Driving time from San Jose: 3 hours
San Jose - Alajuela - San Ramon - La Tigra - Chachagua - La Fortuna.
Take the Panamerican Highway #1 out of San Jose to Alajuela and keep straight. You will pass the Airport and continue straight for 40 kilometers until you see the sign to San Ramon. Exit there and drive into the town of San Ramon where you will look for the sign to San Lorenzo and La Tigra. You might find also the sign of Hotel Villa Blanca and Lands in Love, (these hotels are on the way from San Ramon to La Tigra) Follow the signs and continue the road from La Tigra to Chachagua and then into La Fortuna. When you reach La Fortuna follow the signs to Arenal Volcano. After La Fortuna follow the signs to Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens as if continue to the dam. Take a dirt road for 500 meters on your right at the entrance of Volcano Lodge also on your right.