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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
  • $$
  • Local Flavor

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

Updated 04/14/2014

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 baths set in a private open-air garden—the name is self explanatory—are a bit more of a splurge. Banana

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Hotel Information

Address:

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

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Phone:

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

Hotel Details:

  • 12 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 04/14/2014

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