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Make Puntarenas your next getaway—choose from 158 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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Villa La Loma 3D Tour
1 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 6 (4 Adults Max)

Villa La Loma - Tarcoles, Pu

From $189
Casita Ballenato 3D Tour
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 7 (4 Adults Max)

Casita Ballenato - Uvita, Pu

From $166
Casa La Palapa 3D Tour
3 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 8

Casa La Palapa - Tivives, Pu

From $390
Makara Rio Suite / Ground Floor
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

Makara Rio Suite / Ground Floor - Uvita, Pu

From $78
Makara Mono Suite / 2nd Floor
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

Makara Mono Suite / 2nd Floor - Uvita, Pu

From $78

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Recent Puntarenas vacation rental reviews

We loved our stay and the service from Vacasa
Greg K. | Jan 2022
Our stay at Paloma Blanca was perfect. Great, comfortable space with everything you need and amazing view. It's at the south end of Jaco Beach so it's very quiet but you do have to walk 10+ minutes to get to most restaurants. The grounds and pools were perfectly maintained. There are guards at both entrances and they were very friendly and helpful.
Elisabeth S. | Jan 2022
El lugar estaba limpio, todo muy bonito, la atención muy bonita y amable
Melissa A. | Jan 2022

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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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