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Tortuguero and the Caribbean Coast Hotels

Banana Azul

  • 1½ km (1 mile) north of Puerto Viejo at end of Playa Negra Map It
  • Puerto Viejo de Talamanca


  • Friendly management and staff
  • Seclusion, set away from hubbub of town
  • Great ocean views


  • No kids allowed, so not an option for families

Fodor's Review

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. 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. Banana Azul has become a growing favorite of posters to

Hotel Information


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

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/2750–2035; 877-284–5116-in North America

Hotel Details:

  • 12 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

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