My name is James Dempsey and I am 19 years old. I have been to 8 countries in my lifetime. Costa Rica is in my top three. This is because of Banana Azul and its surroundings. The great thing about Banana Azul, (besides the wonderful staff and excellent meals) is that its location surpasses anything i've ever seen. Located in a dense rainforest, huge and clean beach front and trails which lead into the rainforest, this place is magical. Another great thing about this place is how far it is from attractions. Puerto Viejo is five minutes away which offers snorkeling, surfing, tourist shops, great food and tropical drinks. Its location is also not too far from Cahuita National Park which offers different types of monkeys and other various animals.
The bottom line is Banana Azul has a great staff. Their food us amazing and their location couldn't get any better. We felt as though we were leaving part of our family when we left. It would be a huge mistake to miss out on this gem.
- 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