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Blue Banyan Inn
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

The cottages were large and very tasteful. And as other reviews have mentioned, the owners are friendly and helpful. The breakfast excellent. The pool beautiful and the overall grounds make it a very special place. A visit to the monkeys is a must and we liked what they are trying to do here. I think the only downside is the road in and the drive to town -- it's about 4-5kim on a bumpy dirt road through the plantation. But if you want to "be away from it all" then that's perfect. We just found once we were there in the evening, we weren't inclined to get in the car and drive back to town....we had one night there on our own with no other guests and totally enjoyed the quiet and privacy. A special experience.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

This inn was unique and gorgeous. Once a pig farm, the acres and acres of land are now beautiful and green with individual mini-cottage-like rooms on the grounds. The owner, Barb, was not only very friendly and kind, she was incredible with the monkeys. Yes, monkeys! There is a monkey refuge on the grounds and we got to see a variety of different types of monkeys and learn loads about them. Her brother Chip also came to the inn to visit (he owns a bunch of the hotels near the main town), and he was also friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable about Quepos.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Secluded location with well groomed grounds. BBI is just into in the jungle about 35 minutes from Manuel Antonio. Really beautiful property (landscaping, pool, and buildings). He room we stayed in was the 3rd floor.of the tower building and the website does not do it justice. It was very attractive inside and out and also clean and comfortable. Fist rate staff and and the owners and managers were friendly and engaging. We spoke with them for an hour at breakfast while we ate the best banana pancakes I've ever tasted.
We spent the weekend at the beach but the drive to and from the hotel was worth it.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed at the Blue Banyan Inn with our 2 year old son in January.

We promised to write a review on our return and have been very busy with the birth of our second child.

I have to say we had a wonderful time on our travels through Costa Rica (just hire a 4x4) the roads and driving conditions are fantastic and distances easily covered.

The Blue Banyan is serene and isolated in a palm plantation that is a 10/15 minute drive to Quepos.

The rooms are Nice, location tranquil, hosts fabulous, pool is amazing you won't want to go exploring but there is plenty to do in this area.

Costa Rica is an amazing location for small children and we can't wait to return.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

The Blue Banyan was an interesting place to stay, it wasn't like any of our other destinations in Costa Rica. It's both a place to stay and a place to learn and escape. First, Beth and Barb are great hostesses and make you feel right at home. There is even a pet parrot to greet you. The grounds are beautiful and they have a nice pool. The common areas are very nice and the cabins are nice and private. This place is off the beaten track, but still close to Manuel Antonio and local beaches. One of the coolest things about this place is that they also host a primate sanctuary, rescuing various breeds of monkeys from the illegal pet trade and other less-than appropriate situations for wild animals. These animals can't be re-released into the wild. We got to help feed the monkeys one morning, we didn't get to do that anywhere else. We also met the primatologist and interns helping to care for these noble creatures. Our family left with an experience beyond what any hotel offers. The breakfast was also a great way to start the day. Bannana pancakes...yum. If you are looking for something more meaningful than the Marriot, stay here!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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