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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We were fortunate to get a larger room on the second floor with a spacious covered porch, that included table, chairs and hammock. The staff is outstanding. Beachfront access with chairs and refreshments was an added touch. Claudia was a great server in the restaurant!

Room tip: Second floor rooms, but corner room has a larger porch and cover
Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Martha T
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We spent 6 nights in one of the Ocean Rooms at Banana Azul and had a fantastic stay. We loved the private balcony and the lovely shaded chairs on the beach. I have food allergies and was able to eat three meals a day at the restaurant without any issues. The drinks were wonderful as well, and it was nice to take advantage of the "happy hour" specials every day. I would say that there's not much soundproofing between the rooms (which is totally understandable since they're essentially open with the balconies), so we did hear some loud conversations, *ahem* evening activities, etc. Still, we had a very relaxing stay and would definitely recommend the hotel very highly for those wanting friendly service, good food, and a beautiful place to unwind!

Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank panthyr
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Due to our last minute booking we stayed in one of the more simple suites....and it was spectacular. The hammocks on the covered porch, the view of the ocean and the space away from the main building made this a perfect little paradise. The food and drinks are flawless. Of course, the true highlight is the one and only Brownie.

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank kerryc164
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We had booked a trip to Bocas in Panama and after not being quite what we expected , we found space a the Banana Azul. Immediately upon arrival we were in heaven and felt like this was the tropical , jungle/beach vacation we were looking for. Check in was friendly and the hotel is beautiful. Located right on the beach about about 2 km from the town center of Puerto Viejo. I have read many reviews and some caution is required for personal safety but we had no issues and never had cause for concern. I even left my cell phone at the bar and it was kept safe for me until I came back.
Don’t bring expensive items to the beach with you and be respect the ocean. The riptides here are a truly real threat. Keep these two rules in mind and you will have a great time.
All staff at the Banana Azul were very friendly and accommodating. They will bring you food and drinks right to the beach and you can even get a massage on the beach.
Food at the Azul restaurant was also amazing and my wife loved the homemade guacamole and chips.
We will definitely be returning here and I recommend if traveling to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, to make this your place to stay.

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank Trav_and_Kerry
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We Loved Banana Azul. Great Staff, very helpful. The food was also excellent! We Definitely will go back and we highly recommend it to others.

Caribe tours is located right there to help with any transportation or special outing!

Loved it!

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank nancyk701
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