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Hotel Banana Azul

Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Dumfries, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently stayed at Banana Azul to celebrate our 34th anniversary. The hotel and restaurant both were well run. The hotel is set on a great piece of real estate that adjoins the beach and is beautifully landscaped. The open nature of the rooms allows you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the tropical beach 24/7.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's rare that I submit a review of a hotel, but this one was so deserving. We only stayed one night, but could have spent another week. The location is perfectly situated on the gorgeous black sand beach, and a quick bike ride, drive or walk on the beach from town. The décor is thoughtful and classic, and romantic if... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great small hotel resort for adults only. Very friendly and helpful staff and the owner (Colin) is on site and more than happy to show you around and chat. check out the room options as there is a few to choose from.Food and drinks are fantastic and the town Puerto Viejo is a short taxi ride or bike ride... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in this hotel with my wife for 4 nights in October 2014. This is a very well run property with nice wooden rooms, located by the sea with small pool and lots of space on the beach. Prices for food are on the high side but this is how it is in all Costa Rica. I liked the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a garden bath suite and it was wonderful. I'm from California and thought I might enjoy the air conditioning that this room offered and we did put it to good use. Although there was no balcony view we had our own outdoor shower and garden and private oasis. When we walked out of our room the beach... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel is a small private hotel in an excellent location - right on the beach. It's a 20 min walk or short taxi ride into Puerto Viejo. We stayed on the first floor and had a beautiful room overlooking the pool and beach. Each room has a very nice balcony... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an impeccable property, lush, beautiful, appealing to all 5 senses plus it has heart. One look at this place and immediately a traveler knows that the owners, managers, and staff have a true passion for people and hospitality. The place literally has a heart and soul. It’s a tranquil vibe that permeates every inch of this property. Our... More 

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Stuttgart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in this beautiful hotel, in the clean and nicely decorated 'Howler Suite' which we can recommend. You can walk to the Puerto Viejo along the beach in about 20-30 minutes. Renting bikes is also the perfect way to explore the region.

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Crossville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter, Shannon Wilson, and myself recently spent 7 wonderful nights at the Banana Azul Resort in beautiful Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica. This is one of the best resorts, if not the best, that I have ever stayed at. Right from the beginning Colin (the owner) and Eric (owner assist.) made you feel very special. All... More 

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live in Costa Rica on the Pacific coast and had never traveled to the Caribbean side of the country. We had friends visitng us from the States and so decided to explore. We stayed 2 nights at Banana Azul and LOVED it! The rooms are very clean and well cared for. I cannot say enough about the staff .... More 

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Address: Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Banana Azul Hotel
Banana Azul Puerto Viejo
Hotel Banana Azul Costa Rica/Limon
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#1 Family Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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