Playa Ocotal Vacation Rentals

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Make Playa Ocotal your next getaway

Some call it heaven on earth and you might, too! This beach is a must-visit attraction if you're coming to stunning Costa Rica, and to make your stay sublime, choose one of our beautiful Playa Ocotal vacation rentals to experience the ultimate in comfort and privacy. 

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Playa Ocotal vacation rentals for every getaway

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Bahia Pez Vela Villa @ 26
3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 6

Bahia Pez Vela Villa @ 26 - Playa Ocotal, Gu

$267 avg / night
Azul Paraiso 7B
3 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 6

Azul Paraiso 7B - Playa Ocotal, Gu

$242 avg / night
Azul Paraiso 8B
3 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 6

Azul Paraiso 8B - Playa Ocotal, Gu

$286 avg / night
Dolce Vita 7025
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 5

Dolce Vita 7025 - Playa Ocotal, Gu

$128 avg / night
The Cove 1 at Playa Ocotal
1 Bed | 1.5 Bath | Sleeps 3

The Cove 1 at Playa Ocotal - Playa Ocotal, Gu

$105 avg / night

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Recent Playa Ocotal vacation rental reviews

La comodidad, la piscina, la playa y todo adentro de la casa.
Doris C. | May 2023
This is a wonderful place! It was very clean (except for the outside of the dishwasher that we think was an oversight of the cleaning personnel). It is spacious, the view from the first and second floors was amazing. The proximity to the pool and the beach is a plus, we were able to walk to both. The people at the reception and the guards were all helpful and nice. The decoration is very nice and cheerful. It would have been helpful to have envelopes of sugar for our morning coffee. There is an excellent restaurant close to the pool area that was A+. A nice surprise and the waiters were pleasant, helpful and nice. Will we stay again in this beautiful house? Yes, definitely.
Maria C. | Apr 2023
This house was more than spacious enough for 2 couples; we could easily have added a couple or a few kids. The views were amazing, and the private pool was perfect for floating especially at night to watch the stars. Clean and the water was wonderful. The tiny private cove was right down the hill next to the wonderful restaurant (excellent food every time, shout out to Chimpy for sevice el mejor!). Decent snorkeling to the right around the rocks, calm enough for little kids. The house is closest to the guard station, which felt extra safe. Caesar the on site concierge was helpful, friendly and went above and beyond (muchas gracias, Caesar!). The house itself was reasonably clean and well-supplied. The AC was good and we loved the ceiling fans. We would highly recommend to anyone and plan on coming back with more family!
Gene G. | Apr 2023
Playa Ocotal Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 12 of our Playa Ocotal homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 86 of our Playa Ocotal vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Playa Ocotal team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Playa Ocotal, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Where is Playa Ocotal?

Playa Ocotal rests on the shores of Ocotal Bay in the province of Guanacaste, just three miles south of popular Playas del Coco, which boasts many restaurants and a thriving nightlife. In Playa Ocotal, guests can revel in emerald green waters, black sand beaches, tropical sunshine, and enjoy easy access to a plenitude water-based activities.

Things to Do at Playa Ocotal

With a focus on eco-tourism, this pristine little beach and the surrounding area feature a variety of tours that allow you to explore the area in the company of an expert guide. Head out for a jungle tour and view native wildlife like iguanas, howler monkeys, and tropical birds, or see the area on horseback for a unique perspective.

Playa Ocotal is home to excellent restaurants, cafés, and sports bars where you'll find locals and travelers from around the world meeting for delicious food, mouthwatering drinks, and lively socializing. Try a casado for a great variety of local foods, and finish it up with a tasty flan!

After dinner, take a stroll along the beach to see the fishing boats and yachts moored on the bay, or head out earlier in the day and do some swimming or snorkeling off the nearby rocky islands. Take a trip to Catalina Island for some of the best diving in the area and see the giant Manta Ray and fascinating rock formations.

When you're headed to the Guanacaste, with its biodiverse parklands and gorgeous beaches, make one of our Playa Ocotal vacation rental your home base, and the beach life in style!

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