pacuare lodge map

The Pacuare Lodge is conveniently located roughly in the center of Costa Rica, making it easily accessible from many of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations. We can arrange pick-ups, transfers & drop-offs to and from almost anywhere in the country. See the map at above and/or chart (at bottom of this page) for driving distance / time and transfer costs (transportation to and from San José is included in our package rates).


Distance Km / Miles to
Pacuare Lodge

Approx. Driving Time

La Fortuna Arenal Volcano

165 / 102

2 hours

Tortuguero Docks

65 / 40

1:30 hours


95 / 59

2 hours

Puerto Viejo, Limón

105 / 65

2:30 hours


35 / 22

35 minutes

San José

110 / 68

2 hours

32 / 20
25 minutes


When it comes down to how you want to reach the lodge, well, you have several exciting options:

You can visit the Pacuare Lodge as part of a multiday rafting tour, access via land, or a combination of the two. Arrival by river takes you along scenic class III rapids, and departure by river allows you to experience the magnificence of this zone’s canyons and primary rainforest via class III and IV rapids.You may also plan your arrival by ground transportation through impressive scenery and cross the river on a hanging gondola. A departure by ground transportation is also available, providing an alternative for families and others who prefer dry land, or would like to avoid the more challenging rapids. Mix and match to suit your preferences!

**Helicopter access to the Pacuare Lodge can also be arranged, please speak to our sales agents for more information.

San Alberto Air strip (15 min from warehouse)

*Please call 1-800-963-1195 to arrange your transfer.

Save time and money by asking your reservation agent to include the Pacuare Lodge within a full-featured Costa Rica itinerary.

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