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Address: 300 Mts North of Fortuna Waterfall | Arenal Volcano Area, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 00000, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2479-7700
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Description: GreenLagoon Arenal Nature Conservancy Park & Gardens is a private Park...
GreenLagoon Arenal Nature Conservancy Park & Gardens is a private Park, Trails & Gardens Preserve within its 400 Acre-Property. It is the closest property to the Extinct Cerro Chato Volcano, its Crater's Green Lagoon and the Fortuna Waterfall. There is a $10 Fee charge at the GreenLagoon InfoCenter or at the GreenLagoon Lodge to take this Hiking Tour. Parking facilities at no cost are available at the lodge. The Trails also lead to the Wildlife and Rainforest Preserve within the 400-Acre private property. You will have magnificent Views to Mountains, Arenal Volcano and the Valley of San Carlos here. If you decide to hike to the summit of Cerro Chato, the Lagoon or to the view point of Arenal Volcano at the summit, you will do it under your own risk and responsibility.
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Once In A Lifetime Experience

Just returned from the Arenal area and this was by far one of my favorite experiences. The hike up Cerro Chato can be accessed by driving to the Arenal Volcano observatory in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 NEW

Just returned from the Arenal area and this was by far one of my favorite experiences. The hike up Cerro Chato can be accessed by driving to the Arenal Volcano observatory in Arenal. Visitors are required to pay an $8 fee to enter this national park. There are guides offering tours, but I do not feel a guide is necessary.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I will preface my review by saying I am not a hiker and I'm not in the best shape. I will say those in my group who are in better shape than I found the hike difficult. I found the hike very challenging with its steep inclines and rocky ground which makes slipping a concern. Definitely wear appropriate hiking boots... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Not for the faint of heart. We want with a tour guide from Red Lava I believe. Our guides were great and knowledgable! It was an extremely difficult hike (I'm also not an avid hiker though), but worth every minute. You get to swim in the lake at the top which makes it all worth it! Plan a whole day,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Did a full day Cerro Chato hike and it made us feel alive! It wasn't very easy, but if you have hiked some mountains before, its totally doable! We went there on a day after a very heavy rain, so at times we were ankle deep in a mud, but it was worth it. At the top we were hiking... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We hiked up and into the crater on an extremely rainy day. Absolutely gorgeous and quite a difficult hike. Make sure you're in VERY good shape if you go up and over into the crater. It's a tough climb. Beautiful!

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Baltimore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Cerro Chato is well worth the price of admission. Took us an hour to get to the top and don't sell yourself short by not going down to the lagoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was unfortunately raining the day we climbed up Cerro Chato, even so it was still worth it. Excellent and moderately difficult climb. In better dry conditions I would say you wouldn't worry as much about falling on your butt on the way down. The rainforest is eerily spooky when cloudy, but the whole jist of it all is beautiful.... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Highly recommend the hike! Beautiful scenery and very peaceful. Spectacular views from the top. Would love to go bak

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Buchs St. Gallen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We had perfect weather and started really early in the morning (7.45) so we had perfect conditions to enjoy this beautiful hike through the jungle. If you want to go down to the lake you have to consider that the climb up again is quite challenging. The path is very well marked.

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Rochester, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The hike and the view were both pretty disappointing to say the least. It's certainly as strenuous as other reviews mention, but the reward isn't worth the time (comfortably 4-5 hours on a wet, washed out trail). We were a bit disappointed with the lagoon, as it was basically on par with the view gotten from Lake Arenal just parking... More 

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