Simply AMAZING!! 1st let me say that the website is phenomenal! Lots of information and complete honesty by Colin.
The location is fantastic as well. We rented the Sloth Cabinas which was perfect with a little refrigerator and stove, coffee pot etc. on the balcony with hammocks. When I tell people the price for this beautiful location right on the beach they don't believe me. It looks just the way the website shows it with the exception of the Sloth Cabinas which look alot better than the pictures.
We met many new friends that we hope to stay in contact with from all over, including Colin and Roberto the perfect hosts.
There are so many activities you can do and the staff is so helpful and knowledgeable on all of them and will go that extra mile to help you book an excursion and get a taxi there to pick you up. This is not like any vacation I have ever taken before! Hope to return someday for some more Pura Vida!!
If you do not absolutely love Banana Azul, then its simply because you are not fully understanding that this is in a very primitive area of the world. If you are wanting luxuries that we have at home, then perhaps this part of the world is not for you. For me that is what traveling around the world is all about! Experiencing other cultures.
Paula and Bill from Sacramento CA
- 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