How to arrive and leave Los Chiles

How to arrive and leave Los Chiles

By Bus

Close to 12 buses travel on a daily basis between Ciudad Quesada de San Carlos and Los Chiles. The direct services from San José to Los Chiles leave the Atlántico Norte station at 5:30 a.m and 3:30 p.m, and return at 5:00 a.m and 3:00 p.m.  They journey to Upala, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00 p.m, passing by Caño Negro.

At the San Carlos bus station in San José, 9th Avenue and 12th Street, with a daily service 05:30 a.m and 12:30 p.m, a direct bus that goes to Pital (via Ciudad Quesada), with a connection at  Boca Tapada where the people from the lodge can pick you up, with prior notice.

By Car

The route to the lodge is very picturesque. Head towards Alajuela, towards the Poás Volcano, and 10 km before you get there, take a right turn towards Vara Blanca and then take a left, going down into the warm low lands of San Carlos, passing by the famous La Paz waterfall and further on, in La Cinchona it is recommended to stop at the San Fernando View Point. The road is asphalt until Pital, for a further 38 km the road is gravel until you get to Boca Tapada, the establishment is located 7 km  away( it is signposted). A four by four vehicle is recommended.