Arenal Volcano Hotel Location

Arenal Lodge hotel is located in the La Fortuna area of Costa Rica, 200 meters NW of the dam at Arenal Lake.  There are two International airports that serves Costa Rica as well as a regional airport in La Fortuna..

 

International Airports

San Jose – (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport is located in the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica.

Liberia – (LIR) Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport is located in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica in the city of Liberia.
 

Regional Airport

Fortuna – (FON) La Fortuna Domestic Airport, Alajuela - Nature Air flies  to La Fortuna on a daily basis from the Tobías Bolaños International Airport in Pavas just outside of Downtown San Jose. A roughly 30 minute trip, Nature Air flights are pretty affordable and great to get a glimpse of the Volcano Arenal in the distance.  The La Fortuna Airport has a simple office and an open air roof with some tables nearby. If you are boarding a plane from here a US$ 5 local fee is charged at the airport. Taxis are easily available outside the airport.

 

Transfers

There are many transportation companies based at both San Jose International Airport and Liberia International Airport.  Additionally our on-site travel company can pre-arrange transfers. For more information and accurate pricing please email Jacamar Tours at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call toll free 1-800-719-6377 or local at 506-2479-9767.

One way taxi fare from San Jose is approximately $180-$200 for 1-4 people (flat rate). Jacamar Tours will charge approximately $162 one vay.

 

 

Driving Directions

From San Jose -  The most used route to go from San José to la Fortuna is via San Ramón (Driving time is around 3 to 3.5 hours).  The Hotel GPS coordinates are: Latitude 10.480597 Longitude -84.764522.

Take the "Inter-American Highway" (Route #1) towards San Ramón, approximately 56 Km (34 miles).
Exit at San Ramón on right hand and drive straight down the main road, until you reach a dead end. Turn left 2 blocks, then right onto the road to La Fortuna.
Follow the signs to La Fortuna and Arenal.
Once you are in La Fortuna, keep driving for 20 km (12 miles)in direction to the lake. The entrance to Hotel Arenal Lodge is 200 meters northwest of the dam of Lake Arenal.

From Liberia Airport (approximately 3 to 3.5 hours). The Hotel GPS coordinates are: Latitud 10.480597 Longitud -84.764522.
Take the “Inter-American Highway” (Route #1) from Liberia and turn south towards Bagaces, and keep on going towards Cañas.  There, you will see on your left hand side an intersection with a bullfighting ring where  you will turn towards the town of Tilaran.
At the intersection  turn left at the SHELL Gas Station  towards Lake Arenal.
Pass Nuevo Arenal town and keep driving  around the lake for about 27 km (16 miles)  until you reach Arenal Lodge, about 200 meters from the dam.

 

From Fortuna Airport (approximately ½ hour)

 Follow the signs to La Fortuna and Arenal.
Once you are in La Fortuna, keep driving in direction to the lake for about 20 km (12 miles).
The entrance to Hotel Arenal Lodge is 200 meters northwest of the dam of the lake Arenal.

 

 

 

 

Only 200 meters NW of the dam
at Arenal Lake

 

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