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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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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2007

I spent 9 very relaxing days at Clarita's while getting to know the town of Jaco. The rooms were clean, the staff was wonderful(always cheerful and smiling), and the open air bar/restaurant on site(right on the beach) made it easy for getting good meals in between my adventures. I made alot of good friends there and felt more like a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2007

I chose Clarita's based on the reviews I read here. It was OK but far from great. If you're a surfer looking to crash, or a drunk looking for a flop for the night, this place is for you. If you want comfort and ammenities, pay the price and go somewhere else. The room was OK and clean but the... More

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da22, Owner at Clarita's Beach Hotel, responded to this review

According to VZEEIHHT, he stayed at Clarita's Beach Hotel in September 2006 and wrote his review in August 2007. It must have been a memorable stay! Anyway, when you check in at Claritas please do not check out your common sense. By that I mean if the LG ac unit in your room is too cold just use the remote... More

Boca, Fl
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2007

I have just read Bikeride 1, Well I stayed there with my eldest boy for 10 days in April, bangs for the bucks you will not beat this place, It's not a 5 start resort, but a great 3 star, service is wonderful, rooms clean and large enough(who spends time in the room on vacation) Great sports bar, that serves... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2007

If you want a very chill, awesome beachfront vacation spot that is extremely affordable and comfortable, then Clarita's is the place for you. It's right in front of the beach, away from the main street, but only a dollar cab ride to all the bars and restaurants. The rooms are very clean, with great a/c, cable tv, fridge, wall safe... More

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Raeford, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2007

Mt friends and I stayed at Clarita's for 3 nights. The hotel was simple but clean, the AC worked good and it had everything that we needed. The beach bar was fantastic and we had a great time there. Everyone was very friendly and we enjoyed the beach views from our room and the bar. If you are looking for... More

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Miami fl.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2007

I booked Clarita's for 3 nights of my 7 in Costa Rica. I was completely satisfied. Myself and 2 buddies all had individual rooms. Not all the rooms have conventional mattresses so that was a complaint. Some of the beds have a mattress that is comparable to a rollaway mattress. Great HOT showers (harder to find than you think!). The... More

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Wilmington, NC
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2007

I do not know who all of the good reviews are from but my stay was terrible, yes the beer was cheep, the food was "ok" and not so pricey but the hotel was bad... did not take credit cards, room was in bad shape and I did not see such a friendly staff. I was going to stay two... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2007

Clarita's is a great little 2 star 'motel' style hotel at the Northern end of the beach about 15 minutes walk or a $2 taxi ride down the main strip into Jaco town. The rooms are basic but spotlessly clean and comfortable. The bar / restaurant fronts the beach and is open from early morning until 10pm. The service is... More

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2007

4/1/07 My daughter and I just returned from one week at Clarita's hotel in Jaco and we had a great vacation. The rooms are clean, the food and the drinks at the cantina were excellent and the prices were good. The service was excellant and the beautiful and friendly waitress were an added bonus. You can taxie almost anywhere in... More

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Houston TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2007

Claritas is a laid back little hotel. The room, food and the atmosphere is great. The bar staff is a blast. The rooms have safes and unlike some of the more expensive hotels in the area the AC really works. If your looking for a clean simple and inexpensive place to hang out for a couple of days while in... 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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