My boyfriend and I planned on staying at Banana Azul at the end of our 3 week trip in Costa Rica. We had booked on the recommendation of a lesbian couple who had just gotten married and stayed there for their honeymoon. When our 2 day rafting trip got cut short due to high water, we didn't know what to do except show up a day early as our trip planner (another highly recommended) Gecko Trails was located at the hotel. By the time we got there, Gecko and Banana Azul had a room lined up for us. One of the most comfortable places that I've ever stayed. Rustic Caribbean charm, right on the beach, wonderful staff, lovely food, very pleasant clientele, fresh everything in drinks that they serve right on the beach. Also, excellent massage service right on the beach. The resort doesn't cater to families, so if that is your need, elsewhere is better, and there are many options in Puerto Viejo. For us, it was perfect. Colin, the owner of Banana Azul, has created a jewel on the Caribbean side that is comfortable for gay and straight clientele. Give yourself at least a few days to let the 'pura vida' settle in!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Banana Azul hotel is a small and simple hotel north of town on Playa Negra. The small boutique hotel has been created with care using local products and a philosophy that emphasizes relaxation. We cater to adults, 16 years and over. Blooming gardens adorn the property, as does several freely-hanging hammocks, providing the perfect spot for afternoon napping or leisurely reading. A meandering pond inhabited by fish and turtles flows through portions of the property adding a lighter element to the ongoing natural soundtrack of waves crashing against the shoreline. The hotel consists of fourteen beautiful guest rooms with private baths, fans, and free wireless internet. Most rooms are on the second floor of the main building, and open onto a large veranda with sweeping ocean views and of the garden. Banana Azul offers its guests a quaint restaurant that serves a complimentary filling breakfast, variety of lunch options and refreshing drinks throughout the day and a relaxing three entre dinner option in a romantic atmosphere at night. Gecko Trail Adventures tour company is on site to assist with tours and transportation needs and can assist with a variety of package options including visits to the Arenal Volcano, canopy tours, snorkeling trips, and even rafting excursions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Banana Azul Hotel
- Banana Azul Puerto Viejo
- Hotel Banana Azul Costa Rica/Limon