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One night in Jaco makes a hard man humble... errr or maybe that was Bangkok, anyways, we decided to take the ATV tours and Im glad we did. If you go to Costa Rica, dont miss your chance to see the countryside and oceanside by this means. It was the best part of my trip (besides the free cocktails at the wedding of course!). The tour begins right in …
This trip was my first outside of the U.S. I was so excited and didnt know what to expect. But then again, the adventure was the best part. I arrived in San Jose and took a shuttle to the Hampton Inn hotel, at which there is a small desk where you can buy a ticket to take a bus to the coastal town of Jaco. I waited an hour for the shuttle and was …
... walk through the town, to suss out where the main things were, then grabbed my book & headed to the beach. I watched the surfers show off their impressive skills - still might see if one of the fitties wants to teach me tomorrow :) then took a nice, long walk along the beach & back before having the biggest burger ever & a very yumi mango smoothie mmmmmm! Up at 7.30 this morning for a run along the beach before it got too hot, only my third run since travels started but ...
It's hard to quantify how great our get away day in Jaco turned out to be. On the way, we stopped to visit dozens of huge crocodiles. All the guys were amazed at their size and power. We watched them from a bridge over the river in which they swim.
When we arrived at Jaco, we had an oceanside breakfast at a hotel. Great b-fast! Then we went to the Vista Los Suenos zipline tour of the rainforest. The guys who had never ziplined loved it! Repeat visitors ...
... for the public buses in advance! Although they do still stop to pick up randoms. There is less of a chaotic feel to life here.
This morning we moved to a different, cheaper hostel. It is very skanky. I'm pretty sure our dorm used to be a bar (see photo). The bathroom floor was covered in a inch of water which may or may not have come from the toilet. The bathrooms in these places are never well ventilated and this one is no exception. My bed consists of a thin piece of ...
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- Swimming pool
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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.