Planning to spend an extended vacation in the Caribbean with your family? Want to feel the essence of some place tropical? Dream of living the Pura Vida? If you answered yes to all of these, Costa Rica is the place for you.
This small country, located in Central America is now one of the most popular destinations for digital nomads and long term vacationers…
… Not only to travel but to also live and do business in Costa Rica due to the country’s friendly and easy policies for expats.
Whatever your plan is, we recommend staying in a Costa Rica rental to ensure relaxed and stress-free living for a lengthier period of time.
Vacation rentals are a really handy accommodation concept for digital nomads and slow travelers as you can settle in and have that little touch of home without spending a fortune like you would on hotels.
In this article we’ve carefully hand-picked 10 villas in Costa Rica which are suitable for digital nomads and slow travelers, particularly those of you traveling with family.
Important: It is worth noting that these villas are available for short term vacation rental on Hotels Combined, so I would book a few nights in one to test it out and if you like it and could see yourself staying for a while, work out a direct monthly deal with the owner (as it will be cheaper).
These Costa Rica Villas Are Perfect For Digital Nomads And Slow Traveling Families…
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10. La Perla del Caribe in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
The Perfect Blend Of Ocean And Jungle
La Perla del Caribe offers pleasant and cozy villa accommodation for weekly, monthly or long term rent in Puerto Viejo.
Immersed in the jungle of Costa Rica, just a few steps from Cocles Beach, each villa provides ample facilities for a long stay, including high speed WiFi, parking, air-conditioning, hot water, a TV and fully equipped kitchen.
The two-bedroom standard villa fits up to 5 people and is a great option if you’re traveling with family. If it is just you or you and your partner, the master villa is a better option as it designed for adults only and comes complete with a balcony and plunge pool.
Housekeeping and laundry service is optional for both types of villas at an additional fee, however all of your linen and towels are provided.
Surrounded by lush vegetation, La Perla del Caribe offers the perfect blend of jungle vibrance and ocean bliss, allowing you and your family to enjoy a safe and relaxing home away from home.
Prices start from just US$99. To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.
9. Marea Brava in Jacó, Costa Rica
An Array Of Accommodation Options Right Next To The Beach
Marea Brava offers boutique style beachfront accommodation with suites, condos, and penthouse apartments for rent in Playa Hermosa, Jaco.
While you won’t get an entire villa to yourself here, this hotel is the perfect option for those of you who love to surf and be near the ocean 24/7. And if you travel with your furry pal, then lucky you, Marea Brava is pet friendly.
Each unit is equiped with air-conditioning, WiFi, kitchen and living area and if it’s sea or pool views you’re looking for, some units also come complete with a terrace or balcony.
Being so close to the beach, you can enjoy an array of weekend adventures like sea kayaking, river boat tours, whitewater rafting, waterfall expeditions, zip-lining, fishing and surfing.
If you want to experience the Costa Rican ‘pura vida’ in a tranquil place in Jaco, then Marea Brava has it all.
Prices start from just US$54. To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.
8. Quinta Siempre Joven in Barroeta, Costa Rica
Large Home Perfect For Groups
Quinta Siempre Joven is a large Costa Rica vacation rental situated in the mountains just 10 minutes from Atenas Centro.
With 6 bedrooms, this homely villa would be ideal for digital nomads traveling in groups for masterminds, workshops, co-working, etc. Or if you have a really large family (like 10 of you) then this is the home for you as well.
Featuring a garden and year-round outdoor pool, you’ll enjoy breathtaking ocean views in a peaceful setting.
WiFi, parking and a full kitchen, living and dining area are all available for use, as well as a barbecue area and tennis court.
When you’re not working, there are plenty of activities to get involved in around the area, including swimming, biking and darts.
Prices start from just US$500. To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.
7. Villa Siena in Jacó, Costa Rica
A Luxury Costa Rica Rental Home For Families
With 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, Villa Siena, located within a gated community in Jaco, is a fantastic choice if you are staying in Costa Rica with family.
This beautiful modern villa offers all the comforts of home with mountain and garden views, just a short car ride away from Jaco Beach.
Featuring WiFi, air-conditioning, garage parking, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, laundry room and terrace, you’ll be able to live very comfortably.
Not only that, there’s also an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and barbecue area, making it easy to entertain new friends.
Prices start from just US$449. To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.
6. Mystical Green Properties in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Modern Villas And Bungalows To Suit Every Traveler
Mystical Green Properties is a high standard newly constructed vacation rental offering villas and bungalows situated in the tropical woods just 5 minutes walk from Santa Teresa beach.
This beautiful Costa Rica vacation rental is perfectly set overlooking the most beautiful beach in the surrounding area and offers breathtaking ocean views and beautiful sunsets.
Finished in a contemporary European style, each of the 2-bedroom villas come complete with WiFi, air-conditioning, a fully equiped kitchen, living room and exclusive showers.
If it is just you or a couple of you staying, a bungalow might be a better option, with 1 bedroom, a kitchenette and a private pool.
Although these Costa Rica villas and bungalows offer complete peacefulness and serenity, the property is located only 1.5 km away from the centre of Santa Teresa and very nearby to a variety of local restaurants and bars serving many kinds of cuisine.
Prices start from just US$180. To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.
5. GreenLagoon Arenal Waterfall Villas in La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Rustic Villas Set Amid Nature
Nestled up on a mountain, GreenLagoon Arenal Waterfall Villas offer the perfect gateway to your stay in Costa Rica.
This luxury property has three types of villas to meet your budget and required size – a 3 bedroom villa with pool, 2 Bedroom villa with pool, 2 bedroom villa without pool and bungalow without pool.
Each spacious villa features WiFi, air-conditioning, a full kitchen, private bathroom and terrace with a rustic yet elegant Costa Rican feel. You can also enjoy incredible mountain and city views from your villa or hammock.
Located just 70 km away from Juan Santamaría International Airport and a short drive from Arenal Volcano, GreenLagoon is close to everything you need, including La Fortuna waterfall and town centre.
While the property does offer all the facilities of a hotel, such as a restaurant, spa and laundry room, you’ll feel at peace in your own private villa overlooking the tranquil surroundings.
Prices start from just US$162. To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.
4. Casitas Del Rio in Uvita, Costa Rica
Rainforest Tranquility Just 5 Minutes From The Beach
Casitas Del Rio (little houses on the bank of the Morete river) are nestled in mother nature where forest, mountains, ocean and river meet.
The town of Uvita and the gorgeous beaches of Playa Ballena, Playa Colonia, and Playa Hermosa are just 5 minutes drive away, however, when you’re here it’ll feel as though you are a million miles away.
They call their 3 cosy casitas ‘jungalows’ (jungle bungalows) and each of them house 2 people. Complete with a queen bed, ensuite, equiped kitchenette, dining area, WiFi and private parking, these little villas offer all the necessities for you to stay as long as you desire.
From your room you will also enjoy a close up view of the pristine Morete River or surrounding garden as well as the sounds of nearby wildlife, to add to the tranquility of your stay in Uvita.
Prices start from just US$100. To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.
3. Tucan Villa in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
A Homely Villa In Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio Tucan Villa is a spacious Mediterranean style house situated in Manuel Antonio.
With 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 living room areas, a fully equiped kitchen, dining room area, balcony and a pool, this villa is suitable for the whole family to enjoy.
Not only that, amenities are plentiful in this house as you’ll have free access to WiFi, air-conditioning, telephone, cable TV and private parking.
Surrounded by greenery, this villa is a beautiful place for relaxation and a settling into Costa Rica for a little while.
Besides working and relaxing in the natural surroundings, you can also get involved in activities like hiking, as this property is home to a long hiking trail.
Prices start from just US$177. To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.
2. Finca Chica in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Artistic Costa Rica Vacation Cottages
How would you like to stay with your friends or family in a cosy wooden cottage surrounded by forest and within walking distance of Cocles beach?
Finca Chica is a jungle villa in Puerto Viejo featuring 4 multi-roomed wooden casitas enclosed by lush gardens growing fruit and pepper trees.
Each cottage comes complete with WiFi, satellite TV, a fully equipped kitchen and large deck with a modern yet rustic jungle atmosphere.
Ideal for nature lovers looking for a mix of adventure and relaxation, Finca Chica caters to solo, couple and family travelers for short and longer term stays.
Prices start from just US$69. To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.
1. Casa Frangipani in Montezuma, Costa Rica
5 Private Villas With Incredible Views
Casa Frangipani is located just above the town of Montezuma on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.
Set on the hill-top, this Costa Rica vacation rental provides breathtaking views from the outdoor terraces and swimming pool.
This modern vacation home offers 5 private villas immersed in nature with green landscapes on one side and ocean on the other.
Facilities include WiFi, air-conditioning, a kitchen and a living room and there are plenty of activities to get involved in around the area, such as horse riding, canoeing and yoga.
Each villa is available to rent during your long stay in Costa Rica at competitive rates. And remember, if you’re planning to stay a while, you can always make a direct deal with the owner.
Prices start from just US$120. To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.
Ready to jump on the plane and spend a tropical summer in Costa Rica?
I hope that after going through this list of Costa Rica villas you have a good idea of the best long stay accommodation options that fit your interests and price range.
Remember to book soon because these places get snapped up quickly (and you don’t exactly want to be living and working from a hostel the entire time, especially if you’re with family).
Note: If you’d like to search for more vacation rentals and villas in Costa Rica at low prices, go to Hotels Combined and enter your dates. Hotels Combined will scan all the top booking sites (Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, etc.) for the lowest prices possible:
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