Banana Azul's Team
Andrea is our Hotel General Manager and she’s been with us for almost three years. Born in San Jose and raised in Guapiles, she’s always wanted to live here. She likes working at Banana Azul because the staff is like one big family. “We are lucky because we have nice clients. Banana Azul is successful so it’s a great place for our employees to learn valuable skills.”
Cristino is part of our maintenance crew. He is from the nearby town of Bri Bri and has been one of our maintenance guys for three years. He likes living here to be close to his family. He tells us his favorite thing about working here are his co-workers.
Evelyn has two jobs here. She works in the kitchen and is also a housekeeper alongside her mother, Xinia, who is the head of housekeeping. She is from Limon and will have her one-year employee anniversary in November. She enjoys working in the kitchen because she is learning a lot.
Ovelia is from Nicaragua and has been working in the kitchen at Banana Azul for three years. She has lived in Puerto Viejo for six years and moved here for work. She enjoys all aspects of her job in the kitchen!
Yuli is from Paraíso, Costa Rica and works as a receptionist at the hotel. She has been working here for 10 months and enjoys it a lot as she get along well with all of her colleagues and likes interacting with the guests.
Ali has been working for the tour company, Caribe Fun Tours, for only a month and is from the Talamanca area. He likes the vibe at the hotel both among the staff member as between staff and guests.
Like many other staff members, Esteban is also from Costa Rica. He has been working at the hotel as a waiter for three weeks and really enjoys the interaction with the guests and getting to know them. His motto in life is (obviously) 'Pura Vida!'.
All the way from New York is one of our most popular bartenders, Tariq who has been working at the hotel for a little longer than a year. He moved here because his mother is Costa Rican and he wanted a change of lifestyle. He gets along with the customers very well and tries to personalize every order.
Lesbia is from Nicaragua and has been working in the kitchen for 9 years. Her favorite thing about the hotel is the location and the vibe it brings with it.
Braulio is from Cartago, Costa Rica and has been working in the kitchen for three months now. He gets along well with his colleagues and like many others he enjoys the vibe of the hotel.
Yanilda is one of the housekeepers at the hotel and is originally from Nicarague. She has worked here for six months and loves her job as she enjoys helping her colleagues and making sure the guests enjoy their stay.
David is from Montana and moved to Costa Rica to learn Spanish. He has worked at the hotel for 7 years and loves how all of his coworkers feel like family to him.
Another staff member from a foreign country is Alex who is from the French part of Belgium. He has worked for Caribe Fun Tours for two months and moved here to live another life and because of his Costa Rican wife. His favorite part about his job is seeing how happy the guests are about being on vacation.
Ronnie works as a waiter at the hotel and has been working here for a year. He is from Limón and likes working at Banana Azul because of it's location. He loves being able to work in such a natural environment and so close to the beach.
Meaghan is from Toronto, Canada and works at the restaurant as a manager. She has been working here for three months and absolutely loves her job. There aren't any negative aspects to it as far as she's concerned.
Yarisel is another one of our housekeepers and she is from Margarita, Costa Rica. She has been working at the hotel for one and a half years and her favorite thing about her job is definitely the location.
Marlen is from Nicaragua and has worked in the kitchen for six months now. She is very enthusiastic about her job and the hotel and loves everything about working here.
Kay is one of the newest staff members at the hotel. He has worked at the reception for only a week and is from Puerto Viejo. He really likes the way everything is managed at the hotel and he gets along with his colleagues very well.
Yadira is the third housekeeper and is also from Costa Rica. She has worked here for two years and enjoys working at the hotel because of the nice location.
Jimmy is from Puerto Viejo and he is the accountant of the hotel. He has worked here for times and likes the relaxed vibe at both the hotel as well as the general vibe Puerto Viejo has.