If you are staying in the Costa Rica province of North Puntarenas
for a long period of time, then you’re prepared to see a varied and beautiful landscape that is rich with natural beauty. This part of the country also offers a pleasant climate with plenty to enjoy, from activities like watersports and hiking, to non-activities like just relaxing on the beach.
When you’re ready to plan your long term, or extended, stay in North Puntarenas, you should consider reserving a vacation rental. This type of accommodation is the perfect alternative to a hotel for your vacation. You can find vacation rentals that put you high up into the cloud forests, or ones that plop you right along the seashore. There are definitely a lot of options when it comes to choosing a vacation rental, and you aren’t restricted to what a hotel can offer in terms of location and amenities.
The Best Places
If your Costa Rica vacation home rental list of must-haves includes stunning oceanic views, charming sunsets and all the latest amenities any home could ask for, then you want to check out Mal Pais
, Santa Teresa
, Tambor, and Montezuma – all located on the Nicoya Peninsula. If you want to save on your accommodations so that you can spend all our money on adventures, you’ll be able to find a place in these areas. If budget isn’t an issue and you are looking top level luxury, you’ll also be able to find vacation rentals that come fully staffed with butlers, maids, and household help.
Book with Time
As with most places in Costa Rica, this area is known to be popular for tourists. It’s a good idea for you to research and choose your vacation rental well in advance, to make sure that you can get the place you want for the dates that you want. If you’re hoping to visit anytime throughout peak season, which starts in December and runs through April, then you will have to book in advance. Everyone loves to spend Christmas, New Year's, and Easter in this region!
Another popular area is along the gorgeous Central Pacific coast in Costa Rica. There is no question why tourist love this area – it is made up of lovely beaches and incredible national parks and wildlife reserves. You can find great vacation rentals in Puntarenas, Jaco
, or Quepos
– all towns that are easy to access from San Jose’s tourist hub. These towns offer tourists a great experience with the urban side of Costa Rica life, and, with great dining available along with plenty of water sports to do, you are sure to feel like you are where the action is. Your vacation rental in Jaco can put you near the beach that has superb surfing conditions with consistent breaks year-round.
Map of North Puntarenas
This area also has vacation rentals available near the famous Manuel Antonio National Park
, which is one of the Costa Rica’s most popular national parks.
If you aren’t necessarily looking to be front and center with the all the action, you can find a quieter vacation rental in southern towns like Parrita, Dominical
and Uvita. These towns are still tourist-friendly regions, but they offer a wonderful, peaceful retreat away from the busy city life. In these areas you can easily find furnished apartments, cabins, and lodges that offer spectacular views of the ocean.Monteverde
and Santa Elena are great towns, up north, to find a vacation rental that offers a totally different side of Costa Rica. These towns are located in the breathtaking cloud forests, and your vacation rental can offer you a rustic, rural experience complete with dramatic mountain panorama views.