CIRENAS is based on the Pacific coast of the Nicoya Peninsula within Hacienda Ario; a 4,700 acre family owned mixed use coastal ranch. The property resides next to the Caletas-Ario Nature Reserve, one of the last large stretches of undeveloped coastline in the region. The 750-acre nature reserve was established in 2006 by the Costa Rican government and the Grew family.  The area contains two of the largest rivers on the peninsula, wetland and mangrove complexes, tropical dry forests, agricultural areas, small rural communities and a 12 nautical mile marine protected area, home to nesting sea turtles.


Travel to CIRENAS

CIRENAS is located 30 minutes North of Santa Teresa on the Pacific Coast.

By Air

From San Jose to Tambor (flight time is 25 minutes) Tambor is about a 45- minute drive from our campus.

By Car

From San Jose to Manzanillo: 5 hours approximately

From Liberia to Manzanillo: 3 hours approximately