Cabuya is one of the few places in Costa Rica where you can still rent a true beachfront house for a very affordable price. The houses are small and fairly primitive compared to the $1000/nt beachfront rentals of Santa Teresa, but there’s nothing like waking up and seeing the ocean directly in front of you. There are also many houses that are sort of beachfront, meaning that there’s only a road between them and the water, but we haven’t included them here.

The beaches are well-protected and relatively empty of construction in Cabuya, and the houses aren’t built right on the sand, but a bit back into the jungle, making it a delight to walk the beach, because it feels very remote and undeveloped. Many of the people who live here, walk the beach daily, and while you stay here, you probably will too.

So we’ve collected together all the true beachfront rentals that we can find and put them in one list to help you see what’s available:

casa-astridCasa Astrid:

Casa Astrid is located directly on the ocean.  The house opens up completely to make the most of the ocean breeze. Its open air cathedral ceilings let natural light and air to enter the house. Through its french doors, you can enjoy the sounds and sights of the ocean from inside. It is featured with two bedrooms-one bedroom has a queen sized bed and the other has a double/single bunk bed. In its spacious covered deck you can enjoy pleasant dining experience or just get relaxed in a hammock or lounge chair. This casa can sleep 6 people. Its average nightly price range is $81.

Phone: 250-414-0003

exquisite-craftsman-built-beachfront-houseExquisite Craftsman-built Beachfront House:

Situated on the beach by the small fishing village of Cabuya, it is an amazing Japanese style house. You will see amazing sun rise directly in front of the house over the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Nicoya. This beachfront house can sleep 5 people. The main house is featured with large bedroom upstairs with a queen-size and single bed. In the downstairs there is a kitchen, eating area, bathroom and a second room with a single bed. From both houses you will enjoy amazing beach views and sounds of the breaking waves. Its average nightly price range is $90.

exquisite-japanese-style-guest-houseExquisite Japanese Style Guest House:

It is an amazing Japanese style guest house. It can sleep 3 people and the nightly average price range is $58. This bungalow type property is featured with one bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen, ceiling fan, internet, and parking area. There is bedroom in upstairs that offers breezes and the sound of the surf. There is also an additional room for a cot.

house-rentalCabuya House:

Situated right on the beach in Cabuya, on the Nicoya Peninsula, this beautiful home is featured with 2 Bedrooms and can sleep 6. It also has 2 bathrooms, full stocked kitchen. This beachfront home has the average nightly price $200 and it welcomes long-term renters with kids but pets are not allowed.

secluded-beach-front-cabinSecluded Beach Front Cabin:

This family style beach front cabin was constructed with local hardwoods. This cabin can sleep 6 people and average nightly price range is $114. It offers amazing views in all directions from the open living area and dining areas. There is a fully stocked kitchen in the downstairs and it also features open porch area and outside bath room. This cabin also features upstairs queen bedroom with an adjoining bedroom including single beds. There is hot water shower and full bathroom.

los-caracolesLos Caracoles:

This beachfront cabin is ideal for couples and families (except toddlers). It can sleep 4 people and you will have to pay $114 average per night. It features 2 bed rooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining area and many more.

beach-view-from-the-terraceRomantic, Private House in a Beach Palm Garden:

This house has two bed rooms and ca sleep 5 people. Its nightly average price range is $80. This rental house is well kept and cheerfully decorated with local artworks and mosaics. It provides a safe box to store your valuables. It features a fully equipped kitchen, telephone, wireless internet, its own private entrance and a parking space.

la-conchitaLa Conchita:

Situated on one acre of land amid coco palms and tropical vegetation, this private secluded beachfront home is featured with 2 bedrooms and can sleeps 8 people. Its average nightly price range is $112. It has a dining area with a seating arrangements for 8 people. It has kitchen with all other the facilities.

villa-playa-cabuyaVilla Playa Cabuya:

This beachfront villa is really a tropical paradise near the quiet fishing village of Cabuya. It is ideal to sleep 5 people. It is featured with 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom and one half bathroom. Its average nightly price range is $114. It also has a dining area with seating arrangements for 4 people.