Where to Sleep & Eat Muelle San Carlos

Tilajari Resort Hotel Ph (506) 2469-9091, fax (506) 2469-9095. E-mail: info@tilajari.com www.tilajari.http://www.tilajari.comcom. Single/ double 92/ 104 US$, junior suites 104/ 114 US$; extra bed 12 US$. All include buffet breakfast. There are 74 rooms and large suites with air conditioning, private bathrooms with hot water, fan, telephone, patio or private balcony, and two double beds; […]

Los Guatusos Plains

The counties of Upala, Los Chiles and Guatuso. San José is 236 Km from Upala, 233 Km from Los Chiles and 245 Km from San Rafael de Guatuso. Upala, the main city, is situated on the left bordering the Rio Zapote, flowing from the Nicaragua Lake, which you can get to by boat.

The Venado Caverns

Located in the district of Venado, 3 km to the east, on the road to Upala, only 67 km from Ciudad Quesada. The Venado caverns where discovered in 1962, when the first expedition was made to the 350 meter cave and in 1969 when three explorations were made and they discovered 1.550 meters of 8 different caverns. In 1991 another exploration was made and they found four more caves, the total area of caves that have been discovered is more than 2000 meters.

Tenorio Volcano National Park

Is a National Park in the northern part of Costa Rica, which forms part of the Arenal Tilaran Conservation Area. The jewel of the National Park is the volcano, from which it receives its name. The Tenorio Volcano was made part of the National Park in 1995 and is located about 26 miles northeast from the town of Fortuna in the Guanacaste Province.


Is a small town approximately 26 km south of Upala in Northern Costa Rica. The town is situated in a valley between the volcanoes Miravalles and Tenorio. The population is approximately 2000 within the town and 5000 in the region.

Where to Sleep & Eat in Tenorio Volcano?

Tenorio Lodge Ph + (506) 2466-8282. Fax: (+ 506) 2466-8461. E-mail:  infos@tenoriolodge.com http://www.tenoriolodge.com/ Located between the Tenorio and Miravalles volcanoes at an altitude of 1,640 ft, each one of our 12 bungalows has an exceptional view towards the Tenorio volcano. Rooms are spacious, elegant, and perfectly set out for your greatest comfort.  Built on our 17 acres property, in […]


Right in the center of the mountains, with crystal water, which are an intense turquoise blue there are several hot springs along the way that are very inviting places for tourists to relax. This is the Río Celeste de Guatuso, which is also known as Teñidero. Located on the northeast foothills of the Tenorio Volcano, some 26 kilometers from San Rafael de Guatuso. The color of the water is a product of a dye that runs from the rocks and gives it an attractive tone.


This village is situated on the extreme north of the northern plains, 9km south of the border with Nicaragua. There are dirt roads that cross the border, but they are not official entry points to Costa Rica or Nicaragua.

Where to Sleep & Eat Upala?

Cabinas Buenavista Ph (506) 2470-1086. Rooms 12 US$ per person. It is located close to the San Martín Supermarket. The rooms have a fan with a private bathroom. There is also parking. Cabinas Maleku Ph (506) 2470-0142. Single / double 12 / 19 US$, double with air conditioning 25 US$. Located next to the plaza, […]


It is located in Los Chiles; it is made up of the Caño Negro Lagoon and the surrounding area with an extension of 9.969 hectares. It was created with an executive decree on the 20th of January 1984, based on different studies made by International Organizations such as the Scientific Tropical Center and nationals

Where to Sleep & Eat Caño Negro?

Hotel de Campo Caño Negro Ph (506) 2471-1012/ 2471-1490/ 2656-0071,  fax (506) 2656-0260 in Samara. E-mail: info@canonegrolodge.com www.canonegrolodge.com.   Single/ doubles/ triples/ quadruples 45/ 45/ 57/ 69 US$; including meals, additional bed 12 US$. There are 14 rooms with private bathrooms with hot water and a fan. The restaurant is open to non guests, serving meals […]

Activities Caño Negro

The refuge forms part of the Arenal-North Huetar Conservation area, there is a forest post Ph (506) 2471-1309 in the area of Caño Negro and the sub regional office of Los Chiles in San Carlos Ph (506) 2460-6484, fax (506) 2460-5615. Entry costs 4 US$ foreigners/ children, foreigners younger than 12 years of age 1 US$/ nationals 1.10 US$/ children younger than 12 nationals 2.5 US$.

How to arrive and leave Caño Negro Refuge

From Upala and Los Chiles you can get here by land and by boat, from Los Chiles or San Rafael de Guatuso. The buses to/from Caño Negro stop in the center of the village. From Upala there is a daily bus between Upala and Caño Negro. From Los Chiles, there is a bus to Upala that leaves on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 p.m passing by Caño Negro. Many boats go down the Río Frio on one day trips.


Distance from San José, 233 kilometers. It was declared a county on the 17th of March 1970. With a surface of 1.358.88 Km2, and 43 meters altitude, it is bordered with Nicaragua, 3 Km, to the west with the counties of Upala and Guatuso and to the east and the south with the county of San Carlos. The main road is asphalt and is in good condition. The main attractions are the wetlands and the Gaspar fish considered to be a living fossil, that existed 120.000 years ago, you can only find these in the Río San Juan and its streams.

Where to Sleep & Eat Los Chiles?

Hotel Central Ph (506) 2471-1096.Single/ doubles 2.20 US$ with shared bathroom and 6US$ with private bathroom. Located in the center, there are 16 simple rooms with a fan and a television room. Hotel Carolina Ph (506) 2471-1151. Room 7/ 16 US$.  It is located 300 meters north of the hospital. There are 27 rooms, some […]

From San José to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí

There are two different routes, via the east or the west of Braulio Carrillo National Park; you can go on a return trip without the need to take the same route. The journey time is about two hours to travel 96km. The west route goes towards the north of Juan Santamaría International Airport in the province of Alajuela and passes through the villages of Vara Blanca, La Paz waterfall and the villages of San Miguel and La Virgen.


The village is located between the Puerto Viejo and Sarapiquí River. It was an important commercial Caribbean route, the boats would travel along the Sarapiquí until they reached the border with Nicaragua, and it is there that they would also reach the sea in an easterly direction, traveling along the Río San Juan. The area is well known for its pre mountainous tropical rainforest that extends to the north as far as Braulio Carrillo National Park. Investigators and tourists can access this habitat and the hotels in the nearby forests, through a biological station.

How to arrive and leave Puerto Viejo of Sarapiqui

There are express bus services, via Braulio Carrillo, leaving eight times a day from 6:30 a.m to 6:00 p.m lasting 1 ½ hour from the Atlántico Norte de San José Terminal. Three daily services 6:30 a.m, 12:00 m.d and 3:00 p.m, they travel between Heredia and Varablanca the journey lasts four hours. They also cover the routes of Ciudad Quesada San Carlos – Guápiles.

Where to Sleep & Eat La Virgen?

SarapiquiS Rainforest Lodge Ph + (506)  2761-1004   La Virgen de Sarapiqui  E-mail: info@sarapiquis.com  http://www.sarapiquis.com/  Eco Lodge We kindly invite you to share our exquisite designed and comfortable ecolodge with its exquisite decor: antiques, garden fresh flowers, and an overall Hispanic Colonial and Indigenous atmosphere. The Park is set in the beautiful orange orchard, where in October […]