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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The minimal cost to upgrade to a/c and beach view made this a mini-haven in the midst of a hot day! Super friendly staff and guests, breakfast typical, they even stored our refrigerated food for us and froze our ice packs. Scarlet macaws so close and frequently seen!! It is a quiet little town, safe and slow pace, very convenient... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

this hotel is cute. we stayed one night but that was enough. the beach is pretty dirty with garbage. the room was very tiny with a fan that didnt seem to work all that great. the restaurant was supposed to be open till 9 and they shut down at 8, but we were able to get food. breakfast was supposed... More 

Thank JerriandTrevor
Southbury, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Àfter a long driving and exploring day was looking forward to resting in a longe chair by the beach at the hotel. The roadway in depicted the lifestyle surrounds. The first impression of hotel was a run down appearance. The room location was the only positive feature as it was at the back end corner with a view by the... More 

Thank Shelly L
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

After a whirlwind 6 day trip of Costa Rica from San Jose East to Irazú Volcano, Guyabo National Monument and Turrialba for white water rafting, and then North to La Fortuna for hot springs, waterfalls and hiking, and then down to Monteverde for zip lining, it was finally time to spend our last day in Costa Rica enjoying the heat... More 

Thank Ostamb
Regina, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

We had a planned stop here and when we pulled up were a little hesitant as it was in a small community (had been in more touristy parts) with nothing (nightlife) really to do. Once we were in our room though with the ocean view balcony it was worth it. The beach, kind of dirty, however no one is on... More 

Thank Lkorns
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Well we stayed here one night out of necessity. It wasn't bad. had an odd smell, but rooms were fairly clean and the pool was clean and warm. We had some trouble with the tv and internet due to the rain, but once the rain passed we were fine. The owner lives on premises and was super nice and swam... More 

Thank Evelyn Z
Bijagual Turrubares
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

When you are a traveler that like to bird watch and to see Scarlet Macaws, this is the best choice, I recommend this hotel to watch them. The pool is very nice and the rooms are not the best but clean. The owner is a very nice person and the hotel staff is also very helpful. This hotel is located... More 

Thank vict0urs
Boise, Idaho
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42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

I enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Carara. I had a second-floor room which has a balcony with a small table and two chairs. This type of room has an ocean view. The room itself was very clean with cold AC. The front desk will call a taxi for you if you want to visit the Carara Reserve. This will... More 

Thank BigMexicofan
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

After reading all the glowing reviews we were very disappointed. We paid for a deluxe room, ocean view and a/c. It was very tiny with an old double bed that sunk in the middle and two flat pillows. The pool was cloudy and scummy. The beach was filthy, it looked like a garbage dump. All this would have been forgivable... More 

Thank kdaviau
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014

My coworkers and I stayed at the Hotel Carara for two nights on a weekend beach trip and had a wonderful time. I had a room with a balcony looking towards the water and was thrilled when I woke up, walked out, and heard the macaws right overhead! The view from my balcony was incredible. We were a short walk... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the hotel carara. Enjoy a tropical paradise on the beach closest to the carara national park. You will see many birds and especially the scarlet macao, ara macao, lapa roja. Pool, restaurant and secure parking in confortable rooms with a/c and ocean view.we wait ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Carara

Address: Main Street | Carara National Park, Tarcoles, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Tarcoles
Price Range: RM331 - RM420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Carara 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“top floors have a/c and better views.”
 of 5 bubbles JerriandTrevor, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room on the side facing the beach - the view from the balcony is wonderful!”
  • View from my balcony - some of the grounds are visible as well as the water
 of 5 bubbles 184anastasiar, 17 Dec 2014 | Read review
“In the low season see if you can get a second floor balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles howards634, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
“all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles randyb423, 24 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Be very polite when you book the room. The people of Costa Rica are friendly and value that in their visitors. If you are polite, they give you the best room available.”
 of 5 bubbles sherylr488, 10 Jul 2013 | Read review
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