Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Aguas Claras

Punta Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limón, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

Luxury has arrived to Puerto Viejo with this five-star boutique hotel that has carefully curated an unparalleled property with a Caribbean vibe splashed with design, art, and comfort. This tropical hideaway has direct beach access and a variety of accommodations including luxury bungalows, themed suites, and a 2-story Caribbean house. This masterpiece is the brainchild of mother-daughter duo, Elizabeth (an artist from San Jose) and Elena Steinvorth who fell in love with Puerto Viejo in 1992 and never looked back. From the paintings and murals to furniture and mosaics, nearly every splash of color and décor is a work of art by the talented owners. They are share their creativity in the form of style and cuisine including the two restaurants, DaLime Beach Club and Papaya. Additional perks include complimentary snorkeling gear, bike rental, and yoga sessions.

PROS

  • classy modern-bohemian style
  • beachfront
  • optional full-board meal plan

CONS

  • no children under eight, so not ideal for families
  • slow service
  • often booked solid

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
NewRomantic
Sophisticated
Beachfront
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 4040–0418 | 2750–0131

HOTEL DETAILS

26 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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