We loved this place!!! All of the people at Banana Azul were friendly and helpful. They went out of their way at all times to make our stay in Costa Rica perfect. On their recommendation we went on a snorkeling trip in Cahuita which is located just north of Puerto Viejo. It ended up being one of our favorite days on our trip. They recommended a restaurant in town and it turned out to be some of the best food we had on our trip. And then of course, I loved my room. Great view of the ocean from the deck. Great style. Totally cute. Loved the hammock!
Everyone morning their super awesome staff makes a great breakfast and you can sit stare at the ocean or pet all eight dogs that run around the property.
My only caution is to make sure that the construction has stopped. They are expanding the downstairs and adding rooms with jacuzzis which will probably be fabulous but the construction made spending anytime during the day in the room impossible. The noise was just too much. If you don't plan on spending anytime in your room during the day, then book this place. It is the best.
- 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