Getting Here from San Jose Airport via the Mountains
and Pan American Hwy

By Car:  From SJO airport head toward downtown San Jose but exit at CR39
"the Circunvolucion" across from Denny's Restaurant past Hospital Mexico.
Follow the rotundas always staying on CR39 until the 215 to
Zapote exit. (if you get to the San Pedro exit you have gone too far) This final
roundabout has a very large statue in the middle. The road to Zapote is the first
exit off the roundabout and the sign may be missing.  This road goes past the mall,
Plaza del Este, and then continues on about 2 km until it merges with the highway
again on the far side of Zapote. Choose the middle lane toward Cartago. The Pan
American Highway (CR2) goes past Cartago and then on up across Cerro de la
Muerte (elev 11,000 feet) to San Isidro de El General (kilometer marker =129).
Follow the signs for Dominical. This is a right turn at the McDonald's onto Calle
Central.  Continue past the central park and then through town. The road winds
up into the mountains ahead.  Travel about 17 km. Just after the boulders/old
landslide you will reach the Los Chorros Mirador and Restaurant. This is a great
place to check out the view of the valley into which you will be heading.   
Continue 400 meters ahead, making the right turn onto the gravel road  by the
bustop and green "Charleston" signs.    This is the entrance at La Alfombra.   
There are signs for Alfombra and Rio Magnolia and the Charleston bus stop.

There are also smaller signs for the lodge with our Toucan and Falls logo.


Turn left off of the highway and continue straight ahead on this
gravel road 3.4 km.    There are markers for Las Aguas every 500m.
The soccer field and then the church mean you are
getting close.  At the bottom of the hill turn right and proceed 600 meters to
the cement bridge. The entrance to Las Aguas is on the left.
Total time 3½-4hours.  
Proceed cautiously on wet roads.   Any exposed red clay is very slippery.

If you need to call for assistance please dial (506) 8351-0264  or   
001.305.677.9807

There are a many great  places to stop along the way.
Charlie’s Chicken at Km marker ~60 makes great roasted chicken.
El Trailero at Km 62, buffet lunch and mini market
The Dantica Lodge has a nice art gallery and espresso.
Georgina’s Restaurant at Km 92 has hummingbirds galore outside the back
viewing area.
Mirador Perez  at Km 119 has a quick zipline adventure and a restaurant/café
with a nice view
Valle Encantado – Nice typical food and a great view of the Valley of the
General.
Los Chorros Mirador and Restaurant.  Hwy Dominical  This is a great place to
check out the view of the valley into which you will be heading.  

Buen Viaje!


Getting Here from San Jose Airport  via the Costanera
– The Coastal Highway

Leaving the airport follow the highway toward San Jose and proceed  approx
12 km to the Circunvalacion, Hwy CR 39, the entrance is across from Denny's
Restaurant  by the Best Western Hotel.  Take the highway 2 km to the new Toll
Road, Hwy 27, to Santa Ana.  Follow this toward the Pacific coast, about 40
minutes, to Orotina (Tarcoles).  From the roundabout, exit toward Jaco and
Herradura.  The Costanera, Hwy 34, runs down the coast past Quepos to
Dominical. The last segment of the old and nostalgic road is now paved and the
trip is a quick 28 minutes from QPX airport to Dominical.  
In the past, south of the airport in Quepos, the road was rutted gravel, dangerous
and very slow going. The distance is only 44km but it would likely take 1.5
hours on this road, more if the road was under water!
At Domincal, there is a bridge and Police check point.  Turn left before
the checkpoint and onto CR243, the highway headed toward San Isidro/Perez
Zeledon.  From the junction at Dominical, it is 18.2 km, just past the village of
Tinamaste, to the gravel road entrance at La Alfombra.   There are signs for
Alfombra and Rio Magnolia and the Charleston bus stop.

There are also smaller signs for the villa with our Toucan and Falls logo.


Turn left off of the highway and continue straight ahead on this
gravel road 3.4 km.    There are markers for Las Aguas every 500m.
The soccer field and then the church mean you are
getting close.  At the bottom of the hill turn right and proceed 600 meters to
the cement bridge. The entrance to Las Aguas is on the left.
Total time 3½-4hours.  
Proceed cautiously on wet roads.   Any exposed red clay is very slippery.

If you need to call for assistance please dial (506) 8351-0264  or   
001.305.677.9807

Buen Viaje!


By bus: Both 2 bus companies have excellent on time
service with safe comfortable coaches.
The fare is c2850 ($5.65 US) to San Isidro. You may hire
a 4x4 taxi at the central park for the final leg to Las Aguas
Resort. The fare is about c10000  ($19US).

MUSOC: The station is at Calle 0 and Avenida 22. Buses
leave hourly on the half hour from 0530 to1700.

TRACOPA Ltda: station is at Calle 14 and Avenida 5.
Buses leave hourly.


By private shuttle van or taxi car : We will gladly arrange this
approximately $150 US for up to 6 passengers. Taxis will
often make themselves for hire for the day and may ask
about $140 US as well. The advantage here is having your
own driver and you can negotiate a fee and make stops
along the way.  We can arrange a vehicle  to meet you at the airport/San Jose
hotel and bring you directly to Las Aguas where the hotel vehicle will then
meet you.  Or to Los Chorros where our hotel truck can then meet you.
Getting Here
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