We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Road to Rio Fortuna' waterfall | 3 kms southwest from La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417-75, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Cerro Chato Eco Lodge
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Cerro Chato Eco Lodge
Write a Review

147 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    75
    41
    15
    8
    8
See reviews for
17
76
6
Business
0
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (147)
  • Mar-May only
    (47)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (28)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (15)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (57)
All months
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Aurora, CO
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paisley, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Leeds, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We spent two nights a Cerro Chato. Miguel (the owner) was very helpful with information and organized a taxi at a reasonable price to take us to a hike around the volcano and then pick us up to go to the public hotsprings. The accommodation was clean, spacious and comfortable and we enjoyed sitting on our patio watching the birds... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Enid, Oklahoma
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed at Cerro Chato Ecolodge for 4 nights in Feb 2015. We were very happy with our accommodations. Miguel and his family operate the property very efficiently. It is economical, clean and conveniently located. Miguel is friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. He looks out for his guests in every way. Maria, his wife, cooks a wonderful and inexpensive typico... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Evergreen, CO
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We had planned to stay 4 days but after the 2nd day of rain with no end in site our host let us out of the reservation and sent us off to the beaches. 5 plus stars! Rooms and grounds nicely kept we would return any time to this lovely spot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Delft, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
33 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stayed at Cerro Chato Ecolodge for 2 nights in December and were very happy to be in such a peaceful place, fat away from big cities, close to the nature and wildlife. It is nice to wake up because of birds' signing. It is cool to hear monkeys' voices somewhere in the vicinity or see squirrels and iguanas running... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Cerro Chato. Miguel was welcoming and helpful with all kinds of information. The grounds are kept very clean and the view of arenal is as good as it gets. I would stay here again. Tips: -much easier if you have a car. This goes for getting around the entire fortuna area. -It is a jungle... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

106 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (92)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (23)
Viewed
Room/suite (14)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
View from room (10)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (34)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (14)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (13)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities