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Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Aurora, CO
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Montreal, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 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 

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Enid, Oklahoma
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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 

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Evergreen, CO
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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.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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Dendermonde, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My experience with this hotel is one I never want to experience again. From the moment I arrived with my group, we were met by a very intense man. We got the keys to our rooms, but when our groupleader inquired about the empty pool he went completely insane. He started screaming profanities at us. He tried to separate us... More 

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