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Main Street Carara National Park, Tarcoles, Garabito Municipality 61102 Costa Rica
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#3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Tarcoles
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
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
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Ocean view
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Sigrid V wrote a review Mar. 2020
Prague, Czech Republic7 contributions1 helpful vote
The rooms are in very bad shape, and doesn't look like they've been cleaned before new guests arrive. Sheets were dirty and the bathroom had cobwebs in the corner. The pictures does not show a correct image of the state of this place. The breakfast was average. Some old rice with beans and white toast.
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Date of stay: March 2020
MaggyH wrote a review Dec. 2019
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This place is horrible customer service, food is the same, and if you have any dietary needs they will not accommodate them. The food is the same every day. if you don’t get there early you miss breakfast or stay without any. They ration the plantains from 3 to 2 to 1 slither. No room service for 5 days, the pillows are a joke. The pool is not chlorinated. The whole place is a hazard. Worst place EVER!!! You have ants on table, the linen and towels provided are of poor quality and washed and laid to dry outside. They cook in the dark no light. Ran out of utensils. Don’t have the option to rate them a zero.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Anne F wrote a review Aug. 2019
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Simple clean rooms. Breakfast is provided and dinner can be ordered in the sweet open-air kitchen. Right on the beach (a very short trail takes you there). Scarlet macaws often screech in the morning and, if you get up, you can see them eating nuts in the trees on the property. What a great way to see these magnificent birds in the wild!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Aline c wrote a review Apr. 2019
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Abandonated,dirty. TO AVOID. It is a shame to see this hotel opened. We wanted to cancel they refused. All is broken, roasted. No filtration in a dirty swimming pool....a nightmare. Nobody to talk in English. Breakfast horrible. Nothing was fresh. An horrible experience. A fraud. They put very nice pictures on the site. But it is a fraud.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Ortwin wrote a review Mar. 2019
Breda, The Netherlands851 contributions253 helpful votes
In a place where we could not immediately find something not all too posh this hotel (it is certainly not a B&B like advertised on Tripadvisor, more a motel) this was a good stop. Advantages of this hotel: the large enough swimming pool and the balconies with garden and ocean view. Less of a choice maker are the restaurant (simple but good), the breakfast (same idea) and the rooms (likewise). So a simple hotel catering to people who would like to be close to the Carara N.P. You recognize however that things are getting old and rusty. The room is plain. The chairs are not so modern. I even broke one by just sitting on it and I am not even 80 kg. The garden near the beach can also do with some attention. The Carara is an okay hotel but would certainly see hardly any guests in places alongside the Pacific coast with more fierce competition.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: For a small extra you have a room with a view
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US$66 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasGarabito MunicipalityTarcoles DistrictTarcoles
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Carara
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Carara?
Nearby attractions include Carara National Park (3.2 km), Carara National Park (4.6 km), and Tarcoles Bridge (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Carara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Carara?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Carara?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Carara?
Conveniently located restaurants include Adventure Dining, Restaurante Los Toneles, and Restaurant Los Chanchitos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Carara?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Carara located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Tarcoles.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Carara?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Carara?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel Carara have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.