Destination guide

Choose a vacation rental for your Santa Cruz getaway

The parks and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Santa Cruz. There's no shortage of things to see and do in the area.Conchal Beach and Flamingo Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Santa Cruz

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Santa Cruz a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monkey Park (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Papagayo Golf and Country Club (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course (16.6 mi / 26.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Santa Cruz

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Santa Cruz is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Conchal Beach (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Flamingo Beach (17.8 mi / 28.6 km)
  • Recaredo Briceno Park (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • El Viejo Wetlands (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Junquillal Beach (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Blanca Beach (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Santa Cruz

The nearest airport is in Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.), located 23.8 mi (38.4 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Santa Cruz?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 907 vacation rentals near Santa Cruz. From 354 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 Santa Cruz for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Santa Cruz?

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 Santa Cruz:

  • Marbella: 23 vacation rentals
  • Palm Beach Estates: 99 vacation rentals
  • Junquillal: 50 vacation rentals
  • Playa Grande Estates: 439 vacation rentals
  • Coco Sunset Hills: 196 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 Santa Cruz?

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

  • Nosara Beach: 508 vacation rentals
  • Playa Carrillo: 376 vacation rentals
  • Flamingo Beach: 1,300 vacation rentals
  • Ocotal Beach: 1,669 vacation rentals
  • Avellana Beach: 1,437 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 354 Houses in Santa Cruz. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santa Cruz include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 318 rentals available
  • Villas: 142 rentals available
  • Cabins: 21 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 Santa Cruz?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 754 vacation rentals with pool available in Santa Cruz. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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