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Hotel Banana Azul

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$89*
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Vermont
Reviewed 20 August 2013

This is the third time I've stayed at Banana Azul, and it was wonderful as usual. This place truly makes you feel like you are visiting your friends. My husband and I rented the apartment, and our friends stayed in the howler suite. The apartment was even better than the last time I stayed ( I loved the additional plants...

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Fort McMurray, Canada
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We stayed at Banana Azul for two nights in early August 2013 during our honeymoon trip to CR. What a beautiful place! We stayed in the howler room and this was an excellent choice. The room is beautiful with a great deck, ocean views and ocean sounds. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious and bartenders made...

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santa cruz
Reviewed 14 August 2013

I totally recommend Banana Azul to anyone! It is clean, all staff is welcoming and friendly throughout the whole stay, the small bar and restaurant makes it easy to stay in for lunch and dinner instead of going elsewhere - plus the food is fantastic! The beach is 40 steps from the lobby - how perfect! Lounge chairs, the thatched...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We loved our almost week long stay at the Banana Azul. The hotel is beautiful and open air. Each room has an outdoor patio complete with hammocks and chairs. The rooms are really simple, clean, and chic. The beds were awesome and the showers were great! We loved the convenience of this place, right on the beach with great palm...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

Loved every minute except Mosquitos in the treehouse! But could still put up with them for everything else! Door was terrific, animals were great made the place feel like home. I could easily stay here again!

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ottawa Canada
Reviewed 7 August 2013

As soon as we arrived, we were welcomed with warmth and hospitality. My daughter, and friend and I stayed in the apartment which was clean, airy and very comfortable. The staff at this hotel feel like they are one big happy family and they all have friendly pets (which meant I didn't miss my Golden Retriever and cat despite being...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We had the best time at Banana Azul! We stayed in one of the Ocean View rooms at the beginning of July and it was great! From the minute we arrived, the staff was SO nice and friendly! We especially found the staff at the bar (Franklin and Mary Anne) as well as the grounds keepers to be extremely friendly...

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Banana azul is amazing! We stayed in the sloth room and it was great! My husband and I stayed there for the last night of our honeymoon, we were bummed we had only booked it for one night! Clean rooms, good prices for everything you get, beautiful setting, right by the beach, delicious breakfast included, they supply sunscreen for the...

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bonita springs, fl.
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Coming from Naples, FL, a rather over-the-top resort community, we were looking for something quiet and primitive. Actually it was less primitive than we had imagined, but it definitely was quiet - things generally shut down by 10:00 pm. We loved the beach with nary a soul on it except on Sundays. Yes, there are dogs on the beach, but...

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 22 July 2013

If you want to know what this place is like, their website is spot on. The location is a little north of town, but there are plenty of ways to get there. They rent bikes. The room rates are very reasonable for teh quality of stay. The breakfasts are great. Bring your own Lizano Salsa. The beach is right out...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
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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: RM320 - RM645 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#1 Family Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#1 Romantic 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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