The purpose of my/our visit to Golfito was to do some duty free shopping and in order to qualify for duty free shopping an overnight stay in the area required. After searching the on-line Golfito hotel options, I was somewhat ambivalent about what to expect. After checking in, I was no longer ambivalent. The hotel is on the water in a picture post card setting and a short ride from the shopping zone. The hotel's target audience is boaters, but don't let that deter you. The hotel has everything anyone would need -- air conditioning (it's hot in Golfito!), clean, very comfortable beds, hot water, large modern bathrooms, small refrigerator, cable TV, adequate parking, and is safe. And, let's not forget the adjoining waterfront restaurant with very good food at reasonable prices. Try the hamburgers! Cindy, the owner, deserves kudos for being very helpful and running a tight ship. Whether you're a boater, shopper, or tourist, you'll find the Banana Bay a pleasant place to stay. I also suggest booking in advance so you won't be disappointed because the hotel has a limited number of rooms. My 5-star rating is in large part based on a comparison to hotel options in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Banana Bay Marina offers spacious first-class lodging with air-conditioned rooms, private baths (hot water), queen-sized beds and cable television. Pamper yourself by escaping from the boat and enjoying a few days on shore. Your guests will appreciate Banana Bay's quiet, comfortable rooms and amenities. A tranquil setting in paradise, relax and enjoy stunning views, bay breezes and delicious dining in our Bilge Bar and Grill. Be invigorated by the refreshing, crystal clear waters of our Jacuzzi's while overlooking the beautiful bay. The Captain's Suite offers the best of both worlds with captivating views enjoyed by boaters and the spacious room and amenities that living ashore provides. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Banana Bay Marina Costa Rica/Golfito