From San Jose (fast route)
From downtown San Jose take calle 3 north and follow the signs for Limon. There is only one road all the way to Limon (about 2,5 hour drive). This route will take you through the cloud forest area, it’s a beautiful ride. When you get to Limon you continue past cemeteries and you will start to arrive into a more populated area. Watch for the sign for Manzanillo and turn right at the Texaco gas station. The next sign says Cahuita, turn left here, cross a bridge and continue on. Turn left again at the next (and last) gas station and keep following the road. Drive through the little town of Hone Creek untill the road bends to the right around a big hardware store called Colono. Don't turn right but continue on straight, keep following this road past Puerto Viejo, Cocles, Playa Chiquita, Punta Uva and then just before you enter Manzanillo you will see a sign for Congo Bongo on your left hand side. Two hundred yards further there is a road that turns right. A sign says Long Rd. Enter this road, turn right again after five hundred yards and another four hundred yards down this one will take you to your destination.
From San Jose (alternative route)In the rare case the highway is closed off, there is a beautiful, scenic, alternative route from San Jose to the Caribbean coast. From San Jose you drive to Cartago. There you follow the 42 to Turrialba. When you have passed Turrialba follow Siquirres/Limon follow the signs to Limon and drive as above. It will take a little longer but is well worth the trip.
By AirLook for daily flights to Limon on websites from national airlines (below). From the airstrip in Limon it is a 1,5 hour ride to Manzanillo.
Nature air www.natureair.com
We advise you to book your ticket to and from Limon in advance.
By Local Bus5 daily local buses depart from Gran Terminal del Caribe, San Jose
By ShuttlebusShuttlebus companies like Interbus and Greyline have daily rides to and from all destinations in Costa Rica. You have to book and pay in advance with your credit card. www.interbusonline.com
Private TransferWe can arrange a private transfer to and from any hotel in Costa Rica. For more information and bookings please contact us in advance.
If you would like to know more about El Árbol, if you have any further questions, suggestions or comments, please contact us at any time.El Árbol (the tree)
located in the Gandoca Manzanillo wildlife refuge, Costa Rica
P.O. Box 95
7304 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
T: (00506) 2759 9270
T: (00506) 8721 3949