Instead of people watching, how about animal watching? Costa Rica, besides its plethora of natural attractions, offers some of the best accommodations for you to immerse in the wildlife and flora and fauna of the jungle-filled country. From modern villas and stylish apartments to adventure homes and treehouses, these vacation rentals are nestled in verdant surroundings teeming with lush forests, home to monkeys, sloths and all kinds of creatures. Most of them come with a swimming pool and/or a balcony with hammocks, making them the ideal getaway holiday. Whether you’re a devout nature enthusiast, a honeymoon couple, a thrill-seeking family or simply someone looking to escape from civilization, these vacation rentals in Quepos, Costa Rica will be able to suit your needs. Here’s a look at the top vacation rentals in Quepos, Costa Rica.
Situated in a peaceful, scenic area in Quepos, La Casita is a two-story apartment that features a well-appointed kitchen, bedroom (queen-sized bed) and an outside balcony that provides jungle views and perhaps daily sights of your furry neighbors - monkeys. There is even a pool and a covered patio for you to take a break from the sweltering heat. With easy foot access to central Quepos, the location of La Casita is a perfect mix of nature and convenience. Not forgetting the spectacular views overlooking the cerulean ocean – make sure you catch the sunset!
La Casita Pool and Ocean ViewsQuepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Cabina Amarilla is a quaint, cozy cabin situated a stone’s throw away from Playa Bejuco, one of Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches. It comes with access to a nice pool and a rancho with hammocks that is perfect for chilling. Air conditioning is available at a small additional charge. There is also a full concierge service for you to utilize while planning your trip (transport, tours, rentals, massage services, etc.). With grocery stores, restaurants and public transport all within walking distance, Cabina Amarilla is a convenient gem in Costa Rica.
Cabina Amarilla with a Pool, Beach, wifi & more!Bejuco, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Top guest reviewsson personas de mucha calidad 100% recomendableThe room we stayed in was large enough for two queen beds a small kitchen with all the amenities and walking room to spareThe room and bathroom are sparkling clean with all the amenities you can ask forPerfect place to watch the sunsetThe porch had a table for four and a bench seatEverything is very organized and super cleanThe shower is large with great water pressure and heat
Host:She was so friendly and welcoming and made our stay very comfortableShe also assisted with excursions and any other small things we neededShannon was super friendly and gave us some good tipsEl anfitrion estuvo siempre atento a nuestras necesidadesDavid was extremely nice and polite friendly and detailedRead more reviewsIt was easy to get the bus from San Joseminute drive to the town of Parrita about 45 minutes to Manuel Antonio National Park and 25 minutes to JacoThe location of the property is within 5 mins walk of the beach and there is an entire shopping center with restaurants a grocery store and other little shops for things you may need about 10 min...Jaco Parrita Queposwere 2 minute walk from the beach
Hidden within the lush rainforest and surrounded by nothing else but nature, this tree house is perfect for wildlife and nature enthusiasts as well as anyone looking for a retreat deep within the arms of Mother Nature. Among the exotic trees and greenery, you can sit on the porch and look out for monkeys, sloths, birds, iguanas and other creatures going about their daily lives. The home is also clean and nicely decorated with a comfortable king-sized bed ideal for a couple. For the sake of convenience, do rent your own car.
TREE HOUSE, Manuel Antonio/ with great pool !!!Quepos, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Although not exactly a treehouse, this apartment is another natural wonder. Facing the dense jungle, you are guaranteed to wake up to the calming symphony of the flora and fauna. You can head into downtown – which is five minutes away – to enjoy some local activities, traverse the jungle trails, or simply spend the day lying on the balcony hammock while indulging in the serenity of nature. Equipped with the necessary facilities (Wi-Fi, kitchen, bathroom), this home is ideal for pairs and suitable for a group of three.
Birds Watching Quepo/Manuel AntonioQuepos Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Interestingly named the “Tarzan Jungle Home”, this home feels more like an outdoor adventure camp and serves as the perfect family bonding getaway. It comes with an outdoor covered patio, barbecue facilities, swimming pools (for adults and kids), a jacuzzi, and even a zip line canopy! It is near the Manuel Antonio National Park but away from the crowded, touristy places, giving you ample peace to spend some quality time with your family. The house sleeps a maximum of eight people.
King Bed Studio in Jungle - Jacuzzi, Balcony w/ Great View, Pool, Waterslide
Top guest reviewsWe had a comfortable king size bed full kitchen and jacuzzi in the bathroomThe only downside was finding itthey suggested we can use the first floor so it will be more comfortableThere was construction under our bedroom and outside the entire timeyou have the option to mingle or to be in your private space
Host:was cool and the pool night lights give a nice ambienceYes We had 3 teenagers with us and they loved the pool slide ping pong and zip linesWe had a blast Manager set us up with a horseback tour that was absolutely spectacularthey were leaving next day very kind and respectful peopleWe also loved the speaker that we could hook to our phones to listen to music while we where outsideRead more reviewsThe location is 10 km from QueposWe enjoyed staying away from touristy area and near localsUse the gps to get into the vacinityWe were looking for adventure and found itI used and really enjoyed it
Pay no heed to the rhyming title – Villa Catorce is as imaginative as it gets. It’s a large, spacious home, furnished with all the necessary amenities and well laid out for a comfortable stay. You also get an outdoor pool and barbecue facilities to enjoy some group fun and relaxation before/after a day of touring. While it is nestled in a quiet area, it remains within walking distance of downtown Quepos and is 20 minutes’ away to many of the major attractions such as Manuel Antonio National Park and other beach activities. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this place is great for families.
Poolside Villa with the Comfort of Home in the Tropics of Costa Rica!
Top guest reviewsThe shared laundry room was horriblethe pots and pans were like new and modernas the condition of the dishes potsthe flora and fauna inside and outside of the Haciendait looks like we fall to the groundIt was very clean and tastefully decoratedThe property was NOT clean
Host:The garden is exceptionally niceThe villas were very nice with beautiful common grounds and nice warm pool Inside of villa is updated and niceWe appreciated the swimming pool and the magnificent environmentThe manager was very friendly and answered all of my questionsWe had a fantastic experience in the tropicsRead more reviewsOnly the children liked it Not too far from Park Manuel AntonioThe town of Quepos as a lot of restaurants and supermarketsOh well - never did get to use my swim suit in Costa Rica in our two weekWhile you can walk to downtown Queposgood Pool is perfect Close to town
A cozy yet spacious apartment that is a fitting retreat for four to five people. It is located just five-minute walking distance from downtown Quepos so you can indulge in your delightful local shopping (grocery stores, fruit markets, clothing shops, etc.). The apartment also offers free on-site parking, a chilling swimming pool, barbecue facilities and well-furnished interior living quarters that will maximize the comfort of your stay. With a friendly host, adequate amenities and a perfect location, it’s no wonder this apartment is has earned the title of ‘paradise’.
Eco Condos - Budget Friendly Apartments with lots of local wildlife visits!
Top guest reviewsthe air conditioning super cold andIt is clean and comfortable with a wonderful balcony overlooking the pool and the surrounding areaOut of three taps only oneAlso the water ran hot then cold hotNo need to rent a carThe rooms are clean and spaciousThe condos were clean and well keptThe pool is the meeting place for guests and monkeysthe place was so clean
Host:was a huge help to us both before and during our trip She set up ground transportation and tours and answered our many questions each day She is friendly helpful and extremely patientparticularly Dorit was extremely helpful and friendlyan exceptional host accomadating everyonethey are very friendly and helpful when needed FloraDorit was very accommodating with our arrival time and when we got to the security gateRead more reviewsTop rated restaurants to discover in the neighborhoodThe public bus stop for the bus to Manuel Antonio Public Beach and National Park is a 5 min walk awayThe location was amazing - away from the busy streets of Quepos but close enough to walk into town for groceries the bank and to catch the public busWe loved the location: an easy walk to town and to the bus stop for trips to Manuel Antonio for beaches restaurants and yogaThe location is very convenient to the national park only a short drive or bus ride and just up the hill a short walk from the restaurants shops and banks in Quepos
If the pictures don’t ‘wow’ you away, reality will. The home of Casa Cascadas is immaculately laid out and beautifully designed, with two large master suites (each with a king-sized bed and a personal sitting area) and a big wraparound porch. There is also a lovely pool with resting hammocks in the compound. The apartment is designed in a manner where you can enjoy the luxury of the home while admiring the flora and fauna of the forest. It is situated near downtown Quepos and a short drive away from Manuel Antonio National Park. Ideal for double couples or a family of four to stay. From the home decorations to the spa services provided, you can tell that Casa Cascadas is truly Bali-inspired.
Bali inspired Casa Cascadas
Top guest reviewsEach bedroom had a king-sized bed and the property managers provided a cotAs my children were getting ready for bed that nightThe house is very comfortable and fully equippedHas everything you may need and morein the day we found them in the bathroom closest to the front door then on the other counter in the kitchenthere were clean blue towels mixed in with the clean white towels in the towel closet"you are in the jungle "it was clean and roomy and had everything we needed in the house and all the appliances workedRolando and Richard were so helpful-I really appreciate everything and providing me with a great and enjoyable time full of R&R excellent trips
Host:she gave us her phone numbercourteous respectful and willing to assist with any of my questionsShe was always there to help even when she wasn't workingSarah was very helpful with housekeeping and maintenance concerns as well as helping arrange tours and taxis Message to the OwnerElias was welcoming helpful and responsive in every wayRead more reviewsThe ladies are very informativeIt also is just blocks from a variety of restaurants and shops in QueposCascada is in a gated area located on the edge of Queposand we loved every minute of itThe local city bus stop is close by and a bus fare is only about 65 cents to anywhere in Quepos or Manual Antonio
Tucked within the comforts of tropical greenery, Kiskadee Casa has everything you need for a wonderful vacation with nature. It is situated close to many fine restaurants and popular attractions (Manuel Antonio National Park), but also comes with a well-appointed kitchen to stir up your own meals as well as a pool and a balcony (with hammocks) to relax in the serenity of your home. The concierge is especially helpful in booking your tours and transportation, so make sure you plan to do a little of everything here in Costa Rica.
Exotic Escape to Rainforest Home with Pool, Gated, <10 Min To Beach, WiFi/AC
Top guest reviewsThe kitchen is well stocked and easy to useMy one disappointment of the house was that the deck furniture was not very comfortableWe watched a whole troop of monkeys swinging through the trees and enjoyed sitting on the deck in the hammock chairs watching the breathtaking viewWas such a beautiful place and tons of fun playing in the water and jumping off the FallsThe ac units in the bedrooms cooled the house nicelyVery clean property and the experience was just lovelyThe house has 2 full bedrooms and a shared bath upstairs and a bedroom downstairs with a full bathThe house was clean and the kitchen was well stocked
Host:and he was able to communicate with the rental agency and get us taken care of JohanThe owner Brendon was also very helpful with our booking and communicated with us as questions came up ahead of timemade sure we were all set and told us he would check in on us the next dayJohan was awesome and set up great tours for usHe reached out and helped book us tours before the trip was always quick to respond with good information When we drove in from our flight to San Jose in the dark in a deluge of rain extremely...Read more reviewsThe daily maid service a real plusThere was a bus stop not far from the estates which we used to go to Manuel AntonioThe location in the rain forest was divineit was very clean comfortable and close to Manuel Antonio Park beaches and nice restaurantsGreat location to Rainforest Felt like a treehouse
A house completely made up of teak, nestled within a quiet forest – perfect for a solitary getaway or a honeymoon with your significant other. The rustic façade gives way to a cozy, warm interior, and the bathroom even has a jetted tub for you to soak in. You can enjoy having a staring contest with the monkeys and sloths while resting on your private porch, or maybe get your feet moving by taking a walk along the nearby nature trails. The helpful reception and staff will be sure to assist you in any way they can.
Naturalist's Delight - Private House - Quiet & SecureManuel Antonio
Holidays with nature
Enjoy your stay in these vacation rentals undisturbed, in utter peace and calmness surrounded by the forces of nature. The tranquility and convenience of these vacation rentals make for a perfect mix of relaxation and fun.
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