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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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Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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Santa Barbara, California
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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Southampton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed here for two nights. The owners are very pleasant. The tico style breakfast with coffee outdoors by the pool is complementary and excellent. We had been searching online for a place that was relatively isolated and quiet because we wanted a jungle experience. This place is lush and green with a variety of tropical birds and a view... More

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New York City, New York
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at the Cerro Chato Eco Lodge, and it was an amazingly fortunate find. The location is perfect of you have a car--tucked away from the town of La Fortuna, off the road to the La Fortuna waterfall in a beautifully landscaped set of cabins. If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing place to stay with the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge for two nights and really enjoyed ourselves. If you're looking for a more tourist-oriented, social backpacker scene, it's maybe not the place for you, but if you're looking for a more relaxing, natural, and scenic experience, Cerro Chato is an excellent option. The cabins are cute and good value, and the property is... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Miguel is amazing! He and his family have created an oasis for travellers coming to La Fortuna. The breakfast here was Delicious! Perfect introduction into typical tico food. The cabins were cute and loved having a dip in the pool. Easy to walk to Cerro Chato or the Waterfall, close to the supermarket and restaurants and even can walk into... More

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El Sobrante, California
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I had a great stay at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised. No disappointments. 1. The owners are extremely helpful and answer all of your questions about which tours to take, where to go and what to see. They are genuine and kind people. You won't get a generic version of customer service here. 2. The breakfast... More

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Additional Information about Cerro Chato Eco Lodge

Also Known As:
Cerro Chato Eco Hotel
Cerro Chato Eco Hotel La Fortuna De San Carlos
Cerro Chato Eco Lodge Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
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
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 51 Specialty lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the base of the Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica (2.5 kms. from La Fortuna, on the road to Catarata Rio's Fortuna and only 15minutes by car from Tabacon's Hot Springs) with a spectacular view of the southeast side of the volcano, we have the advantage of being at a slightly higher altitude than La Fortuna, thus cooler. Also, we are off the main road enough to avoid the sound of grinding gears that are audible from almost all other hotels. The rooms are very spacious (32m2) with 1 double and 1 single bed, a large private bath with hot water, screened windows, ceiling fans, verandas with table and chairs, and landscaped grounds abundant with tropical flowers and birds. Full breakfast, available lunches, horse rental, laundry, internet service and secure parking lot. ... more   less 
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