Puntarenas Vacation Rentals

Compare 153 vacation rentals. Enter your trip dates to get started.
Costa Rica > Puntarenas

Make Puntarenas your next getaway—choose from 153 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.

Explore Puntarenas apartments, condo rentals, house rentals, and more



View 63 Apartments

Condo rentals

View 33 Condo rentals

House rentals

View 31 House rentals

Puntarenas vacation rentals for every getaway

Dog-friendly Hot tub Internet
Canto del Mar #20 3D Tour
2 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 6 (4 Adults Max)

Canto del Mar #20 - Dominical, Pu

From $87
Villa La Loma 3D Tour
1 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 6 (4 Adults Max)

Villa La Loma - Tarcoles, Pu

From $150
Breakwater Point 602
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4

Breakwater Point 602 - Jaco, Pu

From $79
Las Nubes 31 3D Tour
3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 6

Las Nubes 31 - Herradura, Pu

From $74
La Paloma Blanca C4 3D Tour
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4

La Paloma Blanca C4 - Jaco, Pu

From $79

View 148 more homes

Recent Puntarenas vacation rental reviews

Nice view on the beach, nice pool
Stefanie S. | Sep 2021
I can’t express just how much we enjoyed our stay at the house. The depiction of the house is spot on. It is simply beautiful and makes you want to stop time where you could wake up each morning watching the sun rise over the many trees surrounding the house. My wife and I saw / heard many types of birds along with a family of monkeys during our stay. We named the huge tree on the property the Tree of Life. It was the central point where you could almost always find some type of animal enjoying its day there. The house is well equipped for anything you want do (ie. cooking, playing in the pool, just relaxing). If the plan is to have a rental car during the rainy season, I would definitely get a 4x4 car to get from the highway to the house. I also want to mention how much I appreciated the property management company, Vacasa (Maria), for answering my many questions about the house. We will have great forever memories of the relaxing time spent here - Pura Vida!
Reginald Y. | Sep 2021
Very nice unit. Great views. Very close to beach and restaurants.
David H. | Sep 2021

Book confidently. Stay comfortably.

Book confidently. Stay comfortably.
24/7 support
Easy check-in
Easy check-in
Professional cleaning
Professional cleaning

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!  

Discover Puntarenas

7 Costa Rica coffee tours that will elevate your palate


Family-friendly Costa Rica adventure vacations