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Girlfriend Getaway Villa Rentals in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Hot off the press from Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Alright ladies, here’s the deal. Costa Rica is the perfect vacay spot to bond with your besties and embody the pura vida lifestyle.

My top recommendation? Head to Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province. Referred to as the golden coast, Guanacaste is made up of national parks, dream-like waterfalls, active volcanoes, and of course, sun-kissed beaches. There is something to do for every type of gal in your group. Plus, the Liberia International Airport makes this province easy to get to from anywhere in the world. During my recent stay, I found the most incredible villa rentals in Guanacaste for your next girlfriend getaway to Costa Rica. Be prepared to feel an intense urge to pack your bags pronto.

Girlfriend-approved villa rentals in Guanacaste

1. Maravilla, Playa Hermosa

Imagine calling this 8,000 square foot haven of luxuriousness home for a week. Maravilla features marble floors, wrap-around decks and a sparkling infinity pool that overlooks the Gulf of Papagaya. With 5 well-appointed bedrooms, the entire villa can accommodate up to 12 of your girlfriends. Located nearby is the popular Playa Hermosa beach, famous for its black sand and colorful sunsets. You’ll also find both casual and fine dining options in the area. However, nothing beats dinner and drinks back at your private villa as the sun sets. Additionally, breakfast and daily housekeeping are included in your stay, as well as an onsite concierge team. Be sure to pencil in a ladies night mixology lesson with the resident bartender!

Take the tour through Maravilla with Costa Rica Star Villas

2. Villa Nova, Playa Ocotal

Villa Nova shines like a cliff-side palace overlooking the rich, green jungle and blue waters of Playa Ocotal. Floor to ceiling glass walls reveal the views that surround the property. All 5 bedrooms are plush and comfy, but the master bedroom is absolutely over the top. You and the girls will have to draw straws to see who gets to sleep there! Outside, a water-submerged terrace, infinity pool and barbeque station wait to greet you. Furthermore, Playa Ocotal beach is right on your doorstep. Snorkel, swim and stand up paddleboard by day and venture to the nearby Playas del Coco for some nightlife. Daily housekeeping, breakfast and an onsite concierge team are included for a hassle free girls trip. You can even bring the spa straight to your villa! Share the cost amongst your besties and this villa rental is a great deal.

Take the tour through Villa Nova with Costa Rica Star Villas

3. Casa Chameleon, Las Catalinas

Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas is an adults-only boutique resort where you can relax and get away from it all with your favorite ladies. Each of the 21 villas boast insta-worthy ocean views and private plunge pools. The hip and contemporary design of the rooms carry over into the common areas. Socialize in pure paradise at the zero-edge infinity pool and surrender to the sea breeze during a group tanning session. The resort’s restaurant and lounge is the perfect hang out spot and serves up healthy meals and fun cocktails. For a little zen, gather the girls for a private yoga lesson. To satisfy the wild within, surfing, boating, hiking and horseback riding await. The town of Las Catalinas is small and up and coming, but will give you all of the “pura vida” feels for an epic girlfriend getaway.

Take the tour through Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas

Beyond the amazing villa rentals in Guanacaste, I recommend a day trip to the Rio Celeste waterfall. This waterfall hike is located in the cloud forests of Tenorio National Park and is known for its hypnotic blue color and tropical surroundings. The entire hike takes up to 4 hours to complete. However, there is a shorter version straight to the waterfall should you be short on time.  Just ask one of the villa rentals in Guanacaste about setting up a tour.

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Misha Gillingham is the owner and operator of Wildluxe. Fascinated by luxury hotels and all of the details that go into creating that perfect guest experience, Misha focuses her creative efforts on showcasing only the most exclusive properties in the world. Follow along and discover the travel destinations you've been dreaming of.