My boyfriend and I had a great time at this beautiful hotel. The rooms are spectacular, very clean and comfortable. The bathrooms spacious and even had plants, ad the balcony big and with hammock. The pool is beautiful and located between garden trees. The beach is about 50 meters from the hotel and it had a massage hut ( highly recommend getting one) and beach chairs. You are still very close to town, about a 20 minute walk. The food and drinks are amazing, but be prepared to pay good money for it. Not the best place to stay on a right budget. Only reason I did not give and excellent review is because even though they label themselves as an Eco lodge and promised not to clean sheets and towels every day, they did.
- 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