We were going to leave our hotel options open upon the arrival to Puerto Viejo, and only reserved the 1st night at Banana Azul. But, when we arrived we decided to just stay there for all 3 nights. It was
the best decision of our 18 day trip to Costa Rica.
Colin & all of the staff are the most helpful, friendly and truly wonderful people we met on our trip. At one point my husband and I were trying to figure out if we should rent a car later on in our travels so they looked up the car rental place, and even called the car rental place to let them know that we would be in touch to reserve
a car. They also set up a raft trip for us, and even woke us up to make sure we weren’t going to miss our ride.
Our room was spectacular and well worth the price. As a matter of fact
it was the best deal we had on the entire trip. We had one on the lower level, so didn’t get an ocean view, but… we had our own hug tile
tub on the outside deck area with a hammock and a separate bathroom with hot water. There was no A/C, and it did get a little hot a night,
but the fan was good enough to get us to sleep. There is 24 hr internet access, beer in the cooler & dogs to walk you to and from the beach (which is just a few steps away from the hotel). Everything is on the honor system, and you write down how long you were on the internet or if you took a beer. We thought that it was a really smart and trustworthy way to run a business.
They have bike rentals for $6 a day...which we used every day because the hotel was about a mile from town. Which was kind of nice to be away from all the commotion of town because it was nice and quiet at Banana Azul.
We’ll be back for sure!
- 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 22 beautiful guest rooms with private baths, fans (some with A/C), and free WiFi. 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. Caribe Fun Tours 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