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Make Puntarenas your next getaway—choose from 156 great vacation rentals

Surf bums in search of epic waves, beachgoers eyeing unspoiled shores, and adventure travelers hunting once-in-a-lifetime thrills descend throughout the year upon Puntarenas - Costa Rica’s largest province. A region of vast, sprawling countryside, at times mountainous and even volcanic, features sweeping shores peppered with lush wildlife reserves, ports hosting cruise ships, and sleepy seaside villages where you can find a welcome respite from your busy life.

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Puntarenas vacation rentals for every getaway

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Makara Suite Penthouse
1 Bed | 1.5 Bath | Sleeps 3

Makara Suite Penthouse - Uvita, Pu

From $48
Casa Aviari 3D Tour
1 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4

Casa Aviari - Cabo Matapalo, Pu

From $173
La Paloma Blanca D3
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

La Paloma Blanca D3 - Jaco, Pu

From $79
Canto del Mar #20 3D Tour
2 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 6 (4 Adults Max)

Canto del Mar #20 - Dominical, Pu

From $94
Makara Mono Suite / 2nd Floor
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

Makara Mono Suite / 2nd Floor - Uvita, Pu

From $74

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Recent Puntarenas vacation rental reviews

I really like it the apartment. I feel like home because this type has a couch with a big tv the kitchen and dinning room are there, everything close! You can relax and at the same time while taking care of the food! It has everything you need for cooking, towels to go to the beach! Also I enjoyed this tome the coffee they provide; really good stuff from Costa Rica! The pool and bbq area it’s really cozy! The parking lot and the distribution of the whole complex it’s really nice!
Karen M. | Oct 2021
We vacationed here for our honeymoon and we have to say that it exceeded our expectations. The hotel was steps from the beach and we woke up to the sound of waves every morning and went to sleep to the waves every evening. We had a beautiful view from the balcony overlooking the pool the ocean, and the small hillside jungle. The staff were kind and accommodating. We arrived to wine and flower petals in the master suite- treatment we were not expecting but were pleasantly surprised to receive. The suite was comfortable and provided everything you would need for a. On for table vacation spot- a washer/dryer with detergent provided, dishes, pots and pans, a wine opener, soap, towels, hairdryer, etc. The hotel was walking distance to the center of town and was close to various amenities while also being far enough away from noise. I really cannot say enough positive things about our experience. We highly recommend this location to anyone looking for a beautiful vacation accommodation.
sydney s. | Oct 2021
The condo is well located next to the ocean and has a wonderful private pool. It’s relaxing and the condo has everything. It was a perfect place to relax, enjoy the weather but have comforts of home!
Tonja L. | Oct 2021

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Whether you’ve come for the legendary surf or the “tranquilo” lifestyle, you’ll find a new favorite destination in one of our beachfront vacation rentals in Puntarenas!

Where is Puntarenas, Costa Rica?

Spanning across two-thirds of the country’s Pacific coast, Puntarenas begins west of San José in central Costa Rica and winds over 300 miles down to the southwest corner of the country and the border with Panamá. It includes beautiful Jacó, along with many rainforests, tourist resorts, and the calm waters of the Gulf of Nicoya.

Things to Do in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Rainforest wildlife tours, waterfall hikes, jungle cruises, zipline rides, and many more adventurous activities await in Puntarenas. Cross the Gulf of Nicoya on a thrilling boat ride to visit Tortuga Island's white sand shores and dense palm tree jungle. Swim with sea turtles, snorkel through coastal reefs, or dive into deep blue lagoons off 50-foot cliffs here or on neighboring Alcatraz Island. Back on dry land, you’ll find miles of pristine coastline, offering the perfect place to lather on some sunscreen and soak up abundant sunshine while peering out over crystalline waters. 

Traditional surfers, as well as kitesurfers, will find their fix pretty much anywhere in coastal Puntarenas, but the beaches of Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, and Jacó are your best bet for the biggest swells. After a great day, you'll be dreaming of waves while you sleep in the comfort of your vacation home.

Tours and Natural Sights in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Because Costa Rica is blessed with year-round tropical weather and postcard-worthy scenery, it is home to an incredibly diverse number of birds, amphibians, reptiles, marsupials, and many other animals. There are myriad specialized sightseeing tours, focusing on nearly every imaginable facet of Costa Rica’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. 

From the Spanish-influenced architecture and historic landmarks of Puntarenas City to the scarlet macaw and caiman habitat in the Guacalillo estuary, the technicolor songbirds of Manuel Antonio National Park, and the coffee plantations outside of Puerto Caldera - you'll have plenty to choose from. Unfortunately, not all the tour companies practice ideal sustainability habits, so we suggest doing some research before booking any tours.

The best part? You’ll be front and center to it all from your Vacasa vacation rental. Book one today and bring your friends or family on an exotic getaway they won’t soon forget in Puntarenas!  

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