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Clarita's Beach Hotel

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300 meters North of Best Western Hotel on the Beach, Jaco 0078, Costa Rica
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Clarita's Beach Hotel
Ranked #14 of 42 Hotels in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bradenton, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This Hotel is truly not that great is very outdated and in a bad location its on the outside of town and in the darkest corner of the entire town it looks like your going to get mobbed as your coming up the main lobby/restaurant area. Late night Karaoke is horrible and the bar staff is pretty dry and they... More

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Bayonne, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I can never say enough about this place. All of the employees; Security, Cleaning and of course the Bartenders have never been anything but kind, courteous, friendly and just help make the stay soo enjoyable. I feel at home here and never have to worry about a thing. The rooms are kept clean, the food is delicious and enjoying an... More

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Bakersfield, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was my 3rd stay at claritas. This is my #1 spot to stay in Jaco. The food is fantastic, and I always meet the most fun and interesting people there! Security is great and the employees make you feel like family. I have already booked for next year, and am meeting other guess that I have met there over... More

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Poasito, Costa Rica
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have stayed at Claritas many times. Great location next to the beach. The hotel sits behind the bar with a swimming pool in the courtyard area. A short walk and you are at the restaurant and var enjoying the great food while hearing the waves crash on the beach of Jaco. This is a very budget friendly place but... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Fantastic place to stay. Clean rooms, nice pool, excellent bar with very friendly, courteous, NICE bartenders. Owner is on hand to welcome everyone. Security on hand 24 hours a day. Walk out of the hotel onto the Pacific coast at Jaco Beach. What else could you ask for at an excellent room rate. $3.00 taxi ride to town or walk... More

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San Diego, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

There are many types of Costa Rica in Costa Rica and if you are looking for a true Pura Vida experience, I highly recommend a long stay at Clarita's. Why travel thousands of miles to this beautiful country filled with great people only to stand on the sidelines? Perhaps Disneyland, your local mall, McDonalds or Las Vegas would be a... More

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Houston, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you are looking for hotel style accomodations this is not the place for you. This is a cheap, don't plan to be in my room much type of place. Although the surface looks clean this establishment is run down and old. The staff was helpful and friendly, but I did feel like I needed to wear shoes around the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This was my third trip to Costa Rica and first time in Jaco. Spent 10 days, starting with Super Bowl Sunday at Clarita's. I must say it is the best beach bar in Jaco. The food is very good and the service was excelent. My favorite bartenders were Lina and Dorothy. All the girls work very hard. The view of... More

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Kelowna, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Wow! This was my second time staying at Clarita's. I thought my first time, which was for a month was wonderful, but...this year it was even better. I stayed for two months! The management, the cleaning staff, the security, the kitchen staff, and the servers all made my stay wonderful. The vibe and the people that work at Clarita's make... More

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Livingston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My wife and I spent our first week in Costa Rica at Clarita's. The transfer from the airport by a service recommended by the hotel went great. The driver was a Californian who had moved to Costa Rica so needless to say he spoke English and was very helpful with information. He dropped us off at the bar and said... More

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Address: 300 meters North of Best Western Hotel on the Beach, Jaco 0078, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Claritas Beach Jaco
Hotel Claritas Beach
Clarita's Beach Hotel Costa Rica/Jaco

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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 
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