Tree of Life Tours is located 30 minutes from Playa Dominical and 3.5 hours from San Jose. The road all the way up to TOL is in generally good condition for any kind of car. If you come by the Pacific coastal road (Costanera), you will turn inland at Dominical in the direction of San Isidro.

Note: If your command of the Spanish language is soft, everyone in the country knows where Dominical is. Don´t be afraid to ask for directions, people in Costa Rica are typically friendly and helpful. Employ standard precautions relative to darkly lit areas.

How to get to Tree of Life:

From San José -
From the Costa Rica’s capital city, San José, it is about 3 and a half hours or 150 km. Take the Florencio del Castillo highway, pass Cartago city suburbs, continue on the Inter-Americana highway to south, cross Cerro de la Muerte ridge up to San Isidro, Pérez Zeledón, from there head west to Playa Dominical on the road in front of the main park and church.  The first 20 or so minutes on this road will be climbing up over a pass, then a leveling off, then you will begin to go downhill.  You will pass a restaurant on the right called Los Chorros, beyond that there will be a very sharp left turn; from this point the road will continue steeply down, then level off and go steeply up.  After you begin going up look for a dirt road heading left - this the turn off to Las Tumbas where TOL office is located. It’s a dirt road running parallel to the immense ridge that dominates the eastern view.  Follow this road a few miles down into the valley, for about 10 minutes. Cross the first bridge and then continue on until you see a soccer field on the left hand side. At the end of the field a little road heads left bordering the end of the soccer field. The TOL office is the second building on the right, just 40 feet from the main road.

From Costa Rica North (pacific) -
(Liberia, Guanacaste, Jacó, Quepos)
Going south on the Pacific coastal road (Costanera), go to Quepos. From there its 45 km to the Dominical intersection, turn left and proceed east on the road to San Isidro, sometimes called Pérez Zeledón. Heading from Dominical to San Isidro, it takes about 30 minutes to get to the turn off to Las Tumbas. You will pass through several little towns until you come to the top of a hill where the road levels off completely.  A large white church will be seen on the right side of the road a hundred yards or so from where the road first levels off.  After the church on the right the road will once again head downhill.  Shortly after the crest, the first road on the right (unmarked but quite visible, when not driving too fast) is the road you want to take. It’s a dirt road running parallel to the immense ridge that dominates the eastern view.  Follow this road a few miles down into the valley, for about 10 minutes. Cross the first bridge then continue on until you see a soccer field on the left hand side.  At the end of the field a little road heads left bordering the end of the soccer field. The TOL office is the second building on the right, just 40 feet from the main road. 

From Costa Rica South (pacific) -
(Paso Canoas, Palmar Norte, Golfito, Ojochal, Uvita, Dominical)
Take the Pacific coastal road (Costanera) to just past Playa Dominical, crossing over the Dominical bridge, to the Dominical crossroads. Turn right (just past the Police booth) at the road to San Isidro, sometimes called Pérez Zeledón. From Dominical to San Isidro takes about 30 minutes, passing through several little towns until you come to the top of a hill where the road levels off completely.  A large white church will be seen on the right side of the road a hundred yards or so from where the road first levels off.  After the church the road will once again head downhill.  Shortly after the crest, the first road on the right (unmarked but quite visible, when not driving too fast) is the one you want to take. It’s a dirt road running parallel to the immense ridge that dominates the eastern view.  Follow this road a few miles down into the valley, for about 10 minutes. Cross the first bridge then continue on until you see a soccer field on the left hand side.  At the end of the field a little road heads left bordering the end of the soccer field. The TOL office is the second building on the right, just 40 feet from the main road. 

Phone Home/Office: 2 787 0555 
Phone Leyla: 8 359 6295 
Phone Jesse: 8 910 7620


email: treeoflifetours@yahoo.com