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 the check in was inside. Now understand this is an open air beach front bar with loud music playing, a cute tiny Chihuahua running around, and people everywhere (it was Saturday afternoon). I went in and told one of the beautiful waitresses that we were checking in. She quickly found our reservation and asked for a $20 room damage deposit. I gave her the money and she gave me the key to room 16. I walked out and looked toward the rooms and 16 was straight ahead. The next challenge was how to get our luggage which would not roll on the gravel parking lot to our room. One of the many guys wearing a Clarita's Security tee shirt quickly discovered our problem and summoned one of his coworkers to carry our bags for us. By now I am completely wet in perspiration (definitely get air conditioned room) and ready to relax. This is definitely the right place for that! Cold beer, great drinks, fair prices, beautiful friendly waitresses, pretty pool w/waterfall that was kept clean and was never crowded (only for hotel guests). Room was small but clean, Hot water in shower only (found out this is common in CR). Bit of a walk to rest of Jaco. Food prices were good relative to other places tasted great.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Claritas Beach Jaco
- Hotel Claritas Beach
- Clarita's Beach Hotel Costa Rica/Jaco