Tips to Selecting Villa Rentals in Costa Rica

With Costa Rica being a top world-wide tourist destination, villa rentals are one of the most popular choices over hotels and provides luxury, relaxation, seclusion as well as top rated services. Villa rentals are best for couples, families, and groups or friends traveling together for several days or more and an excellent option when compared to everyday, run-of-the-mill resorts and hotels. To aid those planning a vacation to Costa Rica, the following “Tips”are meant to give a little different perspective when contemplating villa rentals in the beautiful tropical delight known as the “Rich Coast”:

Privacy: One of the reasons many of us go on vacation in the first place is privacy. Privacy is almost always at the top of everyone’s list.

Tip # 1: Make sure when planning your vacation that your villa rental property is close to beaches and pools but not so close that you’ll be burdened by busy, crowded and noisy public areas. This will guarantee for quality time with those with you and provides a pleasant relief from typical ‘back-home’ stress and busy areas.

Service: A given right to vacationing is not having to cook, clean or grocery shopping – any other type of shopping is a right. This time is for relaxation, playing some tennis, enjoying your sun-deck, sitting by your private pool, or simply taking in the beautiful sights and sounds.

Tip # 2: When searching for a rental, and to assure your vacation is everything you’re hoping, look for villas that include before-arrival grocery stocking, and full service/full-time chef and housekeeper and you will be sure that you are not stuck doing the same chores you’d normally being doing at home.

No Agenda: How many times a week do you have to be somewhere and at a certain time? Taking the kids to school, getting to work, going to the gym, the list goes on forever.

Tip # 3: Look for a villa rental resort that does not have ‘set-hours’ for activities or transportation so that you may enjoy your vacation at your personal pace without rushing to meet a group for a tour or transportation.

Views: You see the same streets, sidewalks, and terrain every day, and for many, you don’t see any wildlife. Vacationing is about seeing new and exciting things, people and places and more so in Costa Rica.

Tip # 4: Investigate villas that offer magnificent ocean and volcano views, surrounded safely by distinctive wildlife. The more jaw-dropping sights seen during your vacation, the more memories gained for a lifetime and an important point to keep in mind when looking for the perfect villa rental.

Personalization: Everyone receives the same service at restaurants, gas stations, hotels, and everywhere in-between. When on vacation we all enjoy at least a little special treatment and for most, we want a lot.

Tip # 5: Seek out rental villas that provide for complete pampering and attend to each guest’s specific preferences. Attention to detail is important from diet and beverages, to adventure and sightseeing, to enjoying one’s privacy. Personalization is about you and your travel companions receiving customized leisure time to enjoy your vacation to the fullest.

Culture: Encountering a new culture is always enjoyable and certainly there is no better time to do this than on vacation in Costa Rica.

Tip # 6: Narrow your villa search by looking for resort properties in the northern Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. Known for unforgettable cultural encounters in both Costa Rica & nearby Nicaragua, Guanacaste is perfect for simply walking on the beach, a day trip to Nicaragua for shopping, gift hunting and taking in the sites and sounds of a ‘couple’ of countries. Consider Day-Trips that offer hours of cultural experiences and interactions with locals in both countries and for most enough photos for several albums.

Green: Known for its multitude of “green” management and building practices, Costa Rica resorts employ creativity in their use of environmentally friendly practices, ensuring vacationers and locals alike will enjoy the Costa Rica Rain-forests for generations to come.

Tip # 7: When looking for villa resorts in Costa Rica be sure to ask what that resort specifically does to protect the environment in and around their resort, daily. If they do little – seek a villa rental property that goes above and beyond protecting their and your environment.

Value: A dream vacation in Costa Rica needn’t cost a fortune. Costa Rica is famous for having the most exquisite villas in the world, and some with included amenities & services rivaling that of the world’s finest 4-stars hotels.

Tip # 8: Great deals are available for luxuriously furnished villa rentals that include personal chef and housekeeping services, and at half the cost of an equal hotel resort. When contacting villa rental properties in Costa Rica, do not be intimidated to negotiate or ask for a discount. Normally, a special arrangement may just be agreed upon. From simply discounts on prices to free services at the resorts spa or other facilities, asking for a discount, upgrade or added services can only serve to enhance your vacation, if granted.

Cleanliness: The last thing anyone wants to do on vacation is clean, however in a rental villa this can sometimes difficult to avoid. Plan a head and look for villa rentals with strong ratings online (TripAdvisor.com, Villas of Distinction, etc.) for tidiness and cleanliness.

Tip # 9: Ensure that the your rental is spotless upon arrival and kept that way with included housekeeping services in the price of the villa rental. Finding a clean and well-maintained villa in Costa Rica will improve your vacationing experience drastically.

Friendliness: A lot of villa rental properties boast great services or amenities, however, few mention supplementing great services with honest and friendly staff, that is knowledgeable in the local area, culture and history, while being able to communicate and speak in English.

Tip # 10: Research villa property rentals online and safeguard against language barriers or similar and unexpected difficulties one may experience. Costa Rica villa rental reviews on websites like Trip Advisor and Villas of Distinction, are useful for information about villa rentals, and include reviews of resort staff at rental properties in and around Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Take advantage of these reviews by choosing villa rentals with outstanding guest relations and friendliness included in their reviews.

Vacationing in a well-maintained villa rental in Costa Rica is always an unforgettable experience for couples, families or friends traveling together. Use these “Tips for Costa Rica Villa Rentals” freely, to improve your vacation experience and create timeless memories in the process. Planning an international vacation is both exciting and challenging, and no matter where in the world your travels may take you a Costa Rica villa rental vacation is one destination that will surely deliver in every-way.