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Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

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Road to Rio Fortuna' waterfall | 3 kms southwest from La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417-75, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cabins were clean (although after that much rain. Everything gets smelly) and the lay out convenient. Miguel was very helpful and friendly. The pool was cold, but nice and clean. Location was quiet, but a cab to town costs only 4$ and you could walk to a convenience store, a grocery store, many restaurants, the waterfall, the chocolate tour,... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a few nights and found the cabina and porch to be a perfect place to relax in the evening after exploring Arenal. This hotel is in the perfect location to hike Cerro Chato and the waterfall. It is also within walking distance of a few sodas/restaurants, but it is a bit of a hike to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The host is really funny and helpfull. He knows a lot about the area. The rooms are nice and clean, same as the bathroom. Everyday the room will be cleaned. The bed was OK. The free WiFi didn't work into the rooms. Its a ten minutes drive to the centrum and close to the vulcan and waterfall. The centrum is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Had a fantastic stay at Cerro Chato Eco lodge! From the moment we arrived the owner Miquel was very welcoming! He was on hand to advise us about tours which would suit our needs and places to visit. The tours he recommended for us were fantastic and the tour guides were very knowledgable. The Eco lodge is about 1.3km walk... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This place is excellent. First of all the space, simple and quiet with nice rooms. Maria prepares the best breakfast, alot of fruit, gallo pinto, toast all you need to start your day. We travel with no car and it´s 20 minutes walking from the bus station, 10 minutes from the best super market and 40 minutes walking to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and absolutely adored this place. First off, the owner/guy who works the front desk, Miguel, is the best person ever. He was so great with helping us plan our stay in La Fortuna. He even personally drove us to a few of our destinations! It's away from the slight bustle of Fortuna Town but... More 

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Aurora, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed a couple nights as we started our Costa Rica vacation. This was my third time to Costa Rica, and my second to the La Fortuna area. The property / lodge is nice, especially because it is a little bit outside of town, but still easily accessible. There is a supermarket down the road about a km (turn off... More 

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Paisley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Spent 2 nights with my 16 year old son. Read the reviews about the owner and was curious more than anything. The man was immediatley helpful, knowledgeable and willing to help. The cabin was great,comfortable and quiet. Ground were very well kept and were beautifull. Breakfast, served by the owners wife and at poolside was delicious. Owner was nice enough(and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The lodge was perfect for our need. We traveled to La Fortuna to see the Arenal volcano and the rainforest. We were not disappointed with the perfect location of the lodges. Miguel the owner was extremely friendly and advised us on key places to see during our stay. We climbed the Cerro Chato which took a little longer than expected... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This place states it has everything you need but it is a far fetched statement. If you are a young backpacker on a budget it might be ok but the facilities are poor and not very clean. The towels are threadbare and I am not large but it would not wrap around me. The sink has no plug and neither... More 

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