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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for only one night during our trip to Costa Rica and it seems we made the right choice. The service was excellent as are the spa services at a nearby place. We didn't get to try the food, though it was tempting. I would say that the only drawback was a lack of connection between the hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I completly recommend Banana Azul, they have a good and friendly staff over there always looking forward to help you, nice restaurant and it is close to Puerto Viejo downtown, also the hotel is right next to the beach.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Banana Azul was our little slice of paradise on this trip. We're so happy we decided to stay there while visiting the Caribbean beaches. The service was outstanding and always friendly. The amenities (like food/beverage service on the beach, on-site restaurant, pool, tour info, bike rentals, etc.) met our needs and went beyond, even quite luxurious. The rooms and grounds... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After staying at Banana Azul I feel pretty confident that it was the best reasonably priced hotel in the area, likely even the best option including pricier stays as well. I was part of a large group traveling to Puerto Viejo and most of the other people in our group spent many days on the Banana Azul beach gushing about... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in the dolphin room. We had a queen and a twin bed. The balcony spacious and had a hammock. The view was mostly of the hotel's grounds with a bit of an ocean view. We were fine sacrificing the ocean view because the hotel has cabanas on the sand (the only hotel in the area with this feature)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After nearly 4 weeks of traveling through Latin America we decided to give us a treat before returning home. So we went looking for a hotel with direct access to the beach. Quite challenging around the Cahuita / Puerto Viejo area. But then we found the Banana Azul. Don't let yourself be scared of the dusty road or the fact... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My four-day stay at Banana Azul was just perfect. The hotel, private beach and grounds are beautiful and the staff was incredibly friendly, welcoming and helpful. You know it’s going to be a great place when you’re welcomed with a free drink token for happy hour! Taly at Caribe Fun Tours greeted us and helped us plan excursions that made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Puerto Viejo a few times and Banana Azul is by far the most amazing place to stay. I wish they allowed children because we just had a baby and would love to stay at Banana Azul during our next visit to Puerto Viejo. The room was amazing, the food was delicious and my favorite part of... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Banana Azul for 3 days earlier in August. This place is great. Everything from the staff/ owner to the direct beach access was wonderful. The food, specifically dinner, was the best I had in Costa Rica. If you find yourself wanting to visit the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, Banana Azul is the place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to stay. We were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The gardens are beautiful as are the rooms. Food was also good, which was handy as it is a 20 minute walk to the town. I would have no hesitation to return here. In fact when we were leaving they... More 

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