Namu Travel

Luxury travel, bespoke experiences & private villa accommodations in Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua & Colombia

Namu Travel

The Namu Travel Group is a Central American travel company specializing in personalized, boutique vacations to Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua & Colombia. Our staff of globetrotters come from all corners of the world, and have explored every nook and cranny of Central America & Colombia. Travel is our passion and our job, and we evaluate every hotel and tour with this two-fold approach. We know what it’s like to visit for the first time, and we also know every destination inside and out, as only locals can. We vet every experience, and only recommend the ones we love – the places we wish we could visit again and again.

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Central and South America have constantly improving international flight access. It has never been easier both arrive and 'country-hop' the region, exploring multiple destinations on vacation.

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By: Boofer

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2020

I would absolutely use them for all transfers and anything else that they can offer. Excellent service. Very prompt. Comfortable vehicles and a command of the English language.
Travel Advisor:  Candius Stearns
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Great Company!

By: Jessica

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2021

Namu was great to work with. Their drivers were always on time, professional and got us to and from our destinations. I would recommend them when traveling through Costa Rica.
Travel Advisor:  Jamie L. Cyrus

Costa Rica

By: Anju Bhushan

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2021

Excellent! Reliable transportation and activity bookings.
Travel Advisor:  Jeanne Derderian

def. recommend

By: JHumble

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2021

Namu was great, friendly and timely.
Travel Advisor:  Charissa Popp

Excellent Honeymoon Trip!

By: Abby

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2021

They were always right on time, professional, clean, and kind!
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Baker

Costa Rica trip

By: Sandra V

Reviewed on: 22 Dec 2021

Great experience with Namu Travel. They show up on time. Courteous staff. Clean vehicles. Adhered to Covid safety protocols. Nothing but great things to report.
Travel Advisor:  Bryan Hair-Palmer

Very thorough planning

By: Beth

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2022

Namu Travel did a great job of helping us plan our family trip! The vacation was one for the books - amazing!
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Baker

Gioia Family Trip: Belize

By: Phil Gioia

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2022

All Logistics handled perfectly. Also added an excursion to a Mayan site which was very memorable on Namu Travel which was appreciated and enjoyed
Travel Advisor:  Melissa Schoen

Very professional

By: Sima

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2022

Namu travel was always on-time with our transportation and tours. They were very professional and were great tourists and hosts.
Travel Advisor:  Daniela Flythe

One and Done

By: L More

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2022

We loved using Namu Travel, as they made everything super seamless. What could have been very disjointed – coordinating and paying for various surf lessons, board rentals, zip lining, etc, – was all simplified onto our hotel bill. A fabulous experience overall.
Travel Advisor:  Charissa Popp

Professional and efficient trip logistics

By: Elena

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2022

Very impressed by the seamless support provided to us by Namu travel during our recent trip. Every person we have come across was professional courteous efficient. Every activity we had planned was well organized. Drivers were on time, guides were knowledgeable and personable and the coordination between local contacts and Namu and our US based travel advisor Amy Nelson efficient. Overall a great experience
Travel Advisor:  Amy Nelson

Costa Rica - Papagaya Boat Trip

By: Mary

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2022

Alot of fun! Great hosts! Deep Sea Fishing, snorkeling, jet skis, & delicious native barbecue!
Travel Advisor:  Joe David Caldwell

Costa Rica

By: Brenda

Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2022

Namu offered a safe, courteous and prompt experience for our travels! Highly recommended!
Travel Advisor:  Robin Cline

Costa Rica

By: Costa Rica

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2022

Namu Travel knows how to put together a fabulous experience in Costa Rica. Our accommodations, drivers/transportation, experiences /adventures were better than we could have imagined. The amount of time spent in each of the three locations we visited was perfect & the balance between adventure & relaxation was on target.
Travel Advisor:  Beth Saboe Mollo

Costa Rica 2

By: Jim T

Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2022

Everything was superb! Transportation without a hitch
Travel Advisor:  Kris Matela

Great experience!

By: Temptedbytravel

Reviewed on: 13 Dec 2022

Our drivers had beverages waiting for us to and from the airport. Spoke great English and even made a coffee stop for us. Would travel with them anytime!
Travel Advisor:  McCown Griffin

Very responsive

By: Nicole

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2022

We changed a few things a couple times when we were in the country and they were very responsive in getting back to us and very accommodating. The tours were fun and unique!
Travel Advisor:  Amy Rectenwald

Total Pura Vida

By: Jesse

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2023

Very helpful and incredibly professional and approachable at every step
Travel Advisor:  Alicia Oberg

Christmas in Costa Rica

By: Maria

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2023

My experience was great with all of the tour programs and activities. Drivers were helpful and always ready when we were. The services for getting us through the airport were helpful and straightforward.
Travel Advisor:  Tami Hodges

Ambergris Caye

By: Bill F

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2023

BZE to San Pedro and back went smoothly. Victoria House was perfect. Thanks
Travel Advisor:  Gena Stoll

Namu Travel

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2023

Namu took care of our airport and between-stays transport as well as our rental car and even changing that rental. Their drivers were great, especially Luis Carlos who gave us his insights into the local cultures as well as the sights. Everything went smoothly; they were always on time. Vehicles were comfortable and clean, and the operators were great on the phone.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Freese

Johnson Family Costa Rica trip

By: Stephanie

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2023

Everything happened as promised without a hitch! We felt well prepared and well organized the entire trip, and we absolutely loved the entire experience.
Travel Advisor:  Alicia Oberg
Not Recommended

Costa Rica 2023

By: Kevin Manning

Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2023

We had multiple issues with regard to communication related to logistics. I was most disappointed in this company's organizational awareness which led to consistently being late for planned event pick-ups. Ultimately, we missed one of the most important tours we booked due to their lack of organization and ineffective communication.

Behind the scenes

By: FirstTimeTraveler

Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2023

We seemed to have a great experience with Namu Travel. We did not really have any direct contact with them, but our entire trip was basically seamless. We only had one hiccup during our entire trip. There was a timing discrepancy between activities and we had two wait 2 hours, unplanned. The communication for the delay was poor. However, once we were picked up, the activity leader was super apologetic and could not have been nicer. He provided complimentary pictures of our river rafting adventure and then there was a bag of goodies in our hotel room when we returned - t-shirts and hats and an UNO game for the entire family. Issues happen, and they went above and beyond to apologize. You can't get too upset being on an unforgettable trip in Costa Rica.
Travel Advisor:  Lesley Egbert

Costa Rica


Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2023

The tour operator provided great accommodations, travel guides, and activities.
Travel Advisor:  Kathryn Schutz

Awesome Awesome Awesome

By: Kameron

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2023

Everything's went smooth, and had no issues. We had a WONDERFUL honeymoon! Tour guides and transportation were all nice and helpful.
Travel Advisor:  Robin Cline


By: Sarah

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2023

Namu Travel was welcoming and made our trip transfers comfortable and easy.
Travel Advisor:  Julia Slatcher


By: Tony C.

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2023

Professional. courteous and attentive to detail.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Freese


By: Mary

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2023

Namu Travel was really helpful when we were in Costa Rica. They were extremely responsive when we had questions. They helped us plan excursions when we were actually already in Costa Rica. I felt very comfortable while in Costa Rica because I could always count on Namu Travel if I had any questions or concerns.
Travel Advisor:  Sara Parent

Costa Rica

By: Ccretch

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2023

Namu was flawless during our trip. We transferred to multiple locations on our trip and our drivers were always on time and each were good conversationalist. Very happy with their service
Travel Advisor:  Tami Hodges

Panama Sept. 2023

By: Dave H.

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2023

The tour of Up in the Hill farm in Bocas del Toro was our favorite thing. Such a wonderful farm and family.
Travel Advisor:  Heather Parker

Costa Rica

By: eiw

Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2024

Great! Support in country was excellent! We were able to easily change pick up times when needed.
Travel Advisor:  Jamey Duffy

A good in-country contact

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2024

Only has to call Namu once while in Costa Rica to change a rental car reservation. They handled everything smoothly.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Freese


By: John

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2024

Very responsive. Helped resolve a minor scheduling issue we had while in Belize.
Travel Advisor:  Jessica Siregar

Came through in a pinch

By: SunMark

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2024

Thanks Namu for arranging alternate transportation to Placencia after JetBlue flight was delayed 6 hours into Belize City. JetBlue might be a mess, but Namu made it all better.
Travel Advisor:  Melissa Schoen

Name Travel

By: Trish

Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2024

Namu Travel gave us all the information we needed in a timely fashion for our trip to Belize. They kept in touch and provided us their services if needed.
Travel Advisor:  Heather Parker

Panama 2024

By: Croatia 2024

Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2024

our tour guide was on time and very knowledgeable.
Travel Advisor:  Gena Stoll

Great South American Adventures

By: Chris S

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2024

Namu travel was selected as the agency to arrange the Colombia itinerary. They were great from start to finish. Reworking the package to accommodate travel dates and experiences. They were extremely attentive in country on WhatsApp, and also came back right away with answers that helped our experience. Definitely would consider them again when planning Central or South American travel destinations.
Travel Advisor:  Candius Stearns


By: Scott

Reviewed on: 08 May 2024

Everything was perfect. I was amazed at how smooth the process was and how helpful all the people were at our destinations. The process was easy and stress free. The price was right and we have amazing memories of our stay.
Travel Advisor:  Robin Cline

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    Our Commitment

    In 2014, we started our own non-profit,, which translates to "soccer shoes for Costa Ricans". We collect and distribute used soccer gear to underprivileged youth leagues and schools throughout Costa Rica. We also began a partnership 3 years ago with a San Francisco based non-profit, Give a Day Global. Their mission is to "empower travelers to make a difference, to support communities creating change, and to connect people as global citizens, one day at a time." Working with co-founder (and Brownell Travel Advisor) Courtney Regan, we establish volunteer opportunities for travelers to Costa Rica and Panama. Our "voluntourism" experiences range from helping local schools to reforestation projects. We create many of these experiences independently, but also partner with sustainability-minded partners in the region. Sustainable travel is a growing part of our corporate culture. Fortunately, it is also of growing interest to our clientele.