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You will immediately feel the relaxed vibe when entering Puerto Viejo. Surfers catching waves while tourists and locals relax on the beach and watch them, people enjoying food and drinks at the restaurants and bars and tourists scouring the local stalls is what you will see when walking through Puerto Viejo. When walking through the center expect to hear a lot of reggae or reggae-influenced music coming from the bars, restaurants and shops.
Your host Colin Brownlee (from Vancouver, Canada) bought a cow field on the beach 12 years ago. Today, having one the most popular boutique hotels on Caribbean Coast of Costa, Rica, Colin welcomes adventurous Gay & Lesbian travelers looking for beach and jungle adventures down here in the tropics.
“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!”