POLICIES

Reservation Policy

Due to both safety concerns and personal preferences of our guests, we are an Adults Only hotel. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to stay overnight in the hotel nor use the pool. The restaurant and beach club is open to the public.

In an effort to keep our rates as affordable as possible, we request if possible, payment in cash (US$ or local colones).

Room Rates are quoted in US dollars and are subject to 13% local hotel tax.

Reservations for Banana Azul can be made with your credit card over our secure server over the internet.

Customers may pay in full ahead of their stay by using Paypal.

Canadian Customers may pay in advance of their stay or during their stay with Interac Email Money Transfer.

There are no refunds for late arrivals or early departures unless prior arrangement has been made. This includes delayed flights

In the event of cancellations or no-shows, a cancellation penalty is applied. The more notice you give us, the less the cancellation fee. Please see the details below.

Hotel Banana Azul and The Caribbean side of Costa Rica is a unique property and in a unique location. Our hotel speaks more to adventurous travelers. In an effort to make sure, our property and local area are ideal for your vacation, please read our guest reviews about their experiences here at Banana Azul. See also: FAQ – Banana Azul and information about Puerto Viejo.

To find out what rates are in other currencies, check out a currency converter here.

All Guests must AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Cancellation 7 days or more – NO penalty.
  • Cancellation 6 days to 3 days – 50% penalty with the option to re-book for up to 6 months from the original booking date.
  • Cancellation less than 2 days or less – 100% Penalty with the option to re-book for up to 6 months from the original booking date.
  • NO SHOW – 100% Penalty with the option to re-book for up to 6 months from the original booking date.

For reservations with dates from March 29 – April 4, 2021, and Dec 20, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

– All Guests must AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING RESERVATION & CANCELLATION POLICY

  • 3-night minimum stay.
  • No additional guests or beds allowed per room once room capacity is filled.
  • Cancellation 14 days or more - NO penalty.
  • Cancellation 13 days to 3 days - 50% penalty with the option to re-book for up to 6 months from the original booking date.
  • Cancellation less than 2 days or less - 100% Penalty.
  • NO SHOW - 100% Penalty.

*This policy also applies to all reservations placed by agencies. 

* Should I cancel the reservation, I authorize Banana Azul Hotel to charge my credit card the amount owed under the terms of the above cancellation policy.

Hotel Banana Azul & Villas Banana Verde are not responsible for any unforeseen event that may cause you to cancel your booking. This includes viruses, disease, sickness, pregnancy, weather, an act of nature, or any other event non-related to Hotel Banana Azul & Villas Banana Verde. In order to cover refunds for these cases, we recommend that you purchase a third party travel insurance in advance of your travel here in Costa Rica.

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance for your vacation in case of unforeseen circumstances. See our questions page for more information about travel insurance, including getting quotes.

Reservation Inquiries and Deposits

You’ve got the prices, the deposit, and cancellation terms.


Now click here to check availability and reserve with your credit card.  If you are not ready to reserve and have questions or make an inquiry, please contact us here.

Don’t have or want to use a credit card?

We also accept direct bank transfers to our Bank Accounts accounts in Costa Rica. This really only works when you are making a transfer within the country. It can also work from other countries, but fees can be high (approx $20+)

Here is the information you will need for bank transfers. Make sure you email us a copy of your transfer receipt.

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Name of Bank = Banco Nacional de Costa Rica

Name of Account = Sueno Frente al Caribe S.A.

Account number in dollars = 1-200-02-093-000635-7

IBAN USD: CR85015109320020006350

 

Name of Bank = BAC Credomatic

Name of Account = Sueno Frente al Caribe S.A.

Account number in dollars = 941616161

IBAN USD: CR07010200009416161615


General Group Policies

  • Reservations of 5 or more rooms will be considered a group booking and all the policies of a group booking will apply.
  • Minimum stay of 3 nights.
  • All meals included in the reservation rate.
  • Chauffeur Policy: special room provided with complimentary breakfast included. 
  • Impossible operational conditions/natural disasters: the Hotel is not responsible for the effects of natural disasters, fires, floods, strikes, government ordered closures, or any other reasonable circumstance outside our control.


Cancellation Policies:

High/low Season:

  • 59 to 30 days before check-in– 50% of total reservation amount charged
  • 29 to 15 days before check-in – 75% of total reservation amount charged
  • 14 or less days before check-in – 100% of total reservation amount charged

Peak Season:

  • 89 to 60 days before check-in – 25% of total reservation amount charged
  • 59 to 30 days before check-in – 50% of total reservation amount charged
  • 29 or less days before check-in – 100% of total reservation amount charged

Travel Agencies and Tour Operators

Hotel Banana Azul welcomes Travel Agencies and Tour Operators.

Banana Azul is happy to be one of the most popular choices on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica.

While Banana Azul enjoys its high rating, we also recognize that our facility is not ideal for all travelers. We would appreciate that all agencies that are considering booking with us have clients visit our website and make sure Banana Azul is right for their vacation.

In addition to looking at Hotel website, we also suggest Puerto Viejo Satellite which has comprehensive information on the South Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica and is very helpful when planning a vacation.

Please also note the following policies and suggestions:

  • All Agency Reservations must be confirmed with a credit card or deposit (unless prior arrangements are made)
  • Please, no guests under the age of 16
  • We do not book groups with travel agencies
  • We do not allow pets
  • INS (Civil responsibility 0108 RCG) can be found here
  • Our property is not ideal for senior citizens unless they are a well-traveled and adventurous type.
  • Full payment must be made 30 days in advance.

Need pictures for your client itineraries or your agency website? Click Here for High-Resolution Photo Gallery

Agency Commissions are 20%

To check availability or make reservations, please click here.

New Agencies booking multiple reservations per year, can request confirmed rack rates. info@bananaazul.com.

NOTE: Rates are based on double occupancy. Includes full breakfast.

Tour and Transport Bookings

Banana Azul has its own tour and transport provider, Caribe Fun Tours. All tours, transport and travel packages booked from Banana Azul are directed to Caribe Fun Tours.

Caribe Fun Tours also works with many international travel agencies to facilitate hotel, transport and tour bookings for their contacts using their extensive knowledge of the country and contacts and agency agreements with the most recommended Costa Rica hotels, transport and tour offerings.

Agencies that need help in this area are encouraged to contact Caribe Fun Tours directly. Banana Azul has had consistently good service and feedback from our customers regarding their services.

Payments

Please note, travel agencies that pay with a credit card or PayPal will be subject to a 2% fee.

If you would like to pay for a reservation or make a deposit via PayPal you may do so using the 'Buy Now' button below.

Costa Rica Bank Transfer Information:

Name of Bank = Banco Nacional de Costa Rica

Name of Account = Sueno Frente al Caribe S.A.

Account number in dollars = 1-200-02-093-000635-7

IBAN USD: CR85015109320020006350

SWIFT Banco Nacional: BNCRCRSJ 

Name of Bank = BAC Credomatic

Name of Account = Sueno Frente al Caribe S.A.

Account number in dollars = 941616161

IBAN USD: CR07010200009416161615

SWIFT Banco Nacional: BSNJCRSJ



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