Getting There & Away
There are a number of highways that make it easy enough to navigate this region by car, including the fast, well-trafficked routes between Muelle and Upala and between Muelle and Los Chiles. With the 2017 completion of the Vuelta Kooper Chilamate highway, the Sarapiquí region is now connected to Muelle de San Carlos, Upala and beyond.
Buses run regularly from Ciudad Quesada (San Carlos) to both Upala and Los Chiles. Upala buses can get you to the wonders of Caňo Negro. Buses also ply the route from San José to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, stopping in La Virgen and the other villages in the river valley.