Puumala is situated in the province of Eastern Finland, in the county of Southern Savo. The distance from Puumala to Helsinki is 320 km, to Saint Petersburg 290 km (via border crossing point at Nuijamaa), to Lappeenranta 100 km, to Mikkeli 82 km and to Imatra 60 km.

Cottages Kontio and Sammio stand on the island of Liimattala in Puumala. It is about 18 km from the centre of Puumala to both cottages. En route there is also the continuously operating ferry of Hätinvirta