Careers at Costa Rican Vacations

Costa Rican Vacations is part of the Namu Travel Group.  We are Central America’s largest online travel agency and have been in business since 1999.  If you want to become part of a dynamic company with growth opportunities and a fun, relaxed environment, apply to become part of our team. We are passionate about serving customers and creating unforgettable experiences. We achieve this by hiring great people who view this career as more than just another Costa Rica job.

Current Job Openings:

Senior Content Editor
Web/Graphic Design Internship
Full-stack .NET Developer
Customer Qualifier
Travel Consultant

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Senior Online Content Editor

Marketing Department | Full-time

Costa Rica’s largest online travel agency is seeking a Senior Online Content Editor to join our Marketing team. The position reports directly to the Marketing Manager and is responsible for ensuring that all content (text, image, and video) on web assets is up-to-date and meets the high standards and style guides set by the Namu Travel Group. In addition it will be the individual’s responsibility to coordinate with IT, SEO, and other business groups to optimize all content in line with company goals, including but not limited to site visits, page engagement, conversions, and sales.

Responsibilities:

  • Regularly check the site to find and resolve content gaps and errors
  • Plan and schedule content production and updating of existing information
  • Edit and publish content on websites, social media profiles, outbound marketing pieces, and other templates
  • Ensure that keywords and other elements required for SEO are strategically and tactically aligned
  • Produce and maintain the website style guide
  • Work with IT team to ensure company aesthetic is met and maintained

 

Job Requirements:

  • Strong copywriting and editorial skills
  • Advanced English Level (Native or C1 Level)
  • Costa Rican permanent resident
  • Minimum one year recent experience in a similar position
  • Intermediate understanding of best SEO, social media, and email marketing practices, CMS, and web-based technologies
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or a related field (desirable)
  • Availability to work in the San José office (this is NOT a remote position)

 

If you are passionate about Costa Rica and are looking for a successful career, please send your resume with a professional cover letter to jobs@namutravel.com.

 

Web/Graphic Design Internship (paid)

Marketing Department | Full-time Temporary Internship

Want to get real-world work experience at Central America’s largest online travel company? Come work at the Namu Travel Group where we specialize in personalized boutique vacations to Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua.

If you:

  • are an advanced student or recently graduated in Web or Graphic Design
  • are looking for a challenge as you get work experience, and
  • are a team player who is passionate about creating and editing graphic material for online platforms (websites, social media, email marketing, web advertising),

 

… then we want YOU as our Web Design Intern!

 

Your responsibilities:

  • Assist in the complete process of photo, image and graphic production for promotional, marketing and sales content. This includes creating from scratch or editing existing assets.
  • Facilitate and help the company in select areas of marketing such as website content, social media, outbound (email) marketing and online advertising.
  • Any other task that is requested of the employee that is related to his or her role should be performed.

 

To join the NAMU family, send your CV and a short explanation of why you want to work with us to jobs@namutravel.com.

Please note that this is a six-month full-time internship and we offer a subsidy.

 

Full-Stack .NET Developer

IT Department | Full-time

The Full-stack .NET Developer will be part of the team responsible for developing and maintaining the company .NET based web applications. The knowledge this person brings to the team covers the most relevant technologies and frameworks across the entire software stack, server side and client side. The position reports directly to the .Net Lead and is involved in hands-on development work that is critical to the success of the business.

Your responsibilities:

  • To Develop and maintain web applications built on any one of the Microsoft development environments and frameworks.
  • To Develop and maintain web applications built on widely used client side technologies andframeworks.
  • Write application document specifications at the system and operational level
  • Support internal customer service requests.
  • Proactively pursue excellence in the solutions developed

 

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent field of study.
  • Minimum 4 years of full-time demonstrated .Net development experience using C# including at least 3 years of Web development experience.
  • Intermediate knowledge and experience on .NET Framework 4 and above.
  • Intermediate knowledge and experience on ASP.NET 4 (MVC and Web API), Entity framework 6 and LINQ.
  • Knowledge of .NET Framework Core, ASP.NET Core and Entity framework Core is a plus.
  • Skills on HTML5, CSS3, Javascript libraries like jQuery or React and frameworks like Angular 4.0.
  • Good understanding and proven experience using design patterns, data structures and tiered architecture like SOA.
  • Strong experience with SQL programming and advanced understanding of relational databases like SQL Server and MySQL.
  • Daily hands on development experience using latest Visual Studio versions.
  • Experience in Agile working environments is a plus.
  • Intermediate English and Spanish communication skills (oral and written).

 

To join the NAMU family, send your CV and a short explanation of why you want to work with us to jobs@namutravel.com.

 

 

Customer Qualifier

Sales Department | Full-time

We believe that a country is best experienced with the help of a local friend to advise, plan and enhance our guests’ time in the country. Our Customer Qualifiers engage our customers through warm consultative techniques to find out what matters most to them while on vacation. We seek candidates who possess wanderlust, enjoy consultative sales, and strive for personal and professional greatness.

Our team of Qualifiers travel every corner of this beautiful country to ensure we have the most accurate information about every tour and hotel we offer our clients. The goal is to engage our customers, find out what we need to do to create the perfect vacation for them, and then connect them with our sales team. As a Qualifer, it is your job to identify the client’s needs and use your first-hand knowledge to match them with the right travel consultant.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Is a creative problem-solver who loves challenges.
  • Is highly disciplined and self-motivated
  • Is organized, proactive, and a superb multi-tasker
  • Is insightful and Innovative
  • Is honest, trustworthy and professional
  • Is a lifelong learner who seeks personal and professional development
  • Enjoys interaction with customers, and values a high level of customer service.

 

Job requirements:

  • Native English speaker: Candidate must be able to speak, read and write at 100% proficiency.
  • Costa Rican permanent resident or citizen
  • Strong knowledge of Costa Rica, the main tourism areas, and hotels.
  • High school degree. University degree preferred
  • Proficient in computer skills (typing, MS Word, Internet browsing, FB, Excel, google docs)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Previous experience in consultative sales, solution-sales or customer service (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) (preferred)

 

To join the NAMU family, send your CV and a cover letter (mandatory) answering these 3 questions to jobs@namutravel.com:

  • What motivates you to be part of our team?
  • What do you bring to our team that other candidates might not?
  • What is your favorite “travel experience” in Costa Rica? Why?

 


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Travel Consultant

WHY WORK WITH US?

Here at Namu Travel, we don’t just plan vacations– we create unique, seamless, travel experiences that leave a lasting impression on even the most seasoned traveler. An innovative and entrepreneurial spirit is what brought us from a two-person startup in 1999, to being currently the largest local agency in Central America.

ABOUT THE POSITION

We believe that a country is best experienced with the help of a local friend to advise, plan and enhance our guests’ time in the country. Our Travel Consultants engage our customers through warm consultative techniques to find out what matters most to them while on vacation. We seek candidates who possess wanderlust, enjoy consultative sales, and strive for personal and professional greatness.

Our team of Travel Consultants travels every corner of this beautiful country to ensure we have the most accurate information about every tour and hotel we offer our clients. We provide qualified leads that we attract via our promotional efforts. As a consultant, it is your job to identify the client’s needs and use your first-hand knowledge to design a unique package that exceeds their expectations.

COMPENSATION

By leveraging mobile technology it’s possible to be available ’round the clock to ensure our clients are met with excellent travel advice and assistance in planning their much-deserved tropical getaway. Your career at Namu begins with a 90-day intensive training period. We want your full attention and enthusiasm during training, so you will receive a monthly stipend to make sure your basic needs are met. Most trainees begin selling before the training period ends.

After the 90-day training period, the stipend is removed and your compensation is 100% commission based. But Fear Not– Serious Work Comes with Serious Reward! Average consultants earn commissions and bonuses equating to $36,000 annually. Top producing consultants earn $45,000 or more.

PERKS

  • Frequent travel to luxury hotels throughout Costa Rica
  • After completing the first year of your contract you are eligible to work 100% from anywhere in the world* with a flexible schedule (high speed internet required)
  • Challenging Career Opportunities: all our Sales Management Team (and 2 owners!) started in Sales
  • A work climate characterized by respect for the individual and celebration of differences
  • An empowering and engaging work environment surrounded by the best Travel Professionals in the business.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Candidates must:
    • Have phenomenal communication skills. Native English is a requirement.
    • Reside full-time in Costa Rica.
    • Be in San José for 90 days. The 90-day expert training is held in our San José offices.
    • Be hungry for knowledge. Attend trips to hotels countrywide to ensure the most current product knowledge
  • The Ideal Candidate:
    • Is a creative problem-solver who loves challenge
    • Is highly disciplined and self-motivated
    • Thrives in a goal-based atmosphere
    • Is insightful and Innovative
    • Is honest, trustworthy and professional
    • Seeks financial freedom
    • Exudes confidence
    • Is a lifelong learner who seeks personal and professional development

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • High school degree
  • Proficient in basic computer skills (typing, MS office, Internet browsing)
  • Strong communication skills

Preferred:

  • Previous experience in consultative sales, solution-sales or customer service
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • University degree

To Apply:
Here at Namu Travel, we don’t just plan vacations—we create unique, seamless, travel experiences that leave a lasting impression on even the most seasoned traveler. An innovative and entrepreneurial spirit is what brought us from a two-person startup in 1999, to being currently the largest local agency in Central America.

If you are interested in a position with our sales team please submit your resume with a professional cover letter. Remember, this is a sales position and you are encouraged to “sell” your talents as they pertain to the job description.
The cover letter is MANDATORY and should answer these three questions:

  • What motivates you to be part of our team?
  • What three skills or traits do you feel will most contribute to your success as a Travel Consultant?
  • What is your favorite “travel experience” in Costa Rica? Why?

For details, please contact jobs@namutravel.com

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Namu Team’s Testimonials:

“The environment is enjoyable; you get the opportunity to visit places that otherwise you wouldn’t even dream of. If you consistently perform, you are rewarded. You have the opportunity make people’s travel dreams come true.”

“The positive attitude of my co-workers inspires me to come to the office every day.”

“The office is nice, fresh, with amenities for employees and it also offers a small and comfortable environment where everyone can contribute. Having the opportunity to know beautiful places in Costa Rica is definitely a plus”

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