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.”
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!
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.
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 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!
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 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.
Our Coast-to-Coast package brings you the best of Costa Rica — the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the spectacular Arenal Volcano and central valley in-between.
A variation on our Coast-to-Coast package with a bit more adventure for active people. If you don’t like to sit still for too long, this is the package for you! We operate this package in cooperation with our business partner Desafio.
Our Caribbean Wet & Wild Combo includes the best of the Caribbean and we can arrange it all for you!
See all our favorite highlights of Costa Rica.
On your honeymoon or just want to feel like you are? We’ve put this special package together for couples (or friends who just want to be pampered together).
Arenal Volcano produces explosions and flows of glowing lava almost everyday and is an unforgettable experience. Your tour includes transportation from your hotel in Puerto Viejo or San Jose to Arenal, 2 night accommodations in La Fortuna.
Tortuguero National Park is located on the other Costa Rican Caribbean, north of Limon. It is the third-most visited park in Costa Rica, despite the fact that it can only be reached by airplane or boat.
Combine two of the Caribbean’s best activities in this three day/two night trip. Includes a 2 day/1 night visit to Tortuguero National Park, an overnight off the beaten path in Siquirres, & a whitewater rafting trip on the world-famous Pacuare River.
Experience the beauty of Costa Rica’s fabulous South Pacific Coast with this exclusive package in El Remanso jungle lodge.
Just a couple of hours from Puerto Viejo, across the border in Panama are the archipelago of Bocas del Toro, a unique bustling set of islands where the boat is the way to get around.
Visit the colonial town of Granada and enjoy the manifold attractions in and around the city on this 3 or 4-day package. Although the city in itself is already a great attraction.