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Road to Rio Fotuna' 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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22 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cerro Chato ecolodge. Its location in the forest is beautiful and we saw lots of wildlife. It's also central and convenient to all the Arenal activities. Perhaps best of all however were the wonderful family who own and run it. From our reception through to departure we were made to feel really welcome, given... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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50 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has some positives and negatives like any other. Pros: - you wake up to the glorious views of Arenal Volcano it is right in your face - quiet (no traffic) - clean rooms with fans (don't really need AC) - wildlife around you - tasty breakfast - helpful and friendly owner and his wife - there is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I can not say enough good things about this place. My boyfriend and I stay at the Cerro Chato Eco Lodge for 5 nights before Christmas. Everything was totally perfect. First of all the owner and his family were extremly friendly. He was always very helpful with planning our activities for the day and was super knowledgeable about what to... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

We drove straight from san jose and what a place to start our trip, quiet and tucked into a nice propety bordering the forest. Clean rooms and friendly service throughout the day. Good advice from the owner on what to do for day trips. Close to a waterfall swimming spot and other hikes in one direction and town is a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Price/quality is very good. The lodges are cosy and basically equipped. Excellent location to visit La Fortuna, Arenal volcano and the several hot springs. Breakfast is decent, but served early (7am to 8am). Friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed in a private bungalow and had an amazing experience. The property was amazing, the staff was super friendly, and breakfast was great. The property was in a great location because it was a little off the main road, making it much more quiet. We had a volcano view right off the road, which was pretty close to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at cerra chato lodge and we enjoyed it! The cabinas are simple but clean. Breakfast in included and very good (rice and beans, fruits, omelet, toast and fresh mango juice). As it was very warm, the swimmingpool was more than welcome. The owner is very helpful and friendly. After a long hiking day, we didnt want... More

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Graz, Austria
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45 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

great lodge on the way to Cerro Chato, definite recommendation! + nice location in a green jungle-style area, weather-depending volcano view + little to no traffic on the nearby street, no party-noise at all (due to the location outside of the town) + helpful owner, has maps and recommendations without pressure to buy tours + pool + bathroom and room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed here two nights with our four kids. Carmen and Miguel and Carmencita could not have been any nicer! Due to the large size of our party, we had two side-by-side triple rooms - but that was the only concession we had to make. Carmen served a gorgeous, typical breakfast every morning in the midst of their tropical property.... More

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MiguelZamora, Owner at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Having had the honor to have you in our place of accommodation was very nice. People like you make a difference, want to encourage continue providing good service, but above all to meet people from other cultures to share our friendship around a green and sustainable country. Thank you, nature will pay your opinions and comments about us. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and I wish we would have been able to stay for a third to spread out all of the activities available in the Arenal area. Miguel was extremely helpful and arranged transportation from San Jose and to the East Coast. The traditional style breakfast with coffee was filling and ideal for a long day... More

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Address: Road to Rio Fotuna' waterfall | 3 kms southwest from La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417-75, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Cerro Chato Eco Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Cerro Chato Eco Lodge Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park

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