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January 27, 2022

Hotel or Vacation Rental?

Planning a trip to Costa Rica?  A vacation rental might be the perfect option for you. Here’s why so many travellers are choosing to rent a home instead of booking a hotel room.


When travelling in groups of family and friends, the cost of staying in a condo will be substantially lower than staying in a hotel. While a luxurious condo that fits 6 people (3 bedrooms – 3 bathrooms) can have a rate of $300 to $550 per night, a hotel with the same or lower level of comfort that fits only 3 guests can go $250 to $500, often with hidden costs like wifi and resort added ontop of that.

Meals are usually one of the highest costs of a trip. If you are staying in a hotel and especially in a beach destination, the hotel restaurants tend to be expensive. When staying in a condo, you have the option of eating in, ordering in or eating out which result in huge savings. Travellers often find that they just need a simple meal for breakfast and lunch which they can easily prepare for themselves in their condo.

Sense of community

One of the greatest pleasures of travelling is getting to know the local culture and people. When you are staying in a hotel many travellers tend to not venture out as much as they would if they were staying in a vacation home.

The community surrounding our neighborhood will delight you. Beach-hopping, great adventure tours, national parks, a surf town, cultural sites and more await you. Our concierge will be glad to help planning your trip to accommodate all your needs and desires.

Comfort and Service

In the past, the main disadvantage of staying in a Vacation Rental in Costa Rica was the lack of service. However, My Guanacaste Vacation will accompany you throughout your vacation planning process. Our full-service concierge can advise you and help you with great tour options, restaurants, transportation arrangements, among other services.

The comfort of staying in a condominium or villa within a Resort, allows you to enjoy a great array of amenities such as a breathtaking beach club with pools, a spa, restaurants, one of the best golf courses in the country, a clubhouse with pool, transportation services within the property, hiking trails, kayaks, paddle boards, bikes and more!

If crowds are something you don´t enjoy, a Vacation Rental can be your best fit. The residential developments are planned to have less density than hotels. So, when staying in a hotel, when using the pool or finding a sunbed, you would probably have to share your space with a lot of people.

Nowadays, when airlines are charging for almost everything, traveling light is your best decision and having the possibility of a laundry room within your condo can be a great perk. While in hotels the chances of having available a washing and dryer can be limited, in a Vacation Rental it is almost guaranteed. This would be of special value if you are traveling with small kids.


Even though having someone arranging your bed every day is nice, you would have to agree that having a stranger with full access to your room every day and every minute is really uncomfortable. Hotels and its services can be intrusive. If you prefer your privacy, you would enjoy a Vacation Rental. This will guarantee you no surprises while taking a shower, and the maid service can always be arranged when needed.

If all the above reasons have made you make your mind and you feel ready to have a great experience while staying at a Vacation Rental in Costa Rica, we invite you to check all the options My Guanacaste Vacation has to offer you.
With an experienced team and a service guaranteed by ranking first guest preferences, My Guanacaste Vacation is definitely your best option of accommodation for your next vacation. Contact us now or send us your questions, we will be more than glad to show you what Pura Vida is and help you plan a memorable stay.

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