We looked for a perfect hotel to spend the last few days in costa rica and definatly found it in Banana Azul. We didnt book in advance (we dont plan our trips in advance) and as Banana Azul is quite a popular hotel there was actually no room for the first night. The staff was kind enough to give us the emergency room for the first night. They appologized for a few times because that room wasnt representative for their hotel but actually it was quite a cosy and very clean room. But the other 3 nights we stayed in 2 different types of rooms. The first one downstairs, with ac, tv and an amazing outside bathroom. The next 2 nights we stayed upstairs with an amasing balcony, no AC but that wasnt a problem. All the rooms were very comfortable and beautifull decorated. Very nice and attentive staff, yummy food, tasty fresh coconuts, ... What more can you want.
- 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