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Hotel Banana Azul

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Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I took our two kids here. So happy they are an over 16 age place. It was just spectacular. Super friendly and attentive staff, great food and steps to our private beach. Revolving daily menus, for both drink specials and food options. Reasonable prices for food and excursions. Calm and relaxed atmosphere. Cats and dogs are super... More 

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Cedar Lake, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I cannot say enough about this hotel and the whole experience that the owner and staff provide for you! Anyone looking for the experience of a lifetime should stay here. I felt like I was on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous because of the stunning surroundings and accommodations. The hotel offers five star amenities like amazingly impressive cuisine and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at Banana Azul in October 2015 and we really enjoyed our stay. The staff were generally friendly and helpful, taking time to show us a sloth in the trees immediately on arrival. We stayed in an ocean room which was very large with a view out over the pool. I have stayed on softer /more comfortable beds but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at Banana Azul for 5 nights. I was so impressed with everything. The staff was absolutely amazing and friendly! We ate at quite a few places while in Puerto Viejo and the food at the hotel was by far the best. Brownie (the resident dog) was a nice bonus, as he quickly became everyone's favorite pet. My only... More 

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colinsito, Manager at Hotel Banana Azul, responded to this review

Hi Charity, Thank you for your kind comments. Here we really focus on creating more than just a nice stay at a hotel. For us it is about creating vacation experiences, so we are pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your holiday. We did consider a hot tub at one time, but to be honest we have very few... More 

Santa Monica, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at this hotel for 5 days. It was amazing!!! the staff were all pleasant, helpful, and very very very attentive and kind. I didn't meet any staff member that was disagreeable. The food was great (although I would go to town to eat). It is located in a perfect area and the private beach is great. you... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best two days at this hotel, the service, amenities, food, beach and attention was top notch! We originally had booked an upper room but decided we wanted an a/c room on the first floor and were very happy. All rooms are gigantic and have a great vibe! You won't be disappointed in any of them! If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here in July of 2016 for our honeymoon and it was perfect! Hotel Banana Azul was definitely the highlight of our trip. The accommodations are perfect without being a luxurious 80 story hotel - it is the rainforest after all! We wanted the full experience without "roughing it". We stayed in an ocean room with ocean views, it... More 

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Costa Rica
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51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is charming. The atmosphere is beautiful, casual and comfortable and there is at least one rescue dog that lives and visits with customers. Bicycles are provided for jaunts into town. The food is good and well prepared. The menu offers up a variety of choices, including typical Costa Rican as well as some American dishes. On my most... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best hotels I had ever stayed at. The rooms are like private little oasis (balconies and hammocks, yes please) and the lobby, restaurant and pool area look like a piece of paradise. It is so relaxing and wonderful here, I could have cried leaving! It's my second time staying at Banana and it was even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So this was our first time out of America. We stayed 1 night in San José then we got on a teeny tiny plane from San José to Limon and then a shuttle from Limon to Hotel Banana Azul. I will say that we honestly don't have a bad thing to say about the hotel or our trip in general!... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Banana Azul

Address: Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $107 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Banana Azul 3.5*
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 Family Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#1 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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