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Aguas Claras Hotel

Aguas Claras is a victorian five-star inspired hotel located on the Caribbean Coast with tropical gardens near the ocean, It offers a variety of activities and modern characterful accommodation making you live a full time experience with nature and art.


Located on Playa Chiquita in Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean Coast, It is recommendable to fly that way will be quickest to get to Aguas Claras, the nearest airstrip is 60 minutes north of Puerto Viejo where the Hotel is located. With a duration of 35 minute flight with a local Airline, each flight can be taken on a small terminal of walking distance from the Internacional Airport Juan Santamaria.

According to your reservation they provide transportation meeting you at airstrip in Limon making your travel comfortable, with an air-conditioned vehicle that including several snacks and water. Each transportation can be assisted with flight schudules, airline tickets for domestic and car rentals. Land transportation from San Jose takes 5 hrs 30 minutes. Another great option is to take an adventure connection with free drop off at Puerto Viejo, like Pacuare Rafting adventure.

During your stay you can take some optional activities, made for you to connect directly with nature making it a unique experience. The Caribbean Coast is known for its variety of beaches making surf an exceptional way to spend the day, each lesson has a duration of 2 hrs including transportation and an qualified local guide for you to feel comfortable. 

Snorkeling and rainforest hikes are made on one the best national park of Costa Rica, Cahuita located only 25 minutes from the hotel, the activity will allow you to explore the abundant marine life in Costa Rica which shelters harmless reef sharks and string ray that you will be able to find on a scenic boat ride and snorkeling session, besides it includes a guided hike through the Cahuita­’s jungle trails, in search of local fauna.

The oportunity to meet one of our indigenous communites such of Bribri for you to encounter with the rich culture of the Watsi.

These are only some of the unique local experiences that can be done from the Hotel Aguas Claras. Besides you can take advantage of the complimentary snorkeling gear provided by the hotel and visit the small beach, steps from the property, swim in the exclusive pool, reserve a yoga class at Casa Gandhi wellness center and enjoy great beach food with the freshest local ingredients of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

Our opinion

Aguas Claras hotel is a true beachfront gem hidden in the tropical forest of Punta Chiquita.

Every detail is designed to maximize your senses, the surrounding nature renews you every day, and just passing through the gate at the hotel gives you an unexpected sense of peace and beauty. The gardens are impeccable, there you can admire toucans, monkeys, and vibrant hummingbirds and colorful butterflies.

The fusion of Caribbean food is creative, healthy, and delicious.  Besides you can have drinks and food right at the beautiful beach at the DaLime Beachfront Restaurant, which means “hanging out with friends” or socializing in Jamaican “patwah”.

A short walk down a road is a light clay-colored beach where you can do snorkeling, have a drink, or even celebrate a small wedding. Also at low tide with the reef exposed warm tide pools can be enjoyed by visitors.

The bungalows are decorated individually with contemporary furniture in beautiful colors, with local artwork and unique comforts like outdoor showers and locally made bathroom soaps and oils. A hotel with sustainability in mind! A wonderful adult-only hotel to stay!


Pavlova Sweets

Pavlova Sweets is a Victorian Row House in a complex strip near the pool and restaurant area.
It has 6 units with king size beds and 1 unit with 2 double beds.
Each room has its own mini bar, a sofa, desk, small living room table and an outdoor open shower within a private lounge area,
as part of its exclusive individual moroccan style semi-open terrace.

6 units sleeps 2


All the bungalows are efficient Caribbean-Victorian style houses, with recycled objects and furniture, surrounded by lovely vegetation that also guarantee complete privacy. Designed for a worry-free stay, they all have
what you need for a renewing vacation. Each of them counts with an ample, semi-open shower, a/c in the bedrooms, fans, minibar, amenity gift bag, potable water and solar powered batteries.

4 bungalows – sleeps 2 – 4

Caribbean-Victorian style houses

The largest accommodation has 5 bedrooms distributed between the two floors of this traditional Caribbean house.

This house is perfect for large groups or families, as it has capacity for 10 people to fully enjoy all the facilities.

1 house up to 10 pax



2 Restaurants

Private beach

Casa Gandhi wellness center & yoga


Gay – friendly

LGBT Wedding & Honeymoon packages available

Updated health policies and best practices as recommended by Costa Rica’s health authorities and the World Health Organization


High Season: Jan 06 to April 30

Green Season: May 01 to Dec 19

Peak Season: Dec 20 to Jan 05


Located on Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo, Limón



Aguas Claras is a place where privacy, calm and comfort are the key to a renewing vacation. They do not accommodate children under 12 years old. We appreciate your understanding!


Private service from/to Limón airstrip to the hotel at extra charge

Check our wedding packages to know what more is included


Tour desk available

Free WiFi

Spa and wellness centre