Distance to Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge from:
San José – 84 km
Juan Santamaría International Airport – 110 km
Turrialba – 114 km
San Isidro del General – 43 km
Quepos – 114 km
Puerto Jiménez – 225 km
Every hour there are buses leaving from the Musoc Terminal both in San José and San Isidro. The bus leaves both terminals almost every hour; 5.00 AM – 5.30 AM – 6.30 AM – 7.30 AM – 8.30 AM – 9.30 AM – 10.30 AM – 11.30 AM – 12.30 PM – 1.30 PM – 2.30 PM – 3.30 PM – 4.30 PM and 5.30 PM. You can ask the driver to drop you at Kilometer 80, the entrance to San Gerardo de Dota. At the entrance to San Gerardo de Dota there is a little bar where you can call us so will pick you up and drop you off when you leave (costs are $15 USD per ride). Otherwise it is an hour’s walk (about 4 kilometers) downhill to the lodge. From San José it takes about 2 hours by bus, from San Isidro dle General around 1.5 hours.
From San José / Juan Santamaría International Airport: cross San José to the south and take the highway to Cartago (this is already the Pan-American Highway, Route 2). Just a few kilometers before reaching Cartago, after the Delta gas station and some traffic lights, there is a sign: San Isidro and Paso Canoas (Panamá). Here you must turn right, but actually you drive straight, because the highway makes a turn to de left. The road goes straight for some kilometers and then starts winding into the mountains. After about 30 kilometers you reach the gasoline station at El Empalme (last place to fill up your car!), stay on the road for another 30 kilometers and then turn right at Kilometer 80 to San Gerardo de Dota. The altitude here is 3.025 meters and you follow the dirt road (partly asphalted) for 4 kilometers downhill until you see the lodge at your right hand site.
From San Isidro follow the Pan-American Highway, Route 2 to San José. San Isidro is the last stop for gasoline. The climb is steep, climbing almost 3.000 meters to pass the second highest top, the Cerro the la Muerte (3.489 meters asl), at the altitude of 3.400 meters. It’s the highest road in the country. Some 46 kilometers from San Isidro (9 kilometers descending after passing the summit), you will find the left-turn to San Gerardo de Dota at Kilometer 80. The altitude here is 3.025 meters and you follow the dirt road (partly asphalted) for 4 kilometers downhill until you see the lodge at your right hand site.
Private Transportation by Dantica
We arrange transportation to and from Dantica to any destination in Costa Rica. To and from the Juan Santamaría International Airport, a one way trip will cost $165 USD for 1-4 persons, and $237 USD for 5-12 persons. You can fill in the transportation option in our reservation form when you are interested in using this possibility.