Banana Azul Hotel

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Hotel Banana Azul is an intimate, rustic hotel bordering a virtually uninhabited stretch of sand on the Caribbean Coast. The miles of beach available around Puerto Viejo promises that guests can always find a bit of sand just for themselves! This is truly a secluded tropical vacation. Blooming gardens adorn the property, as do several freely-hanging hammocks, providing the perfect spot for afternoon napping or leisurely reading.

Banana Azul Introduction

Puerto Viejo also offers some of the exciting adventure tours that are becoming known as a must for visitors to Costa Rica.  Take a hike through the dense Cahuita National Park, take a dolphin-watching boat tour, or soar above the treetops for a unique view with a Caribbean zipline canopy tour!

Facilities at Hotel Banana Azul

Banana Azul Facilities

The new pool and 8-person Jacuzzi which flows into the pool are simply divine. The motto for the restaurant and bar at Hotel Banana Azul is “Fresh & Simple.” With only the freshest ingredients and a complete distaste for processed foods, the restaurant is delicious! Delicious ingredients combine to create international and Caribbean fusion meals that can please even the pickiest eater! Dinner menus are formed to always include a chicken or beef dish, a fish option, and a vegetarian option.  Vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free options are available for guests who ask.

Hotel Banana Azul Rooms

There are twelve different accommodation options available at Banana Azul.

Villa Banana Verde

Villas Banana Verde

Located opposite the hotel, these private garden villas include a kitchen, dining space, lounge area, a bedroom with cable TV, a luxury shower, and air-conditioning. Additionally, the villas include a cool plunge pool and balcony on both the first and second levels. The Villa Banana Verde can accommodate up to four people, as the living room includes a sofa bed.

Ocean Rooms


The Ocean Rooms are located on the top floor with spacious adjoining deck and side views of the beach, hammock, and hardwood furniture. The Ocean Rooms have a queen bed with the option of adding a twin bed.

Sloth Caribbean Rooms


There are two Sloth Caribbean Cabinas separated from the main building on the 2nd floor with partial ocean views. The rooms are newly refurbished in a Caribbean Beach Cottage style with a private deck overlooking the ocean and gardens. The rooms have WiFi, A/C, hammocks, and a queen bed.

Howler Suite


The Howler Suite is a corner room with the best sea-view and wrap-around deck, closest to the beach – fantastic for honeymooners! Room features include a King-size bed, cable TV, and bathroom with tub for two overlooking the beach.

Tree House Apartment


The 700 square foot Tree House Apartment, originally built as the owner’s home, is a fully-furnished two-bedroom apartment tucked up in the trees. The apartment features jungle and some ocean views, a full open-air kitchen, and a great room, with cable TV in bedrooms.

Tropical Bath Standard


Situated on the main level between the reception and restaurant, the Tropical Bath Standard room has a bedroom that connects to a separate private garden bath space with an enclosed patio, a two-person bathtub, and an outside shower.

Frog Suites


The Green Frog and Crystal Frog suites are the newest room additions at Banana Azul. The new suites include a private plunge pool, deluxe bathroom with rain shower, cable TV, air-conditioning, and private gardens.

Red Frog Suite


Tucked away in a quiet corner of the property, the Red Frog Suite is set at the garden level beneath the Tree House Apartment. It features a private plunge pool, deluxe bathroom with rain shower, cable TV, air-conditioning, oversized patio with a fish pond, and private gardens.

Beachfront Apartment


This rustic, simple apartment is located on the first floor of Casas Las Brisas, a beachfront building managed by Banana Azul. The building features a view of gardens and the ocean, and it is just 100 meters from Hotel Banana Azul.

Caribbean Breeze Cabinas


The two cabins are on the second floor of the main building of Casa Las Brisas, a simple, rustic apartment managed by Hotel Banana Azul. The property has an ocean view balcony with garden

Kinkaju Cabina


The Kinkaju Cabina is a modern cabin with basic facilities located on the property of Casa Las Brisas. This is Banana Azul’s newest cabina surrounded by lush jungle. Features include air-conditioning, a balcony with hammock, ocean view, private bathroom, and private parking.

Colibri Cabina


This simple cabin has basic facilities and a terrace with hammocks, located on the Casa Las Brisas property