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All 39 Jaco hotels

Clarita's Beach Hotel

300 meters North of Best Western Hotel on the Beach, Jaco 0078, Costa Rica
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Clarita's Beach Hotel
Ranked #13 of 39 hotels in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Houston, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Madrid, Spain
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is a very basic backpack hotel. If you like the beach, this is your place. Don't come here for the hotel, but for the location, which is right on the beach. It cannot get closer. Rooms are very basic, but clean. I went for the A/C room, but didn't need it. The fan was cool enough. Staff are very... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This was my first trip to Costa Rica. I decided I did not want to plan my vacation away, so I made no plans. This turned out to be the best solution ever. Clarita's was one of the most laid back places I stayed. The hotel was well run and clean. I asked for extra towels (my only request), and... More

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San Diego, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I stayed at this hotel with a couple of friends, separate rooms. The hotel is average and the reason for my average rating goes back to service. To me service is really important and this hotel lacks of it. The front desk is the bar, and because of this it makes service almost inexistent. When we arrived our rooms were... More

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Macomb, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

this place is literally right on the beach. you do have to walk from your room down to the water but it is just right. the beds are ok just what you would have if you stayed at a relatives house but the rooms were clean though small. the pool was very nice for when you got tired of fighting... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
25 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is a perfect place to stay for those who love the beach. The rooms are small, but very clean and well maintained. I had a room with A/C and it worked well and kept the room at the right temperature for a good night's sleep. I ate every meal while there and it was consistently very good for breakfast,... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This hotel is located in the northern most part of Jaco and is right on the beach. Im gonna try to point out as much as I can with this review. The Hotel... The rooms are relatively small but cozy. This is not a 5 star hotel but you are definately getting your money worth. Each room is equipped with... More

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Additional Information about Clarita's Beach Hotel

Also Known As:
Claritas Beach Jaco
Hotel Claritas Beach
Clarita's Beach Hotel Costa Rica/Jaco
Address: 300 meters North of Best Western Hotel on the Beach, Jaco 0078, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Jaco
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 

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