Puntarenas Vacation Rentals

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Make Puntarenas your next getaway—choose from 197 great vacation rentals

Surf bums in search of epic waves, beachgoers eyeing unspoiled shores, and adventure travelers hunting once-in-a-lifetime thrills descend throughout the year upon Puntarenas - Costa Rica’s largest province. A region of vast, sprawling countryside, at times mountainous and even volcanic, features sweeping shores peppered with lush wildlife reserves, ports hosting cruise ships, and sleepy seaside villages where you can find a welcome respite from your busy life.

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Puntarenas vacation rentals for every getaway

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Casa Aviari
1 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 8

Casa Aviari - Cabo Matapalo, Pu

$260 avg / night
Casa La Palapa Main House
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Casa La Palapa Main House - Tivives, Pu

$290 avg / night
Casa Cariblanco
5 Bedroom | 4 Bath | Sleeps 10

Casa Cariblanco - Tarcoles, Pu

$447 avg / night
Paradise B32
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

Paradise B32 - Jaco, Pu

$47 avg / night
The Palms 504
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4

The Palms 504 - Jaco, Pu

$249 avg / night

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Recent Puntarenas vacation rental reviews

This home is perfect. The view is amazing. The interior of the home is welcoming with beautiful color. The sunsets are absolutely stunning at this home. The kitchen is stocked with everything you will need to cook a wonderful meal.
Amy A. | Feb 2023
Beautiful spot, friendly staff, stunning beaches, wildlife up close and pesonal
Judy A. | Feb 2023
This home is beyond beautiful. Everything one would need, even an espresso/latte machine! Each bedroom has it's own bathroom and is air conditioned, if you want. There is another bathroom accessible from the pool. We had an issue with the dishwasher and they came next day and fixed it promptly. We asked for a few groceries to be delivered as we weren't getting in til late and they were there. The drive up to the house was challenging at first, but our men easily got used to it. Stunning view and sunsets. Would highly recommend this house!
Sharon R. | Feb 2023
Puntarenas vacation rental FAQ

Yes, 28 of our Puntarenas homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 188 of our Puntarenas vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our Puntarenas vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Puntarenas team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Puntarenas, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Whether you’ve come for the legendary surf or the “tranquilo” lifestyle, you’ll find a new favorite destination in one of our beachfront vacation rentals in Puntarenas!

Where is Puntarenas, Costa Rica?

Spanning across two-thirds of the country’s Pacific coast, Puntarenas begins west of San José in central Costa Rica and winds over 300 miles down to the southwest corner of the country and the border with Panamá. It includes beautiful Jacó, along with many rainforests, tourist resorts, and the calm waters of the Gulf of Nicoya.

Things to Do in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Rainforest wildlife tours, waterfall hikes, jungle cruises, zipline rides, and many more adventurous activities await in Puntarenas. Cross the Gulf of Nicoya on a thrilling boat ride to visit Tortuga Island's white sand shores and dense palm tree jungle. Swim with sea turtles, snorkel through coastal reefs, or dive into deep blue lagoons off 50-foot cliffs here or on neighboring Alcatraz Island. Back on dry land, you’ll find miles of pristine coastline, offering the perfect place to lather on some sunscreen and soak up abundant sunshine while peering out over crystalline waters. 

Traditional surfers, as well as kitesurfers, will find their fix pretty much anywhere in coastal Puntarenas, but the beaches of Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, and Jacó are your best bet for the biggest swells. After a great day, you'll be dreaming of waves while you sleep in the comfort of your vacation home.

Tours and Natural Sights in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Because Costa Rica is blessed with year-round tropical weather and postcard-worthy scenery, it is home to an incredibly diverse number of birds, amphibians, reptiles, marsupials, and many other animals. There are myriad specialized sightseeing tours, focusing on nearly every imaginable facet of Costa Rica’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. 

From the Spanish-influenced architecture and historic landmarks of Puntarenas City to the scarlet macaw and caiman habitat in the Guacalillo estuary, the technicolor songbirds of Manuel Antonio National Park, and the coffee plantations outside of Puerto Caldera - you'll have plenty to choose from. Unfortunately, not all the tour companies practice ideal sustainability habits, so we suggest doing some research before booking any tours.

The best part? You’ll be front and center to it all from your Vacasa vacation rental. Book one today and bring your friends or family on an exotic getaway they won’t soon forget in Puntarenas!  

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