Hotel Banana Azul

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Puerto Viejo, Province of Limon, Costa Rica | Hotel
Prices starting from $87.00

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Day 3 - the canoe ride and the project

A travel blog entry by blondesontour


So I again had no luck with the babies today! I ended up taking little Laylo out and discovered he has his very own sloth moth, which is pretty cool. I was still in section 4/5/6 today and mummy Sofia gave us a proper treat by letting us see her baby fully. It's a month old, and a girl and Sofia is so good with her. They're already born with their teeth and claws when they're babies and she is trying to eat proper food already, which is really good. We have ...

Leaving my babies, snickers cake & shit weather

A travel blog entry by blondesontour

... I eventually found a pretty cool one right in the middle of town for like a dollar more, perfect! I was meant to be going to the beach but what a surprise, my first day off in nearly a month and it completely ****** it down. Thanks weather! I was hoping it would get better while I had lunch but no! I nearly didn't make it too lunch either as I was so hungry I thought I was going to pass out! I then found the best meal ever. Really good cheese quesadillas, ...

Being ill and my section gets ill with me

A travel blog entry by blondesontour

... Zoey as she seems a bit uninterested in her food and is hardly moving. I went to check on her later and she still had moved or eaten, hopefully she's fine I'll have to see tomorrow.

The one thing that annoys me here is the food. Tonight we had rice and cooked vegetables for dinner, although it's our smaller meal over lunch this still is a bit ****. Especially when I'm paying $80 a day. We have to buy anything else they don't provide ...

Extreme hiking, extreme delicious soup

A travel blog entry by arigney87


... YUM. Alberto had to go straight into his next tour, and we cruised back to the hotel via shuttle.

We grabbed mom from the room, along with a few hard earned beers from the fridge, and hobbled over to the hot tub for a good soak. We were disappointed to see that the swim up bar had closed early, but that didn't stop us from enjoying a late afternoon swim... the swim was much improved when it started to lightly rain again. I don't know what it is about swimming during a ...

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This hotel, located on Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Puerto Viejo, is near Cahuita National Park, Aviarios del Caribe Sloth Sanctuary, and Uva Tours.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Banana Azul Puerto Viejo

    Cant do any better than Banana Azul


    Banana Azul is a wonderful 3 room small bed and breakfast located about 1.5km north of Puerto Viejo in Playa Negra.

    The perfect getaway


    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Banana Azul. The rooms are lovely, well-constructed and have lots of charming little details. Puerto Viejo has a very warm climate, but there was a cool ocean breeze wafting through the rooms every night, which made it easy to sleep, and lazing around on the hammock was a nice past time when resting from our other activities. This place is just a few steps from the beach, and the hosts, Colin & Roberto, are fabulous. They are helpful, charming, interesting to talk to, and they really think of everything. They serve the best breakfast in Costa Rica too!

    Sandy C.


    A Little Piece of Romantic Paradise!


    Finding the Banana Azul was a serendipitous discovery, indeed! My partner and I were extremely impressed by the whole experience. Not only were Colin and Roberto exceptionally attentive to our vacation needs, but they provided an amazingly romantic atmosphere to boot!

    My Jungle Paradise


    I satyed at the Banana Azule Guest House For 2 Months on my escape from Northern Canada, Every morning the owners and staff we're up with the sun, busy preparing breakfast and expanding/compleating the guesthouse, never did i expect a more enviting atmosphere. The rooms are as gorgeous as the setting, and the trip to town is half the beauty of stayin there, as it is just far enough to walk....or Rip in on a complementary bike if you should so choose. I'm 21 Years old and love the night life... and this place was my sanctuary when the night was over.

    Off the beaten path


    It was our first time in Costa Rica and had planned on returning to New Orleans much sooner until we discovered Puerto Viejo. It was our first trip to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica and we only stayed 4 days - which is when we discovered Banana Azul. One week later we left our location in Central Valley and B-lined it for Puerto Viejo. We fell in love with the place and ended up staying for a whole month. A matter of fact, our entire trip through Central America lasted 5 months and we spent more time in Puerto Viejo than any other location. Roberto and Colin were easy going and each had a special way of making sure that all of needs were met. They are an invaluable source of information and always willing to point out the do's and don'ts as well as the long list of must see's that you shouldn't miss. Through Roberto and Colin we met so many wonderful people and I am certain it won't be long before we head back down. A matter of fact, we are already planning our next trip. If you have the time and are physically fit, try your best to make the trip down the coastline from Manzanillo to Gandoca through unspoiled jungle for some of the most dramatic scenery in Costa Rica - Caribbean and Pacific side included. If you do this trip, plan on overnighting right on the beach in complete solitude. It's a gorgeous day hike, but difficult to complete without overnighting. Sloths abound and the only footprints on the beach were of howler monkeys. You can do this trip alone like we did, but unless you are really familiar with the harshness of the jungle, consider hiring a guide. I have to give this advise, even though we did it perfectly fine by ourselves.

    Perfect location, wake up to the beach just steps away from your room


    Banana Azul is a unique bed and breakfast run by a friendly and enthusiastic crew that is as diverse culturally as Puerto Viejo and Costa Rica's Caribben coast. I learned some Bri-Bri from one of their employees and the B&B's owner is very knowledgeable about the area and had plenty of recommendations that turned out right.

    Incredibly friendly and great small touches


    Wow, it was the little touches that really made it special for me: the fresh flowers in the room, the lovely tile work in the bathrooms. Colin and Roberto pay attention to every detail! Great place. And I love the quiet location on Playa Negra so that the fun of Puerto Viejo is just a short ways away but the waves crashing on the beach are the only thing you'll hear sleeping.

    The most excellent Banana Azul


    My wife and I stayed here in early March 06 and had a very enjoyable, relaxing time.

    We enjoyed the hospitality immensely. Roberto and Colin and very kind and generous and the place is spectacular.

    Descanso y relajamiento al 100%


    He tenido la oportunidad de estar en Banana Azul varias veces y la verdad no me canso de ir.

    I Found Paradise


    Banana Azul was absolute paradise. This was my first trip to Costa Rica and I am not kidding when I say that upon leaving I felt as though I were leaving a friend. Colin and Roberto, our hosts, were delightful. Every morning we woke to a breakfast of fresh fruit, coffee, juice, Costa Rican coffee and delicious homemade local cusine. We would then walk on the black sand beach that was right outside our door. The beach was almost always empty except for a few dogs here and there that romped and played all along our walk. The water was just lovely. Nice and cool. We would then walk or ride our bike in to town and then rent scooters to ride around to the other side and see the white sand beaches. This is truly paradise. Colin and Roberto were able to tell us the best places to eat (not one bad meal) and we saw a waterfall that most tourist wouldn't even know exsisted. While there we searched for land to buy we loved it so much. We will go back without a doubt and we will once again see our new friends. Costa Rica, Colin and Roberto. And of course their four--legged children.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Banana Azul Puerto Viejo

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding