Although we are not youngsters, we like a little adventure with our relaxation and the Banana Azul was the perfect home base for our vacation. Everyone there is so friendly and helpful. You can book all your excursions right in the lobby, which is very convenient. We did white-water rafting, zip-lining, Jaguar rescue center, and the Chocolate House. You should be in good shape to do the rafting, but the others are pretty laid back. Colin and the crew are there to answer any questions you may have about the area, restaurants etc. We were there in Sept. and the weather was humid, which is to be expected in the rain forest, but very pleasant for sleeping. Most of the rooms have no air, but do have fans which cool the room down by evening.
This is by no means The Ritz Carlton, but a comfortable friendly hotel that I would highly recommend to anyone with a sense of adventure.
- 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