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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great value especially if you want a private room in Fortuna. Miguel and his wife are incredibly sweet. Clean rooms, hot water, close to the Fortuna waterfall and Cerro Chato volcano hike, so you can walk there instead of cabs. Recommend having a car though, the office closes around 7pm and restaurants nearby are few/also close early, so you have... More 

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Thank Katie M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights and had a great time. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the room was clean. The grounds of the hotel are great as well. Although it is a little distance from the centre of La Fortuna it doesn't take too long to walk in (about 30/40mins) and it's about the same to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cerro Chato is conveniently located with great views of the Arenal Volcano and Cerro Chato. Miguel was very informative and amusing. Maria's breakfasts were wonderful. We will return and are recommending Cerro Chato to our friends and family who are also traveling to Costa Rica.

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Thank awagner2287
Winnsboro, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly English speaking owners and staff. The cabins all built by the owner Miguel are very clean and comfortable. Wake each morning looking at Arenal Volcano. Great location, close to everything. Within hiking distance of the park and the waterfall. Great breakfast made every morning by his lovely wife Carmen. Don't miss it!

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Thank John F
Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Eco Lodge was fantastic! Miguel was an amazingly friendly and smart man. He was a huge help with deciding what to do not only around La Fortuna, but also at Cano Negro. He gave us tips on what hot springs were the best, what time was the best to go, how the roads and traffic would be, where are... More 

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Thank Kelsey E
Walnut Creek, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Miguel and his family were wonderful hosts. Our room was fantastic - a decent sized lodge room with fans and a clean bathroom. The open air feel was great - falling asleep to crickets and waking up to birds. Each room is spread out enough so you have a lot of privacy. Breakfast was delicious. Miguel can arrange whatever activities... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first place we stayed upon arriving in Costa Rica. We stayed for three days and it was very hard to leave. Nestled in the middle of the forest allowed for a remote feel while being minutes away from La Fortuna. Miguel and his family went above and beyond to make sure our stay was comfortable. Miguel helped... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Our 3 nights in La Fortuna would not have been the same without owner Miguel's advice and assistance. The accommodation itself was pretty basic with a small patio, bedroom and attached bathroom with shower. It was cleaned thoroughly every day and the overhead fans worked well to provide relief during some very hot weather. There was hot water for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights. Miguel (owner) is extremely friendly and helpful. We booked our tours directly with him and got a great deal. I would contact Miguel directly if you are interested in booking here as he will give you a good deal. The morning breakfast is delicious and quite filling. Just what you need... More 

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Raymore, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights recently and Miguel was amazing. The whole place was run by a family and their love of nature, their country and the pride they take in it all made our stay just that much more enjoyable. Can't wait to go back with our kids!

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