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Clarita's Beach Hotel

#16 of 44 Hotels in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 14 April 2008

My husband and I stayed at Claritas back in mid November for a couple of nights. We were married at Villa Caletas (review posted) and stayed there a few nights then moved on down to Claritas in Jaco. One of the members of the wedding party also stayed at Claritas. All in all we found the grounds to be safe...

1Thank SAHTN
Reviewed 28 March 2008

I just got back to Canada from Clarita's and want to commend them for their attentive consideration. The place has a great ambiance, right on the beach with the roar of the surf and the cool Pacific breezes a constant reminder of how lucky you are to be there. I am a wheelchair traveller and the Two David's who run...

1Thank RollingStoneCanada
Reviewed 13 March 2008

Clarita’s- I recently visited Clarita’s 3/6-3/10 and I had a wonderful time. I would say that this property is well suited for adventurous couples, fishing parties, or bachelor parties that are just looking for a good base of operations while exploring the surrounding area. Clarita’s is not a destination by itself. There are no activities, water sports, pool, etc. What...

1Thank cotterpf
San Francisco, Bay Area
Reviewed 12 March 2008

After booking my stay online at Claritas website, I was quickly engaging with Clarita herself by e-mail with my accomodations. Once we arrived we were greeted with beautiful smiles, given a complimentary beer and seated only feet away from the beach. You can take a taxi from there to downtown but everything is certainly within a 5-10minute walk. I felt...

1Thank underwearmode80
Phoenix, az
Reviewed 3 March 2008

Clarita's is a wonderful establishment that is right on the beach. Great food, ice cold beer, wonderful sunsets and better hospitality. You could spend a lot more and get a lot less. The rooms are basic but very clean, staff is helpful, generous and the ambiance is fantastic! You would be hard pressed to find a better bang for the...

1Thank flyb0y
new york
Reviewed 29 February 2008

We found this hotel thru Trip advisor and it was a good find. I don't know if I would stay in Jaco again but for our few nights there Claritas definitely was a good choice. We were on somewhat of a budget but the rooms were clean and the staff was helpful. The food at the bar was very good....

1Thank uclanyc
New York
Reviewed 21 February 2008

Great place. My 8th time there. Clean and nice basic rooms. Staff is a lot of fun. Right on the beach with good food and more importantly cold and cheap beer. Plenty to do in the area. Basicly a one of a kind fun place.

1Thank JohnLNewYork
New York
Reviewed 16 February 2008

Los Suenos' hell-raising, cigar-smoking, tattooed and pierced little sister. Loved everything about it, but especially the service level, the bartenders, cleanliness of the room and property, safety, Clarita herself (a hottie!), and location on the north side of the beach. Recommend to anyone, but especially those looking to get away from a boring Marriott.

1Thank nnatan
Reviewed 11 February 2008

Don't let the name fool you. Clarita's is owned by a businessman in the US. More on that below. The place is old and run down. The food at the bar is limited, the drinks are not potent. Clarita's would be OK for a some friends going surfing, but not good for a couple, a family, or anyone used to...

4Thank P73arsam
da22, owner at Clarita's Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Don't let P73arsam Fool You! Hola Amigos: Clarita's Beach Hotel & Restaurant is operated by a very proud Tica business woman. I only hire U.S. business men to help me collect in the states from the few people who run up hotel and bar bills and leave without paying. And bye the bye, I have not hired U.S. business men...

Baghdad- for now
Reviewed 16 January 2008

Great little beach side hotel. I discovered it walking down the beach on my first visit to Jaco. Once I found it, I ditched my cheesy hotel bar and spent most of my time here. The bartenders are friendly, the atmosphere is laid back, the music and the food are good and the view of the sunset is a perfect...

1Thank scottyk5

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jaco's most affordable beach front hotel with complete restaurant and bar. Prime Beach front location with spectacular views of Pacific Ocean and rain forest. The Place in Jaco for folks who love the beach, crave ocean breezes and breaking surf, who expect excellent friendly service, and who want to kick back, have fun and catch Costa Rica's Pura Vida!!! Claritas provides ocean front clean rooms with ac, cable TV, hot water, refrigerators, room safes, swimming pool and bar, free wifi, free secured private parking, live bands- all at affordable rates. Great surf in front of your room. Cheapest rooms & Coldest beer on Jaco Beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clarita's Beach Hotel

Address: 300 meters North of Best Western Hotel on the Beach, Jaco 0078, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range: €46 - €64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Claritas Beach Jaco
Hotel Claritas Beach
Clarita's Beach Hotel Costa Rica/Jaco
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Jaco
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
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