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“Goodtimes at Clarita's” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Clarita's Beach Hotel

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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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Ranked #13 of 39 hotels in Jaco
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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“Goodtimes at Clarita's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Just want to start off by saying if you have been to Jaco and never stayed at Claritas you don't know what you are missing great people great view great room great prices and the best food in Jaco. The owner Cigar Dave treats everybody like family one the best guys i come to meet in Jaco. Dave looking forward to coming back in January.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Clarita's for one night and actually thought about leaving by 11pm - we read the reviews and it was even recommended in our guide book - but don't be fooled like us! For the same price, there are much better places to stay. We had just spent 8 hours traveling by bus, ferry and bus again to Jaco and were exhausted; too bad no one mentioned that it was karoke night at Clarita's Sports Bar!! The sound of ridiculously loud singing shook the walls of our room until after midnight. The food is over priced and she charges you 200 colones to sit at the tables outside on the beach. The location is extremely removed and is at least a 20 minutes walk to the shops and restaurants. The room was not very clean, there was sand on the floor and a thick film of dust on almost every surface. Overall for the exact same price, we moved to another hotel that offered more amenities and is in a much better location. The best thing about Clarita's is the free Coke or Beer you get when you check in - if only they gave ear plugs with that too!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Once again another great trip with my friends at clarita's It was my sons 18th birthday party and I believe it is one not to be forgotten. And for you people who want to have your Cigar well step in the sand and your not in the bar So get your tail on a flight schedule and roll down for some cold beer big waves good fishing and don't forget the lovely lady's.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

clarita's is right on the beach, with the sports bar overlooking the ocean. the bar staff are very friendly and accommodating, on our first visit we asked for a particular futbol game, and they were very happy to put it on for us. the bar scene later at night can be described as adult, but it's a bar in jaco, right? bot times i've been there i was never offered anything besides another drink! the rooms are clean and spare, if you are planning on sleeping past 8am, you should consider getting a room with a/c, every room we've had had cable tv in case you didn't party enough in town. if you're looking for peace and quiet you probably shouldn't be in jaco, but i never had a problem with noise at clarita's. if you're young or young at heart you can't really go wrong with clarita's, if you're old and/or miserable, don't stop in jaco!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

For $50 I had an awesome little room. Good shower, cable tv with English channels, and soothing sounds of the waves crashing all night. it's all the way at the end of the strip, so a bit of a walk, but only a $2 can to all the action. They have the best party in Jaco on Thursday night, but Friday nights karaoke is a nightmare!!! They went on until 1am, and u can hear everything in the rooms.
Aside from that, the rooms's AC rocks, it was a good safe, and a little pool to jump into. And a fridge I would def stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bay Harbor Islands, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

It is not easy to find a place where employees are truely eager to make one's stay really enjoyable. Clarita's is that place. I awakened at 5:45 AM to the sound of native birds and pounding waves. The beach was 20 yards from my room and breakfast was available in the open air restaurant just off the beach. Thursday through Saturday the action is lively at the special promotions that are held at Clarita's bar. All in all I spent a most enjoyable 2 weeks there and will do so again, hopefully, soon.

Room Tip: A/C rooms more expensive but worth it
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

If you are looking for a really fun place to hang out for a few days and really don't feel that sitting in your room and looking at the georgous details of the decor should be the primary goal of your trip, then please, come to Clarita's! The hotel is small but very cozy. We pre-booked 4 nights and ended up staying for 8! Everyone there was AMAZING from the owners/managers to the waitstaff! The beach is really nice and the town is within walking distance. The rooms are cozy and clean. The beds are comfy and the rooms with A/C are cold! Fridge in the room so you can stash some beer, and hanging at the pool is a must! The chicken wings were the guys favorite food while there (because they are better than anything we have ever had at home) and I enjoyed the steak with mashed potatoes and some really yummy cheese sauce with jalapenos. The coffee starts when the workers arrive, and they are very pleasant and always friendly. breakfast is good and can feed two! I miss it already and hope that we will return on a future trip. Surf is very close by and the waves were great for the guys on High Tide. (you will need a car if you plan to get to Playa Hermosa) All and all, this was one of the best places we have stayed during our travel. It was exactly what the doctor ordered! The bar/rest in the front has events planned for different nights, some nights get really crazy! So if you are a stiff, please, don't go to Clarita's...it is not the place for you! But if you love adventure, want to experience the local scene, enjoy cutting loose, then go! You will not regret it!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
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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