Air Conditioning
Gift Shop
Hiking Trails
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Outdoor Activities
Restaurant & Bar

Hotel Aguas Claras in Puerto Viejo is an artistically curated collection of tropical bungalows and suites, tucked within two acres of lush gardens and just steps from the soft sand, clear water and coral reefs of Playa Chiquita. The area is beloved for its laid-back vibe, crystal clear seas, vibrant nature and influence from Afro-Caribbean and indigenous cultures.

The property is a 10 minute bike pedal from the restaurants & shops of Puerto Viejo. Black, gold and white sand beaches dot the surrounding coast, offering multiple locations to surf, swim or snorkel.

aguas claras bungalow

The hotel is made up of 6 bungalows that house different capacities, along with 6 themed suites, all designed to deliver the Caribbean experience at its very best. Luxuriously modernized; but keeping its Victorian-Caribbean style, each bungalow is carefully decorated with recycled materials, recreated furniture and found objects.

dining options

Enjoy a delicious meal at Papaya Restaurant. A laid back space, with an innovative menu that explores the best of fused cuisine with flavors of the world, using fresh local ingredients. Located next to the pool. Or lay back at the beach while trying the delicious food of Da Lime Beach Club, it’s main goal is for guests to be able to relax completely surrounded by nature, while taking a sip of a refreshing cocktail. 


We invite you to fully enjoy your vacations and encourage you to dive deep into all the activities this
magical area has to offer!

  Casa Gandhi: Aguas Claras’ private wellness center. An ideal space to meditate, do yoga or practice other
disciplines such as Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong, martial arts, etc.

Relaxing day at the spa

Snorkel in the crystal clear coral reefs nearby or even learn how to surf!

✓  Bike around town

How to get to Aguas claras

Hotel Aguas Claras 500 meters south of Villas Caribe Punta Cocles, Puerto Viejo
Province of Limón, Costa Rica

Option 1:

Fly to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), Costa Rica
Take a (35mins) connecting flight to Limón Airstrip (LIO). Sansa Airlines offers multiple daily flights to Limón. These flights depart from a small terminal within walking distance of (SJO)
You can also charter a private flight. The best option for groups of 6+

✓  Aguas Claras’ has drivers to meet you at Limón Airstrip and bring you directly to Aguas Claras (60mins)

If you prefer, you could also rent a car, just let us know!

Option 2:

Fly to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), Costa Rica

From San Jose, rent a car and drive to Puerto Viejo (5hrs 30mins). Highways throughout the country are safe, paved, well-maintained, and signposted.


Many of Cayuga’s hotels occupy remote Rainforest locations. That’s why Aguas Claras makes it a priority to preserve the natural surroundings, protecting thousands of acres of endangered tropical rainforest.

An ecosystem of harmony: Aguas Claras’ organizes clean-ups once or twice a month in Cahuita National Park or in the local beaches to keep a clean pristine Caribbean.

Cayuga Collection hires 100% of its employees from the local area. Providing professional growth, offering ongoing training, promoting internally, and fueling the team’s desire to grow! Caluga won the 2018 People Award by the World Travel & Tourism Council, Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, for their commitment to improving career opportunities in the locations they operate. To keep sustainable innovation, Cayuga created an Innovation Contest to tap into the collective knowledge of their 400+ employees. Taking sustainable luxury even further at the Cayuga Collection.
Cayuga Collection believes that the concept of “local” is essential to sustainable tourism. That’s why they hire locals, buy local, and invest in the well-being of the community and natural surroundings. Making a conscious effort to source as many products as close to home as possible. Therefore, all Cayuga’s Collection mini bars are stocked with only local drinks and snacks. Their Spa products and bathroom amenities are 100% national. The gift shops offer a variety of products handmade by local artisans. To support the local economy even more, much of the furniture and art is also locally produced. Creating an authentic sense of place for the guests.
Cayuga collection thrives to offer the ultimate eco-luxury experience, teaching guests to be more conscious and responsible, so it’s fully recommended for guests to turn off & unplug everything in their rooms while they are out for the day,

A smart solution to irrigating their lush hotel grounds

For many months of the year, the grounds of Cayuga’s rainforest properties become bone dry and need to be watered. To ease the demand for freshwater, Cayuga’s hotels and lodges put their wastewater to good use by purifying it onsite through a special biological system, making it completely safe and suitable for irrigating their gardens. Their drip irrigation systems then make sure that not a single drop is wasted.

Cayuga Collection banished all single-use plastics from all their hotels. These products take a vast quantity of fossil fuels to produce and are non-biodegradable, and can’t be recycled either. Instead, Cayuga replaced all single-use plastic straws with locally-made bamboo, and other biodegradable products that are compostable, which helps reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste.