Let's look at the pros first. You are directly on the beach where it is much cooler with the breeze all day. Surfing is good 200 yards N. There is a small pool as well. The staff has changed recently. The best and friendliest waitresses remain. The new ones are being trained about service. There is a volleyball court. Horseshoes are available with a simple request. There is a small island that you can access at low tide only 500 yards N. There you will see parrots and sometimes monkeys.The rooms are clean if a little small. There is ample parking at the hotel. You can even drive on the beach here. The cons are simple. The food is overpriced and not that great. But hey its a beach bar folks. If you want a harbor view with good food at a high price go to the Hook Up at Los Suenos about 20 minutes away. Sometimes service is slow but thats because there is some form of entertainment nearly every day. If there are 100 people and 4 servers, it will be slow. But if you interrupt a waitress and tell them you need something, you will get it. If you are into sports, you may have to go somewhere else to see them. They have no real dish etc and the staff has no time or inclination to search cable. The main drawback is that there is loud music until 11PM most nights. If you are a person who is a light sleeper, this may not be for you. There are a few working girls at night as well. But that is true of nearly all locations in Jaco. They do not approach or bother you unless you encourage them. Overall I like Claritas because I am a local and they all know me. I enjoy the sunsets and walking the beach which is cleaner and less crowded on the North end. I rate it a 3 only for the loud music, small rooms and lack of sports.
- 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