Hotel Banana Azul
Playa Negra
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limon, Costa Rica

Banana Azul's Team


  • Andrea_BA Team

Andrea is our Front Desk Manager and she’s been with us for almost a year. 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 to learn.”


  • Isabelle_BA Team

Isabel, from Nicaragua, has been working in the kitchen for four years. She came to visit many years ago and never left. When asked what she likes about working at Banana Azul she said everything, especially my co-workers and my job!


  • Kristiano_BA Team

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 a little over year. He likes living here to be close to his family. He tells us his favorite thing about working here are his co-workers.


  • Santiago_BA Team

Hailing from Nicaragua, Santiago is our junior chef. He’s been cooking with us for four years. He loves the working environment here. It’s pura vida! He says this is a great job with great employers.


  • Evelyn_BA Team

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_BA Team

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!


  • Shanty

You can find Shanty behind the reception desk. She is from Puerto Viejo and has worked here for three years. She says this is the best place in the world to be. “I’ve worked in other places as a receptionist and this is the best place I’ve ever worked. Colin is a good boss, I love working here because you feel like you are with family.”

Ana Rosi

  • Ana Rosi

Ana Rosi is one of our bartenders and has been mixing drinks for guests at Banana Azul for five years. She has lived in Puerto Viejo her whole life and what she likes best about working here are the guests. “It’s a happy working environment!”


Reyna is a housekeeper and has worked with us for four and a half years. She is from Nicaragua and has lived here for five years. She stayed because she found this job at Banana Azul. The working environment and her co-workers are what she likes best about working here.


Joel will celebrate his one-year anniversary working for us in October. He’s from Canada and moved here for the beaches. His favorite aspect of working the front desk is meeting new and interesting guests from around the world.