Popular Restaurants

Here you will find our picks for top dining places in the area. From Latin Fusion with Caribbean Twist to all-natural vegetarian options, these are some of the most delicious flavors in the Caribbean!

Azul Bar & Grill

Banana Azul’s motto for our restaurant is ‘Fresh & Simple.’ We strive to only use fresh ingredients and try to stay away from processed foods. We offer vegetarian, dairy free and gluten-free options. Banana Azul has a fully licensed bar which is well stocked with a selection of wines, beers, liquors & non-alcoholic drinks.



Offers the finest Italian cuisine. Relying on the service of a number of scrupulously selected importers from Italy. Accordingly, the house specialty is the homemade pasta dressed with succulent traditional sauces. There is a wide variety of starters, seafood, fish, meat, pizza and desserts. Café Viejo has a tremendous wine list. 

Koki Beach Restaurant & Lounge

Open-air beachfront restaurant, bar & lounge on the main street in the center of town. Great place for people watching while enjoying good food, music and alluring ambiance. Large menu. Happy Hour Daily 5-7PM. Closed Mondays. A Must on any Puerto Viejo visit.

Bread & Chocolate

Bread and Chocolate is a small, all natural, bakery and café on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. We offer a variety of freshly baked goods, hand-made chocolate truffles, and cakes, as well as breakfast and lunch.

Stashu’s Can Fusion

Offering Asian Fusion, Caribbean, Indian/Pakistani, Mexican, Seafood, Soul Food, Thai, Vegan and Vegetarian cuisine. Real food made with love.

Bar & Rest. Mista Cook

Authentic Caribbean food made with love, flavor and culture.

*You enter with the smell, and you leave with the flavor* 


What Our Guests Say

“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.”


What Our Guests Say

“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!!”


What Our Guests Say

“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!”


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