My Husband and I spent a week at Banana Azul for our Honeymoon. We stayed in the Howler Suite for the first 4 days then the Garden Suite for 3 days. The Howler Suite was beautiful. The deck outside was lovely, although they are not private. My only complaints about the suite was the fact that the bed was uncomfortable and the pillows are stinky and lumpy. We did get woken iup quite early by the construction on the pool, it would have been nice to know prior the the trip this was going on. The Garden Suite was nice but right next to the front desk and lobby area, it was VERY noisy!! I do not recommend this room even though the garden area and tub are nice. Freddy the bartender was great. Roberto was very nice and accomedating, we did not get such a warm fuzzy from Colin. We wanted to leave the hotel a day early due to the weather and go back to San Jose before leaving for the airport the next day. Arranging a ride was diffacult, Nina at the front desk was not helpful and I ended up feeling bad for asking her to make phone calls on our behalf (my spanish is not great) Overall the experience was ok. I loved Puerto Viejo but would likely stay somewhere else next time.
- 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