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July 31, 2023

As summer drags on, it’s time to focus on Christmas in Costa Rica

Tulu Azul Summer Tanager bird on branc

The global heat index hasn’t dropped much since our last blog post.

And to think, we’re barely turning the page to August. Summer’s only halfway home, friends, yet there’s still plenty of HOT on the horizon. With so much focus on staying cool, you’ve probably put Christmas planning on ice. Who’s thinking of warm eggnog when it’s 105 outside?

We are, that’s who.

Solid vacation planning, you see, is becoming a bit of a lost art. Through a gaggle of booking sites, last-minute rental deals are more plentiful than ever before. No need to reserve a place in advance when you can just wait it out, hunting down the best value. Well… yes and no.

Christmas in Costa Rica

Sometimes, yes, pouncing on a last-minute rental deal pays off. Other times, not so much. Christmas in Costa Rica would be a good example of the latter. Late December is a popular time to visit this enchanting Central American nation. Families gather from all over the world to spend the holidays together zip-lining, river rafting, hiking, fishing, surfing and exploring all of the other incredible aspects of the lively tropical jungle and surrounding beaches.

If you’re planning to visit the Dominical, Uvita or Ojochal areas along the southern Pacific coastline for Christmas week, we highly recommend reserving your vacation villa soon. Of the 18 high-end properties managed by our company, YouGetHere Vacation Rentals, only six houses remain available for Dec. 19-26, 2023, which are considered standard Christmas dates.

Although inventory for those dates is getting low, the quality of the available properties remains high. Here’s a rapid rundown of what YouGetHere still has available to rent for Christmas week:

Luxury Vacation Villa Uvita Dominical

Casa Alta Vista (5 bedrooms)

Larger villas are particularly tough to track down as they are often booked more than a year in advance of the holidays. It’s rare for a rental home as nice as this to still be available, but if you’re traveling with up to a dozen guests, Casa Alta Vista is a fantastic find.

The ground level features an infinity swimming pool with a direct line of sight to the world famous Whale’s Tail reef in Uvita. The house has three floors with a pair of massive wrap-around decks and a nook up top that can serve as a sixth bedroom.

Click here to read more about Casa Alta Vista or to view a YouTube video of the property.

Luxury Vacation Villa in Costa Rica

Meridian House (3 bedrooms)

Has the heat started to wear you down? Is there a chance you’ll be totally burned out by mid-December, in search of a cold drink and some quiet? If so, Meridian House should be your holiday headquarters. Perched in an immaculate gated community high upon a tropical hillside, this stunning setup will make you never want to leave the mountain.

Click here to read more about Meridian House

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Casa San Martin Mirador (3 bedrooms)

Situated between the towns of Dominical and Uvita, and located just 2 minutes off the coastal highway, Casa San Martin Mirador is ideal for visitors that want to stay active. There is a secluded beach less than 20 minutes by foot and restaurants galore just 10 minutes by car.

Click here to read more about Casa San Martin Mirador

Villa Oro Verde Luxury Vacation Villa in Costa Rica

Villa Oro Verde (3 bedrooms, no kids under 13)

Costa Verde Estates is one of the most incredible gated communities in the entire southern Pacific zone, with million-dollars views on offer and teeming with wildlife, and that’s exactly where you’ll find Villa Oro Verde located. Classy and comfortable, this villa is a perfect choice for those seeking privacy and a 5-star experience. Christmas in Costa Rica can’t get much cooler than this.

Click here to read more about Villa Oro Verde

Comfortable sectional sofa and two hanging egg chair swings with cushions on deck of Villa Dalu.

Villa Dalu (3 bedrooms, no kids under 13)

Just 10 minutes from downtown Uvita, Villa Dalu is a superb selection for friends on holiday. It’s a quick, 15-minute drive to the surfable waves and long stretch of sand at Playa Hermosa. Double the driving distance and you can get to Playa Ventanas, where walk-in sea caves await at low tide. Everything is easily accessible from this lovely, mountainside villa.

Click here too read more about Villa Dalu

Casa Pura Vida Holiday Rental Costa Rica

Casa Pura Vida (2 bedrooms with a guest cabina)

One of the coolest properties in the YouGetHere stable of rental homes, Casa Pura Vida fits families like a glove. The main house has two bedrooms and tons of outdoor living space, but it’s the covered swimming pool and Monkey House out back that will have your youngsters jumping for joy. With an untouched beach within walking distance, this property hits the target.

Click here to read more about Casa Pura Vida

On a bit of a sad sidenote, none of these vacation villas were constructed with a chimney (we don’t do much indoor warming in Costa Rica). That being said, you’ll need to direct Santa Claus through a screen-less window or open door on Christmas Eve. Now please stay cool out there.

Any questions or rental inquiries can be directed to [email protected]

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