Situated in a skinny stretch of Central America between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea lies the beautiful country of Costa Rica. This small nation is home to gorgeous beaches, dense rain forests, and incredible wildlife. Its rich biodiversity and bountiful natural beauty have made Costa Rica one of the most popular destinations for ecotourism in the world. Whether you wish to zip line through the treetops, volunteer to conserve sea turtle habitats, or lounge on the beach all day, Costa Rica provides unlimited options for outdoor activities.

Some of Costa Rica's most popular attractions include Palo Verde National Park, a great spot for bird-watching; Manuel Antonio National Park, known for its large monkey population and pretty beaches; and Tortuguero National Park, whose maze of canals and over 20 miles of Caribbean coastline provide a safe place for sea turtles to lay their eggs.

As you start planning your adventure to Costa Rica, let Tripping help you find the perfect accommodation. Below are four of our favorites.

Lovely Tamarindo Villa

This beautiful 3br/ 4ba villa sits within a private, gated community on Costa Rica's gorgeous Guanacaste Coast. Its prime location, just a 10 minute drive from Tamarindo and 3 minute walk from the beach, offers easy access to 6 great beaches, including the popular Playa Avellana and Playa Langosta. Each of the three beautiful bedrooms has its own bathroom, providing guests with extra privacy. Vaulted ceilings, handcrafted doors, and elegant wood detailing throughout the villa create a luxurious ambiance where guests can relax and enjoy La Pura Vida.

Tropical Villa with Ocean and Jungle Views

This spacious 3br/ 3ba villa in the Guanacaste hills boasts breathtaking ocean and forest views. The large covered terrace, thatched cabana, and pool deck provide tons of outdoor living space for guests to relax and enjoy Costa Rica's warm weather. Listen to the birds sing throughout the day and watch amazing sunsets at night as you lounge around the pool. Make sure to sample the mango, papaya, bananas, and oranges from one of the garden's mature fruit trees- that is if the little monkeys leave any for you!

Mediterranean Villa in Deluxe Resort

This premium 3br/ 3ba Mediterranean inspired villa in Herradura is primly situated near the ocean as well as the resort's many attractions. With a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, spacious living room, laundry room, Jacuzzi, and pool within the property, and restaurants, a casino, golf, and spa nearby, guests here enjoy all the desirable amenities of a home and the luxuries of a resort all at once.

Luxury Beachfront Home

Casa Amore, an amazing 3br/ 3ba beachfront home, is tucked away in a quiet bay on the Nicoya Peninsula. This picturesque region is known for its beautiful beaches and international community, which brings world-class music, food, and art. With 20-foot waves just steps away, this home is a surfer's dream. Each bedroom has its own private entrance, making it a great accommodation for groups looking for extra privacy. Between the huge kitchen, ample living space, and pool, guests have plenty of room to entertain and relax together. Frequent appearances from howler monkeys, tropical birds, and many species of iguanas outside allow guests to enjoy Costa Rica's exciting wildlife without even having to leave home.

These fabulous homes are available on Tripping thanks to our friends at FlipKey.

Check out all of our Costa Rica vacation accommodations here.

This article was written by Alexa Perman, Tripping blogger.