Starting at $169 per night


Nammbu Bungalows is the newest hotel in the Carrillo and Samara area. The hotel is located across the street from the gorgeous Carrillo Beach on a small hillside. The location provides guests with amazing views of what many consider to be the prettiest beach on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Hotel amenities include swimming pool, restaurant, bar, spa, concierge service, tropical gardens, and WiFi internet.

The Carrillo Beach and Playa Samara area is an off the beaten path destination that has maintained an authentic Costa Rican feel. Visitors will discover beautiful beaches to relax on. You can also partake in activities such as surf lessons, kayaking and snorkeling, sea turtle observation and much more. This truly is a diverse area with plenty to offer. Of course, you can also just relax in a hammock under a shady palm tree.

Deluxe Rooms at Nammbu Bungalows are comfortable equipped and feature air conditioning, orthopedic mattresses, large LCD cable television, telephone, mini refrigerator, alarm clock, hair dryer, and terrace or balcony.

Junior Suites are large comfortable rooms that feature air conditioning, orthopedic mattresses, large LCD cable television, telephone, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, alarm clock, hair dryer, living room, and balcony with views.

Suites are large comfortable rooms that feature air conditioning, orthopedic mattresses, large LCD cable television, telephone, coffee maker, mini refrigerator, alarm clock, hair dryer, living room, and balcony with views.

In summary, Nammbu Bungalows is a great option for families or couples seeking luxurious accommodations at Playa Carrillo. This sustainable hotel is geared towards providing the highest level of service in a sublime tropical setting.

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Luxury
  • Eco Style
  • Boutique
  • Spa
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hilltop
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Gardens
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Wifi Free
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv

Room Amenities

Deluxe Room

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Balcony OR Terrace

Junior Suite

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Tub
  • Living Room
  • Balcony
  • Partial Ocean View


  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hot Tub
  • Tub
  • Living Room
  • Balcony
  • Partial Ocean View

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom
  • Roll-in Shower
  • In-room Accessibility


Latitude: N 9°51'58.71". Longitude: W 86°31'4.88"


  • Overall 89.5% (72 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 93.3%
  • Comfort: 89.7%
  • Meeting Expectations: 85.6%
  • Staff: 91.8%
  • Value: 87.1%


beds are very hard and uncomfortable; easily accessible outlets or usb power outlets next to beds and at desk would be great; extra towels in room would be nice; need trash can in sink area; need facial tissues; Staff was wonderful!!! beautiful pool; dining room nice, food well prepared; bar cocktail list dated- would have liked to see more inventive/artisan style cocktails offered. Stairs to cross road to beach ok but would be great to have sign at bottom of stairs as to easiest way to get to beach from that point (still a fun adventure)


Loved this hotel. Would like to go back some other time. Loved the pool, the restaurant, the beach.


I love the front desk girls. Very helpful, initiative and friendly. The rooms needs a door for the bathroom and the shower stall needs proper drainage. The bathroom attracts insects of all kinds like ants to scorpions. Breakfast could improve on their timing, variety and cleanliness. Housekeeping was wonderful, rooms always clean and smelled fresh.


Originally, we were a little disappointed when we got there but only because of our expectations and that we were not sure we were ready to just hang out rather than go and see wildlife. HOWEVER, we came around in about 1/2 day and really enjoyed our time there. That being said, while the hotel was beautiful, I would sat they could improve with some practical things such as places to hang your robe, more hanging space for clothes and a shelf that did not look like it was going to fall off the wall.


There was no door on the bathroom when we all showered it was difficult to have any privacy


to modern for me, would have liked hangers and closet space to unpack alittle


The place had no closet to hang your items. Views great, room roomy & comfortable, breakfast a bit to minimalistic. Not a place to go if you have trouble walking up & down the hill the hotel is built on.


Our view was spectacular! Very large room and bathroom. Enjoyed New Year's Eve special buffet with music. Very short walk to small town with 3 different restaurants. Just down the stairs to the most beautiful beach!


Beautiful hotel across the street from the beach. Had ground floor accommodations which was nice. Hammock was a lovely touch. Breakfasts were really good - mixed it up to not get bored. Restaurant was more $ than others but it was convenient and really liked their pizzas. Walked up the road to hit some of the local restaurants & grocery. Front desk was helpful. Beach was PERFECT.


We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Nammbu Bungalows. Carrillo Beach is just across the street and when we wanted to go to town, Samara was only a 10 minute drive. The hotel is on a hillside, so there is some walking between buildings and to the restaurant. We stayed in a Suite. Our room was nice and had a good view. The bed was comfortable but the room, in general, was lacking in art and while there was a hot tub on the balcony, there was no hammock or chairs, which was a little strange. We also did not care for the espesso machine. We were given one K-cup per person per night and there was a $1 charge for any additional cups... There was a room safe but we had to put a deposit on the key. The hotel also doesn't provide beach towels and has an outrageous charge of $50 if you are caught bringing a hotel towel to the beach. The restaurant offered an outstanding buffet style breakfast and the service at the hotel was great. We were happy with our choice in staying at this hotel, would return, and will recommend it to others.


Great position on a wonderful beach. Food expensive in the restaurant but plenty of sodas nearby. Staff not as welcoming as elsewhere but still very accommodating.


Excellent hotel. Great location. But again there was a bit of climbing to do. but we were fine. We loved this hotel and staff who were very friendly and helpful.


Nammbu Bungalows was a wonderful hotel. The view of the ocean from the pool / restaurant area is worth the price of admission. Beautiful. The rooms are spacious and clean. The staff was super friendly and helpful...Keitty in reception and Austin in the restaurant really stood out. The beach is just a short walk away and it is a fabulous beach! The only issue we had is that there is no door to the restroom in the room. If it is just a couple, it wouldn't be an issue, but with a family it is a little awkward.


Incredible place! The drinks and food were more experience than we were anticipating - and unfortunately we were there at the same time as A LOT of children and teenagers - not the hotels fault at all! But we were not expecting to be vastly outnumbered by children at a spa


Beautiful resort. Awesome pool and views of ocean. Rooms were very nice, large and quiet. Very short walk down to the beach.


El personnel era muy amable. Querria contenadores de reciclaje. Un pajaro golpeo nuestra ventana y recommends algo para las ventana para mantenerlos alejados.


I know this was peak season and options were limited. For almost $300 a night, we did not have hot water in our room for 3 nights, until the very last evening when I became increasingly upset with the hotel manager, after requesting the water to be fixed many times. To be sure, the entire hotel was without water at times, but this was separate from our own room issue, where there was hot water from faucet, but no hot water from the shower. Our toilet was clogged for one day, despite asking hotel to fix it 3 times. Overall, rooms were very spacious and clean but the whole hotel is unfinished. No closet space in rooms.


The pool was stunning, and the staff were supportive and fun.


Hotel was under staffed and looked as if it has not been finished being built. Was a long way from town and would have preferred something closer. The few staff that were there were very nice. Nobody at all in hotel restaurant in the evenings. Hard to get drinks during the day because nobody was there.


This was THE MOST luxurious hotel we have ever been to and definitely the nicest we saw in Costa Rica. The views from our room were simply amazing. The pool water was very warm and the ocean was just down the stairs from the pool. This hotel is a bit off the beaten track but there are restaurants within walking distance. If you want to eat in town it will be about 8-10 dollars for a taxi. The hotel restaurant is great too.


Again, remote location. Hotel has some issues with physical building.


loved this place!


This place was spectacular! The view from our room was amazing. The nearby beach was beautiful for walking and looking for shells. The pool was refreshing...and everything was so clean! The food in the restaurant was amazing...beautifully prepared and served. The waiters were friendly and knew our names after our first meal. We took a sunset cruise and had a terrific time! I would certainly go back!


Nice hotel, quirky shortcomings on many design decision. Hotel still very much under construction. Carrillo beach is definitely the place to stay. Great places to eat close by. It appears that the hotel is slowly addressing the issues- for instance WiFi is now working everywhere. They now have stairs down to the beach but be careful there is no lighting no handrails and steps are all at random heights. Initially they had us in a room with no view and even though they promised to put us in a different room the next day, we had to really push for them to make good on that promise the next day.


Hotel still under construction


A beautiful hotel with an amazing view of the ocean. Howler monkeys often hung out in the trees by the pool and it amazing. The downfall to this hotel is that it is not fully finished, they are still constructing one of the hotel buildings and there are quite a few areas where landscaping such as bushes, grass, flowers are needed. Like everywhere we visited, staff are fantastic!


WE loved it. Beautiful view, nice rooms and pool. Only real "complaint" is that given how new it is, it was a bit stark (nothing on the walls, no gardens etc). We were a bit disappointed that our patio had no furniture while some other, empty rooms, did. We loved it though and it was beautiful.


Most of the staff were very nice at the hotel. The problem with the hotel is that it seemed to be nearly closed. The decor was sparse. The beach was not very nice near this hotel. The beach in town was nicer.


This place was AMAZING! The staff was great. They were very helpful and accommodating. They were willing to share information about the community and the area. It was a great pleasure to be able to sit and visit with the staff about the area. They went out of their way to make us feel at home. We will be returning to this resort in the very near future. Jason and Diego were extremely helpful.


Wow! for the price this is amazing. I hope it stays this affordable but I wouldn't be surprised if our next trrip it was $295 a night. Great food, pool, room facilities and staff. Occupancy was low so we got the Best room too.


The staff was amazing. The hotel wasn't quite ready. There were issues with the water/toilets. I had several very cold showers and a few times we had no water at all. They didn't have enough pillows or towels for us, and even took some off our bed while we were gone to give to other guests. It's priced a little high, but overall a beautiful place. If someone had mobility issues, they would have a very hard time staying there.