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“Pefect Getaway to Paradise”

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Clarita's Beach Hotel
Ranked #16 of 42 Hotels in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Delaware
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52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Pefect Getaway to Paradise”
Reviewed 13 March 2009

Clarita's is not the Hilton. It is however clean, comfortable, and the staff is absolutely perfect. They make every effort to insure your stay is worry free. Food is great, the drinks even better. Beach is right outside your door. New pool is beautiful. Perfect getaway for me and my fishing buddies. Location is quiet and walking distance away from the downtown hussle of Jaco. Make sure you say hi to Raquel and Rosie at the bar ! Great fishing trip and beautiful people.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
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dallas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2009

Just spent a week at Clarita's and had a really great time. As noted, it's not fancy, but it is very clean, the staff is great, and it just has a great vibe to it. It is the only hotel I have ever stayed at that had the check in desk in the bar. Great location, prices on alcohol are fair, and everyone working there is very helpful and friendly. During my stay, a fellow American created quite a scene at 6am in the morning (something about lack of payment for female companionship), woke up the whole hotel, and was eventually thrown out by the owner. Good move on his part. Other than that, just a laid back, mellow place to stay. I will be back.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with friends
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san diego,ca
1 review
Reviewed 26 February 2009

I just returned from a great trip to Costa Rica, which included a two night stay at Clarita's at Jaco beach.Your hotel is better than advertized !! Friendly staff, good food, clean rooms and interesting characters to party with.. Clarita's is definitly a " BE BACK PLACE ".

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank barrondebaja
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Sarasota, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2009

The rooms are nothing special and needed some updating, but they are clean. You're not coming here for the rooms. You come for the ability to walk out of your room to the beach, the bar and the restaurant. It's really a great scene and was a lot of fun.

Great for singles and folks who'd like to party.

Overall a great experience.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank hkyleh
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Atlanta, Ga.
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2009

Just came back from 11 days of fishing with the guys in Jaco at Clarita's. As advertised the Hotel was clean and safe and the beach and sunsets were great. But what is not advertised is the tremendous staff from the bartenders to the house keepers. The Clarita's staff was there to ensure that our stay was pleasent. The food at clarita's was magnificent and was the best in all of Jaco so much so that one of our group tried to marry the cook. Our trip was mainly a fishing adventure and whenever we would bring back fresh catch the kitchen created a masterpiece with it. The smiling housekeepers kept the room tidy and never disturbed anything " try that anywhere else in CR." The bar staff will steal your heart with thier beauty, kindness and antics. Maggie, Reny, Rosy, Raquel, Misel,and Daisy always made the time to smile and cut up with us even when they were at thier busiest. The only negative thing I found was leaving. Clarita's is definately the place to stay in Jaco and I will be going back. THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL STAY.

  • Liked — The Great staff......................
  • Disliked — Leaving..................
  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank Bkiker
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Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2009

We stayed at Clarita’s Hotel and had the best time of my life. I have been all over the world and have never been treated like part of the family anywhere else. Clarita was as sweet as I had dreamed and would walk on the beach with you, just about at the drop of a hat. The Women that work there was all sweethearts and I wanted to bring them home with me. The Kitchen cooked our fish we caught even though they were very busy with customer orders, and bent over backwards to make our meals really special. The housekeeping crews left little surprises for us and that added touch that made our stay a pleasure. Bar and restaurant staff are as good as they get and there beauty is on the inside and outside.
If you are looking for a five star hotel (usually three or two star staff), then please don’t go to Clarita’s. If you want a three star hotel with a seven star staff, Clarita’s is the place for you. We will never go anywhere else on future trips.
The comments about Clarita’s being for old men and a dump is the type of people that I am glad don’t stay there. I have been to the best hotels and gotten treated like royalty, but Clarita’s staff treated us like family, and I’ll take that every time.
The beach was great and the sunset was a beautiful, the bar has top self liquor available and the coldest beer in town. The food was American and Costa Rica cuisine, large portions, and great.
Thanks for a great time.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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Portland. Or
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2008

Just got back from a week long stay in Jaco at Clarita's and can't wait to go back!
We booked our reservations from Clarita's website very last minute (2 or 3 days before arrival) and within a few hours I received a response back confirming our reservations.
Once we arrived we knew we made the right choice in hotels, upon check-in we each received a free beer. And the staff was very friendly from the get-go.
The rooms are small but very clean and the water in the shower was always hot (We had 3 people taking showers one after another)
Clarita's is one of very few beachfront hotels in Jaco and it's so nice to just get up leave the room, hit the hotel restaurant/bar grab an ice cold (and cheap) beer and hit the beach. We had such an awesome time at Clarita's we lost track of time. We thought we had another couple days on our date of checkout, so we stayed an extra night.
Can you find a cheaper hotel in Jaco? Probably. But right on the ocean, with security at night, very clean rooms, with an awesome restaurant and even better staff? I doubt it.
Have fun at Clarita's! Pura Vida...

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  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with friends
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Property: Clarita's Beach Hotel
Address: 300 meters North of Best Western Hotel on the Beach, Jaco 0078, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Jaco
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 26
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

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