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Destination: Alajuela - SJO Airport

The largest international airport in costa rica...

Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) is Costa Rica's largest airport and your best option for destinations on the Central Pacific, Central Highlands and Valley, or the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. There are several hotels in the immediate area as well as a couple of restaurants.


At a glance...

  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)

When you arrive at SJO Airport, you will first have to go through Immigrations. During your flight, the airline should have provided you with documents, which you will have to complete and present here. You can check regulations for entering Costa Rica here: http://www.costarica-embassy.org/index.php?q=node/72. After going through Immigrations, you will collect your luggage and then go through Customs. Again, the airline should have provided you with a document, which you will give to the Customs Agent. After going through Customs, you will continue to the outside of the airport. If you have booked an airport transfer or rental car through Pacific Trade Winds, the company will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it. Welcome to Costa Rica!

Day 1
Private Transfer: SJO to Nammbu Bungalows

Thu, Nov. 2, 2023 at 00:00 (12:00 am)

Private transfers offer a safe, reliable and flexible way to explore Costa Rica. They allow you to relax and take in the beauty of the country while being chauffeured by a professional driver. They can be reserved based on your schedule and are a door-to-door service. All of our private transfers are provided in well-maintained vehicles that are air-conditioned and registered for professional tourism transportation service. Your private transfer may be provided in a (registered) car, SUV, minibus, coaster, or larger bus, depending on the size of your group, road conditions, and any special needs.


At a glance...

  • Private service: Only for people in your travel party (16 People)
  • Door-to-door service
  • Vehicle: Air-conditioned, tourism registered car, SUV, van or bus
  • Estimated travel time: 5 hours (depends on conditions)
  • Luggage limits: 1 large bag and 1 carry on per person

Passengers Number of Passengers: 16, Guest #01, Guest #02, Guest #03, Guest #04, Guest #05, Guest #06, Guest #07, Guest #08, Guest #09, Guest #10, Guest #11, Guest #12, Guest #13, Guest #14, Guest #15, Guest #16

Airport transfers are scheduled based on your flight itinerary. You may stop *along the designated route* for any restaurants, souvenir stands, photos ops, or just to stretch your legs. Many guests choose to stop at a popular attraction such as La Paz Waterfalls or even an adventure park to break up the ride. If you know in advance that you plan to stop for more than an hour, we ask that you please let us know so that we can schedule vehicles accordingly. Additional charges may be necessary. If you do not book additional time in advance and stop for over an hour, please be prepared to pay your driver an additional $20 per hour. This rate is only applicable to stops along the designated route. If you intend to stop off of the designated route, advance reservations are required. Of course, tips are greatly appreciated as well but not mandatory. At times, if unreserved, time beyond an additional hour may not be possible due to scheduling.

While drivers are friendly and professional, they may not always speak English. Most English speaking tourism professionals work in hotels and as tour guides. They will however, always be prepared for your route and to assist you with your luggage. If you require an English spoken driver or guide, please notify us at time of reservation so we can make the appropriate arrangements. Sometimes, this may require an additional fee if we have to pay a guide to go with you.

Destination: Samara and Carrillo

Beautiful off-the-beaten-path beaches & great restaurants...

The beautiful curved bay of light grey sand and gentle waters of Playa Samara has attracted vacationing Ticos and foreigners for years. Unlike the more hardcore surf destinations nearby, Samara has friendly little waves suitable for novice surfers, so a day of lessons taught by one of the locals is a must! Playa Carrillo, located just south of Samara, is one of the prettiest beaches and best kept secrets in Costa Rica. These two gems combine for a paradisical off-the-beaten-path beach destination, unlike any other in Costa Rica!


At a glance...

  • Beautiful Beaches
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path
  • Great Restaurants
  • Souvenir Shopping
  • Authentic Costa Rican Vibe

Over the years, Samara town has developed a somewhat swank facade, but it is home to a variety of restaurants, shops, bars, and grocery stores catering to all tastes and budgets. This destination is perfect for couples, families, surfers, backpackers and because it is a favorite among Ticos, you will notice that it fills up on weekends.

Apart from small wave surfing, Samara has plenty of activities and tours to choose from. Water adventures include snorkeling, scuba diving trips with a variety of PADI authorized dive centers in town, kayaking, sport fishing, and boat excursions. A tour to Isla Chora, a tiny, deserted island that juts out of the water about a mile off the Samara coastline, is a magnificent way to spend your morning. You may kayak there or take a boat across, and have the time of your life snorkeling over a stunning coral reef filled with flitting multi-colored tropical fish and other underwater marvels.

Playa Carrillo, located about eight kilometers south of Samara, is one of the prettiest and best kept secrets in Costa Rica. This stunning stretch of white sand beach speckled with palm trees, allows you to escape the crowds and pretend that you are shipwrecked in paradise.

Nammbu Bungalows

Check in: Thu, Nov. 2, 2023
Check out: Mon, Nov. 6, 2023

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....

While at Nammbu Bungalows, you will enjoy a Deluxe Room. Deluxe Room GROUP ONLY 6 ROOM +s offer the following amenities: air conditioning, alarm clock, balcony or terrace, cable tv, hair dryer, internet, mini fridge, phone, safe deposit box.

(Please see below for room and bed assignments which can be modified.)


At a glance...

  • ICT Star Rating:
  • Guest Rating: Overall 90% (115 Guest Ratings)
  • Tags: Boutique, Eco Style, Family, Hilltop, Luxury, Midrange, Romantic, Spa, Sustainable

4 Nights at Nammbu Bungalows in 8 Deluxe Rooms with 2 queen/double beds**

DateQuantityRoom TypeAdultsKidsBedsMeals
0-33-9KingDoubleSingleB*LD
2023-Nov-028Deluxe Room200020
2023-Nov-038Deluxe Room200020
2023-Nov-048Deluxe Room200020
2023-Nov-058Deluxe Room200020
*Breakfast is included the morning following the night(s) of your stay.

** Exact bed styles often cannot be guaranteed due to hotel policies. Hotel images on this page are not specific to the room category you have been offered, they are collective photos of the hotel facilities and may include other room styles.

Private Transfer: Nammbu Bungalows to SJO

Thu, Nov. 2, 2023 at 00:00 (12:00 am)

Private transfers offer a safe, reliable and flexible way to explore Costa Rica. They allow you to relax and take in the beauty of the country while being chauffeured by a professional driver. They can be reserved based on your schedule and are a door-to-door service. All of our private transfers are provided in well-maintained vehicles that are air-conditioned and registered for professional tourism transportation service. Your private transfer may be provided in a (registered) car, SUV, minibus, coaster, or larger bus, depending on the size of your group, road conditions, and any special needs.


At a glance...

  • Private service: Only for people in your travel party (16 People)
  • Door-to-door service
  • Vehicle: Air-conditioned, tourism registered car, SUV, van or bus
  • Estimated travel time: 5 hours (depends on conditions)
  • Luggage limits: 1 large bag and 1 carry on per person

Passengers Number of Passengers: 16, Guest #01, Guest #02, Guest #03, Guest #04, Guest #05, Guest #06, Guest #07, Guest #08, Guest #09, Guest #10, Guest #11, Guest #12, Guest #13, Guest #14, Guest #15, Guest #16

Airport transfers are scheduled based on your flight itinerary. You may stop *along the designated route* for any restaurants, souvenir stands, photos ops, or just to stretch your legs. Many guests choose to stop at a popular attraction such as La Paz Waterfalls or even an adventure park to break up the ride. If you know in advance that you plan to stop for more than an hour, we ask that you please let us know so that we can schedule vehicles accordingly. Additional charges may be necessary. If you do not book additional time in advance and stop for over an hour, please be prepared to pay your driver an additional $20 per hour. This rate is only applicable to stops along the designated route. If you intend to stop off of the designated route, advance reservations are required. Of course, tips are greatly appreciated as well but not mandatory. At times, if unreserved, time beyond an additional hour may not be possible due to scheduling.

While drivers are friendly and professional, they may not always speak English. Most English speaking tourism professionals work in hotels and as tour guides. They will however, always be prepared for your route and to assist you with your luggage. If you require an English spoken driver or guide, please notify us at time of reservation so we can make the appropriate arrangements. Sometimes, this may require an additional fee if we have to pay a guide to go with you.

Day 2

Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour to Chora Island

Fri, Nov. 3, 2023

On this combination Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour to Chora Island you’ll be picked up from your hotel and brought to the beach at the town of Samara. With the help of your bilingual guide you will paddle by sea kayaks out to Isla Chora where you can disembark and go snorkeling to observe the extraordinary marine life below. Depending on visibility you may stop at a coral reef on your... way to the island as well. Transportation is included from Samara, Nosara and Punta Islita. One way transportation can take up to 45 minutes depending upon your pick up location. Total time for the tour including transportation is approximately 2.5 to 3.5 hours, again depending upon the pick up location of your hotel. Also included in this tour are: kayaks, snorkeling gear, bilingual guide, fruit snack, bottled water and fruit drink.


At a glance...

  • Guest Rating: Overall 89.4% (62 Guest Ratings)
  • Tour Type: Adventure, Nature, Beach, Snorkeling
  • Available Times: Depends of Tides
  • Recommended Ages: 6 and up
  • Restrictions: None
  • Minimum Participants: 1

Participants Number of Particpants: 16, Guest #01, Guest #02, Guest #03, Guest #04, Guest #05, Guest #06, Guest #07, Guest #08, Guest #09, Guest #10, Guest #11, Guest #12, Guest #13, Guest #14, Guest #15, Guest #16
  • Please inform us if you would like to select a specific tour time at the time of reservation. If you do not inform us, we will select the most popular time that other travelers have selected.
  • This is not a private tour unless specifically stated in the tour name or description. If you would like a private tour, please ask your Travel Planner for details.
  • Please consult with your physician before participating in any activity. If your physician does not recommend an activity, please let us know and we will offer alternative options.
  • If you do not meet the required number of “Minimum Participants”, you will be charged the equivalent value of minimum participants unless otherwise specified in writing by Pacific Trade Winds.
  • Please inform us if you do not meet the Recommended Age of an activity, so we can recommend an appropriate alternative.
Day 3

Surf Lesson - Chocos Surf School

Sat, Nov. 4, 2023

Surfs up dude! Today you will learn the basics of surfing in a fun group setting with a professional surf instructor. This surfing lesson lasts approximately 90 minutes. You’ll receive high-quality equipment and hands on training to get you riding the waves in no time! Transportation is NOT available and may take 10 to 20 minutes to take you to the beach depending on where you are picked up. Total... time of surf lesson plus transportation is around 1.5 to 2.5 hours. Plus you get to keep the surfboard for an additional 5 hours to use on your own. Included are: Surf equipment and bilingual instructor. Don’t forget your sunscreen and rash guard for surfing!

This service is not available on Sundays.


At a glance...

  • Guest Rating: Overall 92.5% (14 Guest Ratings)
  • Tour Type: Surfing, Beach
  • Available Times: 8:00 am, 11:00 am, 10:00 am, 1:00 pm
  • Recommended Ages: 5 and up
  • Restrictions: None
  • Minimum Participants: 1

Participants Number of Particpants: 16, Guest #01, Guest #02, Guest #03, Guest #04, Guest #05, Guest #06, Guest #07, Guest #08, Guest #09, Guest #10, Guest #11, Guest #12, Guest #13, Guest #14, Guest #15, Guest #16
  • Please inform us if you would like to select a specific tour time at the time of reservation. If you do not inform us, we will select the most popular time that other travelers have selected.
  • This is not a private tour unless specifically stated in the tour name or description. If you would like a private tour, please ask your Travel Planner for details.
  • Please consult with your physician before participating in any activity. If your physician does not recommend an activity, please let us know and we will offer alternative options.
  • If you do not meet the required number of “Minimum Participants”, you will be charged the equivalent value of minimum participants unless otherwise specified in writing by Pacific Trade Winds.
  • Please inform us if you do not meet the Recommended Age of an activity, so we can recommend an appropriate alternative.
Day 4

Free Day - Beach Day Playa Samara

Sun, Nov. 5, 2023

Beach day at Playa Samara to explore on your own. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the tropical sun on the palm studded beaches of the Pacific coast. Free days are for descriptive purposes only and do not include any services.


At a glance...

  • Guest Rating: No Guest Ratings
  • Tour Type: Beach
  • Available Times: 5:00 am, 6:00 am, 7:00 am, 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Restrictions: None
  • Minimum Participants: 1

Participants Number of Particpants: 16, Guest #01, Guest #02, Guest #03, Guest #04, Guest #05, Guest #06, Guest #07, Guest #08, Guest #09, Guest #10, Guest #11, Guest #12, Guest #13, Guest #14, Guest #15, Guest #16
  • Please inform us if you would like to select a specific tour time at the time of reservation. If you do not inform us, we will select the most popular time that other travelers have selected.
  • This is not a private tour unless specifically stated in the tour name or description. If you would like a private tour, please ask your Travel Planner for details.
  • Please consult with your physician before participating in any activity. If your physician does not recommend an activity, please let us know and we will offer alternative options.
  • If you do not meet the required number of “Minimum Participants”, you will be charged the equivalent value of minimum participants unless otherwise specified in writing by Pacific Trade Winds.
  • Please inform us if you do not meet the Recommended Age of an activity, so we can recommend an appropriate alternative.
Let's review the details...

We want your vacation to be everything you expect and more. Please check each aspect of your itinerary on all iterations, particularly hotel room details which can change based on availability until officially reserved. Check the "alternative options" links for other hotels and tours in each area and please provide feedback as we rely on this when determining suggestions. We will be happy to check availability and update pricing if you are interested in alternative options before you select your hotels and reserve. Please follow this link to read "How It Works".

When reserving a complete vacation package, you will receive the Pacific Trade Winds service package which includes personalized service, VIP Airport Greeting, 24/7 in-country emergency assistance, Costa Rica Preparation Essentials email series, unlimited toll free assistance, unlimited email support, 4 point confirmation and reconfirmation reservations system = smooth sailing vacation.

Summary of What is Included

  • Private Transfer: SJO to Nammbu Bungalows for 16 people (1 van)
  • 4 Nights at Nammbu Bungalows in 8 Deluxe Rooms with 2 queen/double beds**
    DateQuantityRoom TypeAdultsKidsBedsMeals
    0-33-9KingDoubleSingleB*LD
    2023-Nov-028Deluxe Room200020
    2023-Nov-038Deluxe Room200020
    2023-Nov-048Deluxe Room200020
    2023-Nov-058Deluxe Room200020
    *Breakfast is included the morning following the night(s) of your stay.
  • Private Transfer: Nammbu Bungalows to SJO for 16 people (1 van)
  • Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour to Chora Island (16 people)
  • Surf Lesson - Chocos Surf School (16 people)
  • Free Day - Beach Day Playa Samara (16 people)

Meal Counts

DateBreakfastLunchDinner
2023-Nov-020016
2023-Nov-0316016
2023-Nov-0416016
2023-Nov-0516016
2023-Nov-061600
Total64064

Sales and turismo taxes as of Tue, Mar. 14, 2023

** Exact bed styles often cannot be guaranteed due to hotel policies. Hotel images on this page are not specific to the room category you have been offered, they are collective photos of the hotel facilities and may include other room styles


We have made a modification to this itinerary which requires a price update. This was likely due to availability, so please check back in a few minutes and thoroughly review the itinerary again. If you have any questions, please call 1-866-853-9426.

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If you delay or cancel your trip for any reason, your $100 deposit will be valid until you are ready to go. It is also transferable to a friend.

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We are offering complimentary Rescheduling Coverage for qualifying complete vacations when the Preferred Plan is selected. This coverage is valid for one rescheduled vacation per client for all tours, transfers, and most hotels (over 95% of the hotels we work with) and is only applicable if we are notified in writing more than 7 days or more before your scheduled arrival date. Some restrictions apply, including non-refundable rates, and promotional rates, which sometimes do not qualify for this offer. In some cases, dependent on your new travel dates, there may be seasonal price differences, which you will be required to pay. Rescheduled dates must be within 18 months of the original travel dates. Rescheduling coverage does not take the place of trip insurance, which we strongly recommend obtaining. Please check with us before booking your vacation to ensure the hotels and rate plans you have selected are eligible for this extraordinary offer and book with confidence! Note that this is not valid for clients who book the Super Saver Plan.*

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Dates: Nov. 2, 2023 - Nov. 6, 2023

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