Pure Tranquilo on the Black Beach

01 May

Banana Azul

Banana Azul in Playa Negra

Banana AzulA large sigh of satisfaction, “ahhhhhh”, is the first thing that comes to mind upon entering the pristine grounds of the Banana Azul hotel. This beautifully landscaped and extremely aesthetically pleasing property was modeled after the owners personal motto of “keep it simple”. The welcoming entrance flows nicely into the dining and bar area with a sparkling koi and turtle pond guiding the path. It is impossible to miss the glimmer of the pool and jacuzzi from the corner of your eye, as the black sands of Playa Negra call from a short distance ahead. The breathtaking beauty that surrounds Banana Azul, will prove to be just the beginning of your unforgettable stay.

Banana Azul was born as the vision and dream of owners Colin and Roberto. Colin originally resided from Vancouver and Roberto, a teacher in San Jose. They both now call Banana Azul their home and the care and pride they take in it is very apparent. The hotel is home to 14 stunning rooms all equipped with lock boxes for valuables, delightful views of the property and clean private bathrooms. Balconies connected overlook lush plants and wildlife, and include a hammock to lay back and relax in the ocean breeze. Laundry services are available, and for the convenience and safety of all guests, the reception area is staffed 24 hours a day. The variety of rooms to choose from and rates can be found on the user friendly and extremely informative website www.BananaAzul.com. All room rates include a full breakfast, with lunch and dinner available at the restaurant within the hotel. Wifi comes complimentary whether you are a guest at Banana Azul or not, and laptops can be rented upon request.

New to Banana Azul is the tranquil and inviting Massage Del Mar. This handcrafted bungalow located directly on the black sand beach is where you can receive an ocean side massage. This amazing amenity is offered to anyone who is looking to relax with the sounds of waves crashing on the shore, including guests of Banana Azul, visitors of the property and couples. Massages can be booked through the hotels partnering tour company Gecko Trail at www.geckotrail.com. Gecko Trail can also assist you in everything from booking your stay at Banana Azul to adventure getaways and everything in between. Conveniently, Gecko Trail has an office and informational booth directly on the property.

Banana Azul is the perfect choice for when you are searching for a relaxing and casual Caribbean vibe vacation. The hotel requires all guests to be age 16 or older, and offers such extras as boogie and surf board rentals and bicycle rentals to experience all the shopping, restaurants and bars Puerto Viejo has to offer. Whether staying at Banana Azul or not, it is more than worth a visit to indulge in their delicious entrees, refreshing cocktails or casual atmosphere. You will quickly become a believer of Banana Azul’s mantra “The best things in life are not things”. Be sure to mention you saw them in Caribizine!

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