Discover the ultimate good-for-the-soul Aguas Claras located on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, on Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo. Stay in one of this adult-only luxury resort’s six bungalows and six suites decorated with reclaimed materials and art. Surrounded by crystal clear beaches and wildlife, your only worry will be to choose how to spend your day. What shall it be? Yoga, a walk on the beach, or a cocktail by the pool (or two).


Surrounded by tropical vegetation and white sandy beaches, Aguas Claras offers all the comfort and privacy you need for a renewing vacation. Each of the six bungalows and six suites redefines the concept of barefoot luxury. With inviting uniquely decorated rooms, semi-open-air showers, and open-air patios, this hotel is an oasis where you can enjoy comfort and tranquility. Every stay has semi-open terraces, AC, and more.


Aguas Claras is all about luxury and authenticity, which is why its chef’s aim to source their ingredients from as close to home as possible.

Papaya Restaurant
Located next to the pool, Papaya’s Restaurant spin to fused cuisine is a must on your journey. Enjoy their innovative menu prepared with fresh and local ingredients. As you relax in its laid back atmosphere, sip one of the special cocktails made by their mixologist.


– Catch a wave in one of Puerto Viejo’s beaches! SURF LESSONS are available for every skill level.
– Go snorkeling and explore the largest system of coral reefs in Costa Rica.
– Scenic coastal bike ride, a kayak ride, and a hike to Punta Uva.
– Take a Canopy Tour through the jungle treetops!
– Discover everything about chocolate in the Cacao Tour.
– Hike at The Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge and get to see monkeys.
– Learn all about the art of chocolate making and cooling off in the Bribri waterfalls.
– Come in direct contact with the Costa Rican wildlife at the Jaguar Rescue Center.
– Enjoy a daily Yoga lesson, meditate or practice other disciplines such as Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong, martial arts, at our wellness center “Casa Gandhi.”


Aguas Claras is located in Playa Chiquita, which is in turn in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. To reach Aguas Claras, the fastest way is by air and then by car.

Fly to Limón (LIO)
1hr drive to Aguas Claras

Fly to San José (SJO)
5hr 30 mins drive to Aguas Claras

*You can request a private driver for transportation.

Adults Only
Air Conditioning
Full Board
Mini bar
Outdoor Activities
Restaurant & Bar
Room service
Vegan/Vegetarian Options
Aguas Claras has a strong commitment to the environment, which is why every year this hotel invites it´s guests, the staff and the surrounding community to join their beach clean-up and reforestation programs.
At Aguas Claras the staff is hired year long and is exclusively from Costa Rica and predominantly from the local area. In addition, it works to support Manzanillo School with two different programs: the first one provides the necessary infrastructure and essential classroom supplies. The second one concentrates on education programs that teach young students about the importance of sustainability.
All the food consumed at Aguas Claras comes from local vendors. To ensure this, they work closely with local suppliers to ensure that every product is organic, that every chicken is hormone-free, and that every cow is grass-fed. For instance, seafood served is caught by local fishermen through the Dock to Dish Program.
To reduce energy usage, Aguas Claras invests in green technologies. Such as using solar energy generated at the hotel to heat water for guests and staff rooms. It also has energy-saving auxiliary water heaters as a backup. Your shower and jacuzzi will always be piping hot!
Aguas Claras efforts towards managing water usage focus on easing the demand on freshwater by purifying wastewater onsite.
To reduce the hotel’s plastic waste production, Aguas Claras invites it´s guests, the staff and the surrounding community to join their recycling, composting and plastic free programs.
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