Where the Lake View Villa is on Lake Arenal, Costa Rica
There are two international airports with multiple airline carriers going to Costa Rica. There are paved roads all the way to the villa from the Liberia airport (1.5 hour drive ) or the San Jose airport (3.5 hour drive.)
Directions to the CR Lake View Villa and Villa Encantada
– By car or taxi from Liberia’s Daniel Oduber International Airport to Nuevo Arenal is a 1 1/2 hour drive. Go east on Route 21 through Liberia then turn south-east on Route 1 and keep going to Canas. Then in Canas turn north-east on Route 142 through the town of Angles. After Angles, keep left on 142 as it splits, because the right will be a longer drive on 142 past Tilaran. Follow Route 142 around the north side of Lake Arenal.
– The trip from Juan Santamaria International Airport in Alajuela, Costa Rica is almost a 4 hour drive. For the scenic drive get to Route 1 the Interamerican highway. Drive on Route 1 north, then a right turn to Route 141 north toward La Fortuna. When passing Tanque, keep left as 141 turns into 142 before La Fortuna. Then follow Route 142 past La Fortuna, west around the lake to Nuevo Arenal.
– Another more direct drive that is mostly on Route 1 takes a little less time, but is longer. When leaving the airport, stay on Route 1 for a while. When you reach Canas, turn north-east on Route 142 through the town of Angles. After Angles, keep left on 142 as it splits, because the right will be a longer drive on 142 past Tilaran. Follow Route 142 around the north side of Lake Arenal.
The CR Lake View Villa is between the towns of Nuevo Arenal and Aguacate on Route 142. An entrance sign that says Villa Encantada is off 142, and the driveway is downhill toward the lake between the large Eco Lodge sign and La Rana restaurant.