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If you’re planning your next vacation to our tropical paradise in Central America — we highly recommend staying in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica. Located on the Pacific Coast on the northwestern side of the country, this region is filled with stunning beaches, diverse national parks, and thrilling adventures — like scuba diving, ziplining, surfing, and more!

If you’re looking for vacation rentals or hotels in Costa Rica — you may be overwhelmed by the options. At Special Places of Costa Rica, we offer 100+ condos, houses, villas, mansions, beachfront rentals, luxury rentals, and other Airbnbs in Costa Rica. Our rentals are in ideal locations, like Playa Flamingo, Playas del Coco, and Playa Potrero, to help make your decision about where to stay in Costa Rica much easier.


Here’s what travelers love most about our vacation rentals and Airbnbs in Costa Rica:

Convenient Location

If you are searching for a convenient place to stay in Costa Rica, look no further than our selection of vacation rentals at Special Places of Costa Rica. Located under 30 miles from the Liberia International Airport, each of our rentals is just a short drive from the airport and is within walking distance of beaches, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife — so you can get into vacation mode quickly.

Playa Flamingo

Playa Flamingo is one of the most gorgeous beaches in Costa Rica, filled to the brim with natural beauty — from fluffy white sands to magnificent ocean views. Playa Flamingo, the beach town, is a popular resort destination filled with upscale restaurants, shopping, and proximity to popular attractions, like the Catalinas Islands and Playa Conchal.

Playa Flamingo Properties

Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco is a dark sand beach with calm waters, so it’s great for swimming, boating, and fishing. This beach and the neighboring town, Coco, are popular destinations for international tourists because of the town’s fabulous restaurants, nightlife, and shopping. Playas del Coco is also a short drive from some of the most popular places to visit in Guanacaste — Diamante Eco-Adventure Park and Rincon de la Vieja National Park.

Playa del Coco Properties

Playa Potrero

Playa Potrero is nestled between resort-style vacation communities like Playa Flamingo and Las Catalinas. However, it offers a much more authentic, laid-back vibe. Playa Potrero is known for its beautiful sunsets — best enjoyed by boat. Potrero and Surfside, the two nearest towns, are filled with great restaurants and lively nightlife to keep you busy when you’re not at the beach.

Playa Potrero Properties

Fun Activities

Whether you’re visiting Costa Rica for a family vacation, romantic honeymoon, or as a digital nomad — you’re going to find plenty of things to do to keep you busy when you’re not lounging around at your vacation rental or soaking up the sun at the beach.

These are some of the top activities you can look forward to during your trip to Costa Rica, particularly in Guanacaste — where you’ll be staying!

Wildlife Watching

In Costa Rica, you will have the unique opportunity to see exotic wildlife up close and personal — both in the wild and in wildlife sanctuaries around the country.

In Guanacaste, you can meet sloths, jaguars, toucans, and other rescued animals at the Diamante Animal Sanctuary. At Las Baulas Marine National Park, you can see leatherback sea turtles nesting on Playa Grande and Playa Langosta.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

There is no shortage of places to go diving and snorkeling in Costa Rica — and fortunately, Guanacaste is home to a few of the best diving locations in Costa Rica — the Catalina Islands and Bat Islands!

At the Catalina Islands, you can see giant manta rays, spotted eagle rays, sea turtles, reef sharks, and more. The Bat Islands are known for the bull sharks that visit during the peak rainy season in August, September, and October, but snappers, turtles, and other species can be spotted here too.

Thrilling Adventures

If you’re looking for an adventure you can experience on land or in the sky — you’ll love horseback riding, four-wheeling, or ziplining across the beaches, rainforests, and other gorgeous landscapes in Costa Rica.

If you’re looking for romance, riding horseback on Playa Conchal — one of the most beautiful beaches in the world — is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you’re seeking a thrilling adventure, you can hop on a four-wheeler and ride through the rugged back roads, hillside, and swamps between Playa Flamingo and Playa Potrero or fly across the rainforest on a zipline at Diamante Eco-Adventure Park.

Gorgeous Hiking

With nearly 30% of the country protected in national parks or reserves, Costa Rica is filled to the brim with untouched beauty you can discover on popular hiking trails in Guanacaste.

In the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, journey through the thick rainforest canopy and reward yourself with a refreshing dip in the sparkling natural pools and hot springs on the Rio Negro Hot Springs Trail. Or, spend a day hiking to the stunning Rio Celeste Waterfall in Tenorio Volcano National Park to watch the falls cascade into a vibrant turquoise pool.

Spectacular Surfing

If you’re looking to “shred the gnar” in Costa Rica — you’re in luck. The surfing on Costa Rica’s North Pacific Coast, where you’ll be staying, attracts professional surfers worldwide.

Playa Grande and Playa Tamarindo, in Guanacaste, are great surfing destinations for all skill levels. If you’re new to surfing, you can take lessons from Mojo Surf Adventures or Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. Nosara, further south, is another popular surfing (and yoga!) destination on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Boating Excursions

There are plenty of boating opportunities in Costa Rica — from fishing excursions, sunset cruises, rafting adventures, and wildlife-watching boat rides through the rainforest.

From your vacation rental in Guanacaste, book a Palo Verde Wildlife Safari by Boat, where you can see dozens of native bird species from the water, or depart from the Marina Flamingo on a fishing tour or snorkeling adventure in Playa Flamingo.

Luxury Amenities

As you can see, our properties are close to many attractions and activities that will keep you busy for days (or weeks) in Costa Rica. However, our stunning vacation rentals are also equipped with fabulous amenities and optional guest services to make your stay as relaxing and hassle-free as possible.

Indoor Amenities

When you step into one of our comfortable vacation homes in Costa Rica — you’ll forget you are in an exotic destination and instead be greeted by the comforts of home. Our properties in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, have air conditioning to help you stay cool and can comfortably sleep between 1–24 guests in one-bedroom condos, three-bedroom houses, or five-bedroom mansions — just to name a few.

Depending on the rental you choose, you can enjoy amenities such as a fully-equipped kitchen — complete with a microwave, refrigerator, oven, blender, and coffee maker — as well as wireless internet, ceiling fans, walk-in closets, spacious showers & bathtubs, and more!

Backyard Features

As if the stunning rainforest, beach, and tropical scenery weren’t enough to make your trip to Costa Rica remarkable, many of our vacation rentals in Costa Rica are equipped with fabulous backyard amenities, so you can truly soak in the country’s natural beauty from the comfort of your vacation home.

Enjoy fabulous amenities, such as infinity swimming pools, barbecue grills, lounge chairs, outdoor dining tables, and private walkways to the beaches in Guanacaste at your Costa Rica Airbnb.

Guest Services

At Special Places of Costa Rica, we strive to go the extra mile to ensure your stay in our tropical paradise is all you’ve dreamed of — and more! We offer many concierge services, like vacation planning, private chef services, private transportation in and around Guanacaste, and mountain bike, golf cart & beach gear rentals, to ensure your stay in Costa Rica is not only fun — but also hassle-free.

Find the Perfect Airbnbs in Costa Rica with Special Places of Costa Rica

We hope you’ll stay with us at Special Places of Costa Rica on your next vacation! Our vacation rentals are in a spectacular location in Guanacaste — on Playa Flamingo, Playas del Coco, and other beaches on Costa Rica’s Gold Coast — to make your trip to Costa Rica one you’ll remember forever.

Look through our selection of 100+ Costa Rica Airbnbs to find the perfect condo, house, villa, mansion, or beachfront property for your upcoming vacation to Costa Rica.

FAQs for Costa Rica Airbnbs

What is the safest part of Costa Rica?

The safest parts of Costa Rica are the places where you can find tourists and ex-pats at any time. Manuel Antonio National Park, Monteverde, Arenal Volcano, and Guanacaste — particularly in the resort towns of Flamingo and Coco — are exceptionally safe places to stay in Costa Rica.

What is the best month to go to Costa Rica?

December, January, February, March, and April are the best months to visit Costa Rica. These months make up the dry season — when the temperatures are warm in Costa Rica, and there is little to no rain. If you visit from May to November, you should expect cooler temperatures and more frequent rain — especially in the afternoons.

What is the best side of Costa Rica to stay on?

Costa Rica has two sides — the Pacific Coast and the Caribbean Coast. Though the Caribbean Coast has a few tourist attractions, like Tortuguero National Park, the Pacific Coast has much more to offer in terms of beautiful beaches, national parks, and adventurous activities for first-time visitors to Costa Rica.