Clarita's Beach Hotel
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... that stays with you because Costa Rica is one of the safest places to be I’ve found so far. I arrived in Jaco where I will stay until tomorrow evening early enough in the afternoon to enjoy the beach and my first Costa Rican sunset and it didn’t took long for me to start getting red! It was nice, relaxing and a welcoming relief after a long and arduous journey.
The sun and heat in Costa Rica this time of the ...
... I walked up to the teller and asked him in Spanish if he spoke English. He shook his head no. Probably a good thing because it forced me to attempt, in my broken Spanish, to explain what I wanted. Mission accomplished.
It was another beautiful day on the beach and I should've applied more sunscreen. It gets really hot here between 11:00am - 2:00pm so that's our time to siesta inside.
We had a ...
... court is nothing short of toxic and dangerous. Who knew that that much poop could come from such relatively small critters at those heights- it will surprise no one that I am assigned the 'poop' side of the court. And with the court situated next to a small river that is apparently home to the odd crocodile, any balls hit over the fence are automatically forfeited.
5- The storms of Jaco can be spectacular. We've gone through two small earthquakes and a ...
... this coffee is going to once it leaves his farm". So, from the middleman to the big companies we see on the high street and onwards, into the appreciative, chilled hands of a thousand commuters on tubes and subways across the globe, who's the real winner? Who gets the biggest financial caffeine boost from the mark up? Certainly not Diego or his family. But for now at least, he's knows where he's at on this farm, the king of his Corona of crops and resolutely unanswerable ...
... and we ended up having a great time!
Thursday came too soon once again, and we last minute planned a trip to Jaco. Jaco is the closest beach to San Jose, and is a good surfing beach. We left Friday after volunteering, and got there by 330, so naturally we took a dip in the pool at our hostel, and headed to the beach! Sunset was beautiful as always, but shortly after that we were ready to get our evening started. Friday night began with what I remember ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Clarita's Beach Hotel Jaco
In my opinion,should be #1
Everything their website says & more.
Perfect location for cool breezes & the sunset.
Management & the staff were the greatest!
I will go back next year.Highly recommend it.
Best Bargain in Jaco
My girlfriend and I intended to spend 2 nights at Clarita's Beach Hotel. We ended up staying 8 nights. Clarita's Hotel and Restaurant/Bar have to be the best bargain in Jaco. For $60 we got a nice size room on the ocean with hot water shower, cold ac, refrigerator, 60 cable tv stations and a room safe. We had a great view of the ocean from our front window and enjoyed spectacular sunsets every night. The surf in front of our room was a challenge each morning. The restaurant, which also sits on the beach, has great food, cheap drinks, excellent service and a fun band on Sundays. It is a great place to just hang out, meet people from around the globe and enjoy the Pacific's Pura Vida. Clarita's is paradise for beach bums who don't want to spend a fortune.
We stayed here on our first night in CR. The hotel itself is more of an old motel. There are reasons that there are no pictures of the hotel on the website. The rooms were small, but they were clean and had a fridge. The beds had a sheet, that is it. No covers. The bathrooms were very used, except that it looked like the shower was new with tile. The owners were nice and made sure that everything was ok. You check in at the bar, which I thought was a little strange, but thats where everyone is so no big deal. The A/C worked great!!!!!!!!!!!! I froze with no covers. They also had lots of cable TV. Of the 3 places we stayed on our trip this one had the best A/C and the best cable TV.
Just back from Clarita"s
Just spent 5 nights at Clarita's and had a great time. The rooms are simple but very clean and in good shape. It's obvious the new owners are putting whatever they make back into the place. The bar and restaurant is almost always open, right on the beach and the food's very good. Plus, the nicest people that you could ask for on staff.
I just spent New Year's at Clarita's and I would LOVE to recommend it to anyone!! As students, traveling and surfing on a budget, Clarita's was affordable, and a far better deal than most other hotels we researched in the area and other parts of Costa Rica. The staff is incredibly helpful, they speak great English and helped us find the best surf spots every day. The hotel is very clean, and everything is in great condition; we also loved the food at Clarita's sportsbar. Refridgerators in the rooms, AC (for only a small extra fee per night!), ceiling fans, fresh linens everyday, lots of space, and 24 hour security: this hotel was great!! Right on the beach, and a 5 minute walk to "the strip" in town where all the night life is... but just far enough away from the noise, Clarita's is in the perfect location. Next time I'm in Jaco, I am definatley staying at Clarita's!! Its fun, friendly, safe, convienent, and expresses Pura Vida to the fullest!
Good place, nice folks
had a great time there, bar is a great place to watch the sun go down. rooms had a funky smell which went away after you turned the fan on. Restraunt/bar has some nice specials and you can watch sports in the bar.
Just spend 6 nights at Clarita's Beach Hotel on the tranquil north end of Jaco's Beach. If you want to find a candy or flower on your pillow at night, Clarita's is not for you - instead try the Marriott Los Suenos for $350 per night and enjoy the beautiful condo crowd.
I had a great time in Jaco and Clarita's was a major factor. it is affordable and right on the beach with a great view. The staff is excellent and the place is fun. I'd recommend it to anyone.
We didn't know what to expect when we drove in on the first exit north of town but we were very pleasantly surprised. My wife and I shared a nice sized room with a great view of the ocean. The rooms are simple, but more than comfortable and the hot water shower was great. For the price, we were very pleased. The help was very friendly and we enjoyed some very good meals at their restaurant that looks out over the beach. Good music and lots of sports on the tube. It doesn't hurt that the waitresses are very cute and personable. I liked the fact that we were on the north side of town which seemed quite peaceful, yet we were only a short walk from all the action in Jaco. This place gets a thumbs up.
Clarita's is under new management and the owner who is from Phoenix, Az. is in the process of upgrading all the rooms with the ameneties the wife or girlfriend expect to have. The rooms are decent size with fifty cable channels and hot water and AC. The bar in front on the beach has satellite TV for the sports nut and the local chef is excellent and the prices fair. The staff is one of the nicest group you would ever want to meet. They have a twenty-four hour night watchman and it is a five minute walk into town. It is located in the north end of town so it is peaceful at night.