WELCOME TO BANANA AZUL
Are you looking for an authentic Caribbean vacation? Do you enjoy lush jungles, wildlife, local food, and unspoiled beaches? Beachfront Hotel Banana Azul in Puerto Viejo might be just what you’re looking for.
The hotel grounds are equally impressive, surrounded by tropical gardens, our small, yet beautiful pool, and an ocean view. Some guests enjoy cooking and dining in their private outdoor space while others prefer sitting in the shade under a rancho on the beach, by the pool or at the Azul Beach Club, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
WELCOME TO THE CARIBBEAN
Each of our 25 beautiful guest rooms of the main hotel, built from local hardwoods, is unique. Across the street is the new Villas Banana Verde, four two-story luxury accommodations with a full kitchen and private plunge pool. Next door is Casa Las Brisas, our sister property, four rooms boasting ocean views and rustic hardwood design. Throughout the properties, there are a variety of outdoor living spaces, open-air kitchens, and tropical outdoor baths. All are equipped with high speed fiber-optic wireless internet and are in close proximity to the pool, beach, and restaurant.
OFFERS FOR EVERYONE
EXPERIENCE COSTA RICA
Daily guided tours to explore beaches, waterfalls, wildlife and trails
SAVE ON YOUR GETAWAY
Programs and customized packages to help you get the most out of your trip
EAT AND DRINK
EXPLORE THE AREA
Until recently, Puerto Viejo has been an undiscovered jewel in Costa Rica that attracted mainly a backpacker and surfer crowd. The area is one huge melting pot of cultures. In addition to the foreigners, which are mostly South American, Canadian and European, you have 3 distinct local cultures living here (Indigenous, Jamaican Caribbean and Spanish.)
There are the BriBri natives who have lived here for centuries, the Jamaicans who initially came over as workers to build the railroad for the banana trade, and then Costa Ricans from Spanish descent. In 2002 there was a census done for the area and they found people from 49 different countries in a population of just over 2,000.
Today, in addition to miles of unspoiled beaches and thousands of hectares of jungle, Puerto Viejo offers a huge selection of all types of restaurants, craft shops, tours and nightlife. And if you are looking for more adventure, we have a photo album highlighting the many things to do in the area.
"I stayed 7 nights with my 18 and 22 year old daughters on a "girl's trip". Banana Azul is such a lovely and tranquil facility! The grounds are landscaped beautifully, the lodge is decorated in Central American themed decor; the rooms, while simple (perfectly fine with us!) open up to gorgeous decks that overlook the garden and pool. One room has a corner view of the garden/pool and the beach. We were in an Ocean Room. I also cannot say enough great things about the staff. The staff are the gems of Banana Azul. Topnotch, A+++ service and accommodating to guests. The owner and manager really know how to hire and keep good people which is so important! You've got a great team! I would without hesitation recommend this boutique hotel and we would come back again."
"This was my 4th visit and each visit shows improvements to the property, the surroundings, the Banana Azul team, the food and beverage, and the overall "good vibe." Its nice to see smiling new faces weaving into your tapestry along with the hospitable, familiar faces from previous visits. Congrats to you all for weathering the storms and for continuing to offer such a warm and welcoming home away from home. Muchisimas gracias a todos!!"
"My husband and I came here for 3 nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We splurged on the Howler Suite and it was worth every penny. The room sits on the corner of the building with a large outdoor living area complete with table and chairs, loungers and a hammock. The bed was huge and the bathroom is equally enormous with a shower and soaking tub. Our room was sweetly decorated to celebrate our anniversary including brownies and a bottle of wine. I loved that this property was adults only – it was quiet and serene, with a stunning beach and pool area. The food here is also fantastic and we enjoyed the complimentary breakfast plus dinner and midday snacks throughout our stay. If you decide to go into town, it's either a short 5 minute drive or a 30 minute walk along the beach. The town is lovely, but it's nice to be able to return to your own personal paradise at Banana Azul. Thank you to the wonderful staff for an incredible and memorable stay!"