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Hotel Banana Azul

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Reviewed 29 June 2013

My wife and I just spent 7 days at his hotel. hThe staff was friendly and gracious. The food was interesting and tasty. The service was just right, there but not obtrusive. The beach was close, with lounge chairs and hammocks and beach service. The room had an ocean view and was very airy. The owners were present and charming....

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Portland, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 25 June 2013

I recently took my first trip to Costa Rica and let Desafio Adventure Company handle booking all the hotel and activities for me so I wasn't sure what to expect... Banana Azul was awesome! Literally my favorite place out of the 3 places I stayed during my trip. It's such a cool place. Great food, cool little bar to get...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 23 June 2013

We liked the hotel, but there were a few dissapointments also. First the good. The people are very friendly, the service is great, and the food is good. The hotel is located in a very private area about 20 minutes walk from Puerto Viejo. So the beach is not crowded. The beach is right next door to the hotel so...

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colinsito, Owner at Hotel Banana Azul, responded to this review

Hola... Thanks for your honest review. Yes, May and June are our hottest and most humid nights. If there was anytime to have AC, these 2 months would be it. Most of the time it is not needed for the majority of our customers. But we all respond to temperatures differently. Given, I too am one those people, I fully...

Sonoma, California
Reviewed 21 June 2013

My self and boyfriend went to Banana Azul the last week of April, 2013. Colin the owner was there and we learned of why he fell in love with the area and the improvements that he had made. He is from Canada. We had the Howler Monkey room which is the best and well worth the little extra money! I...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 18 June 2013

Banana Azul is an awesome place to stay if you wish to visit the caribean coast of Costa Rica! The site is beautiful and clean and very peaceful. The rooms are nice in size, clean and well maintained. We stayed in the room upstairs, just to the left of the entry gate, and our friends stayed in the room next...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We stayed four nights in Banana Azul. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Bar tenders were great. We arranged our rafting trip on the Rio Pacuare with a company on site at BA. It was awesome. Best part of the trip. They also rent bikes which we used regularly.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 14 June 2013

What an amazing, gorgeous, and perfect hotel! The staff was incredible, and went well beyond our expectations to make our stay an unforgettable one. We were celebrating two birthdays and they prepared a wonderful dinner inside the hut by the pool, and topped it off with a delicious cake from a local bakery! The hotel is very relaxing and perfect...

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1Thank Kevin M
New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 June 2013

My partner & I stayed at the Banana Azul for two nights in April of 2013 and had a great time. We stayed in one of the Sloth Cabinas which is nice because they are slightly removed from the main hotel. The hotel is rustic but not in a bad way. The food is very good. The staff is really...

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2Thank AustinANYC
Reviewed 5 June 2013

My wife and I have just spent 4 nights of our honeymoon at this fantastic hotel and have had the best experience. We can't fault it in anyway. All the guys that work there are genuinely friendly and cannot do enough to help, nothing is to much bother. The food and drink is really tasty, with fresh fruit cocktails and...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 5 June 2013

We have the most wonderful time in Puerto Viejo. We were looking for a place that would allow us to truly unwind- no phones, no tv, no internet- this was the place. The beach was beautiful- tons of stray dogs and wandering dogs would always stop in to visit- very loving and unobtrusive. The staff was wonderful- they made some...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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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Address: Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: £56 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Banana Azul 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Banana Azul Hotel
Banana Azul Puerto Viejo
Hotel Banana Azul Costa Rica/Limon
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#1 Family Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#1 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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“they have a suite for four, but it is far away from the hotel itself, and one room is tiny”
FiorellaVD, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Highly recommend staying in the villas for the ultimate in comfort, space, privacy, and amenities.”
110mattm, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“No air conditioning in the Howler suite - but large useful fan. The view made up for that minor inconvenience!”
DemBones4, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“don't go with the sloth cabins. They are noisy.”
carip2016, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The hotel is great.”
MarkMel2, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
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