Getting there & away
The turnoff to San Gerardo de Dota is near Km 80 on the Interamericana. From here, the dirt road descends 8km to the village. The road is very steep: be careful if you’re in an ordinary car. Buses between San José and San Isidro de El General (US$4, three hours) can drop you off at the turnoff. Both the Trogon Lodge and Savegre Hotel de Montaña will pick you up if you call ahead.