Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals Near Arenal, Costa Rica - Updated 2023

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Costa Rica is a dream vacation for many because of its stunning rainforests, wonderful beaches, and spectacular mountains and volcanoes. One of its most popular volcanoes is Arenal. Located in Alajuela Province, it was considered as one of the most active volcanoes in the world. However, it has been dormant since 2010. Now, its surrounding area is a tourist attraction. Arenal Volcano is in Arenal Volcano National Park, which features various flora and fauna as well as another volcano named Chato. Aside from the hot springs, visitors coming here can also enjoy La Fortuna Waterfall, zip-lining, hanging bridges, and whitewater rafting. Since Arenal and the national park where it belongs offer lots of areas to be explored, staying near here is always a great idea. For easy access to this world-famous volcano, check out the top Airbnb vacation rentals near Arenal, Costa Rica.

1. Stylish studio with rooftop access (from USD 87)

Good for three guests, this nature-themed studio features stylish furnishings and decor. It has one king-size bed, a smart TV, high-speed WIFI, and air conditioning to keep the apartment cool. Aside from a full bathroom and a kitchenette, this vacation rental offers complimentary access to a third-floor rooftop terrace. Here, you can look at one-of-a-kind views of treetops and the volcano.

The apartment complex is in a safe neighbourhood, within a short distance of shops, ATMs, and other attractions. What’s more, Rainforest Chocolate Tour, Arenal Volcano National Park, and hot springs are less than 30 minutes away.

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La Fortuna, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
252 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice apartment with an amazing view of the volcano
the a/c was more than capable
the complex and our room were lovely
clean and spaciousnice shower with warm water20mbps internet speed for those who needperfect would definitely book again
the apartment is so comfortable with a great hot shower very well equipped kitchen and lots of space
the room was nice and clean a bit strange smell
place is clean spacious with everything you need
roy’s place was excellent it was very clean modern comfortable and convenient
the room is cleaned and the instructions to get to it were pretty clear
the space did look perfectly clean when we arrived
host gave us detail instructions and recommendations that were very helpful
very helpful host with great local knowledge
and thanks roy for being a fantastic host
thank you roy for hosting us during our trip
roy and erik were very kind and helpful and provided us with lots of tips
the room and location is absolutely beautiful
very beautiful apartment too location was a short walk to the city center
great location and good value for the price
amazing studio apartment in a great location in town
fantastic location walking distance from the restaurants in la fortuna
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2. Quaint retreat with porch swing (from USD 30)

This beautiful and elegant retreat, which has a black-and-white-themed interior, is the perfect place to stay in La Fortuna for a duo or solo travellers. It is furnished with a queen-size bed, an en-suite bathroom, and a quaint living room with coffee-making facilities.

With its location, you can easily stroll to the finest boutiques and attractions of the town, as well as its restaurants, walking trails, and hot springs. While you’re here, enjoy the stellar views of the volcano while swaying on the porch swing. It is also surrounded by a beautiful garden.

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
268 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this was a very cute space with coffee in the room (no creamer or sugar though)
beautiful and the air condition and fans worked really well
she reset the wifi and it worked better after that
as other guests mentioned in reviews the wifi is pretty spotty
the place was exceptionally tidy and we appreciated the air conditioning and shampoo/body wash in the shower
the place was very clean and private
it was clean and was exactly what we expected
very comfortable clean and thoughtful touches
the place is sparkling clean and stylish
the apartment itself is picturesque clean and comfortable
friendly and helpful hosts
very helpful service they responded immediately to any questions we had
very responsive and helpful host
excellent place and even better hosts
georgina and rafael were wonderful hosts we absolutely loved our stay
great location in the middle of town
great location with parking and everything is walking distance
great place in a central location
great location can walk to many restaurants and bars
we were in a perfect location an easy and safe walk to restaurants
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3. Beautiful cottage with great views (from USD 64)

Stay in this home in El Castillo village, which offers views of the volcano, the forest, and the lake. This beautiful cottage can shelter up to five people in its two cosy bedrooms and comes with two and a half baths. Not only is it equipped with a full kitchen where you can easily prepare hearty meals, but it is also near a couple of markets and restaurants.

What’s more, all guests are provided lake access, Wi-Fi, and parking. There is also a dedicated workspace if you are coming for business and a TV for your entertainment. Long-term stays are possible here, and there is a laundry area for your convenience. Don’t forget to relax on the terrace, where you can overlook the lush garden and magnificent sceneries of Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano.

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El Castillo, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
143 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
the hillside home was such a lovely place in el castillo - spacious and clean
his house is beautiful clean with all furnished you need
kelly is a great host
kelly is a great host and easy to communicate with
nice location and kelly is a great host
he was super helpful with tips on what to see
nonetheless kelly is a great host friendly and willing to help in any way he can
the location of the house is fantastic
relatively close to points of interest in la fortuna
confortable stay in a cozy and relaxing location
this is great for a getaway that is still close enough to all the tourism in la fortuna
this house is in a fantastic location and a much better choice than staying in la fortuna
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4. Herrera Loft (from USD 55)

Relax in this loft while sipping on coffee out on the outdoor patio or the backyard. Located on the lower floor, this property’s kitchen has a stove, a microwave, a refrigerator, and other cooking necessities. Upstairs is a queen-size bed with a flat-screen TV. Additionally, its nicely decorated bathroom features a shower, toiletries, and a hairdryer.

This one-bedroom loft is suitable for a lovely couple exploring La Fortuna as it offers easy access to public transportation and free street parking if you are bringing a car. It has the perfect setting, only within a 10-minute walk from downtown La Fortuna and a 10-minute drive from La Fortuna Waterfalls. Best of all, you can see Arenal Volcano from here.

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La Fortuna, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
351 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
everything was spotlesly clean and pretty
it was also spotlessly clean
the space was beautiful and very clean
the space is beautiful and immaculately clean
very modern & stylish and great use of small space clean trendy and close to town
yessenia was a perfect host
yessenia is a great host
yessenia is a great host
yessenia was very responsive
yessenia was helpful and welcoming
cute and stylish place in a perfect location
beautiful condo great location walking distance from the downtown area
perfect location to walk into town center
the house is located near the city center in a super calm neighborhood
the location is great right near the center of town and easy to get to
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5. Central apartment with garden (from USD 82)

Good for two, this apartment close to the centre of La Fortuna has one double bed in the master bedroom. Step out on the terrace for wonderful views of rich greenery and beautiful flowers from the garden. This apartment comes with high-speed Wi-Fi, a bathroom, and a well-equipped kitchen. What’s more, parking on the premises is available in the neighborhood if you are travelling by vehicle. You can also avail of tours to Arenal Volcano while staying here.

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La Fortuna, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
215 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Shipping container 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable clean great wifi service and chicken amenities
it was amazingly clean well-appointed and comfortable with brand-new amenities including air conditioning and a private patio area
fast wifi and very clean
a very functional kitchen and bathroom comfortable bedroom with aircon everything about this container was perfect
we had a great stay at this place comfy bed and great ac very nice garden
clean practical comfortable and would happily stay again
everything was comfortable and clean
flat was clean comfortable very well resourced
check in was easy the place itself was amazing very clean and exactly what i needed
the property was clean and the back yard is beautiful
i had a very nice stay and the host was very welcoming and helpful
the hosts are very nice and helped in everything you need
great location and amazing service by the hosts
great location 2 mins walk from central square but far enough away from bar noise
everything was spot on location is the best thing about it
location was close to everything in la fortuna and had secure parking
location is incredible the place is even better than i expected
it is such a nice little cozy place & everything is close
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6. Comfortable cabin surrounded by nature (from USD 45)

This one-bedroom cabin has a perfect location, close to the centre of La Fortuna yet far away from all the buzz. The surrounding nature will make you feel like you are in paradise as soon as you step out on the back porch. This cabin is equipped with basic necessities, such as a kitchenette with a coffee maker, a rice cooker, and a refrigerator, a bathroom with complimentary toiletries, high-speed internet, and a cable TV.

If you’re coming in your car, there’s parking space for you. If you don’t have a car, the owners can provide private transportation and bike rentals.

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La Fortuna, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
363 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the back balcony is a nice cool place to have breakfast
it was more of a fan than anything
very amazing quaint place and the back patio is absolutely gorgeous very safe and cozy
also - just something to keep in mind - the shower is lukewarm at best
beds were comfortable
everything was clean and functional
nice and clean new cabin
well built remote super clean studio cabin
inside we had a clean room in great condition
the cabin was lovely and very clean and neifren gave us a warm welcome when we arrived
the owner was nice and communicative
the host were very friendly and organized
after writing to the owner he kindly picked me up
great stay great host thanks for everything
neifren is a lovely host thank you
beautiful location for the home
nice place cool neighborhood to walk in great value
great place close to la fortuna but far from busy streets very nice and quiet
this cabin is a close drive to la fortuna attractions and hiking
i recommend this spot if you are looking for a place to enjoy being close to nature
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7. Fancy treehouse with deck (from USD 85)

If your childhood dream was to stay in a treehouse, you can make it come true when you book this fancy property. A few steps away from La Fortuna’s downtown area, this treehouse is close to all must-visit areas in town. If you just want a laid-back day, you can look at amazing views while relaxing on the treehouse’s hammocks.

This accommodation houses one queen-size bed, a full bathroom, and a kitchenette with a mini-fridge. Despite being surrounded by nature, it has high-speed Wi-Fi. Best of all, you can relax in the bathtub or rocking chairs on the deck.

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San Carlos, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
354 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi wasn’t great though
air conditioning and hot water worked perfectly
the bed is also amazingly comfortable and offers a view of the arenal
air conditioning is amazing for those hot days
very cozy room and great views
the whole place was very clean and very modern
the apartment is clean shower pressure immaculate and hot water perfect
it was clean and organized which i appreciate very much when traveling
a wonderful place to stay near the arenal volcano clean tidy and modern
awesome little treehouse the place was very nice and clean and close to town/attractions
the best host we ever had
jimmy's response time is quick and he was most helpful
very kind host and gorgeous scenery
he also provided very helpful information about local attractions
jimmy was an awesome host who gave great recommendations and helped us get good deals on activities
great location close to town and close to a great bike rental place
the value and the location are ideal
great location only 5 minutes from town
absolutely wonderful spot loved the close proximity to town
the location was great and quick drive or walk into town
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8. Beautiful cabin with patio (from USD 28)

A great accommodation for couples or solo travellers, this cabin is fully furnished with all your needs. In the morning, you will be greeted by beautiful views of Arenal Volcano and the blue skies. Have your breakfast on the patio for some fresh air or lie down on the hammocks and watch the clouds go by.

You can also explore nearby attractions. El Salto, which is a great swimming spot with waterfalls and rope swings, is close by. There is also a mini-market in the area, while downtown La Fortuna is only a few minutes away on foot, making it easy to enjoy local dining and a lot of quality shops.

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La Fortuna, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
200 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
super clean and cozy
john is a great host really helpful and with great tips
john's mother who was our host during our stay was very helpful
nice place great value nice location and good person to work with
great little place to stay right outside of la fortuna and near a rope swing and swimming hole
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9. Two-bedroom apartment with forest views

Located close to La Fortuna Waterfall, hot springs, El Salto, and Arenal Volcano National Park, this two-bedroom apartment will make you feel at home. It features two bedrooms, each with a double bed and fresh linens, a fully furnished kitchen with a microwave and a coffee maker, and a full bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer.

Up to four guests can occupy this clean property. They can spend their days sipping their coffee on the balcony while looking at a beautiful view of the forest and the volcano.

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San Carlos, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
171 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
not fancy so your not getting air conditioning pools or comfortable surroundings
wifi is also good :) thanks for our stay
thankfully it cools at night and the rooms come with fans
facing the arenal volcano thank you for the clean and comfortable apartment
very nice and clean apartment
there were clean sheets and towels and the space is nice overall
the apartment felt homey and was mostly clean
the apartement was clean and spacious with everything you need during your stay
home vacation’s place is clean and secured
the host was very responsive
friendly staff quick responses to our requests ~
the owners of the place were quite accommodating and friendly
the hosts are very friendly and helped us with all our questions
the hosts are quick to answer and very friendly
location was good
the location is great
location was perfect for our trip
good place near the center of la fortuna
good location to go to bars and the local hot springs
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10. Wonderful and convenient home in La Fortuna

This smoke-free studio apartment offers a full bathroom, a kitchen area, a double bed, a sofa armchair, and a smart TV. After preparing your meal, you can eat it by the breakfast bar or out on the patio. This listing also provides you with a laundry area and Wi-Fi, making it a convenient place to stay. Plus, it offers parking space. It is also near various attractions.

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La Fortuna, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
50 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the room was clean and a few minutes walk from the center
owner is very responsive to messages
great spot with an excellent host
good location on a quiet side street in walking distance of bars and restaurants in town
great value and only a 5 min walk from everything if even
the bottom line: a great location and a great value overall
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Stay somewhere near Arenal for a fun experience

Costa Rica should definitely be on your must-visit list. It’s a country full of serene nature, overflowing wildlife, and enjoyable activities. Plus, you will find Arenal Volcano here. If you want to stay close to this volcano and its surrounding attractions, make sure to book one of the above Airbnb vacation rentals.

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