top of page
  • Katrina Julia

25 Airbnbs I Stayed in 2021 in Central America and United States

Airbnb is a great if you love unique stays, personal touches, and feelings of a home away from home. Since 2015, I have enjoyed my Airbnb stays with solo travel, unique experiences, hosting global transformation retreats, and traveling all through Central America in 2021.

Beyond what I ever imagined, the Airbnbs I found and experienced across Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Oklahoma, and Atlanta amazed me. If these countries and Airbnbs are not on your bucket list yet, they will be soon.

Whether you are a solo lifestyle entrepreneur and/or digital nomad, sustainable traveler, traveling with family and friends, or creating retreats, these Airbnbs inspire all types of travel.

Each and every Airbnb I experienced inspired adventures and living in a different way. I know over 95% of the hosts personally so if you reach out, let them know I sent you! You may get a bonus!

In their own right, each one is a dream come true. You can't tell me you don't agree.

Costa Rica

I spent January through March in Costa Rica traveling through La Fortuna, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, and Escazu near San Jose. Pura Vida, the pure life, surrounded me at every step.

1 Airbnb in La Fortuna, Costa Rica: Blue House

Costa Rica + Colorful Homes + a Pool = A Dream Come True. I stayed at the blue house for a few days before switching to the pink house. The entire community is a nature lovers and content creators dream. It is great for global transformational retreats too! The story of how Shelley and the ladies started the Airbnb is incredible. Their kindness unparalleled.

Airbnb in Costa Rica

One Day in La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Top 10 La Fortuna, Costa Rica Things to Do

Blue Home in Costa Rica Airbnb


2 Airbnb in La Fortuna, Costa Rica: Pink House

A vision come to life with the pink home with stunning views Arenal Volcano. I ended up staying at the pink house a month. I loved meeting guests from all over the world in the community in the other colorful homes during my stay.

Airbnb in Costa Rica

One Day in La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Top 10 La Fortuna, Costa Rica Things to Do

Airbnb in Costa Rica: Dragon Fly Hideaway

Shot on my Sony A330

Airbnb Dragon Fly

Tell Shelley I sent you!


3 Airbnb in Monteverde, Costa Rica: Casa Balbi

My next stop in Costa Rica involved a shuttle from La Fortuna, a boat across Lake Arenal, and a shuttle to Monteverde. Talk about an adventure in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Immersed in a cloud reserve, surrounded by animals, and hanging bridges = a whole new world. Larry, Grethen, and Diego are incredible souls. You will learn some of my experiences in my guides below.

One Day in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Top 10 Monteverde, Costa Rica Things to Do

Monteverde, Costa Rica Travel Guide Sponsored

Monteverde, Costa Rica

Airbnb Casa Balbi


4 Airbnb near Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica: Mountain Paradise

Nestled up over 900 feet above sea level is a beautiful tiny house equipped with a kitchen, dining/co-working space, bed, bathroom, and balcony with breathtakingly beautiful views. Did I mention its minutes away from Playa Matapalo and about half an hour from the world famous beaches of Manuel Antonio? Diann, the owner and Jorge, the property manager truly go above and beyond in every way.

One Day in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Top 10 Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Things To Do

Near Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Airbnb

Airbnb Mountain Paradise


5 Airbnb in Escazu near San Jose, Costa Rica: Colonial Garden Home

I found Emilia's home while I was still. in Atlanta. Even though it is a private room, I knew I wanted to stay. The beautiful terrace, room, and work space along with rave reviews of the host convinced me. I ended up staying in this beautiful place over 3 weeks, and I am so glad I did. Emilia and I experienced many beautiful conversations and experiences like the Eclectic Kitchen!

One Day in Escazu, Costa Rica

Top 10 San Jose, Costa Rica Things To Do

Airbnb near San Jose, Costa Rica

Airbnb Garden Home and Rooms



I spent about a month and a half in Guatemala in Antigua, San Marcos de Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna, and Guatemala City in 4 Airbnbs.

6 Airbnb in Antigua, Guatemala: Historical Home