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Boutique Luxury Hotel on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica!

Hotel Aguas Claras is a new 5-star luxury boutique hotel located in Puerto Viejo on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. The hotel’s design puts an artistic vibe on the classic Victorian-Caribbean aesthetic. Spread across six luxury bungalows, and six themed suites, the resort has a beautiful on-site sustainable restaurant and bar!

Travelers looking for a taste of Costa Rica’s untouched Caribbean Coast with all its character and color will love the resort. You can find it just a hop and a skip from the turquoise waters and waves of Playa Chiquita in Puerto Viejo.

The Hotel

Hotel Aguas Claras is a luxury, sustainable, plastic-free, artistic beach boutique hotel located in Puerto Viejo, on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. The region is known for its Afro-Caribbean influence and down-to-earth vibe.

The hotel has direct beach access to Playa Chiquita via a private gate and path! The resort features a relaxing outdoor swimming pool, yoga shala, massage room, and lush tropical gardens throughout the property. Complimentary beach cruisers, bicycles, and snorkeling equipment are available at the hotel for guests’ use.

With the aim of creating a calm and private ambiance, the resort does not accommodate children under 12 years old.

Waves at Hotel Aguas Claras

Puerto Viejo is a small surf town on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coastline, known for black sand beaches, crystal clear waters, reggae music, and a laid-back vibe. The surf season in Puerto Viejo goes only from December to March, with another short season from June to August.

The right-hander reef break of Salsa Brava, aka the Costa Rican Backdoor, is the most powerful surf spot in the area, and it is known as a world-class barreling wave for experienced surfers only. A short distance from Salsa Brava you will find Playa Cocles, a beach break that offers both right and left waves, suitable for all skill levels. Another popular surfing spot is Punta Uva, a fun right-hander reef break on clear waters surrounded by gorgeous scenery.

Surf Lessons for beginners can be arranged with the hotel’s partner surf school.

Why We Love Hotel Aguas Claras

Fun waves right at your doorstep with direct beach access to Playa Chiquita.

The laid-back Afro-Caribbean vibes, music, and food!

The sustainable blueprint of the hotel includes the ban of single-use plastics, upcycled furniture, artwork, and locally sourced products!

Ready to surf in Costa Rica?

Accommodation

Hotel Aguas Claras believes in true environmental awareness, a focus on sustainability, and the positive impact of creativity. Art is present in every corner, establishing a magical mix of Caribbean ethnic culture and local handicrafts through the creative work of artists.

The restored Victorian house located near the pool and restaurant contains 6 Themed Deluxe Rooms, the Pavlova Suites, with a spectacular outdoor covered shower made of mosaics as part of a private semi-open terrace designed in a Moroccan style. Set upon wooden stilts, bungalows at Aguas Claras are modernized Caribbean-Victorian-style houses, each one furnished with curated, upcycled objects and surrounded by lush vegetation.
For bigger groups, Casa Floralia is a private 2-story Caribbean House with 5 rooms accommodating up to 10 guests.

The Cuisine

With indoor-outdoor space, smooth beats, live local music, and reggae and theme nights, at DaLime Beach Club, you’ll enjoy lunch right on the beach at one of the nicest spots on the whole Caribbean Coast. Hidden by wild jungle and just steps from the sandy beach. At DaLime Beach Club, you’ll find both healthy and indulgent options, easy beach eats, and Afro-Caribbean flavors. Every dish is inspired by its surroundings and is made with fresh, local ingredients.

Papaya Restaurant is a boho hideaway for poolside lounging and leisure. The colors, textures, and aesthetic details mix with a culinary experience influenced by the tropical surroundings and international tastes. The Restaurant also hosts intimate DJ sets, theme nights, and acoustic gatherings.

Activities

At Hotel Aguas Claras you can enjoy the many activities on offer in the area including snorkeling the coral reefs, hiking the rainforests of Cahuita National Park and Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge, bike and kayak tours, waterfall excursions, aerial yoga classes, Latin American rhythmic dance classes, learning the art of chocolate making from Watsi indigenous community!

Wellness

At Hotel Aguas Claras you’ll find curated sustainable wellness experiences provided by a collection of the best holistic international and local therapists. From relaxing, deep Tissue, and ayurvedic massages to energy healing treatments. For yoga enthusiasts, you’ll discover hidden, private spaces and platforms to develop your practice, surrounded by lush palms and native plants.

Get There

To get to Puerto Viejo you can fly from SJO to Limon (35mins). From there you would have a 1hr transfer to Playa Chiquita, where the hotel is located.
If you prefer to drive, the hotel is approx. 5 hrs and a half by car from San Jose. The hotel offers also the possibility of chartering a helicopter from SJO (60mins), the most exclusive option for ultimate speed and privacy.

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Boutique Luxury Hotel on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica!

Hotel Aguas Claras is a new 5-star luxury boutique hotel located in Puerto Viejo on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. The hotel’s design puts an artistic vibe on the classic Victorian-Caribbean aesthetic. Spread across six luxury bungalows, and six themed suites, the resort has a beautiful on-site sustainable restaurant and bar!

Travelers looking for a taste of Costa Rica’s untouched Caribbean Coast with all its character and color will love the resort. You can find it just a hop and a skip from the turquoise waters and waves of Playa Chiquita in Puerto Viejo.

The Hotel

Hotel Aguas Claras is a luxury, sustainable, plastic-free, artistic beach boutique hotel located in Puerto Viejo, on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. The region is known for its Afro-Caribbean influence and down-to-earth vibe.

The hotel has direct beach access to Playa Chiquita via a private gate and path! The resort features a relaxing outdoor swimming pool, yoga shala, massage room, and lush tropical gardens throughout the property. Complimentary beach cruisers, bicycles, and snorkeling equipment are available at the hotel for guests’ use.

With the aim of creating a calm and private ambiance, the resort does not accommodate children under 12 years old.

Waves at Hotel Aguas Claras

Puerto Viejo is a small surf town on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coastline, known for black sand beaches, crystal clear waters, reggae music, and a laid-back vibe. The surf season in Puerto Viejo goes only from December to March, with another short season from June to August.

The right-hander reef break of Salsa Brava, aka the Costa Rican Backdoor, is the most powerful surf spot in the area, and it is known as a world-class barreling wave for experienced surfers only. A short distance from Salsa Brava you will find Playa Cocles, a beach break that offers both right and left waves, suitable for all skill levels. Another popular surfing spot is Punta Uva, a fun right-hander reef break on clear waters surrounded by gorgeous scenery.

Surf Lessons for beginners can be arranged with the hotel’s partner surf school.

Why We Love Hotel Aguas Claras

Fun waves right at your doorstep with direct beach access to Playa Chiquita.

The laid-back Afro-Caribbean vibes, music, and food!

The sustainable blueprint of the hotel includes the ban of single-use plastics, upcycled furniture, artwork, and locally sourced products!

Ready to surf in Costa Rica?

Accommodation

Hotel Aguas Claras believes in true environmental awareness, a focus on sustainability, and the positive impact of creativity. Art is present in every corner, establishing a magical mix of Caribbean ethnic culture and local handicrafts through the creative work of artists.

The restored Victorian house located near the pool and restaurant contains 6 Themed Deluxe Rooms, the Pavlova Suites, with a spectacular outdoor covered shower made of mosaics as part of a private semi-open terrace designed in a Moroccan style. Set upon wooden stilts, bungalows at Aguas Claras are modernized Caribbean-Victorian-style houses, each one furnished with curated, upcycled objects and surrounded by lush vegetation.
For bigger groups, Casa Floralia is a private 2-story Caribbean House with 5 rooms accommodating up to 10 guests.

The Cuisine

With indoor-outdoor space, smooth beats, live local music, and reggae and theme nights, at DaLime Beach Club, you’ll enjoy lunch right on the beach at one of the nicest spots on the whole Caribbean Coast. Hidden by wild jungle and just steps from the sandy beach. At DaLime Beach Club, you’ll find both healthy and indulgent options, easy beach eats, and Afro-Caribbean flavors. Every dish is inspired by its surroundings and is made with fresh, local ingredients.

Papaya Restaurant is a boho hideaway for poolside lounging and leisure. The colors, textures, and aesthetic details mix with a culinary experience influenced by the tropical surroundings and international tastes. The Restaurant also hosts intimate DJ sets, theme nights, and acoustic gatherings.

Activities

At Hotel Aguas Claras you can enjoy the many activities on offer in the area including snorkeling the coral reefs, hiking the rainforests of Cahuita National Park and Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge, bike and kayak tours, waterfall excursions, aerial yoga classes, Latin American rhythmic dance classes, learning the art of chocolate making from Watsi indigenous community!

Wellness

At Hotel Aguas Claras you’ll find curated sustainable wellness experiences provided by a collection of the best holistic international and local therapists. From relaxing, deep Tissue, and ayurvedic massages to energy healing treatments. For yoga enthusiasts, you’ll discover hidden, private spaces and platforms to develop your practice, surrounded by lush palms and native plants.

Get There

To get to Puerto Viejo you can fly from SJO to Limon (35mins). From there you would have a 1hr transfer to Playa Chiquita, where the hotel is located.
If you prefer to drive, the hotel is approx. 5 hrs and a half by car from San Jose. The hotel offers also the possibility of chartering a helicopter from SJO (60mins), the most exclusive option for ultimate speed and privacy.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Omar AlJammaz 07/07/22

Trustpilot
Great service. Quick response.

Sue Christy 06/09/22

Trustpilot
Giulia and Awave were great. Highly recommended to others.

Gavin 06/08/22

Trustpilot
James is a legend & will get everything you need for your trip setup & take care of all your needs. It was super easy & he responds to all emails very fast!

Oli 09/05/22

Trustpilot
Everything was perfect!

Garret Cleary 06/03/22

Trustpilot
They were great for our trip to the Maldives. Very fast response times to any questions we had and overall really helpful.

Gadi Haliva 07/17/22

Trustpilot
excellent service all the way . will use this service again

Anthony Luczkow 07/11/22

Trustpilot
James and the team at Awave do great work! Our trip was seamless the whole way through, which is really all you can ever ask for...plus the waves were great

Ray-Mie Nederland 05/30/22

Trustpilot
We booked a trip to Niyama Maldives (13 - 20 May 2022) with Awave.

Before deciding to go to Niyama I had close contact with Giulia about what would be the best resort for that season. Giulia responded almost immediately and gave us good and detailled advice about the surf and of course also about the resort.

We had a great trip! The resort was just prefect as well as the service! Unfortunately the waves were a bit choppy and the wind cross/ onshore, but that's mother nature....... (and May is a very difficult month for the Maldives). We still surfed every day in fun size waves and had a great time.

Would definitely recommend Niyama as well as booking with Awave!

Benjamin Soto 09/13/22

Google
the service we got froma James was excelent. He answer really fast and always willing to help. He provided super usefull information and good tips.

George Nexus 09/14/22

Google
Great communication, fantastic care and attention from James who is very knowledgeable and approachable, and the product recommended to us as an alternative, Ayada, was a real paradise. We had very high expectations and we were really impressed with everything (apart from the the quality of the surfboards for hire). :)
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