23 Airbnbs In Costa Rica to Save Your Money For
Costa Rica is known for it’s ecotourism for a reason: it’s protected rainforests are rich with waterfalls, sloths, toucans, and monkeys. You’ll be hard pressed to find Airbnbs in Costa Rica that isn’t powered by solar energy, or nestled 20 feet above the ground.
Here are the best castles, treehouses, and glamping spots you can Airbnb in Costa Rica.
1. Enjoy a backyard waterfall.
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This Airbnb comes with 15 acres of private rainforest, plus an actual house (not pictured). It’s all yours for $105 a night. Did I mention the waterfall?
2. Or rent out a castle.
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This is a “fully loaded brand new castle ready to host large groups like bachelor bachelorette parties, buck’s nights, large groups” with cleaning services included. You can choose from a menu of different adventure activities to tack onto your trip. This kind of service will cost you $743 a night (but you can have unlimited guests, dang!).
3. Casually Airbnb in an oceanside villa.
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Panoramic ocean and surf views, completely remodeled modern living in a 3-bedroom that’s just a 15 minute walk down the hill to the beach for just $93 a night during off season.
4. Or this $98 a night “treehouse.”
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It’s allegedly an 180-year-old Indonesian farmhouse but feels modern, with a small plunge pool and outdoor showers. “Treehouses” are hugely popular in Costa Rica’s eco-tourism industry, and you can probably guess why.
5. Casa Blue is a mountainside mansion.
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It’s 5 bedrooms and 5 and half bathrooms and has two treehouses on the property. Wake up to see pink skies clearing over Tamarindo, and do your nature watching from the infinity pool. Grab yourself nine friends and rent this bad boy for $773 a night (that’s ~$80 p/night each).
6. Feel like a Tollhouse Cookie Elf.
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Or just bring them with you to this 3-story treehouse built around the trees. Like, literally one wall of the house is actually the tree. Visitors see sloths, toucans, and even Jesus lizards. They’re a real thing, for just $228 a night.
7. Rent your own rainforest and private beach for $232 a night
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It’s so untouched that you need a four-wheel drive to gain access to the area this is the perfect place for a secluded vacation. People who have stayed there before say the place is a “true work of art.”
8. If you think it looks too rustic for you, imagine waking up here.
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This is glamping like nothing else. You’re not on the ground so you don’t have to worry about creepy crawlers, and just get to wake up to the sounds of song birds, and the ocean crashing. Take me here already. 😭 $232 a night.
9. If you’re here for the environment or eco-system, try living up in this tree.
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You have to hike to get here, and rope climb 8 stories to a solar-paneled tree house that does not puncture this tree with a single nail. Paying $412 a night allows for fair wages for the members of the Talamanca and BriBri tribes that help guide visitors.
10. Don’t worry, this treehouse has stairs.
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If you want to be in nature but feel close to people, you can stay in this treehouse community. Basecamp has yoga classes and wifi, but your own treehouse is private, and a 10-minute hike from basecamp. Spend $232 a night to get the best of both worlds.
11. Find your balance in the trees.
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The host for this one says that this tree house is based on sacred geometry located on an active organic farm. This treehouse will keep you elevated, given that it’s nestled within the trees instead of on stilts.
12. You’ll never get a better bathroom view than this.
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If you’re afraid of heights, just take a breath and remark on que raro that there’s a full fledged toilet up there. Get this adventure pod for just $71 a night.
13. Get this million dollar view for $188 a night
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Plus an infinity plunge pool (with a water yoga platform, of course), a wildlife viewing platform and surfing conditions within eyesight. I can’t believe people would vacation in any other country.
14. This treehouse is unsafe for 4-year-olds and under.
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So if you’re looking for a thrill, you should probably just relax in this 2 bedroom that’s nestled within 35 acres of rainforest. Plus you get access to 12 natural hot and cool springs and rainforest trails for just $129 a night.
15. You can be in nature, and stay on the ground, too.
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For $140 a night, get roundtrip transportation to Isla Bejuco, and all your meals and cocktails. Enjoy traditional Costa Rican meals, and a stunning boat ride to your lil slice of nature.
16. Stay in a studio on a coffee ranch.
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This is rainbow country. The host says they get more than 50 rainbows every Spring. Enjoy the bows from an 8-acre coffee plantation, which means unlimited café con leche for just $72 a night.
17. Want to talk about eco-luxury?
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How about you just live it and enjoy an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, with volcanic views and your morning alarm clock are monkeys on the deck. Entirely run by solar panels, you don’t need to leave your own slice of the rainforest for adventures or relaxation, all for $209 a night.
18. Infinity pools overlooking la playa?
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What was the last thing you spent $150 on that wasn’t a night enjoying this entire villa with an infinity pool, almond wood floors, and ocean views? Reconsider your spending.
19. “Glamping”, his words, not mine.
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So, yes, this looks like a spaceship, but you actually have WiFi, a functioning toilet, and kitchen under a mosquito net canopied bed 20 feet high up in the trees. You’re also only 5 minutes from down and 10 minutes from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. $170 a night.
20. Live in this Modern Tropical Zen Retreat for $155 a night.
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Enjoy all the modern comforts of a well-designed, stone-lined home deep in the woodsy jungles of Costa Rica. If you visit this Airbnb’s page, you’ll see photos of Toucans, sloths, and other wildlife that visitors could see just outside their window!
21. Stay so high up in the trees, you’re on monkeys’ level.
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Just last month, a visitor said a whole group of howler monkeys visited them. A few days later, whitefaced monkeys showed up and played in these here rocking chairs. Plus, you have a private rainforest, with a trail leading to the river, and easy access to Punta Islita. $178 a night
22. Or do some of the same for cheaper here
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If you’re looking to be nestled into nature on the cheap, try this $52 a night spot. The treehouse is above the Marina Quepos jungle, and expect to see toucans, sloths and other wildlife from your bed.
23. This “Hobbit Cottage” is near everything.
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If you’re in Costa Rica to see it all, try this cottage in the dry rainforest of Guanacaste and find yourself an hour from cacao farms, national parks, beaches, and hot springs. The hosts literally built this cottage from clay, sand, straw and horse poop, so say you did that once in your life for $61 a night.