How to get to Caño Negro Lodge

GPS Coordinates

  • Latitude: N 10º 53.626´

  • Longitude: W 84º 47.206´

Detail Direction from San Jose or Alajuela

(Duration: 3:45min to 4hrs)

The Best way is driving through VARA BLANCA – SAN MIGUEL – AGUAS ZARCAS – MUELLE, then Road 35 North towards LOS CHILES.

From San Jose or Alajuela we recommend drive to VARA BLANCA (Poas Volcano Route). Ones in VARA BLANCA must to take the ROUTE #126 to SAN MIGUEL, then Route #140 to AGUA ZARCAS, then ROUTE #250 and #751 to get on ROUTE #4 towards MUELLE DE SAN CARLOS.

Once in MUELLE DE SAN CARLOS,  drive NORTH on ROUTE #35 to LOS CHILES. Will pass by  PAVON town (from Pavon keep heading North on Route #35 for 16-17km until you reach a deviation to Cano Negro), it has a little route sign pointing Cano Negro to the Left, from there are 19 km on gravel until you reach Natural Lodge Cano Negro.

Please notice: you are heading to Los Chiles BUT the deviation to Cano Negro is 8km before you arrive to Los Chiles town.

NOTE: (There are two other main ways to drive to Caño Negro 1)Through Ciudad Quesada  or 2)Through San Ramon, however on either both you will find a lot more traffic and it will take a longer time than the Vara Blanca Route we are providing).

Detail Direction from Liberia

(Duration: 2 hrs)

From Liberia take the deviation to UPALA, passing through Hacienda Tenorio, Rio Naranjo and Bijagua on (Road 6 North). Once in UPALA on (Road 4), you will cross over a Metal bridge, then drive between 7-9km towards COLONIA PUNTARENAS TOW, before your reach Colonia Puntarenas you will find at the Left side of the road AGROCOLOS, (it’s a small store).

In AGROCOLOS turn left, you will see sings showing Cano Negro, after 26km on gravel road you will end on an intersection, turn right and 500mts later you will reach Natural Lodge Cano Negro.

Detail Direction from La Fortuna

(Duration: 1:45 min)

From Fortuna you must to drive to EL TANQUE (approximately 7 Km far). Then turn to the left and follow the signs towards UPALA until you reach an intersection (approximately 2km far from El Tanque).

When you reach the intersection, turn right hand heading to MUELLE, then you will reach a big Gas Station in MUELLE, turn left towards LOS CHILES (on road 35), 8 km before LOS CHILES you will find a signal at the right side of the road showing Caño Negro to the left. From there drive 19km on gravel road and you are in Natural Lodge Cano Negro.

Charter Plane

There are not schedulet flights from the international airport. However, we can help you arrange a charter plane that will take you to the nearest town (Los Chiles), and from there it is a 30 min drive to the Hotel.  *Costs are based on the amount of passengers.