Costa Rica is a one-of-a-kind country between the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean with rugged rainforests and a picturesque coastline. According to Visit Costa Rica, this beloved country is a paradise for those who like to immerse themselves in nature and experience the wonders of untouched land. When it comes to architecture, there is a wide variety of structures in Costa Rica. Many feature a tropical vibe with natural elements and indoor/outdoor living.
If you're looking to take some tropical inspiration and evoke a sense of beachside living in your own home during a stay in Costa Rica, Airbnb is a great resource. The wide variety of rentals on the website features everything from contemporary tropical homes with panoramic views to jungle-inspired oases with infinity-edge swimming pools. If you're looking to bring a bit of Costa Rica into your vacation home, keep reading for our list of the best Airbnbs in Costa Rica!
This one-of-a-kind jungle stay offers guests the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in the beauty of Costa Rica's Monteverde region. According to Airbnb, this modern treehouse hosts up to two guests in its unique one-bedroom and one-bathroom design. On the first floor, guests will find the entrance, a relaxation space surrounded by nature, a coffee station, a dining table, and a cozy bathroom. Following the spiral staircase and going up to the second story, guests see a comfortable bedroom inside a dome made of local wood and a balcony with a sweeping view of the surrounding greenery and mountains.
The wood-slatted balcony is the star of this stay, providing picture-perfect views of wildlife and the Costa Rican jungle. Guests can wake up to the sound of birds singing and watch families of monkeys passing in the mountain just in front of them, all from their private treehouse bedroom. When it comes to unique architecture and design, this Airbnb is at the top of the list. The spacious and sleek deck gives guests great views that offer an opportunity to see everything from vibrant birds to monkeys swinging from branch to branch.
Located just twenty minutes from the San Jose airport in a safe gated community, this one-of-a-kind modern loft space blends the beauty of the surrounding Costa Rican landscape with ultra-modern design and architecture. According to Airbnb, this home hosts up to four guests in two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The unique construction of this home includes floor-to-ceiling glass walls throughout the loft, sleek silver furnishings and accents, and luxury furniture to fully complete the futuristic modern feel of the space.
The space also offers a decked terrace, a jacuzzi, a fire pit, a private garden home to rabbits and other wildlife, two balconies with spectacular views, private parking, a BBQ area, air conditioning in each bedroom, a basketball court, luxury beds, and breathtaking mountain views. Guests are also encouraged to take advantage of the other amenities on the property, including a playground perfect for children, a romantic gazebo, and a small farm of local animals.
This contemporary villa blends traditional tropical resort style with chic touches, creating the ultimate vacation home for Costa Rican travelers. Per Airbnb, the impressive build hosts up to fourteen guests in five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Located in the beach town of Tamarindo, this luxury home features design work by renowned San Diego architect Steve Adams, custom built by Flor de Pacifico and Jeff Hutton, and decorated by Mu Design. The combined skills of each partner create an impressively styled and constructed home.
The centerpiece of Sunset House is an open-fronted, thatched-roof pavilion where guests can enjoy Pacific breezes as they hang out around a built-in sectional, a live-edge dining table, and a fully equipped kitchen and counter that opens to a bar on the terrace. The home incorporates indoor-outdoor living throughout. Guests can enjoy the expansive terrace off the main living area equipped with sun loungers and views of the beach and estuary or head down the steps to another terrace with a beautiful heated pool.
Built with materials hailing from Indonesia, this massive luxury villa combines traditional Balinese style with the natural beauty of the surrounding Costa Rica landscape. According to Airbnb, the property hosts up to an impressive sixteen guests, making this the perfect getaway spot for those looking to travel with family or a larger group of friends. Built atop a hill near the Tamarindo estuary, the property has views of the Pacific Ocean in two directions, inviting guests to catch the sunset from one of the many incredible vantage points the property offers. The grey brick exterior creates a cool color palette that complements the surrounding greenery, and the hammocks on the patio add a bohemian touch.
The villa is the work of California architect Steve Adams. The structure prioritizes the views, with living spaces open to the outdoors, allowing guests to transform and customize their stay to their liking. The mansion has seven suite-style bedrooms, including a more secluded back house, providing plenty of space for guests to spread out and enjoy personal privacy and shared common areas. Another architectural highlight is the wooden staircase leading up to the main entrance.
This tropical villa creates a serene and earthy setting with natural wood finishes and an open-air kitchen. According to the Airbnb listing, this rental has three bedrooms with three beds, allowing six guests to stay here at a time. There is a cohesive bohemian style throughout the entire villa, allowing the colors of Costa Rica to shine through in both the decor and structure of the house.
The glass doors in the kitchen lead out onto a stunning patio where guests will find a large dining table. From breakfasts to sunset dinners, this massive table provides ample space to get comfortable. The concrete-style walls inside the home add a slightly industrial accent, while the rest of the living area remains tropical and warm. There is also a large hammock, outdoor swimming pool, and outdoor kitchen that offer vibrant views of the surrounding palm trees and greenery.
Located above the point where Playa Tamarindo and Playa Grande intersect through the estuary, this Airbnb is a tropical haven with sweeping oceanfront views that brings to life any surfer's dream destination. Per the listing on Airbnb, El Chante hosts up to sixteen guests in eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms, allowing guests to travel with large groups of family and friends. El Chante takes pride in its environmental responsibility and is classified as an eco-luxury retreat, offering all the comfort and convenience of a high-end stay while still taking measures to keep the planet and local ecosystems healthy and thriving.
From open-air design eliminating the need for air conditioning to recycled water irrigating the garden, guests can vacation with good conscience and comfort during their stay. The rental also features an expansive infinity pool overlooking the ocean, a massage studio and yoga space, access to surfboards, and a prime location with Costa Rican jungle and beach access just outside your door.
For guests looking to stay just steps from some of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches, Villa Morabeza is the perfect spot. With direct access to Tamarindo Beach and Langosta Beach, guests are encouraged to take advantage of the ultra-convenient location of this beautiful stay. According to the Airbnb listing, the expansive villa hosts up to twenty guests in eight en suite bedrooms and eight bathrooms, providing plenty of room for group travels. Whether planning a family reunion or a wedding party, Villa Morazeba has ample space for all your guests.
This design has the location in mind, with an open-air setup that invites the fresh ocean breeze and natural sunlight to flow freely throughout interior spaces, making the most of the tropical Costa Rica climate. The villa's style fuses modern designer furniture and decor with local beach charm and comfort, offering guests a simultaneously luxurious and local experience.
Located in the lush forest above Playa Nacascolo, this resort-style villa in the canopy offers guests the ultimate immersive experience. According to Airbnb, Monkey Villa hosts up to eight guests in three bedrooms with three bathrooms. Vaulted ceilings and a wall of windows bring warm breezes and tropical sunshine into the villa's open-plan great room, and accents of green and orange are featured throughout the home, bringing the vibrant colors of the Costa Rica scenery directly inside. The stay also boasts three private balconies, each facing the ocean. Guests can take a seat and enjoy views of local wildlife, including bright songbirds, monkeys, lizards, and more.
The expansive pool offers views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding wildlife. The pool deck comes complete with comfortable lounge chairs, a wet bar, and a barbeque area perfect for entertaining guests or just spending the day relaxing poolside with family and friends.
This sizable villa is perfect for guests looking for a truly immersive experience. Per the Airbnb listing, the home hosts up to fourteen guests in five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Located in the heart of Costa Rica's smallest national park, Manuel Antonio National Park, guests can take full advantage of the surrounding natural beauty and the beauty and detail of the home itself. Built in 2009, this impressive property spans over 8,500 square feet. It features unique, elegant decor and furnishings from local and international artists and designers.
Some of the stay's most impressive features include an indoor atrium sporting local landscaping and greenery and a terrace spanning the entire length of the villa, complete with an infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the indoor-outdoor nature of the stay, and the open floor plan design allows for entertaining family and guests alike with ease.
Designed by Costa Rica's most renowned architect, Ronald Zurcher, this architecturally impressive home is perfect for guests looking to vacation with the utmost luxury and good taste. According to Airbnb, the rental hosts up to eight guests in three bedrooms with three bathrooms. You can feel the intentionality in each choice throughout the design and conception. The focal point of the space is the central living area with a thatched roof, open sides, sitting areas with stylish sofas, a glass table, and a bar that opens to the fully equipped, newly renovated kitchen. The interior blends exposed stone and wood in its construction with pops of brightly painted walls and colorful works of art, creating a unique vibe throughout.
The layout also includes a breathtaking infinity pool overlooking the Jaco, Herradura, and Nicoya bays and a private terrace with a daybed with direct sea views. Guests are encouraged to spend time on the outdoor patio area to spot a variety of wildlife, including butterflies, sloths, capuchin monkeys, macaws, toucans, and more.
Book a stay at the stunning Casa Vista Paraiso, a luxury rental in the Herradura region. According to the listing on Airbnb, this home can host up to ten guests in five bedrooms with six bathrooms. Located on the grounds of the Los Sueños Resort, guests can enjoy the seclusion and proximity to the Costa Rican jungle with easy access to local resort activities, including fairways, beach club, marinas, and more.
The nearly 9,000 square feet of custom-designed living space boasts marble floors, leather sofas, wrought-iron chandeliers, and a comfortable mix of wood and wicker furniture designed with luxury and ultimate comfort. The rental also offers a covered outdoor kitchen and an impressive pool and hot tub. This place is perfect for spending the day cooking, eating, swimming, and relaxing from the comfort of your stay while enjoying private views of the surrounding Costa Rica jungle.
Are you looking for a more local and homey feel? Guests of Suite Santiago, located in Danta Beach in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, can experience just that. Per Airbnb, this romantic suite stay hosts up to five guests in two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Guests can open their home's bright blue sliding wall door each morning and step out on a veranda covered in bougainvillea. They can enjoy a homemade Costa Rican breakfast included in the price of their stay. The suite takes full advantage of the beauty of the surrounding neighborhood, as almost every room in the home provides indoor-outdoor access and expansive windows for guests to enjoy the surroundings.
Old World architectural elements blend with modern fixtures, creating a unique blend of styles. Touches of bright blues and whites meet deep wood tones and other natural accents to reflect the beauty of the surrounding coastal community, allowing guests to continue their cultural exploration throughout their stay.
Are you searching for a contemporary home base to return to after your days of Costa Rican adventures? This modern ranch home offers guests a modernized luxury experience in the heart of Tamarindo, a famed surf town with impressive beaches and year-round ocean breezes. According to the Airbnb listing, the ranch home hosts up to ten guests in four bedrooms and four bathrooms, and guests can enjoy private access to Playa Tamarindo and Playa Langosta for relaxed beach days. However, with the private in-ground pool and luxurious lounge chairs, you may not even want to leave the comfort of your stay!
The property also features a full kitchen, airy living spaces, and impressive utilization of indoor-outdoor space to allow guests to enjoy the stunning coastal surroundings. Natural woods and woven materials meet the structurally modern construction of the home, making this villa a one-of-a-kind stay.
Want something on the larger side? Per the listing on Airbnb, this four-bedroom home utilizes space wisely and innovatively to accommodate a maximum of 10 guests at a time. The views from the infinity edge swimming pool design create a sense of serenity, and the location allows guests to enjoy views from nearly every part of the house. A large dining table and cozy seating area under the shade of a covered patio enhance indoor/outdoor living.
Another architectural highlight found on the exterior is the black spiral staircase that makes its way from the first floor of the outdoor deck to the second. The bright, white interior also matches the white exterior. Those looking to take a break from the Costa Rican sun can lounge in the living room while leaving the massive sliding windows open, allowing a cool breeze to trickle in. Some other amenities worth noting include the outdoor grill, plush pool lounge chairs, and spacious kitchen.