Destination guide

Los Pargos: a step back in time

You'll feel like you've stepped back in time when you stay in a Los Pargos vacation rental. This charming little fishing village along the Pacific coast in Costa Rica doesn't yet have paved roads and the main forms of transport are motorcycles, or the humble bicycle. Monkeys swing through the tropical foliage which hides the village houses. Things tick along at a different pace here – siestas are almost mandatory. While there's little in the way of attractions, what more do you need than a gorgeous white sandy beach and the lapping Pacific Ocean just moments away?

Things to do

Los Pargos is a gateway for food and festivals

If you tire of the beach, nearby Tamarindo is the perfect antidote. Foodies will be pleased to know that the town has more than 100 restaurants, serving up everything from Costa Rican fare to sushi made from freshly-caught seafood. It's also a great place to hit the shops, whether you're just picking up supplies to take back to your Los Pargos vacation rental or you want to bag some souvenirs to take home. For a little local color, there's a packed schedule of events, including beer festivals, cultural performances and live music. Afterward, you can return to your little slice of paradise.

Activities

There's more to Los Pargos than meets the eye

Los Pargos might be small, but it has some of the best surf swells in the country rolling up to the beach. If you're a newbie to the sport, there's always someone in town who'll teach you how to pop up and stay up. Staying in a Los Pargos vacation rental opens up more than just the nearby beach, though. Along the coast you'll find some wonderful hiking trails that wind up to a waterfall, as well as horseback riding and even the odd yoga class. When the sun begins to set, grab a cold beer and watch the melting orange light drop behind the horizon.

Weather

Escape the cold climes for Los Pargos

If you're looking for the perfect weather, try to score a Los Pargos vacation rental between mid-December and April, when the climate is sunny and dry. Unsurprisingly, it's also the busiest season, with vacationers jetting in to escape the cold climes back home. If you want to save a few bucks and don't mind the odd afternoon shower, the rental prices take a nosedive the rest of the year. Pro tip: the rains take a short break between June and July and with fewer crowds on the beach, it might just be the best time to visit.

Natural features

More than 850 species of bird near Los Pargos

Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse places on earth and is home to more than 5% of the world's flora and fauna. Birdwatchers should make a beeline for Costa Rica, along with their binoculars, where they can tick off more than 850 species of recorded avifauna, including the dazzling hummingbird and the resplendent Quetzal. If birding isn't your thing, you'll surely be impressed by the 6 species of cat that live here, including jaguars and pumas, or watching monkeys swing by the windows of your Los Pargos vacation rental. You don't have to look hard to spot a colorful critter.

Can I find a vacation rental around Los Pargos?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 876 vacation rentals near Los Pargos. From 333 Houses to 318 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Los Pargos for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Los Pargos?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Los Pargos:

  • Marbella: 23 vacation rentals
  • Playa Guiones: 171 vacation rentals
  • Playa Grande: 458 vacation rentals
  • Palm Beach Estates: 103 vacation rentals
  • Junquillal: 50 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Los Pargos?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Los Pargos. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Flamingo Beach: 1,290 vacation rentals
  • Nosara Beach: 503 vacation rentals
  • Playa Penca: 2,027 vacation rentals
  • Reserva Conchal Golf Course: 2,095 vacation rentals
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course: 1,441 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Los Pargos listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Los Pargos?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 333 Houses in Los Pargos. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Los Pargos include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 318 rentals available
  • Villas: 123 rentals available
  • Cabins: 28 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Los Pargos?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 737 vacation rentals with pool available in Los Pargos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.