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Cameron, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved our time at this hotel! Just spent 4 nights there and were very happy with everything. The staff is wonderful and extremely helpful. The food was delicious, pool and rooms were very clean, listening to the waves and birds while eating breakfast in the mornings was great and I will miss it. We did a lot of activities...

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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

We landed in San Jose at 4:00 and did not want to make the drive all the way to Quepos at night so we found Hotel Carara. Looking at the reviews I would say the highs out weigh the lows. The grounds are very nice, the pool is lovely and the restaurant was a welcomed sight after what we passed...

Thank ChristineLR
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The hotel is located in Tarcoles, not in Jaco as it stated on our Expedia reservation - nevertheless it did worth to go back and forth, because this hotel has a great location and the nicest view of the ocean. Friendly staff, some speak good English, but everybody makes you feel welcomed. We ate the best fish in Costa Rica...

Thank MotherBee2
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very convenient hotel close to the crock tours I think the best place to see them wild and good prices specially for families. Located in a typical costarican town so people help you all the time. Very good typical food.

Thank Ecotours C
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The minimal cost to upgrade to a/c and beach view made this a mini-haven in the midst of a hot day! Super friendly staff and guests, breakfast typical, they even stored our refrigerated food for us and froze our ice packs. Scarlet macaws so close and frequently seen!! It is a quiet little town, safe and slow pace, very convenient...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 25 April 2016

this hotel is cute. we stayed one night but that was enough. the beach is pretty dirty with garbage. the room was very tiny with a fan that didnt seem to work all that great. the restaurant was supposed to be open till 9 and they shut down at 8, but we were able to get food. breakfast was supposed...

Thank JerriandTrevor
Southbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Àfter a long driving and exploring day was looking forward to resting in a longe chair by the beach at the hotel. The roadway in depicted the lifestyle surrounds. The first impression of hotel was a run down appearance. The room location was the only positive feature as it was at the back end corner with a view by the...

Thank Shelly L
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

After a whirlwind 6 day trip of Costa Rica from San Jose East to Irazú Volcano, Guyabo National Monument and Turrialba for white water rafting, and then North to La Fortuna for hot springs, waterfalls and hiking, and then down to Monteverde for zip lining, it was finally time to spend our last day in Costa Rica enjoying the heat...

Thank Ostamb
Regina, Canada
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We had a planned stop here and when we pulled up were a little hesitant as it was in a small community (had been in more touristy parts) with nothing (nightlife) really to do. Once we were in our room though with the ocean view balcony it was worth it. The beach, kind of dirty, however no one is on...

Thank Lkorns
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Well we stayed here one night out of necessity. It wasn't bad. had an odd smell, but rooms were fairly clean and the pool was clean and warm. We had some trouble with the tv and internet due to the rain, but once the rain passed we were fine. The owner lives on premises and was super nice and swam...

Thank Evelyn Z

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the hotel carara. Enjoy a tropical paradise on the beach closest to the carara national park. You will see many birds and especially the scarlet macao, ara macao, lapa roja. Pool, restaurant and secure parking in confortable rooms with a/c and ocean view.we wait ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Carara

Address: Main Street | Carara National Park, Tarcoles, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Tarcoles
Price Range: €68 - €115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Carara 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“top floors have a/c and better views.”
 of 5 bubbles JerriandTrevor, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room on the side facing the beach - the view from the balcony is wonderful!”
  • View from my balcony - some of the grounds are visible as well as the water
 of 5 bubbles 184anastasiar, 17 Dec 2014 | Read review
“In the low season see if you can get a second floor balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles howards634, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
“all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles randyb423, 24 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Be very polite when you book the room. The people of Costa Rica are friendly and value that in their visitors. If you are polite, they give you the best room available.”
 of 5 bubbles sherylr488, 10 Jul 2013 | Read review
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