Colin and Fred, the entire staff, and all the friendly dogs and the cat made our stay so relaxing and magical. They went out of their way to make us feel welcomed and relaxed, even acknowledging our anniversary with a special little gift. The ocean, the gardens, and the overall good feelings of the place make me wish that I were back there right now, and not in snowy New Hampshire.
The rooms don't have phones (not a problem for us) and most don't have TV's or air conditioning. For us, this was a plus, because it added to the relaxed Caribbean vibe and helped us to disconnect from our busy lives at home. Go to Banana Azul if you want to enjoy the jungle and the ocean and feel welcome, safe and relaxed. We will be back!
- 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