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Hotel Banana Azul

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best place to stay just outside of a funky beach bum/hippie town. Private enclave with manicured tropical gardens, koi pond and pool. Mostly wooden building with office, open air bar and restaurant on main floor, rooms a few steps up on second floor. Rooms are spacious with natural light, huge verandahs. If you come with a larger party, you can... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a wonderful holiday! The owner of this hotel has created the nucleus of everything travelers desire for a holiday within Costa Rica. Stellar accommodations, incredible lush surroundings, all complete with amazing staff that goes above and beyond. The beach provides stunning sunrises and sunsets with coffee/cocktail/food service. Travelers can relax with a book, nap in the hammocks or spend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I chose to stay at this lovely hotel for my 30th birthday week. It is located on the beach, about a mile outside of the town of Puerto Viejo. Normally I would wait until the end of my vacation to write a review; however, this place is so lovely I thought to share my experience after only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have spent two weeks at Banana Azul and we really enjoyed this small but beautiful Lodge. The rooms were big enough for two and the private balcony set with small table and hammock a nice place to read or just to relax. The staff was so friendly and helpful and the food at the restaurant excellent. We enjoyed staying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here in June and had a lovely couple of nights. The staff were really helpful with recommendations and they even gave us a bottle of wine on our anniversary. It's not that close to town, so we were glad to have a car. But it's a nice walk in the day, or a taxi ride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small hotel, personalized service, friendly staff. Food was excellent, however the fruits and veggies are washed in tap water, so it can be a bit tricky for sensitive digestive tracts. The beach is quiet - no need to reserve seating! Same for the pool. No air conditioning in the upstairs rooms, but it was not needed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our third visit here, and each time is better than the last. The Howler Suite is my favorite, I book my vacation by its availability. This is a corner, upstairs room with a large deck (complete with comfy chairs and hammock) and ocean view. We left it open day and night, loving the sight and sound of the nearby ocean.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the name Banana Azul and just enjoy saying it! ! We arrived at the hotel and the grounds were beautiful with plants, flowers, and trees everywhere. There was a koi pond with turtles and some resident cats and dogs. The staff was very helpful and friendly. However, the weather was very unpleasant. Not the hotels fault, but our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great villa, staff, food and beach! While a bit hard to find - use your gps! This out of the way getaway was perfect little setting. Roger and his staff made our stay relaxing and amazing, while the weather was touch and go the surroundings gave us plenty to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancee and I visited PV and stayed in the Red Frog Suite at Hotel Banana Azul our first night in town. First off, the room was beautiful. We had a private deck with tables and hammocks outside in the front and a private deck in the back with more lounge chairs and a tiny pool/hot tub. The room also... More 

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $116 - $192 (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 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#1 Family Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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