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Make a vacation rental, villa or condo in Costa Rica your home away from home as you explore the country's incredible natural wonders.

Costa Rica, located in Central America between Nicaragua and Panama, has an incredibly diverse landscape including mountains, rainforests, volcanoes, and coastline on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Nature preserves cover 15% of Costa Rica, and the country is home to an amazing display of biodiversity, including 850 species of birds, 205 species of mammals and 9,000 species of flowering plants.

Guests of Costa Rica vacation rentals can suntan on white or black sand beaches, go whitewater rafting, hike in the jungle, visit an active volcano, or go surfing. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the rainforest canopy! Visitors can ride an aerial tram or skim across the treetops in a harness connected to cables strung between platforms.

A popular destination on the Pacific coast is Manual Antonio National Park, offering great hiking and bird watching opportunities for visitors who stay in a Puntarenas Costa Rica vacation rental in Manual Antonio. The park is home to several outstanding beaches, including Playa Blaca, a protected beach good for families, and Playa Espadilla Sur, popular for surfing and windsurfing. Jaco and Domincal vacation rentals are also nearby. Guests of Quepos vacation rentals can choose from a number of fishing and diving charters. The Bat Islands and Catalina Island, about half an hour offshore, are popular destinations for experienced divers.

In the northern plains of Costa Rica, guests of Lake Arenal vacation rentals can hike, bike or ride horses along the rim of the active Arenal Volcano, and the strong winds at Lake Arenal are perfect for windsurfing and parasailing. Visitors staying Costa Rica villas and vacation rentals can take a relaxing soak in the thermal waters generated by the nearby Tabacon river, go whitewater rafting in the class III rapids of the Sarapiqui river, or visit the Monteverde biological reserve.

Guests of Guanacaste Costa Rica vacation rentals will find more great beaches on the northwest coast. Naranjo Beach is a top surfing destination; the protected Carillo Beach is great for snorkeling; and Conchal Beach is the best spot for collecting seashells. Guests of Tamarindo vacation rentals will find a wide variety of activities here, and Hermosa vacation rentals are also quite popular. Visitors who stay in Playa Flamingo vacation rentals can visit several parks and wildlife preserves in the area, including Blanco Nature Reserve and Palo Verde National Park.

In the capital city, guests of San Jose vacation rentals can visit the National Center of Art and Culture, the Gold Museum and the Jade Museum.

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