Buenaventura is located in between the towns of El Brujo and El Llano, in the district of Perez Zeledon, tucked behind the Central Pacific Coastal mountain range of Costa Rica. It is located 20 miles to the north-west of San Isidro de El General, and 10 miles 'as the bird flies' from the Pacific Ocean, 5 miles up river from Rakifi Safari Lodge, and roughly equal distance apart from the popular tourist coastal towns of Dominical and Quepos/Manuel Antonio.
The drive from San Jose to Buenaventura takes approximately 5 hours via the PanAmerican Highway through San Isidro de El General, if you include a couple stops along the way to marvel at the breathtaking views of the valleys, waterfalls and Pacific Ocean from vista points along the PanAmerican and back-country dirt roads that lead you out to Buenaventura...
With almost a mile of riverfront, Buenaventura's 160 acres of mountaineous rainforest property are located along the north side of Rio Division, with 40% of the property within the southern border of the Los Santos Forest Reserve, an area north of Buenaventura with over 150,000 acres of protected primary and secondary Tropical Cloud Forests and Humid Rain Forests and where many endangered animals (like Jaguars, Tapirs, Sloths, etc.) and plant species live on the western valleys and foothills of the Talamanca Corridor.
The locals call this place Rio Nuevo (New River), because Rio Division is considered one of the cleanest rivers in the country, and ranks high globally.