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Hotel Banana Azul

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Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Banana Azul is a fun and inviting place to stay in Puerto Veijo. Whilst it is a little way out of town about a 5 minute bike ride, it has immediate access to Playa Negra and nestled in lush gardens. The service is great and facilities are perfect.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Banana Azul is a small (14) room hotel perched at the edge of the jungle on a quiet beach on the Caribbean side. Most of the staff speak English but they are very tolerant if you want to practice your Spanish. There is no air conditioning, but there are both ceiling fans and standing fans in the rooms. My room... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best hotels we have stayed at! Staff is super friendly, bilingual, and always willing to help! We fell in love with this place as soon as we pulled up! Rooms are clean and comfortable and have a cabana feel to them! The beach is one of the prettiest and cleanest ones we have been to so far... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic, four night stay at Banana Azul at the end of our trip to Costa Rica, and it really was perfect! The hotel itself is beautiful, set in lovely grounds right next to a wonderful beach. It is a nice walk along the beach to the main town of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, which we enjoyed several... More 

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NEW YORK
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two nights here and absolutely loved it. Food is delicious. Rooms are lovely and clean with a sea breeze. It's close enough by bicycle to town or taxi to other attractions such as the Sloth or Jaguar Sanctuaries. It's very aesthetically pleasing AND green... reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't recommend this place enough! It is clean, beautiful, has a lovely pool area and private beach with umbrellas and bar service, but the best thing about it is by far the people. All the staff was excellent, but I must give special recognition to our waiter Tariq and his sidekick Ronny, and the manager Eric who goes above... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would like to thank the Staff at the Banana Azul as they went above and beyond the call of Duty! Eric and Jorge, your attention to detail and true caring nature was appreciated in the planning of our Wedding. John was able to reconstruct our visions of how we wanted the beach set up. Walter, you were a true... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can't say enough about this place. We arrived late on Saturday night and David was there to greet us with a smile on his face. We stayed in the Red Frog the first night, which was a great way to start. We then moved upstairs to the "apartment"! All we can say is PERFECT! What more can you ask... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose Puerto Viejo as the destination of our honeymoon based on finding Hotel Banana Azul online. We chose to stay in the Howler room, aka, the honeymoon suite, and quite possibly the room with the best view EVER! The minute we arrived, the hotel staff was so warm, welcoming, and super attentive. We were greeted with a Congratulations gift... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Banana Azul is an excellent option to relax and avoid Puerto Viejo downtown. Everything was perfect, the staff was very nice and polite all the time. The area in front of the beach is amazing. You'll definitively feel into the jungle

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