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Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows

Beach beach hotel in Carrillo near Samara.


Nammbu Bungalow Beach Resort Playa Carrillo

Nammbu hotel on Playa Carrillo has quickly become one of our favorite hotels in all of Costa Rica. To sum up the experience at Nammbu: Amazing views with over the top service! Nammbu is the BEST high-end hotel in the Playa Carrillo and Playa Samara areas.

Nammbu is a brand new hotel in the perfect location with an exclusive walkway that makes the beach just steps away. The service is excellent and the staff is eager to please. Our favorite Nammbu staff member, Diego, is fantastic at remembering people's names and favorite poolside drinks! 

Nammbu is right next door to Samara Beach and Desafio has a sister office there that offers some of the best beach tours in the country. We offer snorkeling, dolphin and whale viewing, Stand Up Paddling, turtle obeservation, hiking tours and sea kayaking.

For us and our 6 year old daughter, the highlight of the Nammbu property is of course the pool. The view is out of this world and the pool side bar offers drinks and food for a whole day of lounging. Nammbu has a very large infinity pool overlooking the bay of Carrillo and the place you must be at sunset!!

The Nammbu pool is shaped in an 'L' outlining the downstairs bar area with a shallow part at both ends which is perfect for little ones. There are sun chairs for lounging and the bar area has comfortable tables and chairs.

It is important to note that the walk up and down from your room to the pool and dining area can be a bit of a hike, but the staff is accommodating with use of the golf cart, especially for check in and chack out.

To give you a further layout of the hotel, the reception of the hotel is one building for check-in at the top of the hill and then there is one building with the restaurant and pool at the bottom of the property. There are several cleverly-built angular buildings along the hillside each with 3 rooms on the bottom floor, 2 on the second and one room at the top. The views every single room on the property is breathtaking. The rooms are very spacious, modern and minimalist. The dining room is located above the pool and is open air with great views.

The free breakfast is plentiful with many options including different styles of eggs, some typical Costa Rican cuisine like pinto, as well as pancakes, cereal, yogurt, fresh tropical fruit and homemade sweet breads.

One client told us a good tip: It is a good idea to pick up a beach towel on your visit to the town of nearby Samara at a souvenir shop -- they cost about $12. Nammbu hotel does not allow th euse of hotel towels at the beach. 

The travel time from the Liberia airport is an easy two hour-drive.

Many people consider Playa Carrillo the most civilized beaches in Costa Rica because it is a safe, quiet, picturesque bay, lined with palm trees, white sand and there are no buildings in sight. Playa Carrillo has ample parking and the local community has also built in cement tables and benches, plus there is excellent shade.

You will love Nammbu and Playa Carrillo!


  • Beach

Amenities & Services

  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Breakfast
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Hot water
  • Ocean view
  • Room service
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Cable TV
  • Coffee Maker
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Bar
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Kids Play Area or Club
  • Mini Refrigerator


Desafio has some of the most competitive prices on hotels in Costa Rica and we can pass on some good discounts for Nammbu, especially if you book some of our fun beach tours like our Dolphin Seafari & Snorkeling Boat Tour, turtle observation tour and more. Nammbu is the best hotel near Playa Samara.




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