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Costa Rica Vacation Homes for Large Groups? 20+ to 50+

Visitors from the all over the world come to Costa Rica seeking to reunite with family and friends to enjoy a tropical vacation with a touch of adventure.

Larger homes in Costa Rica will accommodate groups of 14-20 but that is typically the absolute maximum for a single family home. Wedding parties and other groups are often much larger and perhaps looking for a more affordable price point.

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What to do? For Rent Costa Rica to the rescue.


Los Altos – 28 Units Available with Pool, Restaurant, Spa and Nearly Private Pool on the Grounds

Travelers may rent an entire complex or as many units as needed with enough lead time through For Rent Costa Rica. Popular destinations such as Tamarindo and Manuel Antonio are already available through the site with more on the way.

Vacation rentals for large groups in Costa Rica will be divided up between multiple villas in complexes like Pueblo Colonial in Tamarindo. Family groups can stay in a unit while both sides of a wedding can get to know each other at the complex and on excursions.

Each villa has a private kitchen, full furniture, and plenty of private space as well as socializing space at the pool, barbecue area and in the gardens.

What About Weddings and Other Events?

The Pool at Pueblo Colonial

The Pool at Pueblo Colonial

In most cases events are welcome as long as the entire or significant portion of the property is rented. Usually there is an additional fee included to cover any damage and additional clean up caused by large parties.

The pool deck and surrounding gardens at Pueblo Colonial are an option for an event or you might want to get married on the beach!

Can My Huge Group Afford to Rent in Costa Rica?

Absolutely. Renting for large groups in vacation rentals is very economical, especially when compared with hotels.

Consider the 2015 prices at Pueblo Colonial (mentioned above). These rates are for the entire complex for a one week (7 night) stay for 49 people:

Low Season: $7000/week ($143US/person)

High Season: $9550/week ($195US/person)

For a hotel of a similar quality, the price might be $50 to $150/person per night!

Renting an condo complex is a not just a great idea for fun in the sun, but also a smart way to treat family and friends to an unforgettable vacation.

 Timing Is Everything: Book Early for Large Properties

Every year the For Rent Costa Rica reservations department gets inundated with folks looking for last minute properties for large groups.  Of course, large properties always go first.

For a complex that rents units individually, the wise traveler will book even earlier to insure that no individual units have been booked already.

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Semana Santa is Sooner than You Think

For our international friends that have never experienced it, Semana Santa is a big deal. “Saint Week” is Easter week and for many Costa Ricans starts the weekend before Good Friday.

April 12th – 20th, 2014 is Semana Santa

Montezuma BeachWhat does one do during Semana Santa? Head to the beach, of course. Traditionally, Semana Santa is a time to catch up with family at the beach and relax.

Many international visitors do not realize it, but vacation rentals at the beach are typically priced at holiday rates for Semana Santa because it is such a popular week and properties fill up.

The best way to ensure you get the rental of your choice is to…

Reserve Early!!!

Yes, Semana Santa or Easter week is extremely popular and larger properties typically go first. For more information seasonal pricing, please see our Costa Rica Vacation Rental Seasons article.

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Rent a vacation home in Costa Rica – Where to Stay?

casarocaCosta Rica is one of the most attractive and diverse vacation destinations close to the equator. Most people who learn about Costa Rica online immediately want to come on vacation here. On Google+ I have recently been posting some great photos that show how beautiful Costa Rica is not only as a vacation country but also as a place to live long term or to retire. The reason that most people of all ages love coming to Costa Rica is because it is in the tropics, which means we have beautiful weather most of the time but also because it is so diverse. After living in Costa Rica for over 30 years, I have seen a tremendous growth in a vacation rental market in just the past 5 years as many families and large groups prefer spending their vacation in a home instead of staying in a hotel.  But where to stay?

You have never been to Costa Rica and you are ready for that dream vacation in paradise. Now you have to choose between all those locations in the Central Valley and hundreds of different beaches. Of course you have no idea how to get started. Please allow us to help you a bit to find out where you should rent, depending on the size of your group and your preferences.

northtowerNo other Costa Rica real estate website offers as many options of vacation rentals in so many different locations as For Rent Costa Rica. Here, you have the advantage of choosing the quality of your accommodations, the size of your group and your budget. I have been a Costa Rica real estate broker for many years but I have never before been asked to cooperate with a website that offers so many luxury vacation rentals, ultra luxury rentals, resort rentals, as well as low budget vacation rentals.

Costa Rica has hundreds of beautiful beaches because it borders on two oceans, the Pacific and the Caribbean. Due to the different micro-climates Costa Rica has, nature as well as the climate is different in those locations.

The North Pacific beaches, located in Guanacaste have quite a few incredibly beautiful locations you can stay, not matter what your budget is. If you choose to stay your vacation on the North Pacific beaches, you will want to arrive at Liberia airport unless you want to enjoy some time in other locations. Most beach areas in Costa Rica offer many of options for leisure like golf, surfing, fishing and others during your stay. Look for vacation rentals in Playa Tamarindo, Playa Flamingo, Playa Grande, Playa Langosta, Playa Negra, Playa Potrero, Playas del Coco, Playa Conchal, Playa Junquillal, Las Catalinas, Ocotal, Marbella, Golfo de Papagayo, La Cruz and Hacienda Pinilla so from there you can visit all those beautiful beaches the North Pacific can offer.

The Nicoya Peninsula offers very much the same beauty and temperatures the North Pacific beaches do, except for being more remote. Very easily accessible from Liberia airport although we recommend renting a 4 x 4 if you plan to visit the most remote beaches and enjoy the essence of Costa Rica. Here, For Rent Costa Rica offers vacation rentals in Playa Nosara, Playa Tambor, Carillo, Santa Teresa from where you can get easily to other unforgettable locations. To get there you should arrive at San José airport and drive or fly to Tambor.

If you love playing golf or enjoy great fishing, hiking, horseback riding and surf, you’ve found your paradise in the Central Pacific beach area. Starting in Puntarenas and all the way to Manuel Antonio with beach towns in between like Jaco Beach, Los Sueños Resort, Playa Hermosa you’ll be able to find the best ultra-luxury rentals and resort rentals where you can have the best vacation imaginable. While you enjoy one of the beautiful vacation rentals offered by For Rent Costa Rica in the Central Pacific, make sure you pay a visit to the Pura Vida gardens and waterfalls, the Carara National Park, the crocodile tour on the River Tarcoles and the Manuel Antonio National Park.

If you go just a bit further south from Manuel Antonio on the coastal highway, in less than 30 minutes you’ll be right on the South Pacific of Costa Rica with beach towns like Playa Dominical, Pavones, San Buenaventura. The small beach towns with the restaurants and bars surrounded by nature and wildlife also offer water sports, wellness centers, waterfall tours and horseback.

I invite you to make the reservations to rent your vacation home well ahead of time and if you have any questions at all, feel free to email the For Rent Costa Rica staff at reservations@forrentcostarica.com and they will answer pronto.

Ivo Henfling – President of the American-European Real Estate Group