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Chanhassen, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 May 2012

We stayed only one night in Jan, 2012. I could see this being a decent family spot because of the very active pool, but it's a shock when staying here after some of the more isolated (quiet) birding lodges. But overall staying here worked out well as it is very close to the mangrove bird tour docks. The price was...

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Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2012

We stayed here for one night. It seemed to be occupied by mostly Spanish speaking families holidaying in the area and you need to speak Spanish or be able to string the relevant words together from a Spanish phrase book to be able to book and communicate with the staff here. The receptionist was friendly and humoured my broken spanish....

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Beacon Falls Ct,USA
Reviewed 17 March 2012

I've staid here numerous times.quit,on the beach,good food,friendly atmosphere

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 February 2012

We wanted to go to the Pacific area but not in Manuel Antonio area, since that would be too crowded... and Carara was a great place the hotel is very cute, and right infront of the beach, breakfast included, and you can see plenty of Aras (big red parrots...) while having breakfast it's clean, comfortable and the staff very nice...

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Springfield, VA
Reviewed 3 February 2012

This is a nice little hotel right on the Pacific Ocean. Our room had a balcony and a view of the the ocean. The view was great and the beach location is beautiful! The room itself was small, but clean and completely adequate. For $70 a night including tax and breakfast, this is hard to beat! I loved walking along...

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2Thank Lois003
Reviewed 24 January 2012

I stayed a week at Hotel Carara as I visited unbelievable beautiful natural environments in the Tarcoles area. Red-tailed macaws sit in the trees all around the hotel! Very peaceful and tranquil. The hotel is right on the ocean. The sound of waves rolling on the shore. The food was wonderful, the staff genuine and warm. Clean and safe. The...

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1Thank OccupyHappiness
Reviewed 30 November 2011

I stayed two nights at Hotel Carara (website hotelcarara with the .com) and highly recommend it. To get there you need to take a bus bound for Jaco (popular tourist destination) for less than $5 from either San Jose or Alajuela. Ask the driver to let you out at Tarcoles. Then you can catch a taxi for a few dollars...

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Thank rarich
Reviewed 17 July 2011

Quite good was there only one night. Clean place, close to the park. Could see the macaws in the garden early in the morning.

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Sonora, California
Reviewed 13 June 2011

We stayed here on the recommendation of a friend. The staff was very helpful, in spite of our poor language skills. The service and food were good and we enjoyed the proximity to the beach and easy access to the clean, centrally located and large pool. The room was clean, even though it seemed a bit outdated. The Macaws really...

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UK
Reviewed 20 September 2010

Super location and very helpful staff. Comfortable room and excellent value for money.

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
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: $96 - $159 (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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