HOW TO GET HERE:

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Living Forest, the Lake Arenal Retreat Center is situated by Lake Arenal in the province of Guanacaste, 13 km from the town of Tilaran.
If possible, it is best to fly to Liberia, officially called Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR). We are only 2 hour drive away from the airport.

San Jose Santa Maria international airport is further away from us; three to four hour drive.

If you would like to rent a car, let us know. Our guests are able to get a good discount and a great service. We are happy to forward you the contact details. To get to Living Forest you don’t need a 4X4, but for some of the roads in Costa Rica we recommend it.

For group or individual pick-ups from the airport we are happy to assist you.

Driving directions:

GPS co ordinates: Latitude 10º33’20” N, Longitude 84º59’13”W

From Liberia airport:

From Liberia drive the Pan-American Highway south in the direction of Canas, where you turn left to Tilaran. Just when you reach Tilaran, take a left to Arenal. You will come to a fork where on the right is Puerto San Luis, but you keep on the left towards Nuevo Arenal. You drive this lake road about 13 km; approx 20 minutes. Take a left when you see a sign for Tierras Morenas. (There are many signs and on your right a coffee shop called Plaza del Cafe). After about 3 min drive – 700 meters- among the green hills you see on your right hand side a large gate and a house with a swimming pool. There is a sign for Living Forest at the gate. Take this dirt road to the end, after a steep hill down you have arrived at Lake Arenal Retreat Center: Living Forest.

From San Jose:

You can either take the Pan-American Highway in direction Puntarenas/Canas or you can take the high way (27) into Caldera/Puntarenas – this depends on what part of San Jose you are coming from. From Puntarenas you follow the road north towards Canas, where you turn right to Tilaran. Just when you reach Tilaran, take a left to Arenal (direction La Fortuna). You drive this road about 13 km; approx 20 minutes.  Take a left when you see a sign for Tierras Morenas. (There are many signs and on your right a coffee shop called Plaza del Cafe). After about 3 min drive – 700 meters- among the green hills you see on your right hand side a large gate and a house with a swimming pool. There is a sign for Living Forest at the gate. Take this dirt road to the end, after a steep hill down you have arrived at Lake Arenal Retreat Center: Living Forest.