Set just a hop and a skip from the golden sands of Playa Chiquita in Puerto Viejo, Aguas Claras is the only five star hotel on Costa Rica’s sunkissed Caribbean Coast. Nuzzled amidst tropical gardens beside the ocean, ours is a sustainable luxury destination where nature, arts and community harmoniously intertwine.

The life work of a local Costa Rican artist, Hotel Aguas Claras offers modern, characterful accommodation, with every corner of the boutique resort designed to deliver the Caribbean experience at its very best.

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Sweets & Bungalows


Pavlova Sweets are located in a traditional Victorian Row House complex near the pool and restaurant area. They comprise 6 individually-themed luxury suites with king sized beds and 1 room with 2 double beds. Each room has its own mini bar, desk, sofa, small living room table and an outdoor open-airshower within a private wooden lounge area as part of its unique individual moroccan style semi-open terrace.


All of our Bungalows are modernized Caribbean-Victorian style houses, furnished with curated upcycled objects and surrounded by lush vegetation that ensures absolute privacy. Designed for a worry-free stay in Puerto Viejo, they have everything you might need for a restorative vacation including semi-open showers, a/c in the bedrooms, minibar, fans, amenity gift bag, potable water and solar powered batteries.

"The place to go for self-care,
to relax and recharge."


At Aguas Claras we’d like to encourage you to dive deep into all the best activities this magical area has to offer. Book a day at the spa, snorkel through the nearby crystal clear coral reefs, learn to surf or cycle around town at your leisure. The possibilities of immerse yourself in nature and Costa Rican culture abound. Check our list of recommendations.


How to get here

The quickest way from San José is to fly to Limon Airstrip (35mins). We can help you arrange a charter or scheduled domestic flight. In Limon, we’ll meet you and bring you directly to Puerto Viejo (50min drive).

We can also provide ground transfers to our boutique hotel from anywhere in Costa Rica (~4.5hours from San José) or driving instructions if you wish to arrive on your own.

Easy land connection-transfers from Pacuare River put-out, Arenal or Sarapiquí area. For assistance with domestic travel logistics, please contact us.



Aguas Claras is a luxury hotel where privacy, calm and comfort are key to a restorative vacation. With the aim of taking care of every detail of your stay and curating a relaxing experience for you on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast, we do not accommodate children under 12 years of age. We appreciate your understanding.