Driving time from San Jose: 3 hours
San Jose- Grecia- Sarchi- Naranjo- Zarcero- Ciudad Quesada- Florencia- Tanque- La Fortuna.
Take the Panamerican Highway #1 north to Alajuela. You will pass the Airport and continue straight for 27 kilometers until you see the sign to Naranjo. Turn right and continue to Naranjo. As you arrive in Naranjo follow the signs to Zarcero and Ciudad Quesada. Once in Ciudad Quesada. follow the signs to Tanque and La Fortuna. 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.