Banana Azul is truly a tropical paradise. We stayed there for 15 days and it wasn't long enough! The accommodation surpassed our wildest expectations. It is meticulous, unique and affordable. The included breakfasts were varied and delicious, the hamburgesas and choice of grilled sandwiches for lunch fabulous and the dinners were to die for! In fact, perhaps we did expire and were in heaven! Every night they had a salad bar and a choice of 2 entrees and the food was so good we only headed into Puerta Viejo for dinner once . . that was a Sunday as their restaurant was closed. The hosts, Colin and Roberto, were wonderful as were all staff who proved to be helpful and accommodating. It is apparent that they are very happy to be working at Banana Azul. The grounds are spectacular thanks to master landscaper, Rick, and Nina, in the office was a delight to deal with. She arranged our river rafting adventure (this is not to be missed . . unbelievable) and our overnighter to Tortaguero for a real jungle adventure. If you plan on visiting Puerta Viejo, Banana Azul is the best place to stay. You will not be disappointed. WE LOVED IT!
- 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