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"Gotta say I enjoyed my stay here. Yea,the beach still needs some work,but they(someone) is working on it. Instead of complaining about the trash(and i ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 26 Jan 2018

Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel with free breakfast

On the beach

You'll find Carara National Park and Hacienda las Agujas within 3 miles (5 km) of this hotel. Also within 9 miles (15 km) are Mantas Beach and Auto Mercado Herradura.

Poolside dining

A restaurant and an outdoor pool are featured at this hotel. There's no skimping on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. A business center, a terrace, and a garden are also on offer.

Cable TV

The 26 guestrooms offer TVs with cable channels, along with room service and ceiling fans. Other amenities include showers and free toiletries.

Room, 1 Double Bed, Terrace, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Quadruple Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Economy Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Hotel Carara ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.5 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Carara

Everyone (2)
4 out of 5

Work in progress.

Pros: Location. Staff.
Cons: Wasn't impressed by the hot water system on the shower. There's a closet next to my room which could be used for a hot water heater.
Location: Location is awesome,out of the way,quiet and close to alot of cool things.
Gotta say I enjoyed my stay here. Yea,the beach still needs some work,but they(someone) is working on it. Instead of complaining about the trash(and it wasn't that bad) I spent a hour helping 3 guys who were picking up the plastic on it and then bought them lunch. It's everyone's ocean. The town itself is pretty cool,the motel is almost right across the street from the police station and I had no worry's walking thru the town and everyone there was nice. The best part is as it's just off the beaten path,it's quiet.Not alot of vehicular traffic. No riff raff..Awesome The motel is clean,the staff was just as nice as they can be and quick to respond to our requests.The food is good.(they could make the drinks a bit stronger but that's just me) The view is awesome. The room,well I went with cheap so no issues. Bed could have been a bit nicer but having lived on a boat for many years,they sufficed. No,this isn't a 5⭐hotel but no complaints. Can't wait to return to CR.

Posted by , from DE. on Jan 26, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 30, 2018 by joel

Hey Donny, We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful country as well as in our hotel, regarding drinks we will take into account your suggestion to offer you stronger beverages in the future. In the same way we regret the inconveniences that you had with our showers but we also assure you that we are already working to improve our shower system with hot water. It was a great pleasure to recive you two at our hotel

1 out of 5

Bad part of town, beware!

The rooms were dirty and rundown. The property is located in a very shady part of town. Staff was suspect as well. We stepped out for a bite and returned to find our room had been opened and someone had been in our room. We quickly packed up and left. I would not recommend staying here.

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015

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Property Features

Hotel Carara offers its guests an outdoor pool and a children's pool. There's a restaurant on site. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A business center and a meeting room are available. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at Hotel Carara. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Tarcoles hotel is smoke free.

  • 26 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) (66.9 km / 41.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Carara offers 26 accommodations with complimentary toiletries and ceiling fans. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9 AM.

Hotel Carara has a restaurant serving breakfast only.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Carara Tarcoles
  • Hotel Carara
  • Carara Tarcoles
  • Hotel Carara Costa Rica/Tarcoles
  • Hotel Carara Hotel
  • Hotel Carara Tarcoles
  • Hotel Carara Hotel Tarcoles
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