Location & Directions

Location

Drift Away Eco Lodge is located in a quiet area of Playa Avellanas, about 20 kms south of Tamarindo, just up the road from a small beach known locally as Playa Lagartillo.

The exact address of the lodge is 50m South and 125m East of Cabinas La Playa.

You can find us on the map by entering the following GPS coordinates:10.216851,-85.8331548,15

Driving Directions

From Liberia Airport (1-1.5hrs):

Exit the airport, turn right and follow the signs towards Santa Cruz. Just before the bridge to enter into Santa Cruz, turn right and follow the signs to Playa Junquillal, Paraiso, and Playa Avellanas. Drive for 17kms on a paved road and then cross a bridge. Take the first left after the bridge, then turn right towards Paraiso, Playa Junquillal, and Playa Avellanas. After another 17 kms, you will reach the town of Paraiso. At the soccer field, turn right and then a slight left onto the first dirt road. Continue to follow the dirt road for 4kms.

You will pass by the town center of Playa Negra and by another soccer field. After the soccer field, it’s another 2.5 kms to the turn off towards the lodge. Look for the sign for Drift Away Eco Lodge which will guide you all the way to the entrance of our lodge.

From San Jose (4 hrs):

Take highway 27 towards Puntarenas. Merge onto Panamerican Highway 1 towards Liberia and take Highway 18 near Limonal towards Santa Cruz and Nicoya (across the Taiwan friendship bridge).

Pass through the town of Santa Cruz. Turn left at the bridge right after you pass through Santa Cruz and follow the signs to Playa Junquillal, Paraiso, and Playa Avellanas. Drive for 17kms on a paved road and then cross a bridge. Take the first left after the bridge, then turn right towards Paraiso, Playa Junquillal, and Playa Avellanas. After another 17 kms, you will reach the town of Paraiso. At the soccer field, turn right and then a slight left onto the first dirt road. Continue to follow the dirt road for 4kms.

You will pass by the town center of Playa Negra and by another soccer field. After the soccer field, it’s another 2.5 kms to the turn off towards the lodge. Look for the sign for Drift Away Eco Lodge which will guide you all the way to the entrance of our lodge.

Shuttles and Transfers

Don’t feel like renting a car and dealing with the hustle of driving in Costa Rica?

No Problem! Private and shared shuttles can be arranged from Liberia Airport, San Jose Airport and from a variety of other destinations around the country. Private shuttles from Liberia will set you back by $80-100/car.  Private car from San Jose will cost around $250. Please get in touch with us and we can provide a more accurate quote for you and your travel party!

Once at the hotel, you’ll have a few options to get around the area.

  1. Use our FREE Bikes to explore the neighbourhood and its surroundings. Restaurants, small shops, and a few other attractions are located within 1-3kms from our hotel and can be easily reached by bike.
  2. Rent an Electric Golf Cart to zoom around the area or explore the nearby beaches and towns of Tamarindo, Langosta, and Junquillal.
  3. Use your own two feet! The walk between the lodge and some of the best beaches on the Pacific Coast is just around 1 km, so if you want to spend your days bumming around the beach and enjoying the area, all your need are you own two feet!

Playa Lagartillo, Costa Rica