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Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras

Playa Chiquita 500 meters south of Villas Caribe, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 750-0368 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 25/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 25/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 21 hotels in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Set just a hop and a skip from the golden sands of Playa Chiquita in Puerto Viejo, Aguas Claras is the only five star hotel on Costa Rica’s sunkissed Caribbean Coast. Nuzzled amidst tropical gardens beside the ocean, ours is a sustainable luxury destination where nature, arts and community harmoniously intertwine. The life work of a local Costa Rican artist, Hotel Aguas Claras offers modern, characterful accommodation, with every corner of the boutique resort designed to deliver the Caribbean experience at its very best.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Shallow end in pool
Yoga room
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Playa Chiquita 500 meters south of Villas Caribe, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 750-0368 Costa Rica
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len m wrote a review Feb 2021
yuba city92 contributions20 helpful votes
I told my travel agent I wanted places with personality and Aguas Claras certainly has that. Very clean and comfortable with a helpful staff and great breakfasts (their oatmeal was the best I have ever had and I am not an oatmeal person. The hotel has beautiful grounds and individual cottages with a unique kind of bohemian flair. We loved it
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Alejandro Q wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions
The place is beautiful and very well cared for. You can really tell the owners put a lot of effort on designing every little detail (loved the hand made plates and mugs). But what really shines is the service, even if the place wasn’t as beautiful as it is... I would still visit them for their hospitality, kindness, thoughtfulness and overall superb service. I’ll hope to visit this amassing place as soon as possible. I highly recommend them!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Hans Pfister, General Manager at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras
Responded 7 Jan 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review. Yes, the owners, who are local artists thought through every little detail of the design of the hotel and it shows in every corner. We are very thankful for the great comments on the service. This means a lot to us. Please come back soon.
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Ticaeye wrote a review Oct 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica241 contributions48 helpful votes
Aguas Claras is a beautiful boutique hotel surrounded by a lush tropical garden full of bromeliads, heliconias, sloths, macaws and more! It has access to a beach club where you can have lunch on the beach or at the restaurant. We loved our stay and kept extending it more days. The hotel: Tropical Chic decorated lobby, swimming pool area and restaurant. The swimming pool is very refreshing and beautifully landscaped. There is a wonderful open room to do yoga surrounded by lush vegetation. Very relaxing! The food: The food was very tasty and meticulously plated on stoneware. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus were varied and great for vegetarians and foodies. Ask for their homemade hot sauce... they also have homemade bread, granola, jellies and much more. The beach: The beach is accessed easily by a very short walk. It is a white sand beach with coral reefs great for snorkeling (when the sea is calm). If you didn’t bring your own snorkeling gear, you can get it at the lobby. The beaches are long and great for walking. You can also get bicycles to stroll around. The rooms: We stayed in the Pavlova Suites. Beds are cozy with down duvet. It has a sitting area where you can relax from the days adventures or sip a cup of coffee. I loved that they had a French press and delicious coffee. There is a mini fridge. Amenities were very nice (lemongrass scented shampoo and conditioner). We also got a great cream/balm of coconut and cacao oil. The bathroom is in the open air. It boasts a rain shower that doubles up as a sitting area. The only problem is that there is not much privacy because rooms are next to each other and everything can be heard. Our neighbor was playing music early in the morning and it was a bit of a downer because we wanted to hear the wildlife. Midway through our stay we switched to Cacao bungalow. The bungalows are great because you get to enjoy a small outdoor terrace and they have a more tropical vibe. The only negative part is that they have magnetic locks so you have to carry your key at all times. If not, you are at risk of getting locked out. The Staff: Staff is very attentive always addressing us by name, attentive to all our needs and eager to help. Covid protocols: As for Covid protocols, all staff is wearing masks and there are alcohol dispensers everywhere. The restaurant is wide open so there is plenty of circulating air and plenty of space for social distancing.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hans Pfister, General Manager at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras
Responded 13 Nov 2020
Dear TicaEye, thank you for this detailed review of your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our stay with us. Your comments will be very helpful for other travelers considering a visit to Puerto Viejo. We hope you come back soon. All the best from the Aguas Claras Team.
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Kamilla H wrote a review Oct 2020
5 contributions
The rooms were special, especially the bungalows--rarely do you find a hotel in the middle of the rainforest, with the sounds of the jungle all around you (yes, you will will hear howler monkeys morning and evening). The staff were all very caring and focused on giving the best service possible. This hotel met my needs to explore (a visit to the Bribri people was a highlight of the entire vacation) and my sons' desire for a relaxing getaway where they could just hang out on the beach.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Hans Pfister, General Manager at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras
Responded 13 Nov 2020
Thank you for your visit to Aguas Claras. For many of our guests, it is their first visit to the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. And many tell us, just like you, that it really exceeded their expectations. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the bungalows and your trip to visit the native Bribri. And of course, hanging out at Playa Chiquita with the calm and warm waters this time of the year is a wonderful experience. Please come back soon.
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Monika B wrote a review Aug 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica38 contributions17 helpful votes
The hotel is an architectural jewel, full of details. Lush gardens surround the property which is steps away from the beach. Wereserved a Pavlova Suite. The bed was comfortable, amazing décor and the outdoor shower was a pleasure. i would have add body lotion to the ammenities, and maybe a pitcher with cold water. The hotel does not use plastic and all the walter is filtered. Dinier, our server, was great. He showed me around and we could even see up close some sloths. Breakfast was a la carte but it was beautifully served, nice portions and fresh ingredients. We also had lunch and the I ordered a salad with a delicious passion fruit dressing. I almost cried when I left the hotel. It is really a jewel and can't wait to go back again. Regarding Covid19, although the Puerto Viejo are has very few cases, the whole staff wore mask. Alcohol was available everywhere, and your temperature was checked at your arrival.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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US$293 - US$807 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Aguas Claras Beach Cottages
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras
What are some of the property amenities at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras?
Guests can enjoy a poolside bar, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bamboocha, Pizzeria Pulcinella, and La Pecora Nera.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.