Costa Rica apartment rentals are very common in the more populated areas. You will find apartment buildings in the metropolitan areas of San Jose, Cartago, Alajuela and Heredia as well as the towns of Liberia, Limon, Perez Zeledon and others.
Apartment rentals in Costa Rica may include certain amenities. Some properties are rented either partially or fully furnished. Depending on the location, there may security, pools, gymnasiums, covered parking, or other benefits so be sure to ask.
Most of the time utilities will be paid by the tenant either by reimbursement to the landlord or directly to the utility providers. However, occasionally you may find some of the utilities included in the monthly payment.
The important thing about negotiating on Costa Rica rental apartments is to be sure you know what you are getting. Have a good contract in place that covers that things that may come up such as damages, theft, deposits, etc.