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LOCATION & TRANSPORTS

General Information :

KORRIGAN LODGE is located on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica, 8 km south of Puerto Viejo, in Punta Uva.

LATITUDE : 9,6372 / LONGITUDE : - 82,6895

To reach the caribbean coast you should land at Juan Santamaria International airport.

You can reach Korrigan Lodge :

  • By car
  • With the public bus from the TERMINAL DE SAN CARLOS
  • With a shared van from San Jose or Arenal
  • With a private van
  • With a rafting tour
  • By plane from San Jose to Limon and then taxi
taxi

If you’re spending your first night in San Jose, take a cab from Juan Santamaria International Airport. The official airport cabs are orange colored (tickets can be bought at the main exit door).

Coming by car :

Estimating driving time :

  • From San Jose by Braulio Carillo : 5 hours
  • From San Jose by Turrialba : 5 1/2 hours
  • From Arenal/La Fortuna : 6 1/2 hours
  • From Turrialba : 3 1/2 hours
  • From Moin/Limon : 1 1/2 hours

Driving time in costa Rica are longer that what you will expect. Make sure to avoid driving at night (after 6.00 PM).

Before leaving, make sure your car rental representative provides you with a road map.

We recommend leaving San Jose before noon in order to enjoy the scenery during day light. There are many restaurants along the way, especially around the towns of Guapiles and Siquirres.

  • Ask your hotel in San Jose or your car rental agent to explain you how to reach the road 32 to LIMON. Keep straight until you reach LIMON.
  • After the toll and the tunnel you will pass Braulio Carillo national park. This is a scenic road which goes up and down the mountains through the rain forest.
  • Once you have reached the low lands, the road goes through the towns of Guapiles, Guacimo and Siquirres. 60 km after Siquirres, you will reach the provincial capital city of Limón. Once you have passed the landmark cemetery on both sides of the road, make a right at the traffic light, where signs direct you towards Cahuita.
  • This is the beginning of a scenic coastal road surrounded by palm trees and banana plantations. 10 minutes after LIMON you will need to turn left just before a single lane bridge.
  • Keep straight, you will pass a gas station, a police stop, the entrance of Cahuita, and later the Hone Creek crossroad where the road splits to the right for Bribri, straight for Puerto Viejo. Continue straight until and through Puerto Viejo. Punta Uva is 8 km further along. The entrance to Korrigan Lodge is on the right side of the road and is well marked.
Coming with the public bus :

Public buses are very efficient and inexpensive. Departures take place from the bus station SAN CARLOS in San Jose. You should buy your ticket for Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (not to be confused with Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui) from the desk inside the terminal (about $12 per person).

Departures from San José are at :

  • 6:00am
  • 10:00am
  • noon (*)
  • 2:00pm
  • 4:00pm

(*) The bus leaving San Jose at noon goes to Manzanillo and passes in front of our entrance. Ask the driver to drop you off at the bus stop of Punta Uva, our lodge is located 150 meters futher.

Once in Puerto Viejo, take a taxi to reach our lodge, that should cost $10. There are no taxi-meters, so you should confirm the price up front.

Coming with a shared van :

These are Hotel-to-hotel shared and scheduled transfers to and from the main tourist destinations in Costa Rica.

If you wish we may reserve this service for you.

You can use the shuttle for your TRANSFER IN (from San Jose or Arenal to reach Korrigan Lodge) :

  • From San Jose : departure is at 8.00 AM or 2.00 PM, arrival time is 5 hours later, cost is about $52
  • From Arenal : departure is around 6.00 AM, arrival time is around noon, cost is $62

Note that the shuttle company does not pick-up in all the hotels. If you plan to use this service, ask us to check before you confirm any reservation.

Pick-up at the airport is not possible, you will need to reach reaturant DENNY'S (closest pick-up place) with a taxi.

You can use the shuttle for your TRANSFER OUT (from Korrigan Lodge to the airport, San Jose or Arenal) :

  • To the airport or San Jose : departure is at 6.00 AM or 1.30 PM, arrival time is 5 hours later, cost is about $52
  • To Arenal : departure is around 10.00 AM, arrival time is around 4.30 PM, cost is $62

Note that the shuttle company does not drop off in all the hotels. If you plan to use this service, ask us to check before you confirm any reservation.

We do not recommend using this service to reach the airport if your flight leaves before 2.00 PM.

Coming with a private van :

A private driver may pick you up in his van upon arrival at the airport and directly transfer you to Korrigan Lodge. This is a very handy solution for groups up to 10 person. The price of the transfer for 1 to 4 person is $220, + 20 $ per extra person.

This service may be reserved through us, we will need your flight number and arrival time. The driver will wait for you at the airport exit with a sign.

Coming with the rafting trip :

An original way to be transferred IN or OUT of Korrigan Lodge would be to mix it up with a rafting adventure trip!

Here is how it goes :

  • You will be picked up in the morning at 6.00 AM from your Hotel in San Jose, Arenal or from Korrigan Lodge.
  • At 8.30 AM you will arrive at the company center place located on the edge of the river PACUARE. The rafting company will keep your luggage safe in lockers and will serve you a good breakfast, you can also change yourself to get ready !
  • 9.30 AM starts the adventure ! 3 - 4 hours of rafting class III and IV with lunch on the river...
  • 1.30 PM you arrive at the company center place where you can have a shower, change yourself, and take your luggage back
  • 2.00 PM the rafting company drives you to your final destination : Korrigan Lodge, your hotel in San Jose or in Arenal

This trip includes breakfast, lunch, rafting outfits and equipment and of course the guides. The rafting itself lasts 3-4 hours going down the river (minimum age 12).

Cost : $99 per person.

If you want we can arrange this unforgettable experience for you.

By plane from San Jose to Limon and then taxi :

A new way to come here !

SANSA offers now daily flights to/from LIMON :

coming from SAN JOSE to LIMON :

  • departure is at the international airport JUAN SANTAMARIA at 6.50 AM or 2.10 PM.
  • Arrival time at LIMON airport is at 7.35 AM or 3.10 PM.

Going back from LIMON to SAN JOSE :

  • departure is at LIMON airport at 7.45 AM or 3.20 PM.
  • Arrival time is at 8.45 AM or 4.00 PM at the international airport JUAN SANTAMARIA.

Cost of the flight ticket : from 70 $ per person one way.

Taxi from Limon airport to Korrigan Lodge is about 1 hour and cost is 70 $.

If you want we can arrange the taxi for you, the flight ticket can be booked directly on SANSA website

Moving around without a car :

If you don't have a car, you can :

  • use our bikes (included in our rates) during the day, Manzanillo is about 30 minutes, Playa Chiquita is about 15 minutes and Puerto Viejo is about 1 hour.
  • ask us to call a taxi, cost is 10 $ from Puerto Viejo to Korrigan Lodge
  • rent a car at ADOBE. Cost is 50 - 60 $ per day with basic insurance. They can deliver the car at our lodge for free.
  • use the public bus, see below for the bus schedule :
BUS SCHEDULE

MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS
From Manzanillo to Puerto Viejo :
Manzanillo Punta Uva Puerto Viejo
7:00 7:10 7:30
8:00 8:10 8:30
10:00 10:10 10:30
12:00 12:10 12:30
14:00 14:10 14:30
16:00 16:10 16:30
18:00 18:10 18:30

MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS
From Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo :
Puerto Viejo Punta Uva Manzanillo
6:45 7:05 7:15
7:45 8:05 8:15
9:45 10:05 10:15
11:45 12:05 12:15
13:45 14:05 14:15
16:45 17:05 17:15
18:45 19:05 19:15
19:45 20:05 20:15

SUNDAYS and HOLIDAYS
From Manzanillo to Puerto Viejo :
Manzanillo Punta Uva Puerto Viejo
5:00 5:10 5:30
9:00 9:10 9:30
11:00 11:10 11:30
13:00 13:10 13:30
15:00 15:10 15:30
17:00 17:10 17:30
18:30 18:40 19:00

SUNDAYS and HOLIDAYS
From Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo :
Puerto Viejo Punta Uva Manzanillo
7:45 8:05 8:15
9:45 10:05 10:15
10:45 11:05 11:15
11:45 12:05 12:15
12:45 13:05 13:15
13:45 14:05 14:15
15:45 16:05 16:15
17:45 18:05 18:15
19:45 20:05 20:15
A few steps away from the beach of Punta Uva Entrance Horses Shuttle Palm trees Rafting