We loved the banana azul. It's a thirty minute walk along the beach from the main town but it's absolutely beautiful. A perfect place to relax and sit by the pool. The ocean is warm and the beach is empty. We paid $65 for a double room- first night we stayed downstairs in a garden room but the one's upstairs, which we had the second night are much cooler and have a private balcony. Breakfast is generous and very good and they have the BEST mojitos you will have in your life- be warned though that they take about 15 minutes to make! You can rent very basic but functional bikes for $5 a day plus they have fast wireless internet, a swimming pool, tour service, laundry service and the most helpful receptionists. Nothing was too much to ask of them.
The rooms are basic, and you will need mosquito repellant but for the price and location it's well worth the cost.
- 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 fourteen beautiful guest rooms with private baths, fans, and free wireless internet. 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. Gecko Trail Adventures tour company 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