and both a double bed and single bed in the other room. This setup provides some flexibility for families or friends looking to stay together. Elsewhere in this Airbnb Plus you have a cozy living room, a well-equipped full kitchen, and a bathroom.
However, it’s the ample outdoor space around this apartment that makes this accommodation so appealing. Downstairs you have a nice little patio area with outdoor seating, while upstairs there’s a much larger patio with a dining table, BBQ grill, and hammock. You’ll also find additional hammocks out by the swimming pool, as well as some sun lounges. Extra amenities include Wi-Fi, TV, laundry facilities, and air-conditioning.
Industrial Chic Loft in a Foodie Neighborhood Near the Beach
With its stylish industrial design, you’re unlikely to find many vacation apartments for rent in Costa Rica quite like this loft. Found in the quiet Camboya neighborhood within the town of Jaco, the nearest beach is ten minutes on foot. You’ll have to go a little further to reach the bars, restaurants, and shops in the center of town though.
You can sleep up to two people when staying at this Airbnb Plus. With a free-flowing open plan layout, the loft has a bedroom, living area, study nook, and bathroom. The bedroom features a nice queen bed and an en-suite bathroom right nearby. In the living area there’s a comfy sofa, breakfast bar, and small kitchenette. It comes equipped with a fridge, microwave, stove, and coffee-maker, which will suit making breakfast and other basic meals just fine.
Although there isn’t a huge amount of space in this loft, you do also have a small garden outside to unwind in. In it lies a few sun lounges, an outdoor table, and a plunge pool, perfect for lazy days. Guests can also rent bikes here and enjoy amenities like Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, and a laundry room.
Watch Iguanas in the Trees from a Shaded Patio Hammock
To surround yourself with nature in a place that’s perfect for chilling out, you’ll definitely want to consider this Airbnb in Costa Rica. Located close to the beach of Playa Avellanas, this seaside spot south of Tamarindo is a friendly and relaxed place that’s great for a beach getaway.
In a clearing surrounded by greenery you’ll find this inviting villa with a wonderful patio terrace out front. With tables, chairs, and a hammock, you could easily spend all your time outside at this Airbnb Plus, especially as the surrounding forest is home to various tropical birds and even howler monkeys. Outside there’s a BBQ grill, which feels especially fitting for the relaxed vibe of this villa.
You also have a full kitchen inside, among many other things. There are two bedrooms here, one with a queen bed and the other with two singles. You can actually fit up to six guests in this villa thanks to the sofa bed in the spacious living room, and pets are also welcome. This property is rather light on amenities though, with just Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
Ocean Views From a Beachfront Home
While there are all sorts of house rentals in Costa Rica to choose from, it’s hard to resist a huge house like this. Situated near one of the country’s most popular beaches, Playa Flamingo, you can spend your days looking out at the ocean or lounging on the sand. That’s because this Airbnb Plus is directly on the beachfront so you can visit the beach whenever you like.
One of the big selling points of this holiday rental, besides its clean and modern design, is just its sheer size. The house features four bedrooms each with an ensuite bathroom and a king or queen-size bed, accommodating up to eight guests in total. That clearly makes this house a natural choice for large groups looking to stay together, while still having their own space.
To really illustrate the size of this house, you need only realize that it boasts both an indoor and an outdoor kitchen. Off the full-indoor kitchen there’s a large living room with couches, while the outdoor kitchen boasts a large dining table. On top of all this is the pleasant terrace with a row of sun lounges by an infinity pool overlooking the beach. Additional benefits include a concierge, Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, and laundry facilities.
Rainforest Tree House with Hot Springs
Another fun treehouse Airbnb in Costa Rica is this lovely house among the treetops. Hidden away among rainforest and orchards in the countryside, this Airbnb lies in a part of Costa Rica known for its hot springs. For reference, the nearest town is Aguas Zarcas in the Alajuela Province.
Sleeping among the trees, this accommodation can host up to four guests, although it is not suitable for young children. The Master bedroom sports a queen bed, while the second room has two twin beds. Other spaces in this beautifully designed structure include a kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker and hot plate, a bathroom, and a balcony with superb views.
This treehouse is part of the Bio Thermales natural resort, which boasts 12 natural hot and cool spring pools. Guests have free access to the pools – which is one of the main things to do while staying here. But there’s also the gorgeous surrounding rainforest full of birdlife that’s marked with walking trails. Other amenities you get with this Airbnb include Wi-Fi and maid service every three days.
Guesthouse Tamarindo. Brand New with Private Pool
This guesthouse is designed to attract travelers seeking accommodation that helps connect them to the natural world. From its lush surroundings to the open air bathroom and abundance of light inside, you’ll never feel far from Costa Rica’s greatest asset.
At this Airbnb in Tamarindo, Costa Rica you’re an easy walk from downtown and the beach, while still enjoying the quiet and seclusion of this residential part of town. Because the suite has a studio layout and just the one king bed, it’s best suited to couples, but solo travelers will find it just as peaceful.
In this brand new cabin, your only indoor space is the bedroom. That’s because the bathroom with its luxurious bathtub and outdoor shower is in a covered open-air area next to the cabin. On the other side, you have a fantastic living space, with a hammock, seat, and a private plunge pool. Despite its simpler approach to life, the suite still features modern amenities like a minibar, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and air-conditioning, ensuring you’ll be more than comfortable here.
Private Honeymoon Suite Gulf View with Jacuzzi
It’s hard to imagine an Airbnb that’s more romantic and with better views in Costa Rica than this unforgettable cabin. Found up in the hills of Monteverde, you’ll wake up to stunning views of this mountainous region of the country. Santa Elena is the nearest town to the cabin with plenty of restaurants and is about 20 minutes walk away, although having a car is really recommended.
There’s no question that the best thing about this suite is its panoramic views of the breathtaking landscape from the bedroom and balcony. But perhaps a close second is the suite’s private Jacuzzi, especially as you can enjoy the view from it as well. In case it’s not clear yet, this cabin is meant for couples on a romantic getaway. As such, it comes with a king bed and can take just two guests.
Rest and relaxation is the main focus of the suite, so don’t expect too much in the way of practical amenities for a long stay. It does feature a small kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, and coffee-maker so you can prepare simple meals like breakfast. Other than that, Wi-Fi is really the only other modern convenience included.
Hopefully you see that there’s no limit to the awesome possibilities that come with Airbnbs in Costa Rica. Simply decide what kind of vacation you want to have and there are bound to be a suite of places waiting for you to choose from.