Puntarenas Vacation Rentals

Luxurious Vacation Rental Villas in Puntarenas

When you are craving a relaxing vacation in a beautiful locale, look no further than Puntarenas. Plan your next vacation in the beautiful city of Puntarenas located on the Pacific Ocean border. Choose a luxury villa to make your trip that much more memorable. Our luxury vacation rentals in Puntarenas range from 5-6 bedroom villas with epic views of the ocean and forest. Turn your trip into an all-inclusive vacation with our five-star services. We can provide chefs, drivers, concierge, in addition to our housekeeping and property managers. Kick back and relax while our team caters to your every need.

Water Villa

Playa Dominical, Puntarenas

Villa Colina

Playa Cobano, Puntarenas

Villa Paraiso

Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas

Planning The Perfect Puntarena Vacation

Before you book that hotel or resort we challenge you to see why a luxury villa is a better choice. Sure resorts have lots of people, multiple pools, and epic cuisine. But so do our vacation rentals, minus all of the people. When choose to stay in a villa rather than a hotel you are getting the best service catered to fit your needs. No more sharing a pool with strangers or waiting for a bartender to serve you. Our all-inclusive vacation packages include your personal bartender to keep you from being thirsty during your trip. Our chefs will cook delicious foods to meet your dietary needs without fighting with a waitress. Feel like taking a midnight swim, go for it. No one will be the wiser. Choosing a vacation rental for your trip to Puntarenas is by far the best choice when planning your vacation.

How to Get to You Villa in Puntarenas

There are several options to reach your villa.

  • Fly to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (call sign SJO) outside San Jose, the capital, a

2- hour drive or a short flight in a smaller plane to a regional airport near your Puntarenas vacation rental.

  • If you select an all-inclusive villa, ground transportation between the airport and your Puntarenas vacation rental is included. If you pick a different vacation villa, you can still choose optional airport pick up and drop off by one of our drivers.
  • Or you could rent a car which your Star Villas Concierge can arrange in advance so it will be ready for you at the airport to drive to your secret resort in Costa Rica.
  • You might decide to fly instead to the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (call sign LIR) in neighboring Guanacaste province. This drive is about 4 hours which lets you see the beauty of the countryside of Costa Rica.
  • If this route is more convenient for you, you could always ask your Star Villas concierge to include ground transportation for your group so you can sit back, relax and watch Costa Rica roll by.

Whatever your preference, your Concierge can explain your options depending on the location of your villa and she will also arrange everything so you can rest assured that when you land in this beautiful country, the pampering begins immediately without any worries about details.

Browse through the album of photos of each of the Costa Rica Luxury Villas in Puntarenas and feel free to ask your Star Villas Representative any additional questions you may have. For your convenience, she has put together a list of “Frequently Asked Questions” with the appropriate answers based on her experience of what guests often ask. This way you will have answers even before you realize you had concerns. Anticipating your needs and wants is part of what we do.

In addition to having a palatial vacation rental villa at your disposal for your entire vacation in the privacy a villa affords, you can have a full array of services such as driver, cook, cleaning lady, bartender, or private chef in your own villa to celebrate any special occasion or just because…who can prepare the menu of your choice for any event or can prepare all 3 meals a day or just dinner or just on certain days…it’s your vacation, it’s your choice. You are in control. You can even have live music in your villa if you so desire. Everything pre-arranged for you by your experienced concierge.

Some people are happy to get away from it all and chill in the beauty of the luxury villa, soaking the sun, lounge at the pool or hang out at the terrific beach. Others however can’t wait to get out and see what else your Costa Rica vacation has to offer! And many prefer some of each. With that in mind, let’s look at some of the activities you can do relatively close to your villa in Puntarenas.

Things to do in Puntarenas

Of the 26 publicly managed National Parks, 3 very special ones are located in this province and within driving distance from your villa for a day trip.

Manuel Antonio National Park-

The smallest of the National Parks of Costa Rica, it’s home to more than 100 mammal species and the last Costa Rica refuge for the endangered titi monkeys. Howler monkeys, white faced monkeys and capuchins also inhabit the forest of this park. You can hike the park visiting the natural habitat of the many species of this green paradise.

On the beaches of Manuel Antonio you can rent a surf board to ride waves or rent horses to ride on the shoreline. There are beach chairs and umbrellas for rent at the beach and you can buy cocktails, massages, wooden flutes or jewelry. Snow cones vendors will deliver immediate brain freeze to your chair. Or you can have coconut water right from the coconut, as pictured in the ads. The coconuts are kept in ice chests and cracked open with a machete, a skill not safe to imitate…They insert a straw in it and your drink is served. Nothing quenches thirst like an ice cold drink of coconut water right out of the coconut while lounging at the beach. And no other image will produce more envy from your friends back home than a photo in social media of you sipping from a coconut. You can ride a banana boat wearing a life jacket in the company of the other adventurous members of your group traipsing through the islands or perhaps you might want to go parasailing over the beach.

And when the day is ending, there comes the sunset…the unique sunsets of Costa Rica! By this time, you might want to go back to your gorgeous villa for drinks by the pool overlooking the ocean while you watch the sky explode in the colors of the sunset. After that, maybe you have a specially prepared feast by your private chef…or it may be that you will plan to go out for dinner and some live music at a local haunt.

National Marine Park Ballena

This park consists of 13,300 acres of marine habitat and 270 acres of land, mangrove estuary and lowland rainforest.

Two annual humpback whale’s migrations occur when they come to calve in the warm waters of the park. A group of families arrive from Antarctic in July and leave in November, then in December come the whale families from California and Canada and stay till April. You can see them jumping on the water from the shore.

Other seasonal arrivals are the Olive Ridley and the Hawksbill turtles which come to lay their eggs on the beach at night between May and November. The largest numbers arrive in the waning moon of September.

Other local inhabitants are green marine iguanas, bottle nose and common dolphins, corals, sponges, anemones, lobsters, trunkfish, frigate birds, brown footed boobies, pelicans and ibises.

The park is inside the protected area so hunting any of the marine life is strictly prohibited but snorkeling and scuba diving are popular activities. The park also contains the largest coral reef on the Pacific side of Central America.

Corcovado National Park

This is the largest park in Costa Rica with 164 sq. mi. of protected territory, and considered the Crown Jewel in the extensive National Park system, located in the Osa Peninsula in southwestern Costa Rica. National Geographic has called it “the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity”. Visitors can expect to see abundant wildlife but one must be well prepared and go with a guide.

The largest primary forest on the American Pacific coastline is in this park as is one of the few remaining sizable areas of lowland tropical forests in the world. Though roughly about half the tropical rainforests of the world remain, most of the rich lowland tropical rainforest that is left is usually too small to support the original natural biodiversity. Corcovado is home to a sizable population of the endangered Baird’s Tapir and even a small population of the very rare harpy eagle. Other inhabitants of this park are the American crocodile and spectacled caiman as well as bull sharks.

Corcovado is one of the last strongholds of the jaguar in Central America and other felines like the ocelot, margay, jaguarondi and puma also live here. All four Costa Rican monkey species thrive in Corcovado including the endangered Central American squirrel monkey, white-faced capuchin, mantled howler and Geoffroy’s spider monkey

One reason for the abundant wildlife is the variety of vegetation with at least 13 types, including

  • cloud forest
  • jolillo forest
  • prairie forest
  • alluvial plains forest
  • swamp forest
  • freshwater herbaceous swamp
  • and mangrove
  • over 500 tree species.

Another key reason for the biodiversity in Costa Rica is that the country is located in the north-south corridor for flora and fauna; part of the “land bridge” and wildlife corridors that links the large continents of North America and South America.

Corcovado is a true naturalist’s paradise! You can feel like you are walking the trails of ancient times where so many different species shared a habitat before man ever set foot in their world…

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