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Hotel Banana Azul

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Starting at $77 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Hotel Banana Azul in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica is an adults only hotel with a uniquely designed jungle & wood theme, perfect for a relaxing vacation for couples.


Exterior view at Hotel Banana Azul
Exterior view at Hotel Banana Azul

A Perfect Tropical Oasis for Couples

The Hotel Banana Azul is an adults only tropical paradise resort located in the Caribbean South area of Costa Rica in the region of Limón and the city of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Just steps from Playa Negra, the hotel is also less than 3 kilometers (1.6 miles) from the Puerto Viejo town center.

Banana Azul is a jungle treasure with dark wood finishes and a tropical feel. Located walking distance from the beach, the hotel is a perfect getaway for couples or those on their honeymoon as it is quiet and uniquely Costa Rican.

Property amenities and services include a beautiful pool, airport shuttle (for an additional fee), free parking, daily housekeeping and free WIFI.

The property features an onsite restaurant and bar with a nice selection of local Costa Rican foods as well as international dishes. Buffet breakfast is included so you can start your day off right before venturing out the beach for swimming, snorkeling, surfing or just lounging and enjoying the incredible Costa Rican weather.

The hotel offers luggage storage for the day of arrival or departure if needed and a tour desk to help you decide on and reserve a local adventure.

An array of choices for rooms are available from standard rooms, suites, a treehouse apartment and even a villa with a private pool! This hotel is also equipped with handicap accessible rooms and amenities for those in need of those options.

While you are enjoying your little slice of paradise, take advantage of the abundance of services available for an extra charge including beachside massages and ice-cold beverages from the onsite bar.

Key Features

Beach chairs at Hotel Banana Azul
Beach chairs at Hotel Banana Azul
  • Tropical gardens with lot of wildlife
  • Private Bathrooms
  • Free fiber optic high-speed internet
  • Beautiful Pool Area
  • Rates include buffet breakfast
  • Beachside massages for an additional charge
  • Excellent Restaurant & Bar
  • Beachfront Location Close to Town
  • Beach Umbrellas & Chairs with waiter service
Starting at $77 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Airport Transfers
Beach Front Hotel
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
Daily Maid Service
Hair Dryer
Hotel near Beach
Hotel near Forest
Internet Available
Laundry Service
Packages Available
Restaurant On Site
Room Service
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Ocean room terrace at Hotel Banana Azul
Ocean room terrace at Hotel Banana Azul

The property boasts standard rooms, cabinas, suites, villas and apartments. With the choice of twenty-five different rooms, you will have your pick of some incredible spaces. The rooms have an authentic Costa Rican feel, many with master crafted furniture constructed with unique local woods.

All room choices are equipped with private bathrooms, each supplied with free toiletries, towels, and hairdryers. Linens and plenty of storage for personal belongings comes with every room. No matter which you choose, the views from all over the property are outstanding including pool, garden, jungle and ocean views.

Villas and apartments are furnished with a refrigerator, stove, microwave and coffee maker. Hammocks are provided for those wanting to lounge and enjoy the view and the sounds native to Costa Rica.

The front desk is available around the clock and customer service is their priority, as well as making your stay at Banana Azul as relaxing as possible.

Tree House Apartment

The Tree House Apartment, originally the owner’s suite, has two bedrooms and 700 sq ft, providing ample space for up to four guests.

The room has magnificent jungle and ocean views and includes a balcony with outside furniture, an open-air kitchen and dining space. An outside bath and wood ceilings complete the look of this truly Costa Rican space.

Beach Front Apartment

The Beach Front Apartment is very simple yet lavish and spacious, sleeping up to four guests.

The apartments have ocean views as well as a full kitchen and dining area and are a great choice for friends and couples.

Villa with Private Pool

This Villa Banana Verde room boasts of luxuries like no other!

This two story villa includes a private plunge pool, simple yet elegant décor and an upstairs bedroom with downstairs sofa bed for sleeping arrangements for up to four guests. The villa has balconies on both levels with views of the garden and pool area. There’s also a kitchen, dining area, incredible shower and A/C.

Dolphin Room

The Dolphin Room is spacious with a king sized bed and sleeping space for up to three guests. You will have outstanding views from above looking over the garden, pool and side views of the beach.

Enjoy your morning coffee on your private balcony or take a nap in the hammock in this corner room. This room is accessible by stairs only and does not feature A/C.

The Cabinas

There are eight cabinas on property, all offering a queen sized bed and simple yet stylish independent lodging just steps from the beach.

The Sloth Caribbean Cabinas are newly updated and include a private deck and A/C. The Caribbean Breeze Cabinas are simple rooms with second floor ocean view balconies.

The Kinkaju Cabina has A/C, an ocean view and an incredible wood ceiling you have to see for yourself. The Colibri Cabina is warm and welcoming and a great choice for couples.

The Howler Suite

The Howler Suite comes with romance as it’s the choice for most honeymooners!

The ocean view corner room is the closest to the beach on the property and features a king sized bed and tub for two with a view of the beach.

The Red Frog Suite

If serenity and quiet is what you are after, the Red Frog Suite may be for you!

Located on the ground level under the Tree House Apartment, the suite comes with a king sized bed and has an oversized patio, garden, private plunge pool, rain shower bath and even a fish pond!

The Frog Suites

The Green Frog and Crystal Frog suites are the newest on property, with stylish baths and wood planks featured on the ceilings.

A king sized bed, private plunge pool, deluxe bath with rain shower and your very own tranquil garden are also part of these suites!

Ocean Room

Rest easy and fall asleep to hearing the crash of the waves on the beach from an Ocean Room!
This room type features a queen sized bed with the option upon request for an additional twin sized bed for a third guest. Located on the top floor, the rooms come with a balcony and private seating area.

Dark hardwood furniture, a hammock on the balcony and side views of the beach finish off these spectacular rooms.

Tropical Bath Standard Room

The Tropical Bath Standard Room is well located between the front desk and the restaurant and features a private enclosed patio, two-person bath area and outdoor shower.

While the room is enclosed with only inner courtyard views, it is also very private and has air conditioning, TV and a sitting area for you to stretch out.

Starting at $77 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Amazing Things to Do in the Area

Whether you’re a foodie, an adventure seeker or someone that just wants to learn new things about new places, there is always something to do near the hotel. The area offers a variety of restaurants that range from Caribbean, Asian fusion, Italian and of course seafood dishes.

Here are a few nearby things to do while staying on property.

Cahuita National Park Tour

Take a guided hike through the Cahuita National Park, one of the most beautiful and oldest National Parks in Costa Rica. Just 20 minutes from town, the park was founded to protect the coral reef and surrounding area.

Be on the lookout for sloths, iguanas, a variety of frogs, birds and perhaps even a white-faced monkey or two!

The tour concludes with a visit to a hidden waterfall where you can swim and have a snack!

Take a Chocolate Tour

This Chocolate Tour will give you a truly local experience when you get to learn about the Bribri indigenous culture and their traditional ways of making the chocolate we all know and love!

Away from the crowds and tourists, you’ll see and experience these locals' way of life while learning about chocolate. The tour concludes with a quick trip to a waterfall where you can relax and go for a swim!

Gandoca-Manzanillo Rainforest Hike

Take a half-day guided hike through the Gandoca-Manzanillo refuge and experience the plants and animals that call the rainforest home.

The tour picks up right from the hotel, includes a hike on moderate dirt trails through the lush rainforest where you can see toucans, monkeys, sloths, and a number of colorful bird species.

The tour ends on a beautiful beach before dropping you off back at the hotel.

Jaguar Animal Rescue Center & Punta Uva Beach/Jungle Hike

The Jaguar Animal Rescue Center & Punta Uva Beach/Jungle Hike is a combination of two exquisite adventures!

At the Jaguar Rescue Center you will be able to see how the center helps these animals and after rehabilitation, aims to return them to their natural habitat. There’s also monkeys, sloths, reptiles and more for you to view at the center.

The tour concludes with a hike to the unforgettable Punta Uva sightseeing lookout.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Butterfly Farm
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Dolphin Watching Tours
Horseback Riding
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Scuba Diving
Surfing Lessons
White Water Kayaking
White Water Rafting
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $77 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

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Southern Caribbean Map
Hotel Banana Azul is located in Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Customer Reviews for Hotel Banana Azul

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5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Based on 1 review

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
From: United States12/22/2014
"I went with my family to Hotel Banana Azul and we loved it. I loved sitting on the patio in the hammock and relaxing while gazing at the ocean. Our room was great and we even could connect our iPad to the internet while we where there. I would recommend this hotel to anybody who is going to visit Puerto Viejo."
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