12 Rad Costa Rica Rentals For Your Next Surf Trip

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If you don’t have “Costa Rica surf trip” on your to-do list, I suggest you do yourself a favor and do that. With year-round waves, warm water, beautiful beaches and friendly people, Costa Rica is one of our favorite surf trip destinations.

While prices have definitely skyrocketed in Costa Rica over the past 15 years due to an increase in tourism, you can still find really awesome places to stay at reasonable prices. There’s lots of great hostels in surf hubs like Guanacaste, but thanks to sites like Airbnb, there’s a boatload of impressive vacation rentals.

You can find vacation rentals ranging from basic to luxury, and typically if you have a bigger party, you’ll find bigger nicer places for a lower cost per person. To kick off your rental search, we’ve rounded up 12 epic Costa Rica rentals at some of the best surf breaks to make your next surf trip the best one yet.

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1. Private Hilltop Villa / Mal País

mal pais hilltop villa / Costa Rica Rentals / surf trip

THE LOWDOWN: A hilltop open-air villa in Mal País with views of the ocean, amazing sunsets, Playa Carmen and Santa Teresa. A 10 to 12-minute drive to town, the villa has an infinity pool, jacuzzi, jungle, and those views…

ACCOMMODATES: 4 guests / 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

COST: $300 per night (~$75 per person)

CLOSEST WAVES: 200 meters to Mal País. Some nearby breaks include Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa.

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2. Casa Nomad / Nosara

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THE LOWDOWN: Mediterranean-style luxury house in the jungle with a beautiful tropical garden and an infinity pool. Located in a quiet neighborhood, it’s a 15-minute walk to the closest beach, or a 5-minute drive to Guiones.

ACCOMMODATES: 4 guests / 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

COST: $170-180 per night (~$45 per person)

CLOSEST WAVES: 5 minute drive to Guiones. Some other nearby breaks are Nosara, Playa Pelada and Playa Garza.

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3. Casa Colonial / Playa Langosta

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THE LOWDOWN: Private luxurious Colonial-style home with the rooms surrounding an interior courtyard and pool. The neighborhood is mostly residential and quiet, with a supermarket and nice restaurants within walking distance.

ACCOMMODATES: 6 guests / 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

COST: $295 per night (~$50 per person)

CLOSEST WAVES: 2 blocks from Playa Langosta. Some other nearby breaks are Tamarindo, Playa Grande and Playa Avellana.

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4. Bella Vista Mar / Nosara

Nosara Boutique hotel / Costa Rica Rentals

THE LOWDOWN: Boutique hotel on a hilltop with panoramic views of the ocean, Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada. Breakfast is included, and the kitchen is available for guests to use for lunch and dinner.

ACCOMMODATES: 2 guests / 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

COST: $70-80 per night (~$40 per person)

CLOSEST WAVES: 10 minute walk to Playa Pelada. Some other nearby breaks are Nosara, Guiones and Playa Garza.

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5. The Pavilion at the Manu Reserve / Dominical

Dominical / Costa Rica Rentals

THE LOWDOWN: A Balinese-style villa hidden among 30 acres of lush tropical Rain Forest in Hatillo, which is 10 minutes from Dominical on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast.

ACCOMMODATES: 6 guests / 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

COST: $155-160 per night (~$28 per person)

CLOSEST WAVES: About 10 minutes to Dominical.

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6. La Villa Perezoso / Pavones

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THE LOWDOWN: Private ocean-view villa within La Ponderosa Resort, a 10-acre oceanfront hotel property that is owned by, operated by and designed for surfers. Daily maid service is included, as well as access to the shared pool, game room, volleyball & basketball courts, and acres of garden & jungle trails.

ACCOMMODATES: 8 guests / 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms

COST: $245-250 per night (~$32 per person)

CLOSEST WAVES: Steps to the nearest beach. The world famous Pavones break is only a mile and a half away.

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7. Casa Celeste / Mal País

Mal Pais surf trip / Costa Rica Rentals

THE LOWDOWN: Two bedroom beachfront home and property with a spacious outdoor patio and hammocks on the beach.

ACCOMMODATES: 8 guests / 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

COST: $150-160 per night (~$20 per person!)

CLOSEST WAVES: There’s a right point break steps from the property, and Playa Carmen is 500 meters away. Some other nearby breaks are Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, and Playa Hermosa.

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8. Modern Tropical Zen Retreat / Esterillos

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THE LOWDOWN: Modern zen-like home with private pool surrounded by 40 acres of tropical forest and less than one kilometer from Bejuco beach.

ACCOMMODATES: 6 guests / 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

COST: $150 per night (~$30 per person)

CLOSEST WAVES: A short haul down the hill to Playa Bejuco. Only 15 minutes to the north is Playa Esterillos.

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9. Casa Nirvana / Playa Santa Teresa

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THE LOWDOWN: Brand new luxury ocean view villa on a hill overlooking Playa Santa Teresa. Large outdoor terrace with private swimming pool, lounge-worthy furniture, and a grill.

ACCOMMODATES: 8 guests / 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

COST: $522 per night (~$66 per person)

CLOSEST WAVES: 5 minutes down the hill to Playa Santa Teresa. Other nearby breaks include Playa Carmen, Suck Rock, and Playa Hermosa.

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10. Villa Pavones / Pavones

Pavones surf trip / Costa Rica Rentals

THE LOWDOWN: Located between two world-class breaks, this spacious house has two bedrooms, open air lanais, and a private swimming pool.

ACCOMMODATES: 7 guests / 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

COST: $310-320 per night (~$46 per person)

CLOSEST WAVES: 200 meters from the ocean. Nestled between 2 world class breaks. One of which is Pavones, commonly known as one of the longest lefts in the world.

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11. The Monkey House / Nosara

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THE LOWDOWN: Colorful three bedroom house nestled in the trees with beautiful ocean views and a private pool.

ACCOMMODATES: 6 guests / 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

COST: $250 per night (~$42 per person)

CLOSEST WAVES: A few nearby breaks are Nosara, Guiones and Playa Garza.

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12. Topo’s Tree House / Cahuita, Limon

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THE LOWDOWN: A unique treehouse built in and around a giant living ficus tree in the jungle on the Caribbean coast.

ACCOMMODATES: 4 guests / 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

COST: $260-270 per night (~$68 per person)

CLOSEST WAVES: 100 meters to Playa Negra. *Note- This is on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

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Now that you’ve got a few awesome Costa Rica rentals in mind, learn everything else you need to know in our Guide to Surfing Costa Rica. And if you need to brush up on your Costa Rican wave knowledge, study the different surf regions in our lowdown on the surf in Costa Rica.

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