Banana Azul

1½ km (1 mile) north of Puerto Viejo at end of Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limón, 70403, Costa Rica

Hardwood furnishings are abundant at this gay-friendly (but by no means exclusive) hotel at the secluded far end of Playa Negra. Even though all beaches in Costa Rica are public, here you'll feel like it's your own private strand of sand. Rooms on the second floor of the main building are breezy and comfortable with minimal furnishings. The larger garden bath suites, with open-air bathtubs set in a private garden—the name is self-explanatory—are a bit more of a splurge. The owners offer frequent Web-only packages.

PROS

  • friendly management and staff
  • seclusion, set away from hubbub of town
  • great ocean views

CONS

  • no kids allowed, so not an option for families

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Service, Views, Gay and Lesbian
Lively
On the beach
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2750–2035

HOTEL DETAILS

12 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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