How to get to Encanto Lodge

By plane

From San José there are daily flights do Drake Bay with Sansa, or Aerobell and Skyway. Please let us know your arrival time and flight number and we pick you up at the airport (free service).

By boat

From Sierpe there are two daily boats leaving from the restaurant Oleaje Sereno to Drake Bay, one at 11:30 a.m. ($15 per person) and one at 3:30 p.m. ($20 per person). If you come by boat please let us know which boat you are going to take so we can pick you up (free service) at the boat station at 1 p.m. or 5p.m., respectively (it is 20min by car). TRACOPA busses go from San José to Palmar Norte or even directly to Sierpe. If you are in Palmar Norte, you may take a local bus or (collective) taxi to Sierpe. 

By car

Open this link to drive with waze until Encanto Lodge

If you have your own car, you can drive until Encanto Lodge. We recommend using a 4×4 vehicle (gravel roads). You can drive on the interamericana or costanera street to the south of COSTA RICA until

a) Chacarita, there turn right in the direction to Pto. Jimenez, but turn right in Rincon before the bridge in the direction to Drake Bay. Please follow this street until the village El Progreso de Drake , (DON’T turn left in the direction of the bridge and other hotels/restaurants of Drake Bay). This road is accessible almost all year round. Or

b) Palmar Norte, then turn right after the bridge to Sierpe, there take the ferry over the river Sierpe and continue to drive until El Progreso de Drake where you turn right (sometimes not possible after hard rain).

You find us when you turn right (again) just before the Rio Drake until the airport, take the little private street on the left hand until its end where you find the
parking of Encanto Lodge (free service).

By bus

There is a bus from La Palma or sometimes even from Sierpe to Drake Bay. However, it travels only Monday-Saturday and very irregularly. If you have no other option we recommend to ask at the place of departure about the schedule. You need to get out in El Progreso at the Entrance to the airport. Please let us know about your arrival and we pick you up (free service).