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Playa Chiquita 500 meters south of Villas Caribe, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 750-0368 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 19 hotels in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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Set just a hop and a skip from the golden sands of Playa Chiquita in Puerto Viejo, Aguas Claras is the only five star hotel on Costa Rica’s sunkissed Caribbean Coast. Nuzzled amidst tropical gardens beside the ocean, ours is a sustainable luxury destination where nature, arts and community harmoniously intertwine. The life work of a local Costa Rican artist, Hotel Aguas Claras offers modern, characterful accommodation, with every corner of the boutique resort designed to deliver the Caribbean experience at its very best.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Shallow end in pool
Yoga room
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Playa Chiquita 500 meters south of Villas Caribe, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 750-0368 Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport104 miSee all flights
Changuinola Airport23 miSee all flights
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Monika B wrote a review Aug 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica40 contributions16 helpful votes
The hotel is an architectural jewel, full of details. Lush gardens surround the property which is steps away from the beach. Wereserved a Pavlova Suite. The bed was comfortable, amazing décor and the outdoor shower was a pleasure. i would have add body lotion to the ammenities, and maybe a pitcher with cold water. The hotel does not use plastic and all the walter is filtered. Dinier, our server, was great. He showed me around and we could even see up close some sloths. Breakfast was a la carte but it was beautifully served, nice portions and fresh ingredients. We also had lunch and the I ordered a salad with a delicious passion fruit dressing. I almost cried when I left the hotel. It is really a jewel and can't wait to go back again. Regarding Covid19, although the Puerto Viejo are has very few cases, the whole staff wore mask. Alcohol was available everywhere, and your temperature was checked at your arrival.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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BarbaraFil wrote a review Aug 2020
San Ramon, Costa Rica19 contributions5 helpful votes
We enjoyed a wonderful 3 night stay at this great boutique hotel in the funky town of Puerto Viejo. As it was during the pandemic, the town was much less crowded than it is usually. The beaches were very empty. The hotel had a few guests but everyone stayed socially distant. The staff all wore masks and it felt very safe. We stayed in a lovely Cacao bungalow - which was perfect for us as a couple. The staff were all very friendly and service was great. It was a very short walk to a lovely beach area which was lovely. The hotel is walking distance to the Jaguar Rescue Center and we had a great tour there. The beach town of Puerto Viejo has some interesting restaurants and some great little shops. Back at the hotel I had a fabulous massage in their beautiful spa area. We didn't do it, but there was an option for private yoga classes as well. Would definitely like to come back when more of the tours are available but it was great to get away and a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: The bungalows all seem great - private but close to everything.
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Response from Hans Pfister, General Manager at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras
Responded Aug 18, 2020
Dear Barbara, thank you for your visit and this wonderful review. We are happy that you had a great time but especially pleased to hear that you felt safe due to our COVID Protocols. Little by little things are opening up again and it would be great to have you back in September or October which is our dry season in Puerto Viejo. Or come visit any of the other Cayuga Collection Hotels and Lodges that are open in Costa Rica. All the best from all of us at Aguas Claras.
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Marcela Narvaez C wrote a review Mar 2020
Zurich, Switzerland15 contributions
Great service and cute hotel! The hotel is very cute and the location was great. If I would have to complain it would be about the cleaning, it was not so well made everyday, it seems like the cleaning people were on a rush to take care of the details, but it was just about that little details and not everyday. We were very happy to stay with you and would definitely go back!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
sweetmarie wrote a review Feb 2020
Stuttgart, Germany1,512 contributions302 helpful votes
The Hotel Aguas Claras was recommended to us by the Tierra Verde staff and is really extraordinary. We got the bungalow Cacao, which has a closed bedroom with air conditioning and an open living area, where the mosquitoes also feel good. The door works with a magnetic lock, which is why you always have to carry your room card with you. The beach is a few minutes walk past private houses. The hotel has loungers and towels on the beautiful sandy beach. Guests are also provided with drinks from the hotel's beach restaurant. Very relaxing.The water is pleasantly warm. However, the solid ground falls slowly and irregularly and soon becomes rocky. I am afraid of sea urchins because we didn’t take bathing shoes with us.But nothing happend.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from CayugaCollection, Manager at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras
Responded Feb 18, 2020
Dear SweetMarie, thank you for your visit to Aguas Claras. We are happy to hear that you found our little Caribbean beach hotel "extraordinary" and enjoyed the Cacao Bungalow. Since the opening of our DaLime Beachfront Restaurant a couple of months ago, the beach experience for our guests totally changed and now you have food and drinks available right at the beach. We hope to have you back with us again real soon. All the best from the team at Aguas Claras.
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Amy J wrote a review Dec 2019
Portland, Oregon, United States10 contributions8 helpful votes
Just passing through the gate at Aguas Claras gives you an immediate sense of relaxation and beauty. Toucans and vibrant hummingbirds lace the lush gardens inside the hotel's compound. You are greeted at check-in by a friendly staffer who is well-informed about the outdoors and the activities around. (We took cruiser bicycles to nearby parks. They arranged a snorkeling trip for us in the national park.) The fusion food is creative, healthy and delicious. A short walk down a road is a sandy beach where you can pull up a chair and someone from the hotel will bring you drinks. This is pampering at its best -- with the opportunity for adventure. All the staff were engaging, professional and helpful. At one breakfast, our waiter told us to come to the front gate, where we peered at a sloth in a tree across the street. And the cottages were decorated individually with modern furniture in striking colors, with local artwork and little comforts like outdoor showers and locally made bathroom soaps and oils. A hotel with sustainability in mind! A wonderful place to stay!!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from CayugaCollection, Manager at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras
Responded Dec 31, 2019
Dear Amy, thanks for this great review. We appreciate your feedback and it motivates us to continue to provide great personalized service to our future guests. Thanks for visiting us during this special time of the year. And thank for noticing our focus on sustainability. Aguas Claras is part of the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama and it is our goal to find that perfect symbiosis of luxury and sustainability in hospitality. Please come back soon. Happy New Year from all of us at Aguas Claras.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras
What are some of the property amenities at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras?
Guests can enjoy a poolside bar, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bamboocha, Pizzeria Pulcinella, and La Pecora Nera.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Boutique Hotel Aguas Claras accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.