New Found Home Away From Home

Another one of our favorite places to stay in Puerto Viejo, Banana Azul receives high marks for excellent service and hospitality, an ambience of peace and tranquility, as well as its prime location right in front of the beach! Hosts Collin and Jorge have really outdone themselves with structures cut from local hardwood, beautifully manicured grounds, and a wonderful staff creating an ambience one can only describe as Pura Vida.

Banana Azul is located just north of Puerto Viejo proper; close enough to access town by bicycle or on foot, but far enough away to appreciate the afforded peace and quiet. The hotel is laid out amongst tropical gardens, surrounded by lush rainforest which quickly gives way to lazy palms and peppered sands of Playa Negra. With a pool, full service bar, and spectacular restaurant, the hotel feels a bit like a mini resort dropped right in the middle of pristine coastal rainforest.

A clean cut wooden structure houses the majority of rooms on two levels. Second floor 'Ocean Rooms' are most popular, equipped with balcony and hammocks with amazing views of the beach, surrounding rainforest, and hotel grounds. Sustainable construction techniques allow air to move freely in and out of the rooms eliminating the need for air conditioners.  Another great feature is the removable partitions which open up adjoining balconies, perfect for small groups traveling together.  For those seeking a bit more privacy or something a bit out of the ordinary the hotel offers the Howler Suite, a popular choice for couples as well as the Tree House Apartment, fully equipped with a unique bird's-eye view of the surrounding landscape.

The adjoining Azul Beach Club and Restaurant are popular amongst guests who discover their own slice of paradise with tropical drinks and caribbean style lunch served by beach chairs and umbrellas. While, resort-like amenities and proximity to the beach may tempt guests to stay close to home, the hotel also provides access to nearby beaches on Cocles, Punta Uva, and Manzanillo as well as Cahuita National Park and Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, all must see highlights of the region. Despite policy requiring guests to be 18+ years of age and the adjoining beach club and being open to the public, Banana Azul remains one of our top choices for couples and small groups of friends passing through for the night or planning an extended stay in Puerto Viejo.



Escapitos would love to help you book your stay at Banana Azul in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Our reservations department will answer any questions you may have about the property before booking, provide convenient payment options, and ensure that your reservation is confirmed with the hotel following payment as well as 48 hours prior to your departure. You can even expect to hear from us upon your return so that we may better serve you in the future.

We are are confident that you will find our rates comparable with our competitors in addition to providing a level of personalized customer service you may not be accustomed to when working with larger booking sites. Then again, we're not your average booking agency, and to us, you're more than just another reservation. 

Take some time to fill out the form below and we'll get back to you within 24 hours (often times soon) with a quote, answers to your questions, and options to book at that time. Give us a try and discover the Escapitos difference!


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