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Clarita's Beach Hotel

300 meters North of Best Western Hotel on the Beach, Jaco 0078, Costa Rica
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 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.

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NJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 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... More 

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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... More 

Baghdad- for now
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 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... More 

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Dallas Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2008

Once again the stay at Claritas was great. The service from the bar to yhe maids was excellent. The food was very good and the beer was very cold! Everyone treated me like family. Thanks to everyone, Ben from Texas

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2007

Just got back from 11 days in Costa Rica. We spent 6 of them at Clarita's. When booking this place, you must keep in mind that it is not the 4 Season's by any means. That said, you are right on the beach, the rooms are clean and everything works. The beach bar is fantastic and the staff is very... More 

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cincinnati Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2007

Numerous times I have stayed at hotels in countries around the world pretty much site unseen but carefully researched on the internet. Some were not so great and a few rise to wonderful experiences...I would put Clarita's in the latter category. If you are looking for luxury then Clarita's is not your place, but if you want a basic and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2007

My 25 year old son and I spent 8 nights at Clarita's in Jaco the second half of October. We were extremely pleased with the amenities and atmosphere. The rooms were clean and functional, meaning everything worked -- including A/C, cable TV, and plumbing. As I'd read in reviews before arriving, we were daily treated to the imaginative flower and... More 

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New york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2007

My friends and I just returned from a delightful stay at Clarita ' s in Jaco. The beer was cheap, the food was delicious and the employees were helpful and gracious, especially the charming Magi and gregarious Yanni.You'll meet many Americans at the bar as it is quite popular and most will help you find a place of interest or... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2007

Just got back from a 10day stay at Claritas hotel in Jaco. Had a pretty good time. This was my first trip to costa rica. Claritas is only about a 10min walk into town from everything so that was a plus. The food wasn't bad, beer always cold. Love the claritas dog, Clarita. The rooms were clean (the maid is... More 

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