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
Top guest reviewsbeautiful view from the balcony and from the poolthe views from our room were amazingthe bed was super comfortable and the fan and a/c worked perfectlyi greatly appreciated that we had air conditioningthe views form our apartment were greatthe apartment was cleaned each day and fresh towels were broughttheir place was clean cozy and invitingi would give this place 6 stars if possible exceptionally clean and very well appointed roomssaul who kept the property and accommodations super clean was adorable
Host:everybody is very nice and helpfulgreat place and hosts who rapidly reply to messagesthe owners were super nice and extremely helpful with all our questionsthe people are friendly and very helpfulmarta douglas and sandy are excellent hosts who respond immediately to any requestsRead more reviewsconvenient location great monkey watchingthis place is in the perfect locationgreat farmers market close by on friday evenings (and saturday mornings too i believe)a short easy walk to the main townall in all it was a great location for a great trip
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 reviewsgets pretty warm without a/cthe room and bathroom are sparkling clean with all the amenities you can ask forall the rooms are equipped to cook inside and the common areas are very nice and equipped toothe room was so clean cozy and practicalthe unit is basic clean with a well-appointed kitcheneverything is very organized and super cleanwe were staying in a very clean cabina well equipedecovida is very clean and has a fully loaded kitchen to be self sufficient
Host:super staff and hostshosts are very niceshanon and dave are the best hosts everthank you for hosting us :)the managers are very friendly and attentive to any needs/questions their guests haveRead more reviewsit is close to the beach (walk distance) and nearby places of interestecovida is a great placeit is located very close to the beautiful beach playa bejuco as well as to the shopping mallecovida is a great place to stayecovida offers very well equipped studio sized accommodation 5mn walk away from amazing 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
Top guest reviewsjust 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 romanticthe 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 reviewsthe 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
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
Top guest reviewsthe 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 monkeysthe 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 reviewsthe 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
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:an exceptional host accomadating everyoneparticularly Dorit was extremely helpful and friendlywas 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 patientthey are very friendly and helpful when needed FloraDorit was very accommodating with our arrival time and when we got to the security gateRead more reviewsThe public bus stop for the bus to Manuel Antonio Public Beach and National Park is a 5 min walk awayTop rated restaurants to discover in the neighborhoodThe 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:Elias was welcoming helpful and responsive in every waySarah was very helpful with housekeeping and maintenance concerns as well as helping arrange tours and taxis Message to the OwnerShe was always there to help even when she wasn't workingcourteous respectful and willing to assist with any of my questionsshe gave us her phone numberRead more reviewsCascada is in a gated area located on the edge of QueposIt also is just blocks from a variety of restaurants and shops in QueposThe ladies are very informativeand 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:The owner Brendon was also very helpful with our booking and communicated with us as questions came up ahead of timeand he was able to communicate with the rental agency and get us taken care of JohanHe 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...Johan was awesome and set up great tours for usmade sure we were all set and told us he would check in on us the next dayRead 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 & Secure
Top guest reviewsthe water was hot and the bed was very comfortablewe were so happy to find everything just as it was described in the listinghouse has small kitchen with utensilsthe bathroom was extraordinaryair conditioning was much appreciated as was the jacuzzi (cool water) as there is no pool availablethe porch and accompanying surroundings are indeed excellent but the ad is quite mis-leading: "ocean views, monkeys, private beach"the staff at manuel antonio estates were friendly and helpfulgreat location and perfect size for a couple! on the downside, we too found the place less than clean: my new bride was actually resigned to clean the bathtub, toilet & shower upon arrival! to th...
Host:all of our hosts have rated us 5 stars after our stayscynthia was helpful in every way she could be and made us feel welcomehe provided us with such great information about costa rica and things to see in the areathe owner was very helpfulsince i arrived late and had not eaten, she had left me a delicious meal in the fridge for me to have dinnerRead more reviewscommunity staff were goodwe really enjoyed the place and the location near queposbut at this price point i still consider it a good valueyou can walk to the town or drive to manuel antonio, about 15 minutes southit is within walking distance to everything in quepos including the bus station where you can cheaply travel to other places around costa rica
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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