My partner and I had a great time here. Gardens are excellent. Staff is excellent. Gecko tour desk also available for any activities you may need. Short taxi or longer walk into town. Wonderful breakfast buffet included and great lunch and dinner meals as well. The only down side we experienced was that the shower was often cold water with the occasional warmth. I did not mind but my partner had a bit of a problem with that. Other people in the hotel did also, we could hear their yelps and shocked noises as they showered in their rooms. Bathrooms are "open air" with covered but not fully walled floor to ceiling and on the outside wall so it was good to know we weren't the only ones without the hot water. If traveling to the carribean side I would definately stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Banana Azul Hotel
- Banana Azul Puerto Viejo
- Hotel Banana Azul Costa Rica/Limon
- 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