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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“howler suite”(76 reviews)
“ocean room”(56 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
3 Star 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...
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Special Rate: $99 July Last Minute Rate
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Location and contact
Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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42.4 km to Changuinola Airport
17 restaurants are within a 2 km radius
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Reviewed 4 January 2015

We stayed two nights in this beautiful hotel, in the clean and nicely decorated 'Howler Suite' which we can recommend. You can walk to the Puerto Viejo along the beach in about 20-30 minutes. Renting bikes is also the perfect way to explore the region.

2  Thank Austerhoff
Reviewed 4 January 2015

My daughter, Shannon Wilson, and myself recently spent 7 wonderful nights at the Banana Azul Resort in beautiful Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica. This is one of the best resorts, if not the best, that I have ever stayed at. Right from...More

3  Thank wilsonbf
Reviewed 1 January 2015

We live in Costa Rica on the Pacific coast and had never traveled to the Caribbean side of the country. We had friends visitng us from the States and so decided to explore. We stayed 2 nights at Banana Azul and LOVED it! The rooms...More

2  Thank Fburke2
Reviewed 31 December 2014

This hotel is so laid back and friendly. We stayed here for our honeymoon and had a very pleasant time. Everyone was welcoming and the grounds/beach are gorgeous! We were able to stay for the Christmas dinner and bonfire party with staff and guests. We...More

5  Thank kellyfg14
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

My mother and I rented the tree house apartment the week of Christmas and absolutely loved it!!!! Everyone was so helpful and accommodating. We loved the laid back feel of this place, and the area. The open apartment was very comfortable, clean, and soo relaxing...More

5  Thank BUTTERFLYGIRL71474
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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 ...More 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. Less
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Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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Hotel Style
On the Beach
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Romantic
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Adult pool
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Room Service
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
On the Beach
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
On the Beach
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
On the Beach
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (1836)
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Pool & Beach (333)
Dining (137)
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Sybil T
27 April 2018|
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Response from Roger S | Property representative |
Sorry Sybil but I’m not sure which festival are you referring. In October there is the Carnival in Limon (50kms) from Puerto Viejo and the Hotel. Also Puerto Viejo celebretes it and as I said we are located 1.5kms from... More
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Sybil T
27 April 2018|
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Response from Roger S | Property representative |
Hola Sybil! Thanks to think in our Hotel for your holidays in the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. We are located 1.5kms before town. You can walk through the beach it takes around 15min or with bikes we provide at the hotel... More
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Nicki E
5 April 2018|
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Response from Roger S | Property representative |
Hello Nicki! Thanks for thinking on us for your Caribbean vacation next year. The weather in the tropical areas is quite hard to predict. Anyway we usually have rains at evenings and nights and during the day is sunny or... More
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Room Tips
"I had a room over the restaurant on the second floor and it had such a fabulous view."
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"The Howler Suite is unique and closest to the beach w an amazing view. You can share the outside deck w the..."
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"Just make sure you book a room with AC. One couple we met had a room with A/C and as far as I remember it was..."
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