Aguas Claras is a rare gem on Costa Rica’s less visited Caribbean Coast; the coolest hang-out in Puerto Viejo, created by an artist. Think laidback tunes by the forest fringed pool, inventive locally inspired food and drinks at the oceanside beach club and beautiful individually decorated suites and bungalows dotted among the gardens, cooled by ceiling fans and an ocean breeze. This is a delightfully bohemian and yet really comfortable beach hideaway, away from the hustle and bustle, surrounded by rainforest, stunning national parks and some of the best snorkelling in the country.
There are only 6 suites and 6 1 or 2 bedroom bungalows as well as Casa Floralia that can sleep up to 10 for a family or friends group. All of the rooms have a modern but artistic feel adorned with the owner’s artworks and colourful textiles. They are all individually designed and have great facilities, some with outdoor showers – a great private retreat. Unusually for this area, the property has direct beach access to Playa Chiquita and you can enjoy some incredible fresh dishes at Papaya Restaurant or at the oceanside Da Lime Beach Club, where intimate DJ sets in the evenings or live reggae and local music are the order of the day. Feel the Caribbean vibe here in luxury!