Surround yourself with lush natural beauty and peaceful seclusion at this boutique hotel on Costa Rica’s Southern Caribbean Coast.

Located on the pristine shores of a secluded beach in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, Hotel Aguas Claras promises travelers an unforgettable escape into nature’s tranquility and indulgent comfort. With its stunning repurposed architecture, lush tropical gardens, and exceptional service, Aguas Claras embodies the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.

 

A member of the Cayuga Collection, a renowned group of sustainable luxury hotels, Aguas Claras was thoughtfully designed to blend harmoniously with its natural surroundings, utilizing eco-friendly practices and incorporating sustainable features. The hotel’s design seamlessly blends traditional Costa Rican elements with modern aesthetics, creating a harmonious atmosphere that celebrates the local culture. Delight in personalized service, luxurious accommodations, and unique experiences that showcase the natural wonders and cultural richness of this destination.

 

Highlights & Activities

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Visit a national park with a responsible guide
Created to protect the largest coral reef in the country, Cahuita National Park offers an array of activities from naturalist led hikes to guided snorkeling trips. Led by a responsible nature guide, begin your tour snorkeling through the reef to encounter colorful tropical fish and finish with a hike to spot one of Costa Rica’s national symbols, the two-toed sloth.
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Savor the flavors of Afro-Caribbean cuisine
Inspired by its surroundings, DaLime Beach Club treats guests to the distinctive flavors of Costa Rica’s Afro-Caribbean culinary heritage. Featuring farm fresh produce and responsibly caught fish, delight your senses with dishes like spicy ceviche, Caribbean chicken, or Rondon seafood soup.
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Learn about the cultivation of cacao
Journey into the tropical forest to the BriBrí indigenous reservation to learn of the tribe’s deep connection to the cacao fruit. Remaining consistent with traditional values, learn of cacao’s spiritual significance and observe the cultivation process performed by women of the tribe during a visit to one of the BriBrí community-based tourism projects.
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Cruise scenic byways on a bicycle
Hop on a banana bike provided by the hotel and ride to the laid-back fishing village of Punta Uva for a relaxing day at the beach or follow the music to visit the lively city of Puerto Viejo.

Regenerative Impact

As a proud member of the Cayuga Collection, Aguas Claras provides a model for sustainable hospitality while preserving the natural beauty of the region and supporting the well-being of the local community.

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Aguas Claras provides ongoing training and professional development opportunities to enhance the staff’s skills and career growth. With a policy that ensures all staff hired are from Costa Rica, the hotel empowers staff through their career so they can grow into management positions. In addition, Aguas Claras implemented a company doctor program to combat the limited access to health services in the area and ensure healthcare is accessible to all its staff.
Conservation plays a vital role in Aguas Claras’ sustainability initiatives. The hotel actively supports local conservation projects and encourages guests to appreciate and protect the surrounding ecosystems. The hotel’s guided tours and activities promote responsible tourism practices, focusing on the importance of preserving natural habitats, biodiversity, and marine ecosystems.
Aguas Claras believes the concept of locality is the key to sustainable hospitality and actively engages with local farmers, artisans, and businesses, to source their products locally and promote economic growth for the people of Puerto Viejo. The hotel organizes community development programs, beach cleanups, and environmental education initiatives in collaboration with the local community.
With many schools facing limited resources for their students in this rural area of Costa Rica, Aguas Claras supports the local Manzanillo School by maintaining and improving the school’s infrastructure and teaching the students about the importance of environmental stewardship. Aguas Claras also provides internships for students from local schools and colleges to inspire them to pursue a career in hospitality.

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Hotel Location

Hotel Aguas Claras

Located in the enchanting coastal town of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, Aguas Claras offers a serene escape amidst the lush beauty of the region. Enjoy the tranquility of its secluded beachfront location while being just a short distance away from the lively town center, where you can immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Puerto Viejo.

Hotel Address

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Closest Airport

Juan Santamaría International Airport

Travel Time From Airport

Take a 35-minute connecting flight to Limón via Sansa Airlines. From the airport in Limón, a driver from Aguas Claras will meet to transfer you to the hotel

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Receive $70 credit towards the Gandoca Lagoon Tour and explore the stunning mangrove species and wildlife sanctuary surrounding the lagoon, where caimans and crocodiles are frequently spotted. Contribute to the preservation of the area with a 15-minute beach cleanup included in the tour.

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