5 Things You Need to Know About Renting a Condo In Costa Rica

When you're thinking about renting a condo in Costa Rica, it's easy to get lost in the myriad of choices.  We decided to make a list of the frequently asked questions we had before making our first trip to Costa Rica and thought it might be useful to you.

So here it is, our list of 5 Things You Need to Know About Renting a Condo In Costa Rica (as they apply to our condo in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, for simplicity's sake):

Location, location, location.  

This is a relatively easy one - what do you want to do when you're in Costa Rica?  If you narrow down the activities and experiences you'd like to have, it will much easier to pick a destination.  The Guanacaste area offers so many things to do: excellent surfing, fishing, scuba diving, monkey-viewing, a variety of different sand beaches, turtle watching and so much more.  But when it comes to location, you'll also need to ask how far away is the condo from: 
    • the airport? 20-minutes by transfer/bus/taxi.
    • the beach? 5-minutes by taxi, USD$4
    • shopping, grocery stores and restaurants? 5-minutes by taxi, 15-20 minute walk

Amenities, amenities, amenities.  

Here's a list of amenities and services that we offer at our condo - asking about these items can be useful when considering any vacation rental.  Our condo sleeps 4 people (2 on a king-sized pillow top bed in the upstairs master bedroom with private bath and 2 on the downstairs living room futon with main bath)
    • ocean views from the 2nd floor bedroom balcony & rooftop terrace
    • fully air conditioned throughout
    • full kitchen with all the essentials
    • dining room table for 4
    • living room with television
    • safe for your personal belongings
    • complimentary high-speed WI-FI
    • private setting with 24/7 onsite security
    • swimming pool just steps from the front door
    • outdoor eating area
    • washer/dryer

Must Ask Questions.  

These are basic questions you should ask before finalizing any accommodation arrangements.

    • How do we get our keys?  Once you've made your final travel arrangements, we'll arrange for our property manager to meet you at a convenient time and location; they'll take you to our condo, Vista Perfect II, where you can get settled in.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times? Between 12 noon and 2:00 p.m.; check out 12 noon - if you'll be arriving later, just let us know ahead of time and we'll arrange our property manager to meet you.
    • What do we do if there is a problem with our stay? Contact the local property manager by telephone/onsite security/and/or contact the owners directly by email.  We pride ourselves on being able to solve any issues quickly and efficiently.
    • Does your potential rental property allow pets or smoking?  In our case, the answer is a strict 'No' for both.  
    • How late is the pool open? 24/7 for your convenience.  
    • Is the condo wheelchair accessible? We're sorry to say that ours is not - it's a 3 level condo with two sets of stairs leading up to the property, great for exercise without exercising!
    • Is the neighborhood safe, can we walk at night? Yes!
    • How do we access a taxi? It's as easy as visiting the onsite security office and requesting one.
    • Is there onsite parking? Yes, there is plenty of onsite parking in a secure area so you'll never have to worry.
    • Is there maid service? Our condo offers maid service at your request for a $25 fee but there's also a self-serve washer and dryer onsite.
    • What is the cancellation policy? In order to cover our costs, the initial deposit paid is non-refundable.  
    • Is there a pharmacy and hospital nearby? Yes, the brand new CIMA hospital in Liberia opened in 2012.  
    • How do we access local tours and dive shops? We can give you advice on our personal favourites so it's as easy as asking ;)


While some condos rent for higher prices, we strive to keep our prices low making a Costa Rica vacation affordable for everyone.  We offer a  Pay for 5, Get 2 Nights Free Special during our low season (April to October) and a low $950 per month rate during our High Season.  You can easily Check Availability on our website and make your reservations to RentOurCostaRicaCondo today.

Photos & Reviews.  

All of our condo photos are true to life, there's no photo shop, no 'show home' photos, what you see is what you get.  We display photos of every room in our condo including the kitchen, dining room, living room, main level bathroom, 2nd floor bedroom, 2nd floor bathroom, 2nd floor patio, rooftop terrace, and swimming pool area.  Feel free to check out our positive reviews on Flipkey or Tripadvisor!
If you have any questions about our beautiful brand new ocean view condo in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica, contact us today at RentOurCostaRica Condo.com.  

Pura Vida!
Ed & Connie

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