If you’re looking for the perfect nature holiday, Costa Rica is the place to be.
With its stunning waterfalls, breathtaking beaches and majestic volcanoes, Costa Rica offers something for everyone - from the thrill-seekers to the stressed-out worker in need of a quiet getaway. There are many places to visit in Costa Rica. Adventurers will be happy to explore and hike through trails of lush forests from thousands of feet or brave the world-class white water rapids. On the other hand, peace-loving souls will thoroughly enjoy basking under the sun on a gorgeous beach as the waves lap up the shore. So what are you waiting for?
We’ve prepared some of the best Airbnbs in Costa Rica for you to get your best holiday yet.
Airbnb Vacation Rentals
1. Stunning Ocean View Terrace (from USD 200)
Looking for the best Airbnb in Costa Rica where you can have your own private piece of paradise? Well look no further! This stunning ocean view terrace offer weary travellers in need of a restful weekend their very own sanctuary nestled among trees and foliage. The three-bedroom complex overlooks Playa St Teresa and Suck Rock, and is an approximately 10-15 minute walk to the beach. However, the privacy is well worth the distance.
Home in Playa Santa Teresa · ★4.85 · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bathPlaya Santa Teresa, Puntarenas, Costa RicaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the kitchen was great for hosting dinner on the patio with the unforgettable viewthe beds are fine and the view is amazingthe beds were super comfy open air living space while bedrooms were closed off and protected from bugsbe sure to keep fan on at nightthe property is as described and comfortable
Cleanliness:everything was very clean and communication was clear and responsivethe apartment was very neat and clean and everything worked as it shouldcozy bed super clean highly recommended thanks youbiand the indoors of the house are clean and serve the purpose very wellthe house was clean and youbi’s hospitality was awesome
Host:the host was very helpful with local info and recommendations for local activitieslovely man and very hospitableoliver and megan downstairs were very helpful and friendlyvery friendly kind and accommodating hostvery friendly and helpful hostsRead more reviews
Location:absolutely stunning location and a lovely placewe thought the location was fantasticgreat spot located in santa teresa close to lots of restaurants and shopsthis place is great for a secluded stay near a bustling beach towngreat space in a great location
2. Back to Basics, Chirripo Valley (from USD 103)
Casita del Sol, a cozy chalet located 1.3 km (4265 feet) above sea level, consists of a warm lounge with a fireplace to boot, private garden, kitchen and two double rooms that can accommodate up to four guests. There are a myriad of activities to choose from in Chirripo Valley. If you’re a thrill seeker who loves heights, hiking and trekking at 3.8 km (12467 feet) or paragliding, this may appeal to you. However, if you’re looking for something more laid back, bathe in rivers or visit farm producers of exquisite cheese. This is truly one of the best Airbnbs in Costa Rica that you can find.
Cottage in Chimirol · ★4.91 · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bathChimirol, San Jose, Costa RicaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the cottage itself is a handmade delight and the kitchen is fully equippedbeautiful seperate home in nature with own kitcken and two double bedrooms and a nice bathroomthe front patio has an amazing view and is great for breakfast dinner and anytime in betweenthe hot water was well appreciated and best wifi we experienced on our tripvery comfortable place to stay with a top-notch view from the front porch
Cleanliness:every thing was very clean and as advertisedvery clean and really everything is therethe lodging impeccably built clean extremely well appointedthe place was clean and had everything we neededthe cabins are beautiful clean and well appointed
Host:the hosts were so helpful and amazing to chat withswin and family are wonderful hosts and quickly respond to any requests or questionsthe hosts are very kindshe was helpful prior to and during our trip with answering any questions and giving recommendationsswin is a wonderful hostRead more reviews
Location:lovely location flowers & birds were beautifulit was the perfect location to explore the surrounding areainto the wild beautiful location and superbly renovated placewhere do i begin? the location absolutely stunningamazing secluded location in the mountains with opportunities to hike from the house and see wildlife
3. Casa Marina, Playa Grande (from USD 340)
With its own kitchen facility, double bedroom, swimming pool and barbeque area, Casa Marina is an ideal space for couples looking for a quiet natural experience. The safe and secluded neighbourhood also has a few restaurants within walking distance of the home. Just a 5-minute walk away lies a 4 km (2.5 miles) beach, where you can enjoy the best surf spots and even see giant Leatherback turtles laying their eggs! Sailing, scuba diving and sport fishing are among the activities available to adventurous guests.
Home in Playa Grande, Guanacaste · ★4.78 · 3 bedrooms · 6 beds · 3 bathsPlaya Grande, Guanacaste, Costa RicaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the room is very clean neatly organized with a basic kitchen corner ac and decent size bathroomthe shower kept going from hot to cold but it wasn't too bad it was do-ablethe room was just like the photothe shower was wonderful (both indoor and outdoor)we also enjoyed cooking in the quaint kitchen to save a little money
Cleanliness:exceptionally clean and comfortableits clean and peacefulvery clean well-maintained rental with a whole lot of charmtastefully decorated clean comfortableaffordable clean and friendly
Host:marina was a great hostmarina was a lovely host with good advice and a pleasant attitudei would recommend getting directions from the host beforehandmarina is a great host and knowledgeable about the areamarina was a great host and extremely helpfulRead more reviews
Location:great location close to the oceanthe location is quiet and it is a short walk to the beautiful and not so crowded beachamazing location very peaceful close access to the beach at 5 minutes walklocation is short walk to beach and good base for day tripseverything was fabulous so close to the beach
4. Bird Watching Quepo (from USD 48)
Live amongst thriving fauna and flora in this inexpensive apartment complete with a double bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. This Airbnb in Costa Rica, which accommodates three guests, is fitting for nature lovers and bird watchers alike. Just 50 yards off the property and you’ll find yourself along the main road, while Downtown Quepos is just a 5-minute drive away.
Rental unit in Quepos Manuel Antonio · ★4.88 · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bathQuepos Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, Costa RicaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the apartment was very spacious and it had a great view off the back porchwaking up naturally to the beautiful view from the bed somehow added hours to the dayhe includes delicious fruits and snacks and coffee in the apartmentlots of fans to keep you coolit is awesome you'll love it especially if you are a fan of monkeys
Cleanliness:the place was really clean and quietthe apartment was clean and well keptthe house is small but clean tidy and comfortablethe apartment is clean and well ventilated with fansthe appartment was clean and well equiped
Host:the owner is a great hostthierry is a great hostthierry was an amazing hostthierry is a superb hostthierry was a fantastic hostRead more reviews
Location:the location is greatthe location is by far the bestmanuel antonio park was an easy 15-20 min drive awaycheap easy bus from san joseonce you walk onto the property you will realize you made the right decision like i did
5. Castillo de Suenos
Newly renovated and tastefully furnished, Castillo de Suenos offers guests a breathtaking view of the surrounding volcanos, waterfalls and lush greenery, making it one of the coolest Airbnbs in Costa Rica. Featuring two bedrooms and bathrooms, kitchen, dining area, balcony and a sprawling garden, this apartment is ideal for families of four. Adventurous travellers will be happy to know that horseback riding, hiking and zip-lining tours can be arranged.
Castillo de Suenos, Home and GardenEl Castillo, Alajuela, Costa RicaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the view from the bathroom tub looks 10 times better in personawesome place to rest and enjoy the view all kind of kitchen toolsthe beds were super comfy and great pillowsthe bathtub and shower was an added bonus because of the viewthe space was huge and we had more than enough room for the 4 of us
Cleanliness:the house is very spacious and spotless clean with beautiful surroundingsthe place was sparkling clean and very stylishthe house is beautiful clean quiet etcit’s so roomy and clean and well appointedthe house was very clean and it had everything we needed the beds were comfortable
Host:our hosts were gracious and responded quickly to our questions and requestsmoreover tomas proved to be a helpful hostthank you so much for hosting us in your lovely homethank you for being such a good hosttomas was great host fast responses to questions and clear check in instructionsRead more reviews
Location:wonderful place very close to the airportand the restaurants within walking distance are fantasticwe wanted to be close to la fortuna but away from the traffic of the attractionsif you are ever near san jose i definitely recommend this placegreat location and home if you like being off the beaten path
6. Colibri Cabin, Montezuma Heights (from USD 137)
Fall asleep to the sound of the waves in this tree house-inspired cabin complete with a double bed loft and a balcony overlooking a cliff. Constructed from native antique woods, this hidden gem has been lovingly furnished and boasts a bird’s eye view of the ocean. You’ll love watching romantic sunsets with your loved one in the infinity pool or having a refreshing bath in the outdoor shower. This Costa Rica vacation rental accommodates three guests.
Treehouse in Montezuma · ★4.89 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bathMontezuma, Puntarenas, Costa RicaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:amazing views from the balcony and fun outdoor showerwe enjoyed breakfast on the balcony every morningenjoyed the outdoor shower and open sleeping spacethe pool and balcony provide great views of the ocean and surrounding foresti loved that the shower was outside and the views were absolutely spectacular
Cleanliness:wonderful to come back to clean sheets and swept floorthe cabin was really clean and very weil equippedthe place is clean and beautiful the outdoor shower was amazing santiago was a pleasure and very helpfulthe cabin was clean and welcoming the perfect size for 2the home was clean and had a very nice view
Host:peter and rocio were excellent hosts and responded quickly to every message we senteasily the most gracious hosts we've ever hadthank you peter and rico for being absolutely fantastic hostsgreat spot great hostsamazing hosts warm welcome and goodbyeRead more reviews
Location:it was perfect location for the 2 of usmontezuma falls are also very close highly recommendthe place is gorgeous you will need transportation to get to and from townamazing place its literally a piece of heaven on earthwhat a fantastic place to stay
7. Tree House, Manuel Antonio (from USD 143)
Be one with nature with this charming tree house located amongst a myriad of birds, monkeys, sloths and iguanas. This unique Airbnb in Costa Rica features a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and balcony with a hammock facing the tranquil jungle. Relax in your private pool as you bird-watch or let your hosts help you arrange ATV, white water rafting and waterfall rappelling tours. If you want to opt for a more relaxing route, check out the dolphin- and whale-watching activities.
Home in Quepos · ★4.90 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bathQuepos, Puntarenas Province, Costa RicaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:just don’t reset the wifi hahathe pool is nice and cool and the views are greatit was also nice having a kitchen area with a plethora of amenitiesthomas was so kind enough to provide an extra fan for the evenings due to the heatthe tree house is beautiful cozy charming and romantic
Cleanliness:the space is pretty intimate but clean and well stockedthis place was so cool it was gorgeous clean and stylish
Host:tomas is an amazing hostthomas was very responsive and knowledgeablethank you thomas and lili for being such great hosts and being informative and quick to respondlili and thomas are the best hostsa great spot great accommodating hosts and a unique experienceRead more reviews
Location:the location of the treehouse is excellentplus you really cannot beat the affordability of this place and the joy it bringsa huge break from stressful life in a purely natural placegreat stay in a very unique placeperfect place to commune with nature
8. Hidden Jungle Beach House (from USD 31)
Solo explorers listen up! This hidden jungle Costa Rica Airbnb on the beach, featuring snug and comfortable rooms, might just be the accommodation for you. You will live with your hospitable and helpful host in this three-leveled typical Caribbean style house.
What’s more, a 3-minute walk will take you to the gorgeous beach of Playa Negra, while a 5-minute stroll will bring you to the charming Puerto Viejo. Soak up its friendly and relaxed vibes as you retreat into this beach house on your holiday.
Home in Costa Rica · ★4.77 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1.5 shared bathsCosta RicaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:it's definitely cozy i loved all the myriad places to sit including the open-air kitchenif you are looking for a quiet relaxing and comfortable nook- i can't recommend lisa's place enoughtwo big towels provided free coffee and water nice bathroom and showerthe house and rooms are as described all was fitting the cool caribbean vibethe rooms are comfortable and have nice fans to keep you cool at night
Cleanliness:the shower was big and clean the kitchen area was clean and well-stockedhjbh is clean and quietlisa keeps the house well organized and very clean (no small feat in the jungle)had a wonderful time very clean and quietthe rooms were charmingly decorated and the house was very clean
Host:the hosts were helpfulamy is a super hostthey were both very friendlyamy was an absolutely wonderful hostshe was made for this full of life and thoroughly enjoying being a hostRead more reviews
Location:the location was goodthe location is just so fantasticlovely location nice and secureperfect location for some relaxing whilst also being walking distance from the activity in puerto viejothe house is a great location near playa negra
9. The Perfect Yoga and Surf Vacation (from USD 103)
A home away from home, your hosts will ensure you have the perfect yoga and surf vacation. The casita is a colourful and lively property surrounded by lush greenery. You may even receive the occasional monkey visitor! Moreover, your wonderful hosts offer yoga lessons at the yoga shala and surf lessons on the stunning nearby beach of Marbella. You’ll love this peaceful and tranquil experience so much that you’ll want to come back for more.
Guesthouse in Marbella · ★4.94 · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bathMarbella, Santa Cruz,, Costa Rica
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Amenities & Room:the outside patio included a dining table and hammock for hanging out and relaxingthe photos of the casita are accurate - its a cozy studio with a great hammock outsidethis is a very cosy place with everything you need for a comfortable stay
Cleanliness:it was clean and comfy and had everything we neededthe casita is very clean with everything you needthe yoga studio with silks is beautiful and the house in cute and cleanwe stayed in both spots and they were equally neat clean and homeythe property is simply the best: clean comfortable and in a perfect location
Host:the host are really kind and welcomingthey are the most gracious hoststhey were wonderful hosts extremely down to earth and very helpfulyoav was a gracious and welcoming hostthe hosts are lovely and we actually wanted to stay foreverRead more reviews
Location:the location is perfectthe location is very relaxing and beautifula great guy offering a great placefantastic quiet and secluded location with wildlife in abundance at your doorstepi highly recommend the casita for its privacy amazing location and general comfort
10. Beautiful ocean view villa with infinity pool (from USD 200)
This villa is located in Puntarenas, between the Liberia and San Jose airports. There are 26 villas under good management in the complex. Access via the scenic Highway 21, which is paved, is recommended. Your villa is private and overlooks the ocean and the rainforest. The pool is partially private. It is recommended you hire a vehicle to explore the other towns in the area.
Inside the home, you will find a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. Additionally, the unit sleeps up to four guests, has two bedrooms, and two-and-a-half bathrooms. There is a gazebo with a barbeque for you to enjoy. For your entertainment, there is a TV and surround sound with a good speaker system. The home is cooled with fans and also comes with air-conditioning.
Villa in Puntarenas · ★4.89 · 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2.5 bathsPuntarenas, Costa RicaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the spectacular view fantastic pool and deck area and all the amenities that we neededthe view is so soothing and the tree over the pool bloomed for us for two daysnature is everywhere and breezes were perfect by the poolthe backyard area pool and view are wonderfula great villa with a beautiful view and a private pool
Cleanliness:this place is beautiful and really cleanvery clean safe and you can’t beat the viewthe view is gorgeous the house is clean it is pretty much paradise
Host:the staff was super helpfulraj is a great host who communicates quickly and clearlyraj was a good communicator and the local hosts and managers were responsive and welcomingthe staff at roma del mar are super helpful in planning our trip to crstaff at roma del mar are very responsive to any of your needsRead more reviews
Location:raj’s place is in a beautiful remote locationmy husband & i absolutely loved the location of this houseit is immaculate and the perfect location to get away from it allgreat central location for us we drove to montezuma playa samara monteverde and visited tortuga islandthe house is a gorgeous location looking at the gulf of nicoya
11. Studio apartment in downtown San Jose - #404
This studio, in downtown San Jose, is ideal for a couple or a single traveler. It comes with its own bathroom and the studio is one of twelve within the condominium. Breakfast comes with accommodation and it is on the fourth floor of the building, but has elevator access. The cozy space also comes with a kitchenette, where you can prepare your own meals. The sleeping arrangements include a full-sized bunk bed and a couch that could accommodate a child.
A dining table is provided, so you can eat in comfort. A television is also provided, as is access to the internet. You are in the center of the city, so night sounds may disturb you, but that is made up for by the fact that you can walk almost everywhere. If you wish to go further, there is a bus stop on the same street. The nearby market has some shops and restaurants.
San José, Costa Rica/#404 DownTown Loft Bed StudioSan José, Costa RicaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:my daughter also loved sleeping on the bunk bed with silky sheetswifi and cable worked great and the kitchen has everything you need to prepare mealscontinental breakfast consistent in juice coffee cookies and a variety of teas for your comfortthe pullout couch/futon could be a little more comfortable this place is actually best for just 1 guestit also felt very secure with three locks total (building lock floor lock room lock)
Cleanliness:very clean and convenientclean and securethe place was clean and comfyvery clean and secure buildingclean place and nice kitchen + bathroom just what you need
Host:marie was attentive and responsiblemarie responds quickly to questions and is a wonderful hostshe is a great host with a swift response - highly recommendedshe was also most helpful when i had questions about getting aroundmarie is an awesome host and apartment #404 is adorable and homeyRead more reviews
Location:location is super centralgreat location in the middle of san josegreat location and super cutethe location was great all the hot spots in walking distancei love the apartment the location is close to everything
12. The Rancho at Cielo Vanilla, Atenas
You’ll be hard pressed to find another accommodation like this unique tropical style hardwood home. Marvel at lush greenery surrounding the living room area or take a bath in the one-of-a-kind log bathtub. Built over a tranquil man made lake surrounded by leafy fruit trees, The Rancho offers an authentic Costa Rican tropical getaway. Do note that children under the age of 12 are not allowed on the property.
The Rancho @ Cielo Vanilla, AtenasAtenas, Alajuuela, Costa Rica
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Amenities & Room:jean's place was stunning comfortable open-air glamp-like stay with lots of stars out at nightsecond for sure be comfortable with nature if you are staying herethey gave us some nice suggestions for breakfast (and we really loved it there)
Cleanliness:looks just like the picture it is clean and well maintainedal's place was absolutely gorgeous and cleanthe place was clean and had everything we needed - would definitely returnvery clean kind hosts and close to the airportjean was a phenomenal host and the tree house is incredibly beautiful and was amazingly clean
Host:they were the best host throughout our week vacationthe hosts were really friendly and helpfulgreat hosts super helpfulhaha the hosts are very nicedetailed directions and very responsiveRead more reviews
Location:perfect location for some peace and quietthis place is a piece of paradise 30 minutes from the airportthis is such a special place and only about 45 min from the airportgreat location to easily access the airport (although we were so sad to leave )jean’s place is a must see wish we could have stayed longer
13. Casa María Aeropuerto B&B (from USD 75)
From 64 USD/night for 2 guests, cash-only
Hotels need not be pricey affairs. Just a 5 minutes ride away from the Juan Santamaría International Airport, the B&B is perfect for a first night in Costa Rica before one heads off to explore the region, or a place to rest before ending your journey. Tasteful paintings adorn the room, with a homey, laid back atmosphere that is carried out into the outdoor dining area. Do check out the ‘secret garden’ restaurant right next door.
Casa María Aeropuerto B&B
Address: Calle La Empacadora 300 norte del SuperSantiago, Río Segundo, 20109 Alajuela, Costa Rica
Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Games room Free parking Internet services
14. Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs (from USD 197)
From 100 USD/night for 2 guests
Modern décor, air conditioning, a desk, safety box and satellite TV, stay in comfort with this beautiful hotel. Wake up to a spectacular view before heading off to a spa treatment to remove any vestige of stress. Just 10 minutes drive from the Arenal Volcano, you can choose to explore the area or arrange for tours to the Manoa Farm, to Venado Caves, rafting in the Toro River and hiking. A buffet breakfast is included, and there are multiple restaurants to choose from should you be in for lunch or dinner.
Arenal Manoa Resort & Hot Springs
Address: La Fortuna San Carlos
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace
15. Hotel Bijagua (from USD 76)
From 62.74 USD/night for 2 guests
Found just outside of La Fortuna, towards Arenal, this hotel lets you enjoy Costa Rica without having to deal with the hustle and bustle of a busy town. With a grocery stall and restaurants just in the neighborhood, fear not the chance of missing out on meals. The natural flora around, coupled with the scenic views and pool area provide a refreshing break from the concrete jungle landscape.
Address: 1.5 km del Pueblo de la Fortuna de San Carlos
Parking Restaurant Bar Fitness centre Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests
16. Hotel Secreto La Fortuna (from USD 64)
From 55.68 USD/night for 2 guests
Stay close to the action with Hotel Secreto La Fortuna. Within walking distance of the town, the place is far enough for the main roads that you will be able to get a peaceful night’s rest. With a colorful decor, the rooms will certainly keep your mood up while you stay there. Feel free to approach the hosts if you require any bookings done, they may even be able to offer discounts. A delicious breakfast is included, ensuring a fantastic start to your day.
Hotel Secreto La Fortuna
Address: 100 metros norte de la clínica
Parking Room service Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Family rooms
17. Hotel Savegre (from USD 90)
From 79 USD/night for 2 guests
Nature lovers and bird watchers will have a ball of a time here with the carefully maintained gardens that draws numerous avian friends in. Book a tour to check out the Quetzal in the area before heading back and treating yourself to a spa treatment and enjoying a sumptuous dinner. A highly rated continental breakfast is included to ensure you will have the energy to go check out the myriad of activities in the area such as horse riding and fishing.
Address: 1km sur de la escuela de San Gerardo de Dota
Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Sauna Garden Terrace Airport shuttle
Come to Costa Rica!
With its flourishing nature and impressive mountains, it is not hard to see why everyone loves Costa Rica. Known as one of the happiest countries on earth, this holiday destination is definitely where your next vacation should be. This country even offers a wide variety of accommodations — from treehouse hotels to Marriott hotels. Hurry, book these Airbnb accommodations and rentals in Costa Rica now before they’re all snapped up! A wonderful, adventure-filled holiday awaits.
Come to Costa Rica!
With its flourishing nature and impressive mountains, it is not hard to see why everyone loves Costa Rica. Known as one of the happiest countries on earth, Costa Rica is definitely where your next destination should be. Hurry, book these Airbnb accommodations now before they’re all snapped up! A wonderful, adventure-filled holiday awaits.
Frequently asked questions about best Airbnbs in Costa Rica
1. Which are the best Airbnbs with a view in Costa Rica?
The country of Costa Rica is blessed with stunning vistas and many accommodations here lets you enjoy such views right from your bedroom window. Some of the best Airbnbs with great views in Costa Rica include this gorgeous home with a terrace and this newly renovated home.
2. Where should we stay in Costa Rica?
The best places to stay in Costa Rica depends on what you want to experience during your holiday. If you want to get in touch with nature and see breathtaking landscapes, La Fortuna is a good spot. If you want to party at the beach, heading over to Jaco may be a good idea.
3. Which Airbnbs in Costa Rica are closest to San Jose airport?
The airport that serves San Jose province in Costa Rica is the Juan Santamaria Internationa Airport. If you want to stay near this airport, you can choose to book this San Jose loft or this tropical wooden house in nearby Atenas.
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